Hadoop Certification

Establish your credentials with Hadoop

Hortonworks certifications establish that you are a trusted and valuable Apache Hadoop professional. These qualifications have been designed and developed by the leaders and core committers of Apache Hadoop so that you and the industry can be assured that the highest standards in the industry have been obtained.

Certification Benefits

When you become a certified Hadoop professional, you:

  • Establish key Hadoop credentials
  • Highlight your skills and knowledge to customers and employers
  • Are recognized in the Industry
  • Increase Customer confidence
  • Become a Member of a core group of committed professionals who are advancing Apache Hadoop.

Certification Preparation

While not required, each of our certifications has a related course that will help prepare students to take the exam. Click on the exam or course below in which you are interested:

For Apache Hadoop 2.x Certifications
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For Apache Hadoop 1.x Certifications (prior version)
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The fee for certification exams is $200 USD.

Register for an exam

If you are a new user, create a new account and then select “Register for an Assessment”.


You can take an exam in locations worldwide or online in the privacy of your own home. The Hortonworks Certification Exam is administered by our partner, KRYTERION Inc. Candidates have the ability to take a certification exam onsite at a testing center or, with the correct resources, through remote testing services. Please see the exam details pages and registration information for complete details.

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Registerfor practice exams.  Create a new user account and then select ‘Register for an Assessment’

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