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IBM - Certified Data Engineer - Big Data



Only 2 Days



Classroom / Online / Hybrid

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7/2/2022 (Monday)


On this accelerated IBM Certified Data Engineer - Big Data course, you’ll learn how to develop, maintain, test and evaluate big data solutions and visual tools for analysis within your business. You’ll work with the data architect and developer to convert the architect’s big data vision and blueprint into reality.

In just 2 days, you’ll build knowledge on how to apply technologies to solve big data problems and to build large-scale data processing systems for the enterprise. You’ll also learn how to:

  • Address the information governance and security challenges associated with the data
  • Provide input on the needed hardware and software to the architects
  • Import streaming data into Hadoop using InfoSphere Streams and create Big SQL table definitions

At the end of this course, you’ll sit the IBM Certified Data Engineer - Big Data exam, and achieve your certification. Through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology, you’ll get access to courseware, learn from certified instructors, and train in a distraction-free environment.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 2 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 111358 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.


Section 1: Software areas of central focus:

  • Module 1: BigInsights
  • Module 2: BigSQL
  • Module 3: Hadoop
  • Module 4: Cloudant (NoSQL)

Section 2: Software areas of peripheral focus:

  • Module 1: Information Server
  • Module 2: Integration with BigInsights, Balanced Optimisation for Hadoop, JAQL Push down capability, etc
  • Module 3: Data Governance
  • Module 4: Security features of BigInsights
  • Module 5: Information Server (MetaData Workbench for Lineage)
  • Module 6: Optim Integration with BigInsights (archival)
  • Module 7: DataClick for BigInsights (Future: DataClick for Cloudant - to pull operation data into Hadoop for Analytics - scripts available today)
  • Module 8: BigMatch (trying to get to a single view)
  • Module 9: Guardium (monitoring)
  • Module 10: Analytic Tools (SPSS)
  • Module 11: BigSheets
  • Module 12: Support in Hadoop/BigInsights
  • Module 13: Data Availability and Querying Support
  • Module 14: Streams
  • Module 15: Interface/Integration with BigInsights
  • Module 16: Streaming Data Concepts
  • Module 17: In memory analytics
  • Module 18: Netezza
  • Module 19: DB2 BLU
  • Module 20: Graph Databases
  • Module 21: Machine Learning (System ML)

Exam Track

As part of this accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

C2090-101: IBM Certified Data Engineer - Big Data exam

  • Exam code: C2090-101
  • Number of questions: 53
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Passing score: 34/53 (64%)
  • Format: Multiple-choice
  • Domains:
    1. Data Loading (34%)
    2. Data Security (8%)
    3. Architecture and Integration (17%)
    4. Performance and Scalability (15%)
    5. Data Preparation, Transformation, and Export (26%)

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Before attending this accelerated course, IBM recommend you have knowledge in the following:

  • The data layer and particular areas of potential challenge/risk in the data layer
  • Translating functional requirements into technical specifications
  • Taking an overall solution/logical architecture and provide physical architecture
  • Cluster Management
  • Network Requirements
  • Important interfaces
  • Data Modeling
  • Identifying/supporting non-functional requirements for the solution
  • Latency
  • Scalability
  • High Availability
  • Data Replication and Synchronisation
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Overall performance (Query Performance, Workload Management, Database Tuning)
  • Propose recommended and/or best practices regarding the movement, manipulation, and storage of data in a big data solution (including, but not limited to:
  • Data ingestion technical options
  • Data storage options and ramifications (e.g., the additional requirements and challenges introduced by data in the cloud)
  • Data querying techniques & availability to support analytics
  • Data lineage and data governance
  • Data variety (social, machine data) and data volume
  • Data security to support implementation, including but not limited to:
    • LDAP Security
    • User Roles/Security
    • Data Monitoring
    • Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Data Security considerations

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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