My Journey into the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) in Big Data

Big Data with Sam Lester


Exploring Big Data with the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP)

After the introduction of a very successful online education curriculum focusing on Data Science, Microsoft recently announced its next Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) in Big Data. I absolutely loved the Data Science program and have decided to start on the Big Data courses this week. During this blog series, I will be writing up my notes on each course I complete, why I selected it, how much time I spent, the aspects that I enjoyed the most, and any tips/suggestions for getting through the course successfully to move on through completion of the program.


Big Data with Sam Lester


Several of the courses offer multiple options, so your courses may vary slightly from the topics I selected. Here are the reviews for each of the courses I completed.

Course #1 - Microsoft Professional Orientation: Big Data

Course #2 - Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI

Course #3 - Introduction to NoSQL Data Solutions

Course #4 - Querying Data with Transact-SQL

Course #5 - Delivering a Data Warehouse in the Cloud

Course #6 - Processing Big Data with Azure Data Lake Analytics 

Course #7 - Implementing Real-Time Analytics with Azure HDInsight

Course #8 - Orchestrating Big Data with Azure Data Factory

Course #9 - Developing Big Data Solutions with Azure Machine Learning 

Course #10 - Microsoft Professional Capstone: Big Data

If you are going through the Big Data MPP program, please leave a comment and share your experience. It’s a lot of fun to discuss these courses with others who are going through them.

Sam Lester (MSFT)