Course description

  • What are the course objectives?

    The Apache Kafka course offered by Simplilearn is a key requirement for those aspiring to become Big Data Hadoop architects. Apache Kafka is an open-source stream processing platform and a high-performance real-time messaging system that can process millions of messages per second. It provides a distributed and partitioned messaging system that is highly fault tolerant. This Kafka Training course will guide participants through Kafka architecture, installation, interfaces and configuration on their way to learning the advanced concepts of Big Data.

  • Why is this course so desirable?

    Apache Kafka course is popularly used in many companies across the world. The training in Apache Kafka is most sought-after for the following reasons:
    • Apache Kafka is the preferred messaging platform for processing Big Data in real-time and fast processing of real-time message feeds.
    • Kafka was initially developed at LinkedIn to process millions of messages per second and later became a part of the Apache open-source projects. It is a highly scalable and fault-tolerant messaging system with petabyte scale message processing in real-time.
    • The Apache Kafka professionals can demonstrate their expertise in the fast-growing big data industry. 
    • Trained Apache Kafka professionals are experienced in tools used to process huge amounts of data, empowering their organizations to better leverage Big Data analytics.

  • What skills will you learn?

    By the end of Simplilearn’s Kafka training course, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the importance of big data
    • Describe the fundamental concepts of Kafka
    • Describe the architecture of Kafka
    • Explain how to install and configure Kafka
    • Explain how to use Kafka for real-time messaging

  • What are the career benefits of Kafka certification?

    Apache Kafka is one among the top ten fastest growing, in-demand technical skills. The Apache Kafka certification helps IT professionals establish themselves as experts in the field of Big Data, and certified professionals typically earn higher salaries than their non-certified peers. Certified professionals can pursue new career paths such as senior software professional, IT consultant, lead software professional and Big Data professional.
    The value of Apache Kafka certification has increased sharply in recent years and this certification is quickly becoming an entry-level requirement for a majority of IT-based roles. According to a Dataquest survey, Apache Kafka figures among the top 10 highest paying IT jobs with a salary of $134,950. Source: DataQuest

  • Who should take this Apache Kafka course?

    The Apache Kafka course is suitable for many roles, including:
    • Professionals aspiring for a career in Big Data
    • Analytics professionals, research professionals, IT developers, testers and project managers
    • Students
    • Individuals looking for a change in career

Course preview

    • Lesson 01- APACHE KAFKA ARCHITECTURE 14:43
      • 1.1- The Course Overview 02:24
      • 1.2- Building Applications in the Publish-Subscribe Architecture 02:37
      • 1.3- Topics and Partitions 04:39
      • 1.4- How Kafka Cluster is Built? - Brokers 02:56
      • 1.5- Setup of Kafka - Using Docker 02:07
    • Lesson 02- PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS 38:07
      • 2.1- Sending Events to Kafka - Producers API 04:55
      • 2.2- Asynchronous Send 08:02
      • 2.3- Partitioning of Topics - Implementing Custom Partitioner 02:52
      • 2.4- Reading Events from Kafka - Consumer API 06:24
      • 2.5- Consumer Pool Loop - Offset Management 07:41
      • 2.6- Rebalancing of Consumers 08:13
      • 3.1- Electing Partition Leaders - Kafka Controller Component 02:44
      • 3.2- Data Replication in Kafka 01:50
      • 3.3- Append-Only Distributed Log - Storing Events in Kafka 02:00
      • 3.4- Compaction Process 01:41
      • 3.5- Summary of Apache Kafka Course 00:52
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Exam & certification

  • What are the prerequisites for the Apache Kafka course?

    The prerequisites for the Apache Kafka course are:
    • Knowledge of any messaging system
    • Basic knowledge of Java or any programming language
    • Some knowledge of Linux- or Unix-based systems (nor required)

  • How do I unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    Online Self-Learning:
    • Complete 85 percent of the course
    • Complete one simulation test with a minimum score of 60 percent

Course advisor

Ronald van Loon
Ronald van Loon Top 10 Big Data & Data Science Influencer, Director - Adversitement

Named by Onalytica as one of the three most influential people in Big Data, Ronald is also an author for 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.


  • Do you provide demos in this course?

    Yes. demos for working with Kafka are included in this course for better understanding of the concepts. We will help you setup the virtual machine on your laptop and install Kafka on the virtual machine.

  • Can I install Kafka on a machine running macOS?

    Yes. Kafka can be installed on Macintosh systems. The installation steps are similar to the installation on Linux and can be done with the instructions provided in the lessons.

  • What are the system requirements to install Kafka?

    For this training, we recommend a laptop with windows 7 or higher end with at least 4GB of RAM. However, you can also install Kafka on a Linux or Mac system.

  • How do I enroll for the online training?

    You can enroll for this 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.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified 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 provide a money back guarantee for the training programs?

    Yes. We do offer a money-back guarantee for many of our training programs. Refer to our Refund Policy and submit refund requests via our Help and Support portal.

  • How can I learn more about this training program?

    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.

  • I am not able to access the online course. Who can help me?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link or contact Help & Support.

  • What does it mean to be GSA approved course?

    The course is part of Simplilearn’s contract with GSA (only US) with special pricing for GSA approved agencies & organizations. To know more click here

  • How do i know if I am eligible to buy this course at GSA price?

    You should be employed with GSA approved agencies & organizations. The list of approved agencies is provided here

    • Disclaimer
    • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.