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February 16, 2012
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Announcing Hortonworks University

One of the common themes that we hear from customers, partners, industry analysts and others in the community is that there is massive need for Apache Hadoop education. The demand for trained and certified Hadoop professionals far exceeds the current supply and this knowledge gap is threatening to slow the rapid adoption of Hadoop. To address this challenge, Hortonworks is pleased to announce Hortonworks University.

Hortonworks University consists of public, private on-site and live online courses for both developers and administrators. Our courses are role-based and consist of both expert content that leverages Hortonworks deep domain expertise, and hands-on labs that prepares students for the real-world Hadoop scenarios they will face. The labs in particular set Hortonworks apart from other training offerings in the market place. As the creators of much of the Apache Hadoop code, we have an exceptional understanding of the essential Hadoop components. We have spent countless hours applying this expertise to create highly valuable hands-on exercises that enable students to immediately implement what they have learned. We don’t simply “inform” students. We truly “enable” them to be successful.

Over the past few weeks, we have significantly expanded the number of Hortonworks training courses. If you are interested in learning more about Apache Hadoop, I strongly recommend you find a class near you.

I also recommend that you begin following the Hortonworks University team on Twitter to keep up with us as we add new course types, new class schedules and even exclusive discount codes for our Hortonworks_U twitter followers.

~Bob Mahan


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