The goal of the course is to enable the student to choose and design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center solutions using Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Analytics (formerly known as CPA for Big Data v4). The course will explain how the reference architectures are carefully designed, optimized, and tested with the leading big data software distributions to achieve a balance of performance and capacity to address specific application requirements. The course will cover big data fundamentals and architecture. Lessons will explore Hadoop, streaming analytics, performance tuning and UCS Director Express for big Data. The student will leave with an introductory understanding the benefits of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Analytics.