Teaching, learning, and sketching together

Post on :2018-10-05 19:23:50

We’ve written before about smartlearn employees who’ve published courses on their own. They help us better understand how instructors go through the process of course creation and how best to support students over the long haul while also having some fun sharing what they know. Now, we have another smartlearn insider getting creative and exploring new ways of delivering a rich learning experience.

We were all incredibly sad when Pablo Stanley decided to leave smartlearn after a few years at the company, but the sting was lessened when he told us a) he’s working just across the street; b) he’s continuing to teach smartlearn courses; and c) he’s hosting “Sketch Together” workshops at our office, filming them, and will use the video to expand and update his current course material.

Pablo is a pretty exceptional person, and while most instructors won’t be able to take advantage of these exact opportunities, there are a few pieces of inspiration all of us can take away.

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Hadoop Certification

Post on :2018-08-28 13:54:38

In today’s fast-paced IT world, where the technologies are evolving rapidly, a voluminous amount of data is generated every day. Because of this increase in data, more and more organizations are adopting the Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Spark, Kafka etc for storing and analyzing the Big Data. Therefore, the job opportunities regarding these technologies are also increasing at a faster pace. This results in demand for the professionals with Hadoop Certification. Let’s take a look at some predictions:

Big Data & Hadoop Market is expected to reach $99.31B by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 42.1% from 2015 – Forbes
McKinsey predicts that by 2018 there will be a shortage of 1.5M data experts – McKinsey Report
The average salary for Big Data Hadoop Developer is $135k – Salary Data.

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AWS Certification

Post on :2018-08-28 13:34:13

Over the last one year or so, I’ve met a lot of people who have varying degrees of ambiguity around AWS certifications and which certification to choose for their specific nature of work or towards their career goals. This blog aims to demystify these ambiguities and provide clarity on what each AWS certification entails. For starters, let’s understand what AWS is and what certifications it provides:

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the popular cloud platform, houses a collection of cloud computing services, that have opened up hot career prospects in the world of cloud computing.  AWS has more than 70 services, spanning a wide range, including compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools and Internet of things. AWS also offers cloud certifications that assert your ability to operate on the cloud. There are five different certifications and each of them open the floodgates to enhanced career opportunities. Depending on your interest and career goals, you can choose to engage yourself in any of the two certification tracks prescribed by AWS. Let me now break them down for you, one by one.

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