Online course “Big Data without mysteries”

Telefónica developed the MOOC "Big Data without mysteries" to learn the necessary tools to transform data into knowledge.

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Data is considered one of the main assets in the XXI century, offering a wide array of opportunities for advancing. The challenge of our current societies lies in the way to shape data to get the most out of it. In order to discover the potential of Big Data and enhance the efficiency of corporations, Telefónica has developed the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)“Big Data sin misterios (without mysteries)”.

This initiative arose from the collaboration between the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) and Telefónica to promote the digital transformation while contributing to education in the necessary competencies needed to participate in our current digital society. It follows the path of other projects foretaken by both institutions, such as the formative program in Big Data for leaders of public and private entities, which was conducted in six countries of Latin America. It shows Telefonica’s commitment with education as the fundamental tool to empower people and provide them with the necessary capabilities to succeed in the current labor market.

About the course

More than half of the world’s population is connected to the internet through different devices (such as smartphones, computers, sensors…), generating a massive amount of data. However, do we know what happens with this data? Are we really taking advantage of data’s potential to make better decisions and are we truly able to generate value using them?

The answer to these issues requires learning the techniques and technologies involved in collection and data analysis, with the goal of finding patterns, learning from previous experience and develop capabilities to be able to predict future situations that will lead us to informed strategic decisions.

“Big Data sin misterios” provides theoretical fundaments, methodology and user cases, through videos and lectures, needed to develop capabilities in this field. Furthermore, this MOOC shows the advantages of using Big Data, advanced analysis and Artificial Intelligence both in the private and public sectors. Moreover, it offers the opportunity of carrying out graded activities to practice what has been learnt.

What are the learning outcomes

Understanding how Big Data, and changes on data perception aretransforming modern corporations.

  1. Real-life examples of uses of Big Data
  2. The components and stages of the big data processing methodologies.
  3. What is data government, and what are the necessary elements for it to be effective and efficient?
  4. What are advanced data analytics?
  5. Which are the catalytic technologies of Big Data?
  6. What are the most effective tools to present results to different target audiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the course? 

Approximately 8 weeks are needed in order to complete the course if the user is in a flexible timetable, adaptable to the personal pace of each participant. The starting date is the 14th of February, and the end date, the 11th of April. Feel free to register through the MOOC platform edX through this link.

Can I get a certificate?

When opting for the certificate, the user will be able to access the course’s evaluations, and once the evaluations are passed, it will show that the course was successfully completed. This document will prove useful to earn academic credit and job promotions.

Who do I contact if I have any further questions?

If you have any further question feel free to contact us in the following link.

Go ahead and discover the mysteries of Big Data!


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