Professional Certificate course in Data Engineering

130,000.00 +GST


Course Details :

  • Course Type: Online Live Delivery with self paced courses
  • Duration: 87 hours (3.5 Months for weekdays & 6 months for weekend)
  • Total Lectures: 44 Lectures
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Assessments: Daily Assesments
  • Certificate: Yes

Outcome Expected:

  • Cloud Platform Proficiency:

Outcome: Gain proficiency in working with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud to manage and analyze data.

  • Data Modeling and Database Design:

Outcome: Acquire skills in designing and implementing data models, creating and optimizing databases for efficient storage and retrieval.

  • ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) Processes:

Outcome: Learn to design and implement ETL processes to extract data from various sources, transform it into the desired format, and load it into a data warehouse or database.

  • Big Data Technologies:

Outcome: Familiarity with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka for processing and analyzing large volumes of data.

  • Streaming Data Processing:

Outcome: Learn to work with real-time data streams, process streaming data, and implement solutions for real-time analytics.

  • Data Visualization:

Outcome: Ability to create meaningful visualizations using tools like Tableau, Power BI, or other visualization tools to communicate insights effectively.

  • Career Readiness:

Outcome: Prepare for a career in data engineering and cloud analytics with a strong foundation in both technical skills and industry best practices.


  • Daily Assessments
  • Mini projects (module wise)
  • Live Evaluation
  • Online classes on Zoom

Target Audience:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students in any domain/field

Key Features:

  • Requires no programming or technical skills. Students with no technical background can join
  • Cover various data science topics in detail such as Python, Databases, AWS, Snowflake, Kafka, Spark, and many more
  • Placement Support is provided for all the students who pass the eligibility criteria
  • Industry support for every student


Module 1: Introduction to DE

This module provides an understanding of data engineering concepts, skills, practices, and tools essential for managing data at scale.

  • What is Data Engineering?
  • Role of Data Engineers in the Industry
  • Importance of Data Engineering in Data-driven Organizations
  • Overview of Data Engineering Tools and Technologies
  • Career Paths and Opportunities in Data Engineering

Module 2 : Python 

We will explore Python, a versatile and beginner-friendly programming language.Python is known for its readability and wide range of applications, from web development and data analysis to artificial intelligence and automation. 

  • Introduction to Python
  • Basic Syntax and Data Types
  • Control Structures (Conditional Statements and Looping)
  • Functions
  • Lambda Functions
  • Data Structures (Lists, Tuples, Dictionaries, Sets)
  • File Handling
  • Error Handling (try and except)
  • List Comprehensions
  • Decorators
  • NumPy
  • Pandas
  • Regex
  • Code optimisation

Module 3 : RDBMS

We will explore RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) to understand the database technology that organizes data into structured tables with defined relationships. 

  • Introduction to Databases
  • MYSQL -Introduction & Installation
  • Composite key
  • Normalization and Denormalization
  • ACID Properties

Module 4 : SQL

We will dive into SQL (Structured Query Language) to acquire the skills needed for managing and querying relational databases. SQL enables them to retrieve, update, and manipulate data, making it a fundamental tool for working with structured data in various applications. 

  • Basic SQL Queries
  • Advanced SQL Queries
  • Data Manipulation Language (DML): INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
  • Data Definition Language (DDL): CREATE, ALTER, DROP
  • Data Control Language (DCL): GRANT, REVOKE
  • Aggregate Functions (SUM, AVG, COUNT, MAX, MIN)
  • Grouping Data with GROUP BY
  • Filtering Groups with HAVING
  • Subqueries
  • Views
  • Indexes
  • Transactions and Concurrency Control
  • Stored Procedures and Functions
  • Triggers
  • Stored procedures

Module 5 : MongoDB

We delve into MongoDB to understand this popular NoSQL database, which stores data in flexible, JSON-like documents. They learn how MongoDB’s scalability and speed make it suitable for handling large volumes of unstructured data.

  • Introduction to NoSQL and MongoDB
  • Installation and Setup of MongoDB
  • MongoDB Data Model (Documents, Collections, Databases)
  • CRUD Operations (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
  • Querying Data with MongoDB
  • Indexing and Performance Optimization
  • Aggregation Framework
  • Data Modeling and Schema Design
  • Working with Embedded Documents and Arrays
  • Transactions and Atomic Operations
  • Security in MongoDB (Authentication, Authorization)
  • Replication and High Availability
  • Sharding and Scalability
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • MongoDB Atlas (Cloud Database Service)
  • MongoDB Compass (GUI for MongoDB)
  • MongoDB Drivers and Client Libraries (e.g., pymongo for Python)
  • Using MongoDB with programming languages Python
  • Real-world Applications and Case Studies

Module 6 : Shell Script

We explore shell scripting in the Linux environment, where they learn to write and execute scripts using the command-line interface. Shell scripts are text files containing a series of commands, and We discover how to automate tasks.

