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Seven Reason to Choose Big Data Analytics as a Career

Leaders are those who lead from the front and guide the team to success, however, these leaders are changing human brains to artificial inelegancy. Yes, this the truth that data analysis is the key factor in any business, now as well as earlier. The main thing what is changing is the scope of the work and size of the data getting the process to get the Juice out.

Big Data is everywhere and there is an urgent need to collect and preserve whatever data is being generated, for the fear of missing out on something important. There is a huge amount of data floating around. What we do with it is all that matters right now. This is why Big Data Analytics is in the frontiers of IT now a day.

Microsoft Data Management, Cloud, Mobility and Productivity Certification Can give Wing To Your Dream

There is no doubt that Microsoft is the world leader in information technology and provides amazing opportunities for those who train for success.  In keeping with this tradition, Microsoft has recently announced five new expert-level certifications that you definitely need to know about. This includes four new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) level tracks and one Microsoft Certified Software Developer (MCSD) level track. Achieving any of these expert-level certifications requires a qualifying Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification. Additionally, Microsoft has improved the certification process so that your newly acquired MCSE or MCSD will never expire. Rather, the date you were certified will indicate your investment into continuing education. You’ll have an opportunity each year to pass an additional exam which will be added to your transcript. If you’re ready to add another qualification to your resume, check out these five brand new Microsoft certifications.

Prevailing Myths About Analytics Career

While reading to many blogs and question answer in many communities, what I keep encountering is the common question which is actually a myth about an Analytics Career. There are many aspirants may be dropping the idea of becoming analytics experts. So here we will discuss and try to find out the truth. So let us start. Here are some the myths I gathered to take on them:

You need to be an engineer to start a career in Business Analytics:

The truth is that you don’t. All you need is the ability to think structurally and comfort with number crunching. As long as you can put structure to unstructured problems and perform back of the envelope calculations, you are as good as any analyst out there. Having said that, companies prefer people from a quantitative background as they are expected to be better with numbers. By quantitative background, I mean people from any of these disciplines: Engineering, Economics, Maths, Statistics, Physics or MBAs with graduation in these fields.

Get yourself educated and equipped with Analytics

It is very important to get yourself educated on the subject you are looking to built your career with, this is the most effective way of equipped yourself. In this topic, we will discuss on the different source of getting educated and equipped with the analytics field. 

Certification Courses

There are many different certification programs available nowadays, however, there are leaders for sure. With the leader in the field of analytics there and their proven certification help you elevate yourself and allow you to stand distinct. I have listed some of the most common and most successful analytics certificates for you guys. 

Build your career with EMC

EMC has been a market leader in the storage space for more than two decades now. With such term comes a responsibility to train and certify storage engineers, developers, administrators and architects on the company's hardware and software. EMC doing the same through its Proven Professional certification program, and uses this program to maintain stringent training and certification requirements, as well as to provide a conduit for gathering valuable feedback from customers and IT professionals. Getting certified for EMC Proven Professional allows direct input into EMC's product teams, so certification holders can affect the timing and feature-sets for EMC products and services.
 
As we already said, EMC is one of the most popular and successful that it comes as no surprise that the company has garnered the attention of various IT industry powerhouses. Currently, Dell plans to acquire EMC for $67 billion. There are bound to change at EMC once that acquisition is final, so credential seekers should check the EMC site frequently for potential updates to the EMC certification program.

EMC Certification Program Overview

Get Access to SAS for Free, No installation Required

Accessing SAS was never this easy. “SAS OnDemand” for Academics software, SAS is just a click away! Yes, you hear it right. Now SAS is at your finger tip that too with no installation. Anyone can access SAS software for free by just logging to an SAS website. No installation is required and it's available for everyone - Instructors, Students, and Individual Learners. In short, it's available for everyone for non-commercial use. This is an interesting and important step taken by SAS marketing team to counter competitors such as R and Python. This is just in time when accessing SAS software and learning SAS programming count to be a pain. With this software and SAS University Edition (UE) for free, learning SAS programming is no more a difficult task.

An Overview Of an Analytics Interview

Analytics is the field where experience matters most. Yes, I mean it. No doubt there are many other criteria and important too. Say, getting yourself certified in the technology you feel you should be moving forward in your career with, get some projects done, write blogs or help to resolve issues on online forums. However, leaving behind the experience, the next lion share goes to the certificate. So let us concentrate on the first part where your experience matters more not only on the field but during the interview.

Database Certifications from Microsoft

Microsoft's SQL Server platform left behind  IBM a few years ago to take second place in DBMS market share (As per Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems), and it ranks third in overall database engine popularity as of October 2016.

SQL Server offers a wide variety of tools and add-ons for business intelligence, data warehousing and data-driven applications of all types. That probably explains why Microsoft offers database-related credentials at every level of its certification program, from the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) all the way to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) program.

In September 2016, Microsoft announced significant changes to its certification program, adding five new certifications to the MCSE and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) programs alone. These certifications are designed to support Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft SQL Server 2016, among other technologies.

MTA

The MTA program includes a single database-related exam: Database Fundamentals (98-364). This credential is ideal for students or as an entry-level cert for professionals looking to segue into database support.

What is SAS Certification Programmer and why should you get certified?

What is SAS Certification Programmer?

The SAS Certified Professional Program currently includes seven levels of globally recognized certifications for SAS software users. In every case, to earn an SAS Certified Professional, one must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of SAS software and pass one or more exams.

According to DexLab survey 2016, 69% of all business will hire SAS experts in the coming year. SAS, which stands for Statistical analysis tool is a Business Intelligence tool that is used for data mining and analysis, reporting, predictive modeling, and econometric and time series analysis. As per an IDC (International Data Corporation) report, SAS has a 35% market share, even though it has decreased compared to what it has 4 years back, SAS have more than double market share compare to its nearest competitor. It has been around for more than 45 years and is now synonymous with Analytics. More than 90% of Fortune 500 companies use the SAS software making it one of the most powerful tools for data analysis. One can break into a career in SAS analytics by pursuing Base SAS certification.

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