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Hortonworks University Blended Learning


Hortonworks University Blended Learning is a unique offering that combines the flexibility of self-paced learning, with the benefits of live instructor-led sessions, Each blended learning course includes lessons and hands-on lab exercises that the student can complete at their own convenience. In addition, each course will have regularly scheduled one to two hour live on-line micro sessions.

Pricing for each course will be based on the number of credit hours associated with each course. Students will purchase each individual course, rather than an entire library subscription. This will allow for targeted learning of specific topics. Courses will be updated on an ongoing basis to ensure that the latest information is available to allow students to keep pace with the ever changing field of Big Data.

Upcoming Live Micro-Learning Sessions

Below are our currently scheduled upcoming Live Micro-Learning Sessions:

DEV-BL-343 Spark Developer 2.x - December 21st 9am - 11am EST
To further enhance your learning experience, approximately every two weeks, one or two hour live micro sessions will be scheduled. During each session, Hortonworks University instructors will discuss various topics related to each course. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss any course related questions with their instructor. These sessions will also be available in recorded format after each session and can be viewed at any time. Please note that the live micro sessions schedule is subject to change and instructor availability.
In order to help you meet your learning goals, we offer two options for purchasing courses:

Individual Courses

Courses can be purchased individually with pricing for each course based on the number on credit hours for each course


By Learning Track

Courses can be purchased by track. Currently, the Administrator track is available and contains HDP Administration Foundations, Hortonworks DataFlow Operations and HDP Security.

Access to each Hortonworks University Blended Learning course varies depending on the type of purchase.

Access to each Hortonworks University Online course varies depending on the type of purchase.

Courses purchased as part of a learning track can be accessed via a 12-month subscription period.


Subscriptions are valid for one individual named user. Any additional users who wish to access course content or attend live micro sessions will be required to purchase a subscription.

Hortonworks University Online is designed for architects, developers, analysts, data scientists, and IT decision makers – as well as those new to Hadoop…essentially anyone with a need or desire to learn more about Apache Hadoop and the Hortonworks Data Platform framework
Hortonworks University Blended Learning courses include hands-on lab exercises written by Big Data experts. These labs allow students to further reinforce their learning by providing an opportunity to perform real world tasks. These labs are completed using two different options for lab environments:

Downloadable Virtual Machines

For some courses, students will be provided with a downloadable virtual machine image. This will allow lab environments to be run locally on software such as VMWare Player or VirtualBox.


Amazon AWS Images

For some courses, we will provide students with access to Amazon Machine Images (AMI). In this scenario, students will be required to have their own Amazon AWS account. Detailed setup instructions will be provided for each lab environment.