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From Paco Nathan <>
Subject Re: Spark Trainings/ Professional certifications
Date Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:18:52 GMT
Hi Saurabh,

In your area, Big Data Partnership provides Spark training:

As Sean mentioned, there is a certification program via a partnership
between O'Reilly Media and Databricks
 That is offered in two ways, in-person at events such as Strata + Hadoop
World  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

Intro to Big Data with Apache Spark
by Prof. Anthony Joseph, UC Berkeley
begins Feb 23

Scalable Machine Learning
Prof. Ameet Talwalkar, UCLA
begins Apr 14

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.


On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 6:38 AM, Saurabh Agrawal <>

> 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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