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About the Course

Apache Spark is the de-facto standard for large scale data processing. This is the first course of a series of courses towards the IBM Advanced Data Science Specialization. We strongly believe that is is crucial for success to start learning a scalable data science platform since memory and CPU constraints are to most limiting factors when it comes to building advanced machine learning models. In this course we teach you the fundamentals of Apache Spark using python and pyspark. We'll introduce Apache Spark in the first two weeks and learn how to apply it to compute basic exploratory and data pre-processing tasks in the last two weeks. Through this exercise you'll also be introduced to the most fundamental statistical measures and data visualization technologies. This gives you enough knowledge to take over the role of a data engineer in any modern environment. But it gives you also the basis for advancing your career towards data science. Please have a look at the full specialization curriculum: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/advanced-data-science-ibm If you choose to take this course and earn the Coursera course certificate, you will also earn an IBM digital badge. To find out more about IBM digital badges follow the link ibm.biz/badging. After completing this course, you will be able to: • Describe how basic statistical measures, are used to reveal patterns within the data • Recognize data characteristics, patterns, trends, deviations or inconsistencies, and potential outliers. • Identify useful techniques for working with big data such as dimension reduction and feature selection methods • Use advanced tools and charting libraries to: o improve efficiency of analysis of big-data with partitioning and parallel analysis o Visualize the data in an number of 2D and 3D formats (Box Plot, Run Chart, Scatter Plot, Pareto Chart, and Multidimensional Scaling) For successful completion of the course, the following prerequisites are recommended: • Basic programming skills in python • Basic math • Basic SQL (you can get it easily from https://www.coursera.org/learn/sql-data-science if needed) In order to complete this course, the following technologies will be used: (These technologies are introduced in the course as necessary so no previous knowledge is required.) • Jupyter notebooks (brought to you by IBM Watson Studio for free) • ApacheSpark (brought to you by IBM Watson Studio for free) • Python We've been reported that some of the material in this course is too advanced. So in case you feel the same, please have a look at the following materials first before starting this course, we've been reported that this really helps. Of course, you can give this course a try first and then in case you need, take the following courses / materials. It's free... https://cognitiveclass.ai/learn/spark https://dataplatform.cloud.ibm.com/analytics/notebooks/v2/f8982db1-5e55-46d6-a272-fd11b670be38/view?access_token=533a1925cd1c4c362aabe7b3336b3eae2a99e0dc923ec0775d891c31c5bbbc68 This course takes four weeks, 4-6h per week...

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ZS
Jan 13, 2021

The contents of this course are really practical and to the point. The examples and notebooks are also up to date and are very useful. i really recommend this course if you want to start with Spark.

AE
Mar 25, 2021

It's good but it really requires someone who knows and even master Spark Apache(+SQL fundamentals) so that you can follow and understand and take advantage of the course

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By Dimitris C

Mar 31, 2021

Excellent course!

By Bikash R

Nov 20, 2019

PCA part was fun!

By Ujjwal G

Jul 16, 2019

good one to start

By MARCELA P S J

Aug 5, 2020

nice course, thx

By Madan T

Oct 30, 2019

Excellent course

By Saman S

Oct 26, 2019

that's wonderful

By Enrique C

May 21, 2019

Excellent course

By alamelumuralidaran

Feb 18, 2019

Wonderful course

By Mr.D.Premkumar A P

Sep 29, 2020

super tq to all

By Paulo R R

Apr 26, 2019

Awesome course!

By Bruno M A A

Dec 20, 2018

very practical.

By Kevin R L

Apr 4, 2020

awesome course

By Ankur K S

Sep 24, 2021

knowledgeable

By Manjula

Jul 21, 2020

good platform

By Alex N

May 16, 2020

Great course!

By Felipe P B

Aug 9, 2019

Great course!

By Alejandro S M

Mar 25, 2019

Just awesome!

By Aymen R

Jun 30, 2020

good course!

By Prabakaran C

Feb 8, 2020

Great course

By Zeghraoui M

Mar 26, 2019

I loved it !

By Vishwanath b

May 27, 2020

best course

By Farrukh N A

Apr 24, 2020

Good Course

By Ranjith K M

Nov 30, 2020

Very good

By BHARGAV D

Sep 27, 2020

excellent

By Anand M

Jun 23, 2020

very nice