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Wrox Certified Big Data Analyst (WCBDA) – Praxis Business School, Kolkata

Praxis Business School
0-6 Month Kolkata
Beginner 14-Mar-2015
India Big Data
Offline 6325


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Praxis offers a one-year full-time course in Business Analytics, with knowledge partner ICICI Bank and knowledge support from PwC. The program has received a lot of traction from the students and industry alike, with our students finding exciting career opportunities in organizations like PwC, ICICI Bank, Fidelity, Target, iCreate, Abzooba etc. Encouraged by the response, and to address the community of working professionals who are keen to equip themselves with the skills of a data scientist but are not in a position to take a career break, Praxis has decided to offer an intense week-end program in Business Analytics which will be offered from the city campus at Hungerford Street near Minto Park, Kolkata.


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Program Highlights:

  • The Program is designed to help the participant develop core competency expected in a Big Data analyst – skilled at effectively mining, manipulating, and analyzing Big Data, using basic and advanced analytical techniques

  • A completely hands-on course, where participant will be provided the unique experience of working with industry relevant labs, lectures and assignments, leading to a global certification to validate their skills and competence. Wiley offers the participants of the program the option of earning a global certification offered by the Examination Board of the Wiley IT Certification Institute, USA.

  • A 100 % in-class face-to-face weekend training to prepare the participant to Appreciate the Potential of Data, Plan a Big Data Eco-System, Source and Describe Data, Manipulate and Process Data, Build Data Models and Visualize and Present Insights.

Program Structure:

This is an advanced Course including Hadoop and Domain Analytics

  • Big Data Overview

    Big Data and Big Data Applications

    Managing a Big Data Ecosystem – Hadoop, HBase, Hive, MapReduce

    Big Data and Analytics

  • Analytics with R

    Exploring and analyzing Data

    Descriptive, Inferential and Predictive Statistics

    Data Mining and Machine Learning

  • Big Data Analytics and Visualization

    Social Media Analytics and Text Mining

    Data Visualization with Tableau

  • Domain Analytics

    Telecom Analytics

    Financial Analytics

    Marketing & Retail Analytics

Important Date:

March 14, 2015


4 month (96 hours spread over 16 weekends)


INR 60,000/-


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This is a post-graduate course and targeted towards working professionals with 2-5 years’ experience in IT, operations. finance etc. However, graduates with less or no work experience, but with a sound academic background and comfort with mathematics and computer programming are welcome to join. Students who are ill at ease with the world of numbers or are uncomfortable with coding may not be able to derive the full benefits of this course.


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  • Charanpreet Singh (Associate Dean at Praxis): B.Tech (IIT Kanpur), MBA (University of Iowa), Former Country Manager for SMB Marketing in Hewlett Packard. 20 years of experience in various industries

  • Prithwis Mukerjee (Director of Business Analytics at Praxis) : B.Tech. (IIT Kharagpur), PhD (UT-Dallas). Former Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers , Director at IBM and tenured professor at IIT Kharagpur.

  • Jaydeep Mukherjee: B.Tech. (IIT, Kharagpur),  MS (ISI) Former Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers , more than 20 years in the IT industry

  • Rajiv Pratap: B.Tech (IIT Kanpur), Formerly with IBM Research Labs. Serial entrepreneur and currently Head of Operations with Abzooba, a data mining company

  • Prasenjit Das Purkayastha:  M. Sc( JU), PGDM ( GIM), Former Group Business Director at IMRB International, one of the prominent market researchers of the country.

  • Subhasis Dasgupta: B.Tech, NIT (Surat), MBA (IBS), Pursuing PhD in Analytics


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  • R
  • Hadoop
  • HBase
  • Hive
  • MapReduce
  • Tableau


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  • Arijit Ghosh says:

    Will placement be provided for this weekend course once we complete it ?

  • Arijit Ghosh says:

    Do praxis provide placement opportunities for this 6 months certified course?

    • Harish says:

      Unlike the 1 year Full Time program, the weekend programs do not have a formal placement process. There are a good number of participants who come sponsored from their organizations, and they do not seek placements. If there are participants who are pursuing the course independently, then Praxis could assist in placements.

      • Arijit Ghosh says:

        Thanks for the reply. As an independent student I hope praxis would assist me in placements.