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CDP Machine Learning Engineer Exam Guide CDP-6001


The exam tests the skills and knowledge required by machine learning engineers to use the Cloudera Data Platform:

It is required for a Machine Learning Engineer professional, to know how to work proficiently designing, developing machine learning models using MLOps and Cloudera Machine Learning. Strong grasp of data modeling, data science concepts, deploying and tuning models. Expertise in Spark, Spark MLLib, algorithms, and general machine learning.

Exam Details


  • Exam Number: CDP-6001
  • Number of questions: 45
  • 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 Table 1. below. The weighting of each topic is also listed.

Topic WEIGHT (% of exam)

Cloudera Machine Learning

  • Workspaces
  • Projects
  • Experiments
  • Applied ML Prootypes
  • Data Visualizations
  • Runtimes
  • GPUs




  • DataFrames
  • File Types
  • Window Functions



Spark MLLib

  • Model Selection and Tuning
  • Fitting and Evaluating Models
  • Pipelines



Deploying a Machine Learning Model

  • Applications/API
  • Autoscaling and Performance
  • Model Metrics and Monitoring
  • ML Flow



Deep Learning and General Machine

  • Learning
  • General Machine Learning
  • Supervised and unsupervised learning
  • Algorithms

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.

Predicting with Cloudera Machine Learning (ILT and OnDemand)

CDP Data Visualization Training (OnDemand only)


Helpful documentation

Cloudera Machine Learning

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