Hortonworks is excited to announce that our certification program is now offering hands-on, performance based exams! This new approach to Hadoop certification is designed to allow individuals an opportunity to prove their Hadoop skills in a way that is recognized in the industry as meaningful and relevant to on-the-job performance. Candidates get certified by performing tasks on a live Hadoop cluster.
Get Hadoop Certified!
Hortonworks currently has three certifications:
- HDP Certified Developer (HDPCD): for Hadoop developers using frameworks like Pig, Hive, Sqoop and Flume.
- HDP Certified Administrator (HDPCA):for administrators who deploy and manage Hadoop clusters.
- Hortonworks Certified Apache Hadoop Java Developer: for developers who design, develop and architect Hadoop-based solutions written in the Java programming language.
While not required, our certifications have a training course that can help students learn the exam objectives. The following graphic shows the relationship between our certification exams and our training courses:
How to Register
To register for the new hands-on HDP Certified Developer (HDPCD) or HDP Certified Administrator (HDPCA) exams, create an account at www.examslocal.com, then search for “Hortonworks”. The cost of each exam is $250 USD. You can take the exam anytime, anywhere using your own computer.
To register for the Java Developer or Administrator exams, create an account here, then select “Register for an Assessment”. The cost is $200 USD. You can take an exam in locations worldwide 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.
New Performance Based Exams
Our new hands-on, performance based exams are intended to create a Hadoop certification recognized by the industry as a meaningful validation of a candidate’s skills. Check out the HDPCD Frequently Asked Questions page for details on this exciting new certification program.