Hortonworks has redesigned its certification program by creating hands-on, performance-based exams. Our new exams consist of tasks that candidates perform on a live HDP cluster. We are the first Hadoop provider to exclusively offer hands-on certification exams! The goal is to distinguish our exams from multiple-choice certifications. This will provide a measure of skills recognized in the Hadoop industry as meaningful and relevant to real-world tasks that a candidate would perform on the job.
Today we have two exciting announcements about the Hortonworks Certified Professional program:
Successful candidates of our new hands-on exams receive a digital badge that is verified by an independent third-party, BadgeCert:
Hortonworks Certified Professionals can proudly display their badge in email signatures, LinkedIn page, résumé, etc. Each badge has a unique link to a BadgeCert webpage that validates the certification for each individual.
If you are interested in attempting one of our new hands-on exams, please check our FAQ page: https://hortonworks.com/hdp-certified-developer-faq-page/. We also highly encourage candidates to attempt the provided practice exams, which run on the same environment as the real exam and provide sample tasks similar to the tasks on the real exam. If you have any questions about the Hortonworks Certified Professional program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While not required, each of our certifications has a related course that will help prepare students to take the exam.
Our certification exams are available online, so you can take them from any computer, anywhere, at anytime!