  • Introduction to Shell Scripting
  • Basics of Shell Scripting (Variables, Comments, Quoting)
  • Input/Output in Shell Scripts
  • Control Structures (Conditional Statements, Loops)
  • Functions and Scripts Organization
  • Command Line Arguments and Options
  • String Manipulation
  • File and Directory Operations
  • Process Management (Running Commands, Background Processes)
  • Text Processing (grep, sed, awk)
  • Error Handling and Exit Status
  • Environment Variables
  • Regular Expressions in Shell Scripts
  • Debugging and Troubleshooting
  • Advanced Topics (Signals, Job Control, Process Substitution)
  • Shell Scripting Best Practices
  • Scripting with Specific Shells (Bash, Zsh, etc.)
  • Scripting for System Administration Tasks
  • Scripting for Automation and Task Orchestration

Module 7 : Git

We will study Git, a distributed version control system, to learn how it tracks changes in software code. Git allows collaborative development, enabling multiple people to work on the same project simultaneously while managing different versions of code.

  • Introduction to Version Control Systems (VCS) and Git
  • Installation and Setup of Git
  • Basic Git Concepts (Repositories, Commits, Branches, Merging)
  • Git Workflow (Local and Remote Repositories)
  • Creating and Cloning Repositories
  • Git Configuration (Global and Repository-specific Settings)
  • Tracking Changes with Git (git add, git commit)
  • Viewing Commit History (git log)
  • Branching and Merging (git branch, git merge)
  • Resolving Merge Conflicts
  • Working with Remote Repositories (git remote, git push, git pull)
  • Collaboration with Git (Forking, Pull Requests, Code Reviews)
  • Git Tags and Releases
  • Git Hooks
  • Rebasing and Cherry-picking
  • Git Reset and Revert
  • Git Stash
  • Git Workflows (e.g., Gitflow, GitHub Flow)

Module 8 : Cloud

We delve into cloud computing, which involves delivering various computing services (such as servers, storage, databases, networking, software, and analytics) over the internet.

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing and Data Engineering
  • Overview of Cloud Providers (AWS and Azure)
  • Cloud Storage Solutions (AWS S3, Azure Blob Storage)
  • Cloud Database Services (AWS RDS, Azure SQL Database)
  • Data Warehousing in the Cloud (AWS Redshift, Azure Synapse Analytics)
  • Cloud Data Integration and ETL (AWS Glue, Azure Data Factory)
  • Big Data Processing in the Cloud (AWS EMR, Azure HDInsight)
  • Real-time Data Processing and Streaming Analytics (AWS Kinesis, Azure Stream Analytics)
  • NoSQL Databases in the Cloud (AWS DynamoDB, Azure Cosmos DB)
  • Data Lakes and Analytics Platforms (AWS Athena, Azure Databricks)
  • Machine Learning and AI Services (AWS SageMaker, Azure Machine Learning)
  • Data Visualization and BI Tools (AWS QuickSight, Azure Power BI)
  • Cloud Security and Compliance
  • Cost Management and Optimization in the Cloud
  • Best Practices for Cloud Data Engineering

Module 9: System Design

The System Design provides an in-depth exploration of the principles, methodologies, and best practices involved in designing scalable, reliable, and maintainable software systems. 

  • Load balancer and High availability
  • Horizontal vs Vertical Scaling
  • Monolithic vs microservice
  • Distributed messaging service and Aws SQS
  • CDN (content delivery Network)
  • Caching , scalability
  • Aws API gateway

Module 10 : Snowflake

In this module, We will study Snowflake to grasp modern cloud-based data warehousing, focusing on its architecture, data sharing, scalability, and data analytics applications

  • Introduction to snowflake
  • Difference between Datalake,Data Warehouse,Delta Lake,Database
  • Dimension and Fact Tables
  • Roles and users
  • data modeling , snowpipe
  • Partitioning and indexing
  • Data mart and data cubes & caching
  • data masking
  • handling json files
  • data loading from S3 and transformation

Module 11 : Data cleaning

We will engage in data cleaning to understand the process of identifying and correcting errors or inconsistencies in datasets, ensuring data accuracy and reliability for analysis and reporting. 

  • Structured vs Unstructured Data using Pandas
  • Common Data issues and how to clean them
  • Data cleaning with Pandas and PySpark
  • Handling Json Data
  • Meaningful data transformation (Scaling and Normalization)
  • Example: Movies Data Set Cleaning

Module 12 : Hadoop

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to Hadoop, its core components, and the broader ecosystem of tools and technologies for big data processing and analytics. 

  • Introduction to Big Data
  • Characteristics and Challenges of Big Data
  • Overview of Hadoop Ecosystem
  • Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)
  • Hadoop MapReduce Framework
  • Hadoop Cluster Architecture
  • Hadoop Distributed Processing
  • Hadoop YARN (Yet Another Resource Negotiator)
  • Hadoop Data Storage and Retrieval
  • Hadoop Data Processing and Analysis
  • Hadoop Streaming for Real-time Data Processing
  • Hadoop Ecosystem Components:
    • HBase for NoSQL Database
    • Hive for Data Warehousing and SQL
    • Pig for Data Flow Scripting
    • Spark for In-memory Data Processing
    • Sqoop for Data Import/Export
    • Flume for Data Ingestion
    • Oozie for Workflow Management
    • Kafka for Real-time Data Streaming
  • Hadoop Security and Governance

Module 13 : Kafka

In this module, We learn about Kafka, an open-source stream processing platform. Kafka is used for ingesting, storing, processing, and distributing real-time data streams and explores Kafka’s architecture, topics, producers, consumers, and its role in handling large volumes of data with low latency.

