AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty

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The "AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty" course offers a comprehensive journey through the landscape of big data on AWS, designed to empower you with the skills needed to master the platform's data handling capabilities. Beginning with an understanding of the basics of data collection via innovative AWS services like Kinesis & IoT, this course meticulously guides you through the various stages of data management, including secure storage options like S3 and DynamoDB, and robust data processing technologies such as EMR, Lambda, and Glue.

As you delve deeper, you'll explore advanced analytical tools like Athena and Redshift, learning how to query and manipulate large data sets efficiently. This detailed exploration is complemented by practical insights into data visualization techniques using QuickSight, helping you turn complex data into actionable insights. Moreover, the course covers essential security practices necessary for protecting data, with in-depth sessions on using IAM and KMS to manage access and encryption.

Real-world applications and case studies demonstrate the theoretical concepts and help the participants understand how they are applied in practical scenarios. This approach prepares you for the certification while also equipping you with the knowledge to implement what you have learned in real-world job settings.

What you will learn

  • Use AWS services like IoT & Kinesis for effective data collection.
  • Manage and secure big data storage using S3 and DynamoDB.
  • Process data using EMR, Lambda, and AWS Glue.
  • Analyze big data with tools like Athena and Redshift.
  • Create powerful data visualizations with QuickSight.
  • Implement security best practices with IAM and KMS.


This course is ideal for IT professionals, data scientists, and engineers with a foundational understanding of cloud computing, AWS, and basic database systems. Potential learners should have basic knowledge of database systems and a general understanding of data processing technologies. Prior experience with AWS is helpful but not mandatory. Whether aiming to improve job performance, seeking certification, or aspiring to transition into roles focused on big data architecture or analysis, participants will find this course enhances their practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

About the Authors

ACI Learning: ACI Learning trains leaders in Cybersecurity, Audit, and Information Technology. Whether starting an IT career, mastering a profession, or developing a team, they provide essential support at every step.

Justin Dennison: Justin leads AWS and developer content creation for ITProTV. He has experience in multiple programming languages. Certifications: AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate, AWS Certified Developer — Associate, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer

Aubri Spurgin: Aubri combines her background in telecommunication with her passion for learning as an ITProTV show host. She works with the ITProTV subject matter experts to help members grow in their IT careers.

Zachary Memos: Zachary Memos is a show host with 30+ years of on-camera experience. He brings his wit and charm to the camera while helping bring out the best in the ITProTV subject matter experts.

Vonne Smith: Vonne leads the content development for the OfficeProTV and CreativeProTV channels. She has over a decade of experience teaching Office and Adobe applications both online and in the classroom. Certifications: Microsoft Office Master 2016

Product information

  • Title: AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty
  • Author(s): ACI Learning, Justin Dennison, Aubri Spurgin, Zachary Memos, Vonne Smith
  • Release date: April 2024
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781836203834