MapR Offers Free, On-Demand, Apache Spark Courses and Discounted Spark Certification Exam

September 05, 2018

Santa Clara, Calif. – September 5, 2018 - MapR® Technologies, Inc.,provider of the industry's leading data platform for AI and Analytics, today announced three new, free on-demand courses from MapR Academy on Apache Spark v2.1.

The new courses will help developers, with a Java or Scala background, get an introduction to Apache Spark while learning about the full Spark program lifecycle and SparkSession, along with how to build and launch standalone Spark applications. The series prepares developers for the MapR Certified Spark Developer v2 exam (MCSD). Additionally, MapR offers a free MCSD v2.1 study guide and a discount on the certification exam. To learn more and register, visit here.

"Becoming an MCSD v2 tells the world that you have the skills it takes to produce value from real time streaming data in your organization," said Gary Fluitt, Director, Certification at MapR. "This is an important credential in showing your expertise in developing modern Spark applications."

Course Descriptions:

Introduction to Apache Spark – Developers will learn to build simple Spark applications for Apache Spark version 2.1, using Spark's interactive shell to load and inspect data. Attendees will learn about the various modes for launching a Spark application. Also covered are working with DataFrames, datasets, and User-Defined Functions (UDFs).

Build and Monitor Apache Spark Applications – This course is designed to teach the full Spark program lifecycle and SparkSession, along with how to build and launch standalone Spark applications. Also covered are the components of the Spark execution model using the Spark Web UI to monitor Spark applications.

Advanced Apache Spark – Attendees will learn how to build data pipeline applications using Spark Streaming, Spark SQL, Spark GraphFrame and MLlib. Other topics include; Spark Streaming architecture, data pipeline use cases, DStreams, and property graph operations. This is the third and final course in the Apache Spark v2.1 Series.

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