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Skills you will gain

Scala ProgrammingBig DataApache SparkSQL

Learner Career Outcomes

11%

started a new career after completing these courses

15%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 28 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

12 hours to complete

Getting Started + Spark Basics

12 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 105 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Data-Parallel to Distributed Data-Parallel10m
Latency24m
RDDs, Spark's Distributed Collection9m
RDDs: Transformation and Actions16m
Evaluation in Spark: Unlike Scala Collections!20m
Cluster Topology Matters!8m
5 readings
Tools setup10m
Sbt tutorial10m
Intellij IDEA Tutorial10m
Eclipse tutorial10m
Submitting solutions10m
Week
2

Week 2

7 hours to complete

Reduction Operations & Distributed Key-Value Pairs

7 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 59 min)
4 videos
Pair RDDs6m
Transformations and Actions on Pair RDDs20m
Joins17m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Partitioning and Shuffling

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 57 min)
4 videos
Partitioning14m
Optimizing with Partitioners11m
Wide vs Narrow Dependencies16m
Week
4

Week 4

8 hours to complete

Structured data: SQL, Dataframes, and Datasets

8 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 133 min)
5 videos
Spark SQL17m
DataFrames (1)26m
DataFrames (2)30m
Datasets43m

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About the Functional Programming in Scala Specialization

Discover how to write elegant code that works the first time it is run. This Specialization provides a hands-on introduction to functional programming using the widespread programming language, Scala. It begins from the basic building blocks of the functional paradigm, first showing how to use these blocks to solve small problems, before building up to combining these concepts to architect larger functional programs. You'll see how the functional paradigm facilitates parallel and distributed programming, and through a series of hands on examples and programming assignments, you'll learn how to analyze data sets small to large; from parallel programming on multicore architectures, to distributed programming on a cluster using Apache Spark. A final capstone project will allow you to apply the skills you learned by building a large data-intensive application using real-world data....
Functional Programming in Scala

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