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Introduction to Big Data with PySpark

Learn how to work with big data using PySpark!

  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 4 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    YesPro only
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

This course is an introduction to the underlying concepts behind big data with a practical and hands-on approach with PySpark. Big data is everywhere, and touches data science, data engineering, and machine learning. It is becoming central to marketing, strategy, and research. This course covers the applications and implications of big data on finance, social media, health, and medicine. PySpark makes it easy to start analyzing big data, making the potential of big data accessible to anyone who knows Python.

Syllabus

2 lessons • 2 projects • 3 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

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Practice projects

Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.

Assessments

Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.

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