I am Pramod Sripada, I have completed my Masters in Computer Science from Indiana University in 2017 and currently working as a Big Data SE at KPMG. I would like to write about my experience with Itversity.
As I developed interest in Big Data in the end of my first year Masters, I started following Durga sir’s Youtube videos. I was fortunate to attend the first live training sessions in June of 2016, the sessions were very knowledgeable and productive. The recording can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHdTsdi-xJQ&list=PLf0swTFhTI8rPoYMMZGs44FZX4qGbfjTu, I highly recommend anyone trying to start their career in Big Data to watch the above playlist, even though the technologies might have progressed, the concepts explained will give you a solid foundation. On top of that the sessions were free of cost for Masters students (after the initial sessions, there were many sessions in which Masters students were provided free training/training at nominal cost), this proves Itversity is giving back to the student community, helping them kickstart their careers.
I have done my CCA-175 certification 2 years ago, even though I am not sure how much it helped me in my job search, it definitely helped me cover all the concepts in Big Data in a structured format. Recently, I have seen some friends get jobs in the Big Data domain after pursuing a certification, I don’t suggest that it is a direct relation, but having a certification definitely helps and it always differentiates you from the pool of qualified candidates.
The other initiatives such as discuss.itversity.com, helped me network with like minded professionals in the Big Data domain. labs.itversity.com is one of the most affordable and sophisticated Big Data Labs out there, helped me gain practical skills.
All the above have directly contributed in securing my first job at KPMG. I highly recommend everyone planning to start their career in Big Data to follow Itversity. Thanks Durga sir for providing me to opportunity to learn from you. I wish you and Itversity all the success in your future endeavors.