Hortonworks HDP Developer Enterprise Apache Spark I (HW HDP Spark)

This course is designed as an entry point for developers.

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This course is designed as an entry point for developers.

About this course:

This course is designed as an entry point for developers who need to create applications to analyze Big Data stored in Apache Hadoop using Spark. This course also prepares the students for the HDP Apache Spark Developer Certification exam.

Topics include:

  • An overview of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), including HDFS and YARN
  • Using Spark Core APIs for interactive data exploration
  • Spark SQL and DataFrame operations
  • Spark Streaming and DStream operations
  • Data visualization, reporting, and collaboration
  • Performance monitoring and tuning
  • Building and deploying Spark applications
  • Introduction to the Spark Machine Learning Library

 The average salary for a Hadoop Developer is $110,000 per year.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe Hadoop, HDFS, YARN, and the HDP ecosystem
  • Describe Spark use cases
  • Explore and manipulate data using Zeppelin
  • Explore and manipulate data using a Spark REPL
  • Explain the purpose and function of RDDs
  • Employ functional programming practices
  • Perform Spark transformations and actions
  • Work with Pair RDDs
  • Perform Spark queries using Spark SQL and DataFrames
  • Use Spark Streaming stateless and window transformations
  • Visualize data, generate reports, and collaborate using Zeppelin
  • Monitor Spark applications using Spark History Server
  • Learn general application optimization guidelines/tips
  • Use data caching to increase performance of applications
  • Build and package Spark applications
  • Deploy applications to the cluster using YARN
  • Understand the purpose of Spark MLlib


Software engineers that are looking to develop in-memory applications for time sensitive and highly iterative applications in an Enterprise HDP environment.


Students should be familiar with programming principles and have previous experience in software development using either Python or Scala. Previous experience with data streaming, SQL, and HDP is also helpful, but not required.

Suggested prerequisites courses:

Career path:

Big Data Career Path…

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Lab AccessYes
Learning StyleVirtual Instructor-Led
Course Duration4 Days
VPA EligibleVPA Eligible
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