MOD 20773: Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R


The purpose of this three-day course is to give students the knowledge needed to use Microsoft R Server to create and run an analysis on a large dataset, and how to utilize Microsoft R in Big Data environments. These environments are Hadoop, Spark cluster, and/or a SQL Server database.

This course is intended for IT professionals who wish to analyze large datasets within a big data environment. Additionally, IT developers who need to integrate R analyses into their solutions.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain how Microsoft R Server and Microsoft R Client work
  • Use R Client with R Server to explore big data held in different data stores
  • Visualize data by using graphs and plots
  • Transform and clean big data sets
  • Implement options for splitting analysis jobs into parallel tasks
  • Build and evaluate regression models generated from big data
  • Create, score, and deploy partitioning models generated from big data
  • Use R in the SQL Server and Hadoop environments



In addition to their professional experience, it is recommended that students have:

  • Programming experience using R, and familiarity with common R packages
  • Knowledge of common statistical methods and data analysis best practices
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
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