CBT Nuggets just released Garth Schulte’s “Google BigQuery: Qualified Developer” training course. The 17-video course covers Google’s Big Data platform, including topics such as importing and exporting data, querying data, and more. Garth included several demo Nuggets in this course to help learners get a more “hands-on feel” for material! This also training prepares learners for the Google Qualified BigQuery Developer certification exam.
Read on to learn more about this course from Garth himself!
Q: What was your favorite Nugget to create?
All of them! If I had to choose one, it would be the BigQuery Basics Nuggets. They give you a good idea of where BigQuery fits in the world of data, and a tour of the many ways you can interact with it.
Q: What roadblocks did you come across when creating this training and how did you overcome them?
The roadblocks were few and far in between because Google made BigQuery super easy to work with! The nature of programming and problem solving threw up a few when coding against the API, but they were conquered with a little persistence.
Q: From a student perspective, what did you keep in mind when creating this course?
I think one of the the most effective ways of developing IT skills is to understand the concepts, then see the technology in action, and then work with it on their own. The structure of our Google Cloud courses follows this pattern with a concept Nugget, followed by a demo Nugget. Learners can get an understanding of the concepts, see the technology in action with a demo, then try it on their own.
Q: Any outside-of-the-box tips for students to get the most out of your course?
Building on the previous answer… watch, then do to get some practice with BigQuery! Getting your hands dirty from all perspectives (design, development, and administration) will set you down the path to GBQ mastery.
Q: What’s the ONE thing you hope learners take away from this training?
I hope they take away a “Google Qualified BigQuery Developer” certification! Nothing says “I’m freaking awesome” like a Google credential on your resume. 🙂
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course?
Hooking BigQuery into any data pipeline and setting up the foundation for real-time analysis of that data.
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