Across all lines of business, sharp and timely data insights are required to keep an organization competitive in this digital era. Big data is a change agent that challenges the ways in which organizational leaders have traditionally made decisions. Used effectively, it provides accurate business models and forecasts to support better decision-making across all facets of an organization. This course provides participants with the data literacy they need to remain efficient, effective and ahead of the curve. Participants will learn why, where and how to deploy technologies and methodologies, from big data and Hadoop, to data analytics and data science. During the course, all participants will be given access to proprietary online resources for viewing and downloading, including multiple coding demonstrations/examples.