Spark and Scala Certification Course Overview

This Spark certification training helps you master the essential skills of the Apache Spark open-source framework and Scala programming language, including Spark Streaming, Spark SQL, machine learning programming, GraphX programming, and Shell Scripting Spark. You will also understand the role of Spark in overcoming the limitations of MapReduce.

Skills Covered

  • Scala programming language
  • Spark installation process
  • Resilient Distributed Datasets RDD
  • SparkSQL
  • Spark Streaming features
  • Spark ML programming
  • GraphX programming


The global Apache Spark market revenue may grow to $4.2 billion by 2020, with a cumulative market value of $9.2 billion and a growth rate of 67 percent. Professionals with Apache Spark skills find job opportunities in sectors like retail, manufacturing, and healthcare.

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Spark and Scala Course Curriculum


This Spark certification training course is ideal for professionals aspiring for a career in the field of real-time big data analytics, analytics professionals, research professionals, IT developers and testers, data scientists, BI and reporting professionals, and students who want to gain a thorough understanding of Apache Spark.
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Those wishing to take the Apache Spark certification training course should have a fundamental knowledge of any programming language and a basic understanding of any database, SQL, and query language for databases. Working knowledge of Linux- or Unix-based systems is also beneficial.
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  • Project 1


    Help a banking institution to perform the marketing analysis of the data generated by a marketing campaign to convince potential customers to invest in a bank term deposit scheme.


Spark and Scala Course Advisor

  • Ronald van Loon

    Ronald van Loon

    Top 10 Big Data and Data Science Influencer, Director - Adversitement

    Named by Onalytica as one of the three most influential people in Big Data, Ronald is also an author of a number of leading Big Data and Data Science websites, including Datafloq, Data Science Central, and The Guardian. He also regularly speaks at renowned events.


Apache Scala and Spark Exam & Certification

Apache Spark and Scala Certificate in Chicago
  • Who provides the certification?

    After successful completion of the Apache Scala & Spark course, you will be awarded the course completion certificate from Simplilearn.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    Online Classroom:
    • Attend one complete batch of Apache Scala and Spark certification training
    • Complete one project and one simulation test with a minimum score of 60 percent
    Online Self-Learning:
    • Complete 85 percent of the course
    • Complete one project and one simulation test with a minimum score of 60 percent

  • How long is the Apache Scala and Spark certificate from Simplilearn valid for?

    The Apache Scala & Spark certification from Simplilearn has lifelong validity.

  • What is the cost of CCA175 Spark and Hadoop Developer exam?

    The  CCA175 Spark and Hadoop Developer exam costs USD $295.

  • What is the passing score of the CCA175 exam?

    There are 8–12 performance-based (hands-on) tasks and the passing score is 70%.

  • I have passed the Spark and Hadoop Developer exam, how long will it take to receive my CCA175 certificate?

    If you have passed the exam, you will receive your digital certificate and license number within 5 business days of taking the exam.

  • How many attempts do I have to pass the CCA175 exam?

    You may take the exam as many times as you want until you pass, however, you must pay for each attempt; Retakes are not allowed after the successful completion of a test.

  • Do you provide any practice tests as part of this course?

    Yes, we provide 1 practice test as part of our course to help you prepare for the actual certification exam. You can try this Spark and Scala Exam Questions - Free Practice Test to understand the type of tests that are part of the course curriculum.

  • How do I become a Spark Developer?

    To become a Spark developer, one needs to be well versed in using Spark for cleaning, transforming, and analyzing huge amounts of raw data. With our Spark and Scala certification course, you would learn how to handle this responsibility satisfactorily.

Spark and Scala Course Reviews

  • Peter Dao

    Peter Dao

    Senior Technical Analyst at Sutter Health, Sacramento

    Instructor is very experienced in these topics. I like the examples given in the classes.

  • Amit Pradhan

    Amit Pradhan

    Assistant Manager at HT Media, Bangalore

    It was really a great learning experience. Big Data course has been instrumental in laying the foundation for the beginners, both in terms of conceptual content as well as the practical lab. Thanks to Simplilearn team that it was not less than a live classroom..Really Appreciate it..

  • Aravinda Reddy

    Aravinda Reddy

    Lead Software Engineer at Thomson Reuters, Bangalore

    The training has been very good. Trainer was right on the targeted agenda with great technical skills. He covered all the topics with good number of examples and allowed us to do hands-on as well.

  • Martin Stufi

    Martin Stufi

    C.E.O - Solutia, s.r.o., Prague

    Great course! I really recommend it!

  • Anjaneya Prasad Nidubrolu

    Anjaneya Prasad Nidubrolu

    Assistant Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore

    Well-structured course and the instructor is very good. He has a good grip on the subject and clears our doubts instantly and he makes sure that all the students understand things correctly.

