Linked Data for Practitioners: Essentials (eLearning)


Any convenient time. Available from 1-1-2022


24-28 hours




€ 995, €1195, €1295, depending on chosen format

Training method



Much of our collective knowledge of the world is represented as data in IT-systems. Bringing together data from these systems to provide a holistic view has become impossibly complex. To create a sustainable information society, we must overcome this obstacle and reach the next level: a level where data can flow freely and be used for multiple purposes, independently of the IT-system in which the data were created.

Linked Data provides a radical solution to this problem. It is a set of standards, technologies, tools, and methods. With Linked Data, computers are freed from the constraint that limits them to only work with predefined data. Linked Data finds its roots in the early 1990s. Now, Linked Data is mature and ready to be a game changer.

This learning journey takes you through the essentials of Linked Data. The journey starts from the core concepts, with the goal of grasping why things are designed the way they are. Your journey then continues covering more concrete subjects. You will do practical hands-on exercises. Also covered are the semantic web, knowledge graphs, data fabric and FAIR data. You will understand why Linked Data is essential in all of these. A combination of theory and practice will enable you to grasp and experience the practicalities of Linked Data.

Included are exclusive interviews with Vladimir Alexiev (OntoText), Jans Aasman (Franz Inc) and Irene Polikoff (TopQuadrant) on some of the topics covered in this course.

The learning objectives of this course are:

  • Understand which problems Linked Data solves and why this is vital to our future
  • Appreciate the fundamental ideas on which Linked Data is built
  • Learn the basics of the core standards RDF, RDFS, OWL, SHACL and SKOS
  • Learn to query data sets using SPARQL
  • Gain hands-on experience with Linked Data
  • Learn to apply widely used methods, design patterns and best practices
  • Become aware how Linked Data is used in Artificial Intelligence, enterprise information management, and web search
  • Comprehend how Linked Data underpins the semantic web, knowledge graphs, data fabric and FAIR data




A Certificate of participation will be issued to you when you have completed the course

Course materials

Included in the course materials is a license for TopBraid EDG Studio, the state-of-the-art IDE for working with RDF graphs and editing Turtle-files. It has strong support for SHACL. This is helpful for getting to understand the basics of RDF and the foundational ontologies.

Course forum

You will become member of the course forum. Our teachers will answer any questions you may have, and you will be able to participate in any discussions. The forum is email-based (google groups).

Available options and pricing

This eLearning course is available in three formats.

  • eLearning only: € 995
  • In this format, you get access to all course materials, including textual resources, over 60 videos, exercise materials, quizzes, the course forum, and more.

  • eLearning + 2 hour webinar: € 1.195
  • Same as eLearning only, but with access to a two hour webinar. This webinar is highly interactive and primarily focussed on questions you and your fellow students may have. The webinars are scheduled on a regular basis. Each webinar has a limited number of participants to ensure every student gets time to ask questions and discuss topics.

  • eLearning + 2 hour Classroom workshop € 1.295
  • Same as eLearning + 2 hour webinar, but with an in-person workshop instead of a webinar.

The prices mentioned are exclusive of VAT.


Would you like to take the course Linked Data for Practitioners: Essentials (eLearning)? Register by filling in the following form. You will automatically receive an email with further instructions.
NB the costs must be paid in advance (online).