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There are many ways to learn more about education and careers in big data, including many hands-on activities. First, learn the basics of big data by reading books such as Data Science For Dummies, by Lillian Pierson and viewing glossaries of big data terms online. Additionally, the data science firm SAS offers a primer about the field at its Web site, www.sas.com/en_us/insights/big-data/what-is-big-data.html. Next, consider taking a class about data science, data analytics, programming, artificial intelligence, or a related field at your high school, local community college, or via an online learning platform such as Coursera, edX, Udacity, or Udemy. Some classes are even free. For example, Coursera offers Introduction to Data Science, a free online class that takes about one month to complete.

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