Ambitious and determined, Antony Nirmal graduated from college in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He started looking for a job right away, but found that his skills didn’t stand out in an over-saturated market. So he decided to gain expertise in relevant, in-demand skills. He researched fast-growing sectors of the business environment and decided to become a Big Data Developer. Getting an industry certification looked like the best way to prove he had the skills to become a professional Big Data Developer, so he signed up for Simplilearn’s Big Data Hadoop and Spark Developer Certification Training program. With Simplilearn’s help, Antony successfully expanded his skills and became the Big Data expert at his company.

What made you decide to get a professional certification from Simplilearn? 

I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s in Engineering in 2015. I started applying for jobs as soon as I graduated, but got zero results. My resume simply lacked the skills I needed to get hired for the kinds of jobs I wanted. So I decided to acquire those key skills by getting a professional certification. I wasn’t sure at the beginning if this was the right approach, and I had a lot of questions to answer:

  • How do I prepare for a certification?
  • Should I look for a training program online or offline?
  • Do companies value online certifications?

Most importantly, I asked myself: What kind of career do I want, and which certification will help me get there?  

I realized that the only way to succeed was by becoming an expert in an in-demand field. So I did some research: which domain was growing, and what skills did I need to acquire to become a part of it?

This is how I discovered Big Data. I already have a degree in Software Engineering, and I felt confident that I was up to the challenge of becoming a Big Data developer. Once I found out about Simplilearn’s Big Data and Hadoop certification training course, I knew that I was set.

How was your experience with us? 

I read reviews online, and found that Simplilearn was highly recommended by software engineers just like me; that is, people who had no experience in Big Data. So I enrolled in the program and had a great experience.

Simplilearn traveled with me from Day 1 until the day I got my Big Data and Hadoop Developer Certification. I really feel that I chose the perfect training program to help me through the process. The program covered theoretical and practical aspects of Big Data technology, and helped me both learn new skills and become an expert in them. The faculty went out of their way to explain complex concepts. The customer support team was outstanding; they fixed any technical problems I had on the spot.

What did you enjoy the most about our Big-Data and Hadoop Developer certification program? 

  1. Excellent and friendly faculty
  2. Excellent 24/7 customer support
  3. Helpful project mentoring sessions
  4. Flawless platform for attending online classroom sessions
  5. World-class learning materials
  6. Awesome community for discussions
  7. Useful articles, e-books and live webinars

Tell us how you successfully achieved one of the significant milestones of your career.

I can divide my life into two phases: before certification and after certification.

Before I got my certification, companies didn't even consider my resume. At one stage, I lost hope and thought of taking a non-technical role that I wasn’t interested in. But Simplilearn Certification changed my Life. 

After I became a certified Big Data Developer, I received job offers as a Hadoop Developer from a variety of multi-national companies. I received job offers from New Jersey, the UAE, and Bangalore. Four years of engineering education didn't get me a job; four months of certification training from Simplilearn helped me get a great one.

Now I work as a Big Data and Hadoop Developer in QR Solutions in Trichy. QR Solutions is an Australian company that specializes in Enterprise Data Management and CRM implementation. I am currently managing a global project, and Simplilearn’s training has been very helpful throughout the process.