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Overview

Take your knowledge to the next level with Cloudera’s Administrator Training and Certification. Cloudera University’s four-day administrator training course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of all the steps necessary to operate and maintain a Hadoop cluster using Cloudera Manager. From installation and configuration through load balancing and tuning, this training course is the best preparation for the real-world challenges faced by Cloudera administrators. 

Hands-On Hadoop

Through instructor-led discussion and interactive, hands-on exercises, participants will navigate the Hadoop ecosystem, learning topics such as:

  • The internals of YARN, MapReduce, and HDFS
  • Determining the correct hardware and infrastructure for your cluster
  • Proper cluster configuration and deployment to integrate with the data center
  • How to load data into the cluster from dynamically-generated files using Flume and from RDBMS using Sqoop
  • Configuring the FairScheduler to provide service-level agreements for multiple users of a cluster
  • Best practices for preparing and maintaining Apache Hadoop in production
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, tuning, and solving Hadoop issues

Audience & Prerequisites

This course is best suited to systems administrators and IT managers who have basic Linux experience. Prior knowledge of Apache Hadoop is not required.

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CCA Administrator Certification

Administrators who earn CCA Administrator have demonstrated technical knowledge in the ability to configure, deploy, maintain, and secure an Apache Hadoop cluster.

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Course Contents

Introduction

The Case for Apache Hadoop 

  • Why Hadoop?
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Core Hadoop Components

Hadoop Cluster Installation

  • Rationale for a Cluster Management Solution
  • Cloudera Manager Features
  • Cloudera Manager Installation
  • Hadoop (CDH) Installation

The Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)

  • HDFS Features
  • Writing and Reading Files
  • NameNode Memory Considerations
  • Overview of HDFS Security
  • Web UIs for HDFS
  • Using the Hadoop File Shell

MapReduce and Spark on YARN

  • The Role of Computational Frameworks
  • YARN: The Cluster Resource Manager
  • MapReduce Concepts
  • Apache Spark Concepts
  • Running Computational Frameworks on YARN
  • Exploring YARN Applications Through the
  • Web UIs, and the Shell
  • YARN Application Logs

Hadoop Configuration and Daemon Logs

  • Cloudera Manager Constructs for Managing Configurations
  • Locating Configurations and Applying Configuration Changes
  • Managing Role Instances and Adding Services
  • Configuring the HDFS Service
  • Configuring Hadoop Daemon Logs
  • Configuring the YARN Service

Getting Data Into HDFS

  • Ingesting Data From External Sources With Flume
  • Ingesting Data From Relational Databases With Sqoop
  • REST Interfaces
  • Best Practices for Importing Data

Planning Your Hadoop Cluster

  • General Planning Considerations
  • Choosing the Right Hardware
  • Virtualization Options*
  • Network Considerations
  • Configuring Nodes

Installing and Configuring Hive, Impala, and Pig

  • Hive
  • Impala
  • Pig

Hadoop Clients Including Hue

  • What Are Hadoop Clients?
  • Installing and Configuring Hadoop Clients
  • Installing and Configuring Hue
  • Hue Authentication and Authorization

Advanced Cluster Configuration

  • Advanced Configuration Parameters
  • Configuring Hadoop Ports
  • Configuring HDFS for Rack Awareness
  • Configuring HDFS High Availability

Hadoop Security

  • Why Hadoop Security Is Important
  • Hadoop’s Security System Concepts
  • What Kerberos Is and how it Works
  • Securing a Hadoop Cluster With Kerberos
  • Other Security Concepts

Managing Resources

  • Configuring cgroups with Static Service Pools
  • The Fair Scheduler
  • Configuring Dynamic Resource Pools
  • YARN Memory and CPU Settings
  • Impala Query Scheduling

Cluster Maintenance

  • Checking HDFS Status
  • Copying Data Between Clusters
  • Adding and Removing Cluster Nodes
  • Rebalancing the Cluster
  • Directory Snapshots
  • Cluster Upgrading

Cluster Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Cloudera Manager Monitoring Features
  • Monitoring Hadoop Clusters
  • Troubleshooting Hadoop Clusters
  • Common Misconfigurations

Conclusion

Administrator training gave me an excellent jumpstart on acquiring the knowledge I need to address my customers' big data and cloud challenges. Cloudera saved me oodles of time!

Canonical

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Administrator Certification

Upon completion of the course, attendees are encouraged to continue their study and register for the Cloudera Certified Administrator (CCA) exam. Certification is a great differentiator. It helps establish you as a leader in the field, providing employers and customers with tangible evidence of your skills and expertise.

Advance your career

Cloudera Administrators are among the most in-demand roles. Check out some of the job opportunities currently listed that match the professional profile, many of which seek CCA qualification.

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We also provide private training at your site, at your pace, and tailored to your needs.

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