As documented by Asghar Zubair
I am an IT professional who resides in Ontario, Canada. I have a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of Western, as well as 17 years of experience in the IT industry, mainly in SQL servers. I wanted to change my domain to big data for a while now and after a lot of research, I chose Simplilarn’s Post Graduate Program in Data Engineering in association with Purdue University.
The Need to Upskill
When I started a new job as a big data engineer, moving from SQL servers to big data was a big challenge for me. I realized that I need to upgrade my skills in several areas, so I enrolled myself in the Professional Certification Program in Data Engineering in collaboration with Purdue University.
Before taking this course, I was having a hard time with big data and was facing issues in performing my tasks. Upon course completion, my performance improved and I received a five percent increment in my salary. I feel that I became well-versed with the big data ins and outs, and this course has tremendously helped me in upgrading my skill sets.