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DEMAND FOR BIG DATA SKILLS

IT hiring managers rate certifications as having extremely high or high value when rating expertise of candidates, based on a survey by CompTIA.

According to Forbes, the median advertised salary for professionals with big data expertise is $124,000 a year

IBM, Cisco and Oracle together advertised 26,488 open positions that required big data expertise in the last twelve months.

OUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM MISSION

At Hortonworks University creates meaningful certifications that are recognized in the industry as a confident measure of qualified, capable big data experts. How do we accomplish that mission?

Our certifications are exclusively hands on, performance-based exams that require you to complete a set of tasks.

By performing tasks on an actual Hadoop cluster instead of just guessing at multiple-choice questions, Hortonworks Certified Professionals have proven competency and big data expertise.

HOW TO BECOME CERTIFIED

To become a Hortonworks Certified Professional, you need to earn at least one of our certifications:
HDPCD

HDP Certified Developer

for Hadoop developers using frameworks like Pig, Hive, Sqoop and Flume.


HDPCD-Spark

HDP Certified Apache Spark Developer

for developers responsible for developing Spark Core and Spark SQL applications in Scala or Python.


HDPCD-Java

HDP Certified Java Developer

for developers who design, develop and architect Hadoop-based solutions written in the Java programming language.


HDPCA

HDP Certified Administrator

for administrators who deploy and manage Hadoop clusters.

HCA

Hortonworks Certified Associate

for an entry point and fundamental skills required to progress to the higher levels of the Hortonworks certification program.

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EARN DIGITAL BADGES

Hortonworks Certified Professionals receive a digital badge for each certification earned. Display your badges proudly on your resume, LinkedIn profile, email signature, etc. Each badge you earn is issued and verified by BadgeCert, a third-party digital badge authentication provider.

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The practical oriented certification exam was really a great idea for Hadoop. It was challenging as well.

M. Rajendran, Barclays,

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It was refreshing to be tested on a real set of machines. I could bring to bare all of my experience with linux, networking and the command line as well as my experience with Hadoop together to solve problems and do real work, in a way a multiple-choice test just can’t. It also meant I could combine approaches that exist in the real world for speed or ease that may not be honored in a constrained example. Thanks, it was a fun test to take!

E. Marshall, Airisdata,

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It was a great exam and required a lot of study and knowledge of Hadoop. Keeping in mind the time constraints and number of questions to complete, this exam can teach you a lot. And questions test your knowledge – from mostly all of the prominent Hadoop tools which i like the most. I felt very confident after clearing this exam and right now I am working on a huge dataset in my current job.

Rahul G., Tata Consultancy Services,

HOW TO REGISTER

To register for the new hands-on 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.

Exam vouchers are valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.