Apache Spark

This page is about the skill Apache Spark, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. The Apache Spark skill is mainly about the practical uses of Spark for data analytics and data science. It includes being able to demonstrate when and where Spark can be used and how it fits into the data science ecosystem. SparkSQL and PySpark questions are also included in this subject.

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What types of things are included in the Apache Spark skill?

The Apache Spark skill assesses knowledge of topics like Catalyst Optimizer, Data Aggregation, Distributed Operations, PySpark, Reduction Operations, Spark Logger & Spark Streaming DStream.

Which types of roles require good Apache Spark skills?

Apache Spark is a commonly assessed skill for roles such as Data Scientist & Data Engineer.

Why should we test someone’s Apache Spark skills?

A critical part of running an ethical hiring process that’s fair and meritocratic is having objective measures of someone’s skills. Why does ethical hiring matter? Simple - it helps you hire the best person for the job.

Robert Half reported that the cost of a bad hire is on average 15-21% of the employee’s salary.

What was the most common reason for mis-hires? A lack of the right technical skills. This a true hiring own-goal, as it’s so easily preventable through a valid, thorough skills assessment.

So, if your role requires a candidate to know Apache Spark well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.

Can I test my current team’s Apache Spark skills too?

Yes you sure can. You can assess their skills using Alooba Growth.

Which tests can I find the Apache Spark skill in?

Apache Spark can be assessed through the Concepts & Knowledge test.

Can I add my own Apache Spark questions?

Yes, you can add your own Apache Spark questions via the question bank.

How do I get access to Alooba to test Apache Spark skills?

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How difficult is the Apache Spark skill?

Each question on Alooba is categorized by difficulty - Easy, Medium & Hard. You can set the difficulty level to whatever you like by picking and choosing the questions that you want to include.

What else can I assess with Alooba?

You can also assess someone’s intelligence, their personality type and critical soft skills, like communication.

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