Sunset Learning Institute Now Offering Authorized Hortonworks Training in Apache Hadoop

June 24th, 2014 – Sunset Learning Institute (SLI) announced that it has joined the Hortonworks Training Delivery Partner Program to provide expert training on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). Sunset Learning Institute joins a global network of Hortonworks-certified training providers to deliver Apache™ Hadoop® courses. Hortonworks is the leading contributor to and provider of Apache Hadoop, and HDP is the industry’s only 100-percent open source Hadoop distribution, explicitly architected, built, and tested for enterprise-grade deployments.

Sunset Learning Institute will now offer Hortonworks course content, and real-world lab experiences designed by the leaders and committers of Apache Hadoop. These courses will enable users, managers, developers, and architects to maximize their knowledge and understanding of Hadoop and HDP.

Through the use of video conferencing technology, Sunset Learning Institute has the unique capability of providing Hortonworks instructor-led training across multiple locations simultaneously via their HD-ILT network. HD-ILT (High Definition Instructor Led Training) combines the advantages of remote training, with the virtual reality of being in the classroom with a live instructor. Utilizing the same remote lab access combined with life-size high-definition two-way audio and video, students at a HD-ILT facility receive the same experience as those in the classroom. Instructors and students, no matter the location, are able to see and hear each other real-time providing a completely interactive training experience. Sunset Learning Institute currently has over 35 established HD-ILT locations across North America for which students can attend training at.

Sunset Learning Institute will be offing Hortonworks training across their HD-ILT network. Course descriptions and training dates can be found at the SLI Hortonworks Training Page. Classes include:

  • HDP Developer Apache Pig and Hive
  • HDP Developer Custom YARN Applications
  • HDP Developer Java
  • HDP Developer Apache Spark Using Python
  • HDP Developer Apache Spark Using Scala
  • HDP Developer Storm and Trident Fundamentals Workshop
  • HDP Operations Hadoop Administration 1
  • HDP Operations Hadoop Administration 2
  • HDP Operations Hortonworks Data Flow
  • HDP Operations Migrating to the Hortonworks Data Platform
  • HDP Operations Apache HBase Advanced Management
  • HDP Analyst Apache HBase Essentials
  • HDP Analyst Data Science
  • HDP Administrator Security

“We are pleased to partner with Hortonworks and to leverage SLI’s technical competencies and HD-ILT network to meet its growing product training demand. Our ability to provide a guaranteed-to-run class schedule will enable us to more effectively and efficiently service Hortonworks, its partners and customers’ needs” said Rick Morgan, Sunset Learning Institute CEO.

Hortonworks Data Platform was built by the core architects, builders and operators of Apache Hadoop and includes all of the necessary components to manage a cluster at scale and uncover business insights from existing and new big data sources. With a YARN-based architecture, HDP enables multiple workloads, applications and processing engines across single clusters with optimal efficiency. A reliable, secure and multi-use enterprise data platform, HDP is an important component of the modern data architecture, helping organizations mine, process and analyze large batches of unstructured data sets to make more informed business decisions.

“Sunset Learning Institute has a strong foundation of technical training and we look forward to collaborating with them to bring authorized Hortonworks training to their customers,” said Danielle Tomlinson, Sr. Director, Global Education at Hortonworks. “The addition of Apache Hadoop training is a natural extension and complement to SLI’s existing curriculum and will help meet growing demand for skilled Hadoop developers. By joining their HD-ILT network of locations, Hortonworks is able to provide training in locations previously not serviced.”

 About Sunset Learning Institute

Sunset Learning Institute (SLI) has been delivering and developing authorized training since 1996. SLI is headquartered in Reston, VA and Denver, CO with 35 other facility locations across North America. Technical training is our business focus.

Sunset Learning Institute (SLI) exists to provide world-class technical training by delivering exceptional learning experiences to their customers. Whether it is an off-the-shelf course, or a customized private training session specific to our customers needs, their goal is to help clients optimize their technology investment through an educational consultative approach that allows the students to receive the highest quality of advanced training anywhere in the marketplace.

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