Course: Big Data Hadoop and Spark Developer Certification Training


Program Description

Course: Big Data Hadoop and Spark Developer Certification Training


Key features

  • 40 hours of instructor-led training
  • 24 hours of self-paced video
  • 5 real-life industry projects in banking, telecom, insurance, and e-commerce domains
  • Hands-on practice with CloudLabs Includes training on Yarn, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, Impala, HBase, and Apache Spark
  • Aligned to Cloudera CCA175 certification exam

Course description

What’s the focus of this course? The Big Data Hadoop and Spark Developer course has been designed to impart an in-depth knowledge of Big Data processing using Hadoop and Spark. The course is packed with real-life projects and case studies to be executed in the CloudLab. Mastering Hadoop and related tools: The course provides you with an in-depth understanding of the Hadoop framework including HDFS, YARN, and MapReduce. You will learn to use Pig, Hive, and Impala to process and analyze large datasets stored in the HDFS, and use Sqoop and Flume for data ingestion. Mastering real-time data processing using Spark: You will learn to do functional programming in Spark, implement Spark applications, understand parallel processing in Spark, and use Spark RDD optimization techniques. You will also learn the various interactive algorithm in Spark and use Spark SQL for creating, transforming, and querying data form. As a part of the course, you will be required to execute real-life industry-based projects using CloudLab. The projects included are in the domains of Banking, Telecommunication, Social media, Insurance, and E-commerce. This Big Data course also prepares you for the Cloudera CCA175 certification. What are the course objectives? This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the different components of Hadoop ecosystem such as Hadoop 2.7, Yarn, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, Impala, HBase, Sqoop, Flume, and Apache Spark
  • Understand Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and YARN as well as their architecture, and learn how to work with them for storage and resource management
  • Understand MapReduce and its characteristics, and assimilate some advanced MapReduce concepts
  • Get an overview of Sqoop and Flume and describe how to ingest data using them
  • Create database and tables in Hive and Impala, understand HBase, and use Hive and Impala for partitioning
  • Understand different types of file formats, Avro Schema, using Arvo with Hive, and Sqoop and Schema evolution
  • Understand Flume, Flume architecture, sources, flume sinks, channels, and flume configurations
  • Understand HBase, its architecture, data storage, and working with HBase. You will also understand the difference between HBase and RDBMS
  • Gain a working knowledge of Pig and its components
  • Do functional programming in Spark
  • Understand resilient distribution datasets (RDD) in detail
  • Implement and build Spark applications
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of parallel processing in Spark and Spark RDD optimization techniques
  • Understand the common use-cases of Spark and the various interactive algorithms
  • Learn Spark SQL, creating, transforming, and querying Data frames
  • Prepare for Cloudera Big Data CCA175 certification

Who should take this course? Big Data career opportunities are on the rise, and Hadoop is quickly becoming a must-know technology for the following professionals:

  • Software Developers and Architects
  • Analytics Professionals
  • Senior IT professionals
  • Testing and Mainframe professionals
  • Data Management Professionals
  • Business Intelligence Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Aspiring Data Scientists
  • Graduates looking to build a career in Big Data Analytics


  • As the knowledge of Java is necessary for this course, we are providing a complimentary access to “Java Essentials for Hadoop” course
  • For Spark we use Python and Scala and an Ebook has been provided to help you with the same
  • Knowledge of an operating system like Linux is useful for the course

What is CloudLab? CloudLab is a cloud-based Hadoop and Spark environment lab that Simplilearn offers along with the course to ensure a hassle-free execution of the hands-on project which you need to complete in the Hadoop and Spark Developer course. With CloudLab, you do not need to install and maintain Hadoop or Spark on a virtual machine. Instead, you’ll be able to access a preconfigured environment on CloudLab via your browser. This provides a very strong semblance to what companies are using today to increase their Hadoop installation scalability and availability. You’ll have access to CloudLab from the Simplilearn LMS (Learning Management System) for the duration of the course. What projects are included in this course? The course includes 5 real-life, industry-based projects. CloudLab has been provided for a hassle-free execution of these projects. Successful evaluation of one of the following 2 projects is a part of the certification eligibility criteria. Project 1 Domain- Banking Description- A Portuguese banking institution ran a marketing campaign to convince potential customers to invest in bank term deposit. The marketing campaigns were based on phone calls. Often, the same customer was contacted more than once through phone, in order to assess if they would want to subscribe to the bank term deposit or not. You have to analyze the data collected through the marketing campaign. Project 2 Domain- Telecommunication Description- A mobile phone service provider has introduced a new Open Network campaign. The company has invited the users to raise a request to initiate a complaint about the towers in their locality if they face issues with their mobile network. The company has collected the dataset of users who had raised the complaint. The fourth and the fifth field of the dataset has latitude and longitude of users which is an important information for the company. You have to find this information of latitude and longitude on the basis of available dataset and create three clusters of users with k-means algorithm. For further practice, we have three more projects to help you start your Hadoop and Spark journey. Project 3 Domain- Social Media Description- As part of a recruiting exercise, a major social media company asked candidates to analyze the dataset from Stack Exchange. You will be using the data set to arrive at certain key insights. Project 4 Domain- Website providing movie-related information Description-IMBD is an online database of movie-related information. IMBD users rate the movies and provide reviews. They rate the movies on a scale of 1 to 5; 1 being the worst and 5 being the best. The dataset also has additional information, such as the release year of the movie. You have to analyze the data collected. Project 5 Domain- Insurance Description-A US-based insurance provider has decided to launch a new medical insurance program targeting various customers. To help a customer understand the current realities and the market better, you have to perform a series of data analysis using Hadoop.

Exam & certification

What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate? Complete 1 project and 1 simulation test with a minimum score of 80%.


Self-Paced Learning $ 399

  • 180 days of access to high-quality, self-paced learning content designed by industry experts

Online Classroom Flexi-Pass $ 799

  • 90 days of access to 15+ instructor-led online training classes
  • 180 days of access to high-quality, self-paced learning content
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 20, 2018
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