Wednesday, August 19, 2015

O'Reilly Announces Affordable Video Training for Big Data and More

O'Reilly, known for publishing technical books, has announced a new line of affordable training materials.

These "Learning Paths" consist of a group of videos all related to a particular topic:
  • Git source code management (5 courses with 22 hours of video training)
  • Beginning UX Design (3 courses with 10 hours)
  • Design for Mobile (4 courses with 12 hours)
  • Beginning JavaScript (3 courses with 14 hours)
  • Hadoop for Data Scientists (3 courses with 16 hours) 
  • Data Visualization (4 courses with 11 hours) 
  • Data Science with R (5 courses with 24 hours)
  • Beginning Java (4 courses with 26 hours)
  • Python for Data (4 courses with 19 hours)
  • Networking for Sysadmins (3 courses with 17 hours) 


Right now, O'Reilly is offering a special introductory price of $99 for each of the Learning Paths.

Click here to see their website

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