This course is for novice programmers or business people who would like to understand the core tools used to wrangle and analyze big data. With no prior experience^ you will have the opportunity to walk through hands-on examples with Hadoop and Spark frameworks^ two of the most common in the industry. You will be comfortable explaining the specific components and basic processes of the Hadoop architecture^ software stack^ and execution environment. In the assignments you will be guided in how data scientists apply the important concepts and techniques such as Map-Reduce that are used to solve fundamental problems in big data. You ll feel empowered to have conversations about big data and the data analysis process.