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Hortonworks has redesigned its certification program to create an industry-recognized certification where individuals prove their Hadoop knowledge by performing actual hands-on tasks on a Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) cluster, as opposed to answering multiple-choice questions. The HDP Certified Administrator (HDPCA) exam is designed for Hadoop system administrators and operators responsible for installing, configuring and supporting an HDP cluster.
Purpose of the Exam
The purpose of this exam is to provide organizations that use Hadoop with a means of identifying suitably qualified staff to install, configure, secure and troubleshoot a Hortonwork Data Platform cluster using Apache Ambari.
The exam has five main categories of tasks that involve:
The exam is based on the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 installed and managed with Ambari 2.1.0.
View the complete list of objectives below, which includes links to the corresponding documentation and/or other resources
How to Register
Create an account at www.examslocal.com. Once registered and logged in, select “Schedule an Exam”, and then enter “Hortonworks” in the “Search Here” field to locate and select the Hortonworks HDP Certified Administrator exam.
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Hortonworks University recommends that candidates attempt the practice exam to familiarize themselves with the exam environment and also with the types of tasks that appear on the certification exam. Follow these instructions to setup and attempt the practice exam.
Candidates for the HDPCA exam should be able to perform each of the tasks in the list of exam objectives below.
The exam is delivered in English
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HDP Certified Administrator (HDPCA) Exam Objectives
Candidates for the HDPCA exam should be able to perform each of the tasks below:
|Installation||Configure a local HDP repository||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/Ambari-184.108.40.206/bk_Installing_HDP_AMB/content/_using_a_local_repository.html|
|Install ambari-server and ambari-agent||
|Install HDP using the Ambari install wizard||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/Ambari-220.127.116.11/bk_Installing_HDP_AMB/content/ch_Deploy_and_Configure_a_HDP_Cluster.html|
|Add a new node to an existing cluster||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/Ambari-18.104.22.168/Ambari_Doc_Suite/ADS_v200.html#ref-d745870f-2b0a-47ad-9307-8c01b440589b|
|Decommission a node||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.3.0/bk_Sys_Admin_Guides/content/ch_slave_nodes.html|
|Add an HDP service to a cluster using Ambari||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/Ambari-22.214.171.124/Ambari_Doc_Suite/ADS_v200.html#ref-556d8737-67b1-43da-8331-bccb6ff28ac6|
|Configuration||Define and deploy a rack topology script||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.3.0/bk_hdfs_admin_tools/content/ch05.html|
|Change the configuration of a service using Ambari||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.2.4/index.html|
|Configure the Capacity Scheduler||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.3.0/bk_yarn_resource_mgt/content/ch_capacity_scheduler.html|
|Create a home directory for a user and configure permissions||http://hadoop.apache.org/docs/current/hadoop-project-dist/hadoop-common/FileSystemShell.html|
|Configure the include and exclude DataNode files||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.3.0/bk_Sys_Admin_Guides/content/ch_slave_nodes.html|
|Troubleshooting||Restart an HDP service||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/Ambari-126.96.36.199/Ambari_Doc_Suite/ADS_v200.html#ref-fc5734c8-1957-4406-8fe8-71a1de0193c1|
|View an application’s log file||
|Configure and manage alerts||https://hortonworks.com/blog/announcing-apache-ambari-2-0/#alerts|
|Troubleshoot a failed job||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.1.5/bk_using-apache-hadoop/content/mrv2_troubleshooting.html|
|High Availability||Configure NameNode HA||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.3.0/bk_hadoop-ha/content/ch_HA-NameNode.html|
|Configure ResourceManager HA||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.3.0/bk_hadoop-ha/content/ch_HA-ResourceManager.html|
|Copy data between two clusters using distcp||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.3.0/bk_Sys_Admin_Guides/content/ch_distcp.html|
|Create a snapshot of an HDFS directory||http://hadoop.apache.org/docs/current/hadoop-project-dist/hadoop-hdfs/HdfsSnapshots.html|
|Recover a snapshot||http://hadoop.apache.org/docs/current/hadoop-project-dist/hadoop-hdfs/HdfsSnapshots.html|
|Configure HiveServer2 HA||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.3.0/bk_hadoop-ha/content/ch_HA-HiveServer2.html|
|Security||Install and configure Knox||
|Install and configure Ranger||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.3.0/bk_Ranger_Install_Guide/content/ch_overview_ranger_ambari_install.html|
|Configure HDFS ACLs||http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.3.0/bk_hdfs_admin_tools/content/ch01.html|