What is IBM Skills Academy?
IBM Skills Academy is a collaboration of industry leaders working with educators and industry partners, to develop training relevant to sectors working with technology. Materials are updated regularly and adopted by academic institutions globally with upskilling add-ons that are industry-relevant. This further enhances graduates’ employability while preparing them for an all-rounded career. The IBM Skills Academy Programme is founded and prides itself on IBM’s long-standing tradition of collaborating with industry experts, researchers and leading academia including Stamford, MIT and Harvard Universities.
What is IBM Skills Academy @ Kaplan?
Kaplan in Singapore has partnered with IBM to provide the Skills Academy suite of courses. These courses challenge students to learn differently, apply new skills and encourage accelerated learning. Students will use sophisticated digital resources coupled with deep understanding from Kaplan’s various academic disciplines.
The IBM Skills Academy initiative with Kaplan answers the workforce needs of today’s “Business with the Power of STEM” digital economy by transforming students into industry-focused professionals. This is done with face-to-face training in the application of latest infocomm technologies and tools. The training is paired with sophisticated interactive digital resources to provide an unparalleled blend of learning. It ensures industry-relevant training in areas of high demand such as the Information Technology industry. The application-focused courses also provide certifications that are recognised by the industry.
How are courses conducted?
Each course is a mix of classroom learning at Kaplan Professional’s campuses in the city centre and self-paced online learning.
IBM Skills Academy @ Kaplan provides world-class training combining IBM’s official technical role-based courses, IBM-certified instructors, Kaplan’s deep technical and financial know-how, as well as hands-on laboratories that reflect actual application in the workplace.
What can I receive upon completion?
Upon completion of each course, students will receive a digital badge certifying their competence.
The IBM Digital Badge is a cross-industry digital recognition of technical skills which can be shared on social and professional networking sites, even in your digital signature. Digital Badging is a recognition of skills and experience which you as an employee or employer can share anytime at any place. IBM’s Digital Badges are hosted and secured by a third party, and they recognise skills, knowledge and experience gained through training with IBM.
Who should attend?
The courses suit working adults and just about anyone keen to bridge their digital skills gap and stand out from the competition.
DATA IS BECOMING THE WORLD’S NEW NATURAL RESOURCE
In order to understand, diagnose and help patients better, 16,000 hospitals worldwide collect patient data. The average hospital is estimated to produce 665 terabytes of data in one year. This medical data integrates the healthcare databases around the world, optimised to predict epidemics, cure diseases and reduce death rates. The advent of data in the healthcare industry will revolutionise patient care, health services and research communication globally.
The Big Data Engineer course prepares learners to use Big Data platforms and methodologies to collect and analyse large amounts of data from different sources.
This will require skills in Big Data architecture, such as Apache Hadoop, Ambari, Spark, Big SQL, HDFS, YARN, MapReduce, ZooKeeper, Knox, Sqoop and HBase.
This course comprises the following learning modules:
Module I – Big Data Overview
Module II – Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course
Module III – Big Data Engineer
Associated Job Roles:
The knowledge and abilities imparted in this course will help learners in job roles such as:
IBM Open Badge(s):
How much is the grant?
NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.