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Important notice: CCA, CCP, & HDP certification

 

The Cloudera and Hortonworks merger earlier this year has presented us with an opportunity to deliver a best-in-class experience for our customers with a new set of tools for training and certification. We will be transitioning to a new platform, which necessitates a number of changes to existing certifications and exams.

If you are in possession of CCA, CCP, and HDP vouchers, please read the following information carefully and consult the FAQ for details. 

CCA & CCP exam suspensions

We will be suspending the delivery of the following exams from October 18th, 2019, through January 31, 2020:

  • CCA Administrator
  • CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer
  • CCA Data Analyst
  • CCP Data Engineer

If you are a customer or partner who has already purchased CCA or CCP exam vouchers, please read the FAQ for information about voucher eligibility extensions, class scheduling, and deadlines.

HDPCA exam suspensions

We will be suspending the delivery of the following exam on December 6, 2019, and relaunching it on February 1, 2020:

  • HDP Certified Administrator (HDPCA) 

To ensure candidates are able to schedule their HDP exams by December 6, 2019, the final date to purchase HDP exam vouchers will be October 18, 2019.

If you are a customer or partner in possession of CCA or CCP exam vouchers, please read the FAQ for information about voucher eligibility extensions, class scheduling, and deadlines. 

HDPCD & HDPCSD exam retirements

We will be retiring the following exams as of December 6, 2019, and will be consolidating them with the CCA exams:

  • HDP Certified Developer (HDPCD)
  • HDP Certified Spark Developer (HDPCSD)

To ensure candidates can schedule HDP exams by December 6, 2019, the final date to purchase HDP exam vouchers will be October 18, 2019.

If you are a customer or partner who has purchased exam vouchers, please read the FAQ for information about important deadlines as well as the option to convert the exam vouchers to alternative exams.

Cloudera Certified Professional (CCP)

The industry's most demanding performance-based certifications, CCP evaluates and recognizes a candidate's mastery of the technical skills most sought after by employers.

Certification overview Description Exams Purchase exam
CCP Data Engineer CCP Data Engineers possesses the skills to develop reliable, autonomous, scalable data pipelines that result in optimized data sets for a variety of workloads.  1 Purchase

Cloudera Certified Associate (CCA)

CCA exams test foundational skills and sets forth the groundwork for a candidate to achieve mastery under the CCP program

Certification overview Description Purchase exam
CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer A CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer has proven their core skills to ingest, transform, and process data using Apache Spark™ and core Cloudera Enterprise tools. Purchase
CCA Data Analyst A CCA Data Analyst has proven their core analyst skills to load, transform, and model Hadoop data in order to define relationships and extract meaningful results from the raw input. Purchase
CCA Administrator Individuals who earn the CCA Administrator certification have demonstrated the core systems and cluster administrator skills sought by companies and organizations deploying Cloudera in the enterprise. Purchase

To schedule your HDP Certification Exam, please click here.

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Whether you’re just starting out and need to prove you have the skills by passing a CCA exam or whether you've proven your mastery with a CCP credential, all Cloudera certification holders have a unique license that displays, promotes, and verifies their complete certification record.

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