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The HDPCA Exam

NOTICE: The HDPCA exam is not available for purchase or scheduling from September 20th 2018 to December 31st 2018. Click HERE for additional details.

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. The HDP Certified Administrator (HDPCA) exam has five main categories of tasks that involve:

Installation
Configuration
Troubleshooting
High Availability
Security

The exam is based on the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 installed and managed with Ambari 2.1.0. Each candidate will be given access to a four-node HDP 2.3 cluster along with a list of tasks to be performed on that cluster.

To be fully prepared for the HDP Certified Administrator exam, candidates should be able to complete all of the exam objectives.


Take the Exam Anytime, Anywhere

The HDP Certified Administrator (HDPCA) exam is available from any computer, anywhere, at any time. All you need is a webcam and a good Internet connection. The cost of the exam is $250 USD per attempt.

How to Register

Follow the steps below to register for an exam. Our hands-on exams leverage virtual machines and require a high-speed internet connection. In order to ensure that you have the optimal experience, we do not recommend attempting the exams unless you meet the minimum connection requirements listed below. The cost of each exam is $250 USD. You can take the exam anytime, anywhere using your own computer.

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Run a Speed Test to determine if you meet the recommended minimum requirements. Hortonworks University requires that you have a minimum network speed of 10 Mbps download and 2.5 Mbps upload (10/2.5),  however 20/5 Mbps (download/upload) or higher is strongly recommended.

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Visit the Certification Exam Frequently Asked Questions to review important requirements and guidelines. We also recommend you have at minimum 8 GB of RAM on your computer, but highly recommend 16 GB.

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If you have determined that you have met the recommended internet connection speed and other requirements, go to learn.hortonworks.com to purchase the exam.

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Click the Continue to PSI button and you will be taken to examslocal.com, create an account using the SAME email address you used on learn.hortonworks.com

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After logging into examslocal.com search for the exam code HDPCA and schedule your exam.

Exam Objectives

Candidates should be able to perform all objectives.

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Exam Datasheet

You can download the following details of the HDPCA Exam in a PDF

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FAQ

FAQ page contains useful information about our exams and how to register for them.

VIEW FAQ

Practice Exam

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.

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The practice exam is available in the cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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You will need an AWS account to follow the instructions

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We do not charge for the practice exam, but you do have to pay for an AWS instance, which is typically less than $1 an hour

Upcoming Courses

In addition to your self-study, our convenient Virual Instructor-Led Courses can help you get prepared for the certification exam. Register for one of our upcoming courses below to get started. Check back often if you do not currently see a session that fits your schedule.

These are not certification exam prep courses, but align with the indicated certification exam.

HDP OPERATIONS: ADMINISTRATION FOUNDATION HDP OPERATIONS: HDP ADMINISTRATION II
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Earn a Certificate of Completion

As of July 2018, when you successfully pass a Hortonworks certification, you will be issued certificate of completion. It can be downloaded as a PDF file, or shared in your LinkedIn account.