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Databricks Certified Associate Developer for Apache Spark 2.4

  • Tuition USD $200
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4841 Ratings
  • Course Code EX-ASSO-DEV-APA-24
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The Databricks Certified Associate Developer for Apache Spark 2.4 certification exam assesses the understanding of the Spark DataFrame API and the ability to apply the Spark DataFrame API to complete basic data manipulation tasks within a Spark session. These tasks include selecting, renaming and manipulating columns; filtering, dropping, sorting, and aggregating rows; handling missing data; combining, reading, writing and partitioning DataFrames with schemas; and working with UDFs and Spark SQL functions. In addition, the exam will assess the basics of the Spark architecture like execution/deployment modes, the execution hierarchy, fault tolerance, and garbage collection.

Prerequisites

The minimally qualified candidate should:

  • have a basic understanding of the Spark architecture
  • be able to apply the Spark DataFrame API to complete individual data manipulation task, including:
  • selecting, renaming and manipulating columns
  • filtering, dropping, sorting, and aggregating rows
  • joining, reading, writing and partitioning DataFrames
  • working with UDFs and Spark SQL functions

Course Details

Preparation

The following Databricks courses should help you prepare for this exam:

  • DB 105 - Apache Spark Programming
  • Quick Reference: Spark Architecture
  • Future self-paced course on the Spark DataFrames API

Exam Details

The exam details are as follows:

  • The exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. Candidates will have 120 minutes to complete the exam.
  • The minimum passing score for the exam is 70 percent. This translates to correctly answering a minimum of 42 of the 60 questions.
  • The exam will be conducted via an online proctor.
  • During the exam, candidates will be provided with a PDF version of the Apache Spark documentation for the language in which they are taking the exam and a digital notepad for taking notes and writing example code.

When does class start/end?

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

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

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.

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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.

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Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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Concise and good to follow along. Although it is a lot to take in under a short period of time.

Instructor, Training material & span of the training is neatly planned.

The class was very vast paced however the teacher was very good at checking in on us while giving us time to complete the labs.

Labs and the study materials provided for Architecting on AWS course are very easy to understand and explains all the topics required to pass the Associate certification.

Although there seemed to be too many links for the course, everything worked smoothly.

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