The R Essentials for Data Scientists training program enables participants to work with applications in OpenSource environments including the R language. R is a functional programming environment used commonly by data scientists and data analysts though it can be easily used by non-programmers as well. Either ways, working with R language is a much sought after skill for data analysts and data scientists. The course discusses using R with various libraries to effectively apply Spark/R and Sparkly/R. Participants will learn to come up with effective solutions to common real-life scenarios encountered when performing different analysis.