  • Introduction to kafka
  • producer, consumer, Consumer Groups
  • topics , offset , partitions, brokers
  • Zookeeper,replication
  • Batch vs real time streaming
  • real streaming process
  • Assignment and Task

Module 14 : Spark

In this module, We will explore Spark, which is an open-source, distributed computing framework that provides high-speed, in-memory data processing for big data analytics. 

  • Introduction to Apache Spark
  • Features and Advantages of Spark over Hadoop MapReduce
  • Spark Architecture Overview
  • Resilient Distributed Datasets (RDDs)
  • Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) Execution Engine
  • Spark Core and Spark SQL
  • DataFrames and Datasets in Spark
  • Spark Streaming for Real-time Data Processing
  • Structured Streaming for Continuous Applications
  • Machine Learning with MLlib in Spark
  • Graph Processing with GraphX in Spark
  • Spark Performance Tuning and Optimization Techniques
  • Integrating Spark with Other Big Data Technologies (Hive, HBase, Kafka, etc.)
  • Spark Deployment Options (Standalone, YARN, Mesos)
  • Spark Cluster Management and Monitoring

Module 15 : Airflow

Here, We will explore Airflow to understand its role in orchestrating and automating workflows, scheduling tasks, managing data pipelines, and monitoring job execution. 

  • Why and what is airflow
  • airflow UI
  • Run first dag
  • grid view
  • graph view
  • landing times view
  • calendar view
  • gantt view
  • Code view
  • Core concepts of airflow
  • DAGs
  • Scope
  • Operators
  • control flow
  • Task and task instance
  • Database and executors
  • ETL/ELT process implementation
  • monitoring ETL pipeline with airflow

Module 16 : DataBricks

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to DataBricks.You will learn how to leverage DataBricks to build and deploy scalable data pipelines.

  • Introduction to Databricks
  • Overview of Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
  • Setting up Databricks Environment
  • Databricks Workspace: Notebooks, Clusters, and Libraries
  • Spark Architecture in Databricks
  • Spark SQL and DataFrame Operations in Databricks Notebooks
  • Data Import and Export in Databricks
  • Working with Delta Lake for Data Versioning and Transaction Management
  • Performance Optimization Techniques in Databricks
  • Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning with MLlib in Databricks
  • Collaboration and Sharing in Databricks Workspace
  • Monitoring and Debugging Spark Jobs in Databricks
  • Integrating Databricks with Other Data Engineering Tools and Services

Module 17 : Prometheus

We will study Prometheus to explore its role as an open-source monitoring and alerting toolkit, used for collecting and visualizing metrics from various systems, aiding in performance optimization and issue detection

  • Introduction to Prometheus
  • Prometheus Server and Architecture
  • Installation and Setup of Prometheus
  • Understanding Prometheus UI (User Interface)
  • Node Exporters: Monitoring System Metrics
  • Prometheus Query Language (PromQL) for Aggregation, Functions, and Operators
  • Integrating Python Applications with Prometheus for Custom Metrics
  • Key Metric Types: Counter, Gauge, Summary, and Histogram
  • Recording Rules for Pre-computed Metrics
  • Alerting Rules for Generating Alerts
  • Alert Manager: Installation and Configuration

Module 18 : Data dog

We will study about Datadog, a monitoring and analytics platform for cloud-scale applications. It provides developers, operations teams, and business users with insights into their applications, infrastructure, and overall performance. 

  • Metrics
  • Dashboards
  • Alerts
  • Monitors
  • Tracing
  • Logs monitoring
  • Integrations

Module 19 : Docker

In this module, we will cover Docker, an open-source platform used to develop, ship, and run applications in containers. Containers are lightweight, portable, and self-sufficient units that package an application along with its dependencies, libraries, and configuration files, enabling consistent deployment across different environments. 

  • What is docker
  • Installation of docker
  • Docker images , containers
  • Docker file
  • Docker volume
  • Docker registry
  • Containerizing applications with docker hands-on

Module 20 : Kubernetes

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to Kubernetes, an open-source container orchestration platform for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

  • Nodes
  • Pods
  • ReplicaSets
  • Deployments
  • Namespaces
  • Ingress


Q. Are there any benefits with the certification ?

Ans. The certification is provided by IFACET – IIT Kanpur

Q. Will the certification help in Placements ?

Ans. Yes, 100% placement Support is provided for all the students who pass the eligibility criteria

Q. Does the certification lead to an alumni status from IITK ?

Ans. No

Instructor Profile

Name: Shabarinath Premlal

Embedded engineering graduate, having a decade of experience in embedded hardware board design engineering / IoT Solution. Served in leadership positions for Automation projects with several Industry and Institutions. Experienced visioning, costing and executing projects from inception to launch and is able to provide a structured framework to analyse complex situations into simple strategic imperatives.