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Apache Spark Overview

1 Day

Available On-Site

Available Virtually

Open Enrollments Available


This one-day Apache Spark training course is for data engineers, analysts, architects, software engineers, IT operations and technical managers interested in a brief hands-on overview of the Apache Spark platform. The course covers core APIs for using Spark, basic internals of the platform, SQL and other high-level data access tools, as well as Spark’s streaming capabilities and machine learning APIs.

Each topic includes lecture content along with hands-on use of a Spark cluster in lab exercises. After attending the training, students will be able to: communicate with team members using appropriate terminology; identify and experiment with use cases for Spark and Databricks appropriate to business needs; build data pipelines and query large data sets using Spark SQL and DataFrames; execute and modify ETL jobs using the Spark API, DataFrames and RDDs; and analyze Spark jobs using the UIs and logs.


Available for Instructor-Led (ILT) in-person/onsite training or Virtual Instructor-Led training (VILT) delivery; Open Enrollment options may be available.

Who Should Attend

Application Developers, Analysts and Data Scientists

What Attendees will learn

This course is designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to Apache Spark and SparkSQL. Learning modules include:

  • Internals of the Apache Spark Platform
  • Working with key/value data and file based data
  • Querying Hadoop and JDBC/ODBC sources with SparkSQL


Each attendee will require the ability to run a 64 bit virtual machine (provided with the course). Basic Linux command line skills are helpful. The coding examples use Python and PySpark so some experience with Python is important.

Contact us to request more information about enrolling in the Spark Overview course or to inquire about booking a custom in-house course for your team.

Open Enrollments from RX-M

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