  • Nagarjuna D N

    Nagarjuna D N

    AT&T, Bangalore

    Getting a high quality training from industry expert at your convenience, affordable with the resources you need to master what you are learning.

  • Vinod JV

    Vinod JV

    Lead Software Engineer at Thomson Reuters, Bangalore

    The trainer has excellent knowledge on the subject and is very thorough in answering the doubts. I hope Simplilearn will always continue to give trainers like this.

  • Arijit Chatterjee

    Arijit Chatterjee

    Senior Consultant at Capgemini, Bangalore

    It was really a wonderful experience to have such real-time project discussion during the training session. It helped to learn in depth.


Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Spark and Scala Training FAQs

  • What is Apache Spark?

    Apache Spark is an open-source data processing framework that can easily perform processing tasks on very large data sets, and also distribute data processing tasks across multiple computers, either on its own or with other distributed computing tools.

  • What is Scala?

    Scala is a general purpose programming language which is compiler based and a multi-paradigm programming language. It is a combination of functional programming and object oriented programming languages.

  • Scala vs Spark

    Spark is a unified analytics engine that is used for processing Big Data. It is a cluster computing framework that developers use for processing tasks rapidly with extensive datasets. Scala is an object-oriented programming language in which Spark is written. With Scala, developers can dive into Spark’s source code to get access to the framework’s newest features.

  • Can I learn Apache Spark and Scala online?

    The rapid evolution of learning methodologies, thanks to the influx of technology, has increased the ease and efficiency of online learning, making it possible to learn at your own pace. Simplilearn's Apache Spark and Scala provide eLearning content and access to study materials from anywhere and at any time. Our extensive (and growing) collection of blogs, tutorials, and YouTube videos will help you get up to speed on the main concepts. Even after your class ends, we provide a 24/7 support system to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

  • Will this Apache Spark course help me to crack the CCA175 Spark and Hadoop certification exam?

    Simplilearn’s Apache Spark certification course gives you a step by step guide for learning all the relevant concepts. It makes you industry-ready by covering all the topics that are included in the CCA175 certification exam.

  • I also have basic knowledge in Python, do you offer both Python and Spark courses together?

    You can take Simplearn’s PySpark certification training course to learn how to use Python in the Spark ecosystem.

  • What are the system requirements?

    Your system must fulfill the following requirements:
    • 64-bit Operating System
    • 8GB RAM

  • How will the labs be conducted?

    We will help you set up a virtual machine with local access. The detailed installation guide is provided in the LMS.

  • How is the Apache Spark real-time projects completed and how do I get certified?

    Everything you need to complete your Apache Spark real-time projects, such as problem statements and data points, are provided for you in the LMS. If you have other questions, you can contact us.
    After completing the Apache Spark certification training, you will submit your finished project to the trainer for evaluation. Upon successful evaluation of the project and completion of the online simulation exam, you will get certified as a Spark and Scala Professional.

  • Who are the instructors/trainers and how are they selected?

    All of our highly-qualified instructors are Apache Scala and Spark certified, with more than 15 years of experience in training and working professionally in the Big Data domain. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and live training demonstration before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers who maintain a high alumni rating continue to train for us.

  • What are the modes of training offered for this Apache Scala and Spark certification training course?

    We offer two modes of training:
    Live Virtual Classroom or Online Classroom: With instructor-led online classroom training, you have the option to attend the Apache Scala and Spark course remotely from your desktop or laptop via video conferencing. This format improves productivity and decreases the time spent away from work or home.
    Online Self-Learning: In this mode, you will receive lecture videos which you can review at your own pace.

  • What if I miss a class?

    We provide recordings of the Apache Scala and Spark training classes after the session is conducted, so you can catch-up on training before the next session.

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Do I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment. We provide a complete refund after deducting the administration fee. To know more, please go through our Refund Policy.

  • How do I enroll for the Apache Scala and Spark certification training?

    You can enroll for this Apache Scala and Spark certification training on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options: 
    • Visa Credit or Debit Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Diner’s Club
    • PayPal
    Once payment is received you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • I’d like to learn more about this Spark certification course. Whom should I contact?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in Apache Spark and Scala in your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • Do you recommend any Apache Spark books to refer before taking this course?

    Before taking this Apache Spark certification training course, you can learn about Apache Spark by reading these books: Spark:

    • The Definitive Guide: Big Data Processing Made Simple By Bill Chambers
    • Apache Spark 2.x Machine Learning Cookbook By Siamak Amirghodsi
    • Spark Cookbook from Rishi Yadav

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