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CDP Administrator - Public Cloud Exam Guide CDP-5001


The exam tests the skills and knowledge required by system administrators to successfully manage and maintain the Cloudera Data Platform - Public Cloud.

Exam Details

  • Exam Number: CDP-5001

  • Number of questions: 60

  • Duration: 90 minutes

  • Pass Score: 60%

  • Delivery: online, proctored

    • Please review the system requirements to enable online, proctored testing through QuestionMark

  • Allowed resources: none. 

    • You may not use reference materials, white papers, user guides or any other resources during your exam.

  • Support: if you need help, please email us.

Cloudera Skills & Knowledge Measured

This exam measures the skills and knowledge topics listed in the table below. The weighting of each topic (number of exam items/questions) is also listed.

Topic WEIGHT (Number of Questions)

Onboarding - Prerequisites and Info Sec

  • Cloud providers networking  and compute architecture
  • Cloud providers virtual private cloud
  • Cloud providers network subnets
  • Cloud providers networking security groups
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud 
  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Storage options
  • Cloud formation and templates
  • Security key management and encryption

Environments and Data Lakes

  • CDP Architecture

  • CDP Environments and CSP Interface

  • Data Lakes storage and components

  • Data Lake IDBroker


Data Hubs and Data Services

  • Data Services architecture

  • Data Services auto scaling

  • Data Services security

  • Data Services integration


CDP Identity Management

  • Ranger architecture and policies

  • Ranger auditing

  • Control plane auditing

  • Identity provider integration


Suggested Training

In addition to real world, hands-on experience, training is recommended in preparation for attempting a certification exam. The courses listed below cover some of the topics listed in the outlined topics for this exam. This course is only available OnDemand.

For non-OnDemand Subscribers: Free Introduction to Cloudera Public Cloud

For OnDemand Subscribers: CDP Public Cloud Administration


Other Skills & Knowledge

It is assumed that candidates possess appropriate field experience and have the prerequisite skills and knowledge listed below that may help answer exam questions:

  • Cloud providers

    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    • Microsoft Azure

    • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Candidates are encouraged to review the related documentation in order to maximize your probability of success.  This documentation can be found here.

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