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Singaporean polytechnic partners up with Cloudera to foster next generation of big data professionals

Students at Singapore’s Temasek Polytechnic (TP) will soon be able to sharpen their big data analytics skills, as the institution has announced an academic partnership with Cloudera, a US-based data management and analytics firm.

Through the Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) program, students enrolled in the School of Informatics & IT gain access to the latest Apache Hadoop curriculum, as well as software and skills training for the Hadoop platform, an open-source software framework for distributed storage and processing of very large data sets.

The program will be integrated into the polytechnic’s full-time Diploma in Big Data Management & Governance, which is currently the first and only full-time program in the country dedicated to big data skills.

It will also be included in its part-time Specialist Diploma in Big Data Management, which is catered to working professionals seeking to improve their skills in this area.

“Temasek Polytechnic is committed to training students with deep skills in managing big data. Our partnership with Cloudera in implementing the CAP program is already helping our students acquire the necessary skills and experience to respond to the needs of industry for skilled professionals,” said Lee-Lim Sok Keow, TP’s deputy principal and director of the School of Informatics & IT.

Cloudera’s Asia-Pacific senior director, Daniel Ng, added that there is a strong demand for skilled data professionals, particularly those who can manage big data initiatives on the Hadoop platform.

“Cloudera’s CAP program provides institutions with the appropriate resources to streamline and accelerate the adoption of Apache Hadoop, as well as help prepare and certify students for the demands of a changing market and increasingly new big data-related roles across industries,” he said.

Partner institutions in the CAP program, which currently numbers at over 100 institutions, are provided with a complete, free, industry-standard Hadoop curriculum that can effortlessly be incorporated into computer science and business analytics courses.

Teaching staff and students of affiliated institutions also get access to software and discounted training to ease the adoption of the Hadoop platform.

Cloudera also recently launched the Cloudera BASE (Big Analytics Skills Enablement) Initiative in Singapore, bringing together partner organizations across the private and public sectors to form a collaborative network that will empower more data professionals in the island republic.

So far, Cloudera has trained more than 40,000 participants and certified more than 10,000 Hadoop professionals. 

Featured image via Cloudera.

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