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Gain the skills to become a Data Engineer

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    What is a Data Engineer?
    A data engineer transforms data into a useful format for analysis by building data pipelines to pull together information from different source systems; integrating, consolidating and cleansing data; and structuring it for use in individual analytics applications.

    What skills do data engineers need?
    • Hadoop
    • Scala & Spark
    • SQL
    • Software Engineering
    • Cloud Computing
    • Statistical analysis and modeling
    • Database architectures
    • Python, C/C++ Java, Perl
    • MatLab, SAS, R
    • Data warehousing
    • Machine learning
    • Data mining
    • UNIX, Linux, Solaris and MS Windows

    What qualifications do you need to become a data engineer?
    You don't necessarily have to follow a formal path to become a Data Engineer so long as you can demonstrate you have the right skills. An engineering background will also be useful.

    How much can a data engineer earn?
    According to Indeed, the #1 job site, the average salary for a Data Engineer in 2018 is £54,599 per year in the United Kingdom and $124,973 per year in the United States.

    How do I gain the skills to become a Data Engineer?
    The following list of courses provides you with a step-by-step path to help you gain the necessary skills to land a job as a Data Engineer. The open online courses are open to anyone and are delivered by top universities and organisations. Little to no previous experience is required - you can follow the step-by-step path or select the courses that are most relevant to your needs.

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