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From Paco Nathan <cet...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Spark Trainings/ Professional certifications
Date Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:17:43 GMT
For online, use the http://www.oreilly.com/go/sparkcert link to sign up via
O'Reilly. They will send details -- the announcement is being prepared.

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 10:56 AM, gen tang <gen.tang86@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am sorry to bother you, but I couldn't find any information about online
> test of spark certification managed through Kryterion.
> Could you please give me the link about it?
> Thanks a lot in advance.
>
> Cheers
> Gen
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 6:18 PM, Paco Nathan <ceteri@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Saurabh,
>>
>> In your area, Big Data Partnership provides Spark training:
>> http://www.bigdatapartnership.com/
>>
>> As Sean mentioned, there is a certification program via a partnership
>> between O'Reilly Media and Databricks http://www.oreilly.com/go/sparkcert
>>  That is offered in two ways, in-person at events such as Strata + Hadoop
>> World http://strataconf.com/  and also an online test managed through
>> Kryterion. Sign up on the O'Reilly page.
>>
>> There are also two MOOCs starting soon on edX through University of
>> California:
>>
>> Intro to Big Data with Apache Spark
>> by Prof. Anthony Joseph, UC Berkeley
>> begins Feb 23
>>
>> https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-big-data-apache-spark-uc-berkeleyx-cs100-1x#.VK1pkmTF8gk
>>
>> Scalable Machine Learning
>> Prof. Ameet Talwalkar, UCLA
>> begins Apr 14
>>
>> https://www.edx.org/course/scalable-machine-learning-uc-berkeleyx-cs190-1x#.VK1pkmTF8gk
>>
>> For coaching, arguably you might be best to talk with consultants
>> especially for near-term needs. Contact me off-list and I can help provide
>> intros in your area.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Paco
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 6:38 AM, Saurabh Agrawal <
>> saurabh.agrawal@markit.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Can you please suggest some of the best available trainings/ coaching
>>>  and professional certifications in Apache Spark?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> We are trying to run predictive analysis on our Sales data and come out
>>> with recommendations (leads). We have tried to run CF but we end up getting
>>> absolutely bogus results!! A training that would leave us hands on to do
>>> our job effectively is what we are after. In addition to this, if this
>>> training could provide a firm ground for a professional certification, that
>>> would be an added advantage.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for your inputs
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Saurabh Agrawal
>>>
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