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About the Course

In this course, you will learn how to harness the power of Apache Spark and powerful clusters running on the Azure Databricks platform to run large data engineering workloads in the cloud. You will discover the capabilities of Azure Databricks and the Apache Spark notebook for processing huge files. You will come to understand the Azure Databricks platform and identify the types of tasks well-suited for Apache Spark. You will also be introduced to the architecture of an Azure Databricks Spark Cluster and Spark Jobs. You will work with large amounts of data from multiple sources in different raw formats. you will learn how Azure Databricks supports day-to-day data-handling functions, such as reads, writes, and queries. This course is part of a Specialization intended for Data engineers and developers who want to demonstrate their expertise in designing and implementing data solutions that use Microsoft Azure data services for anyone interested in preparing for the Exam DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure (beta). You will take a practice exam that covers key skills measured by the certification exam. This is the eighth course in a program of 10 courses to help prepare you to take the exam so that you can have expertise in designing and implementing data solutions that use Microsoft Azure data services. The Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure exam is an opportunity to prove knowledge expertise in integrating, transforming, and consolidating data from various structured and unstructured data systems into structures that are suitable for building analytics solutions that use Microsoft Azure data services. Each course teaches you the concepts and skills that are measured by the exam. By the end of this Specialization, you will be ready to take and sign-up for the Exam DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure (beta)....

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1 - 25 of 28 Reviews for Microsoft Azure Databricks for Data Engineering

By Shayne L

Apr 5, 2023

This course is loaded with hands-on exercises in the reading, as students are required to import Databricks notebooks, and execute these notebooks to learn the PySpark syntax and functions. I was unable to successfully execute any notebook even though I set up my Databricks workspace as according to the screenshots and the given instructions. The discussion forum is unhelpful because there are complaints from other learners who also encountered difficulties without receive any support from the course admin staff. Unfortunately this is a very poor experience in contrast to the MS Azure DP100 specialization, where I was able to complete all the machine learning exercises on Azure Databricks. It could have been better if I could share screenshot and discuss my technical issues with a support staff from Azure.

By Simon B

Jun 30, 2023

The course material is presented really poorly. A women is reading pages after pages from a screen and probably does not understand anything she is saying. The videos are pretty useless for the understanding of how things work and the only thing i will remember is not to delete my databricks instance. Without google and youtube i wouldn't understand any of the key concepts.

By Saadiyya R

Jan 25, 2023

Many mistakes in the exercises. They have all been reported multiple times and being mentioned in the discussion forum for more than a year. No one is taking any action to correct them.

The material is very dry just repeating the written content from the website.

By Jaakko N

Jul 18, 2023

Any of the course examples don't work because of a bug so this was just a waste of time.

By Natanael E F

Feb 14, 2024

Labs do not work. A disaster

By Eric K

May 27, 2022

Time estimates were inaccurate, lab resources were often linked incorrectly, lab resources required corrections to function

By Ahmet Y

Apr 1, 2024

Labs do not work

By Isaac S

Dec 16, 2022

Best course in the series so far, but the exercises were out of date and could be difficult to follow. Some of the exercises aren't free- I've been doing the entire course in one shot so I've already burned through my $200 credit. I was able to use a "free" trial of Databricks, though, so I was able to make it out for under $10 though. It's doable- just be sure to delete your resources! Databricks will still charge you for the VMs that it's set up on so if you want to get rid of those charges when you aren't using them, delete your databricks instance after you're done for the day.

By Sashank R S

Jun 6, 2023

it was a bit outdated and video lectures were not explained properly.

By Manthan N

Sep 12, 2023

Very informative and detailed course. Covered the most pivotal topics related to Microsoft azure databricks. Kudos to Coursera for providing such valuable learnings.

By Arquitectura D

May 6, 2022

Muy bueno el curso de Microsoft Azure Databricks for Data Engineering, hace un repaso muy completo de los principales temas.

By Asanka W

Sep 8, 2022

Greadt course. gained more practicle knowledge

By juan p z

Apr 25, 2023

curso muy completo, aprendes muchisimo.

By Sebastian C

Nov 15, 2021

Excelente curso!

By Man L

Sep 21, 2022

Great course

By Bala P

May 12, 2022

good comtent


Nov 27, 2023

Good course

By Sateesh M

Jan 30, 2023



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By Satyansh S

Sep 1, 2023

The content could've been a little more descriptive. At times, it got a little overwhelming in terms of technical terminologies, but overall, it was amazing. The notebooks were a great resource, when it came to hands on learning.

Definitely a recommended course.

By Jeanpierre N

Sep 17, 2023

Great course, I think must be more videos with handle-labs about how to applie of all about talk in thourghout lessons.

By Rick P

Dec 11, 2023

Diverse and interesting content but the labs are outdated.

By afrooq m

Mar 20, 2023


By Sridhar M

Jan 3, 2024

It is very introductory level. Learn quickly.

By James M

Apr 29, 2024

The course labs require Azure DataBricks 7.3LTS which is EOF and not available. To complete the labs you would need to migrate their code to at least 9.1 LTS. Also, the setup scripts don't work with the free trial version of DataBricks and you need to complete your setup manually.