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Data Engineering

A required course in the Data Science Certificate Program.

Course Description

This course is designed to enhance student proficiency in data design, data management, data warehouse, data modeling, and query manipulation skills. Topics include techniques and methods for identification, extraction, and preparation of data for processing with database software. Gain an overview of the basic techniques of data engineering, including data normalization, data engineering, relational and non-relational databases, SQL and NoSQL, manipulation of data at scale (big data), algorithms for data operations. Students will work on a final project to explore, analyze, summarize and present findings in a real-world big data set.

Required prerequisites: I&C SCI X427.05 Fundamentals of Data Science.

NOTE: This course may use live sessions via Zoom. While students are highly encouraged to attend, all sessions are optional and will be recorded. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $820
  • July 17, 2023 to September 10, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00253
  • ID/Units: I&C SCI X427.06  (2.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Summer 2023


Dr. Majed Al-Ghandour has taught for Wake Technical Community College and NCSU for over 22 years. He has a PhD in Engineering from NC State University. . Majed teaches Data Analytics for MBA Graduates as a Visiting Lecturer for NCSU using Data Warehouse, Cloud Computing and Security, Tableau, and SAS Visual Analytics. Majed also teaches with the Corporate & Business Solutions of Wake Technical Community College and helped in professional training giant RTP corporates in Java (Fidelity), Minitab (Catalent), SharePoint (Wep Clinical), and Advanced Python (DELL).His teaches Microsoft .NET and Open Source technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, JavaScript, ASP.NET, SQL Server, C#, XML Web Services, Java, C++, PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Ajax, SharePoint, Drupal, WordPress, Python, R, SAS programming, Tableau, SAS Visual Analytics, SharePoint, Cloud Application Development, and Mobile App Development. Majed is a Professional Engineer and has earned his Microsoft MCP, MCSD and MCT, Novell CCNA, and SAS Certified. Majed earned Certification of Accomplishment in Teaching from NC State University and epic online Teaching Certificate.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Optional Textbook(s):

Database Systems: Introduction to Databases and Data Warehouses
Book - ISBN: 9781943153190
Nenad Jukic, Susan Vrbsky, Sve, 1 ed, Prospect Press

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START07/17/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END09/10/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---