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Getting Started with Apache Spark DataFrames

  • Tuition USD $75
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 489 Ratings
  • Course Code SPARK-DF-SELF
  • Duration 0 hours
  • Available Formats Self Paced

This hands-on self-paced training course targets Analysts and Data Scientists getting started using Databricks to analyze big data with Apache Spark™ DataFrames. The course ends with a capstone project demonstrating Exploratory Data Analysis with Spark DataFrames on Databricks.

Skills Gained

  • Use the interactive Databricks notebook environment
  • Examine external data sets
  • Query existing data sets using Spark DataFrames
  • Visualize query results and data using the built-in Databricks visualization features
  • Perform exploratory data analysis using Spark DataFrames
  • Learn to translate SQL statements to DataFrame syntax

Who Can Benefit

  • Primary Audience: Data Scientists and Engineers
  • Secondary Audience: Data Analysts


  • Programming in Scala or Python required.

Course Details

Course Outline

  • Getting Started and Accessing the Course
  • Querying Files with DataFrames
  • Aggregations and JOINs
  • Uploading and Accessing Data
  • Querying JSON & Hierarchical Data with DataFrames
  • Querying Data Lakes with DataFrames
  • Capstone Project: Exploratory Data Analysis


  • Supported platforms include Azure Databricks, Databricks Community Edition, and non-Azure Databricks.
  • If you're planning to use the course on Azure Databricks, select the "Azure Databricks" Platform option.
  • If you're planning to use the course on Databricks Community Edition or on a non-Azure version of Databricks, select the "Other Databricks" Platform option.


The course is a series of six self-paced lessons plus a final capstone project performing Exploratory Data Analysis using Spark DataFrames on Databricks. Each lesson includes hands-on exercises.

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How do I pay for a class?

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What if I have training credits?

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When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.


Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

Very good platform iMVP. I did Architecting on AWS from home and the quality of the material and the labs. Very committed and experienced instructor too.

Didin't give 5 stars because I found the material was too much for 3 days. Too many new concepts, products and strategies to learn in such a little time. I'll have to check all the material and test everything again to be sure all this knowledge is not lost!

It was a pleasant experience from registration all through the course. I just wish they would have covered 100% of the material covered by the exam.

I've taken 2 AWS courses at ExitCertified both of them IMVP, they're my training provider of choice!

Just finished up a course taught by Sean Mohseni. Excellent instructor. If you can find a course he's teaching, its well worth it.

Good course content and had mixed reviews with the instructors. Some were poor, some were really great.

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