MIT xPRO to upskill Indian professionals with in-demand Data Engineering Skills

Data Engineering

Delivered through Emeritus in India, the program will empower professionals to accelerate their data engineering careers with the MIT xPRO advantage. 

Mumbai, December 22, 2021: MIT xPRO, a professional education program from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)— ranked as the number #1 University in the world according to QS World Rankings, 2021 and affiliated with 98 Nobel Prize winners— has launched a ten-month Post Graduate Certificate in Data Engineering program. This is the third program from MIT xPRO in collaboration with Emeritus in India and is most suited for mid-career professionals looking to acquire data engineering skills to effectively govern their organization’s data strategy, accelerate their career in data engineering and become a key decision-maker within the organization.  

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Companies today are being forced to respond faster and with more precision than ever. Data engineers are responsible for innovating and building pipelines that can turn raw data into a business advantage. Companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Robinhood are masters of leveraging real-time data, and many others are trying to understand how to do this. Data engineers are the problem solvers of the cyber-info world. The MIT xPRO Post Graduate Certificate in Data Engineering has been designed for participants to learn data engineering essentials: from building effective data architectures and warehouses to designing data models, streamlining data processing, automating data pipelines, data wrangling, and big data engineering.
MIT xPRO’s immersive learning experience includes a mix of live weekly sessions and recorded lectures by global faculty and industry leaders. The program, spread over ten months, will also offer learners personalized feedback and the opportunity to develop a GitHub portfolio to excel in their career as data engineers.  

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Commenting on the launch, Dr. Abel Sanchez, Research Scientist and Executive Director of MIT’s Geospatial Data Center said, “There is a rising demand for data engineers and their specialized expertise across industries. In fact, data engineering was the fastest-growing tech occupation last year (DICE Tech Job Report, 2020). We are pleased to extend MIT xPRO’s global collaboration with Emeritus in India to help empower professionals to thrive in the data age with the MIT xPRO edge.” 

Advancements in data capture technologies estimate that by 2025, 463 exabytes of data will be created each day globally (TechJury, 2021). Data has evolved into a true strategic asset, and data engineering, being a core component of today’s data infrastructure, has emerged as a high-demand career. This program is best suited for mid-career professionals looking to advance their careers and move to key data engineering roles with a certificate from a globally recognized school. The program is delivered through Emeritus, a global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable, offering a seamless high-impact learning and engagement experience. This cutting-edge online program begins on December 30, 2021, and has a program fee of USD 3,500, with flexible payment options and discounts for multiple enrollments. Interested applicants should visit the program page for more details and apply by December 29, 2021. 

About MIT xPRO:  

Technology is accelerating at an unprecedented pace causing disruption across all levels of business. Tomorrow’s leaders must demonstrate technical expertise as well as leadership acumen in order to maintain a technical edge over the competition while driving innovation in an ever-changing environment. MIT uniquely understands this challenge and how to solve it with decades of experience developing technical professionals. MIT xPRO’s online learning programs leverage vetted content from world-renowned experts to make learning accessible anytime, anywhere. Designed using cutting-edge research in the neuroscience of learning, MIT xPRO programs are application-focused, helping professionals build their skills on the job. 

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About Emeritus: 

Emeritus Executive Education offers customised and open programmes in India, Singapore, Dubai, and other global locations in collaboration with MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School, INSEAD, Harvard Business School (HBS), Kellogg Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education, Wharton Executive Education, IIM Lucknow Executive Education, IIM Calcutta Executive Education, and Emeritus. Our world-class executive education programmes, supported by eminent programme experts, provide an immersive learning experience integrated with actionable insights and practical business applications. The meticulously curated programmes are delivered in a different range of formats; in-class, online, as well as blended programmes. Our extensive portfolio also includes short 2-4 day in-class workshops, online courses of 2-3 months duration as well as comprehensive learning journeys that run over 6-9 months, customised to an organisation’s requirement. The Emeritus Group has more than 1,400 employees globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London, and Dubai. Following its $650 million Series E funding round in August 2021, the company is valued at $3.2 billion and is backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, Bertelsmann, Accel, and SoftBank Vision Fund.

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