Sambit is a Software Engineer at one of the top 5 leading IT companies with over 2 years of experience. He deals with web servers such as Apache & Tom Cat and application servers.
Nikhil@UpX: What made you want to learn Big Data?
Sambit: Big Data is used in many areas today. Using data to make better decisions and improve business efficiency has always excited me. I wanted to learn Big Data so that I can apply it for the benefit of my company and also add to my skills.
Nikhil@UpX: Why did you enroll with UpX Academy?
Sambit: I chose UpX, mainly because the classes were being held online. Being a working professional, I have limited time. So this proved to be way more convenient and time-saving for me than travelling to a physical classroom to attend every class. The classes were being held over the weekends in the mornings which suited my schedule. Secondly, because, unlike other institutes, you don’t have multiple batches running at the same time. This made me feel that you will be more customer-focused which is something that I have always looked for. That’s why I joined UpX Academy.
Nikhil@UpX: How has your learning experience been so far?
Sambit: The assignments that are given after every class are quite interesting. They help you understand to what level have you actually understood the concepts. Projects are something where the actual learning happens. We get to work on huge datasets and interact with a lot of people with different background and different personalities. I think the key takeaway of the course is the projects as it truly adds a lot of value to you.
Nikhil@UpX: How difficult do you find learning with us?
Sambit: Being a newbie in Big Data, keeping up with the pace at which the course is being covered can be a bit of a challenge at times. We constantly have to keep practising and revising the topics in-depth during the weekdays to match up the course. So managing work with studies can be little difficult at times.