Hadoop 1.0 Administrator Certification

References for Certification Candidates

Intended Audience

The Certified Apache Hadoop Administrator certification is intended for IT administrators and operators who deploy, manage and monitor Hadoop-based solutions, consultants who create Hadoop project proposals and Hadoop administration instructors.  Those certified are recognized as having high level of skill in Apache Hadoop administration

Exam Format

The Certified Apache Hadoop 2.x exam consists of 41 open response and multiple-choice questions. The exam is delivered in English.

Practice Exams

Certification candidates may take two practice exams at no charge. Register at the certification site.

Exam Scheduling

This exam is administered through Kryterion, Inc. The exam can be sat at authorized testing center or via remote proctoring. For additional information and to register please visit our certification site.

Time Limit

The time allotted for the exam is 60 minutes.

Passing Score

A passing score is  75%.

Retake Policy

If a candidate does not pass an exam on the first attempt, he or she may register and sit the exam as soon as the final score is delivered.   After the second attempt a candidate must wait 7 calendar days from their original appointment time before he or she can register to retake the exam. Should a candidate need to retake the exam again there will be a 10 day waiting period. Once the exam is Passed, a candidate may not make any further attempts.

Exam Security

Hortonworks reserves the right to refuse certifying a candidate who violates exam security policies. This includes copying and redistribution of exam material, using any type of study material during the exam itself, attempting to photograph exam items and taking an exam using a false identity.

Other Certifications

Hortonworks offers certification for Hadoop Developers who are developing in Hive and Pig and Hadoop Developers who are developing in Java.

Courses to Prepare

The following courses can help prepare a certification candidate for the  Apache Hadoop 1.0 Administrator Certification. Course participation is encouraged but not required. Any student who attends this course will receive a voucher to cover the cost of one certification attempt:

Core Exam Topic Areas

  • HDFS
  • Benchmarking
  • FlumeNG
  • HBase
  • Configuration
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