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CDP Data Analyst Exam Guide CDP-4001


This CDP Data Analyst exam tests the required Cloudera skills and knowledge required for data analysts to be successful in their role. The exam tests the use of Cloudera products such as Cloudera Data Visualization, Cloudera Machine Learning, Cloudera Data Science Workbench, Cloudera Data Warehouse as well as SQL, Apache Nifi, Apache Hive and other open source technologies.

Exam Details

  • Exam Number: CDP-4001

  • Number of questions: 40

  • Duration: 120 minutes

  • Pass Score: unpublished

    • We do not publish exam pass scores. Candidates should not be trying to achieve any particular score. Rather they should be aiming for the highest score possible.

  • 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 Table 1. below. The weighting of each topic is also listed.

Topic WEIGHT (% of exam)

Use Cloudera Data Visualization Building dashboards to display summary data


Use Apache Hive or Apache Impala to combine data sets using unions or joins


Use Cloudera Data Science Workbench to create machine learning applications and prototype advanced logic


Use Cloudera Machine Learning to create machine learning applications and prototype advanced logic

Use Apache Ranger and Atlas to secure database tables 7.50%
Use Apache Hive or Apache Impala to provide SQL access to data to browse existing databases and tables in big data systems 7.50%
Calculate aggregate statistics, such as sums and averages, during a query using Apache Hive or Apache Impala 30.00%
Develop and implement databases (and data collection systems?) using Cloudera Data Warehouse 7.50%

Table 1: Exam topics and weighting

Other Skills & Knowledge

Although, not directly tested on this exam, it is assumed that the candidate is familiar with the technologies listed below to help answer exam questions:

  • Salesforce

  • BI tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, Spotfire, Sisense, Yellowfin, Looker, Palantir, etc.)

  • Google Sheets

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Python/R

Suggested Training

Although optional, the Cloudera Educational Services courses listed below cover some of the same topics as listed in the table above. Real world, hands-on experience is highly recommended whether you participate in training or not.

  • Analyzing with Cloudera Data Warehouse (Cloudera Data Analyst Training)

  • CDP Data Visualization Training (OnDemand) or Data Visualization Documentation

  • Cloudera Data Science Workbench Training (Free OnDemand)

  • Introduction to Cloudera Data Warehouse (Free OnDemand)

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