Career Advantages of Hadoop Certification

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Career Advantages of Hadoop Certification
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Within three to five years, half of the world’s data will be processed on Hadoop……there are going to be demand for thousands and thousands of individuals who are trained in Hadoop.

-Bob Mahan, Senior Director of Worldwide Field Services.

There is no longer a question on whether enterprises need a Big Data strategy – it has become a fact! IT professionals are scrambling to get trained and have Hadoop certification, as Hadoop is expected to be the hottest new high-tech skill. Hadoop is gaining popularity all over the world and in U.S as well, as corporations in all vertical industries like financial services, utilities, media, retail, energy and pharmaceuticals, are embracing the concept of Big Data. Read here How essential is Hadoop training and Why you must learn Hadoop.

Why go for Hadoop Certification?

Companies are struggling to hire Hadoop talent. The industries that are adopting Hadoop want assurance that the people they hire are capable of handling their petabytes of data. The certification is a proof of this capability and gives the above said assurance, making you a reliable and a responsible person for their data.

Benefits of Hadoop Certification:

  • Job postings and recruiters are looking for candidates with Hadoop certification. This is a definite advantage over a candidate without Hadoop certification.
  • Gives an edge over other professionals in the same field, in term of pay package.
  • During IJPs, Hadoop Certification helps you move up the ladder and accelerates your career.
  • Helpful for People are trying to transition into Hadoop from different technical backgrounds.
  • Authenticates your hands-on experience dealing with Big Data.
  • Verifies that you are aware of the latest features of Hadoop.
  • The certification helps to speak more confidently about this technology at my company when networking with others.

Ways to get Hadoop Certification:

Hadoop certification can be acquired through online or in-class training. The latter option is not so practical for full time professional due to their busy life. In this modern age, everything has been made easy through online. So it is only makes sense to go for an online training. The key differentiator between institutes that offer online training is that, is it a live training? The benefits of an online-live training are immense as it addresses some of the key issues regarding Hadoop certification.

Practicalities of ‘Online and Live’ Hadoop Training:

The above class recording is an excellent example of how an online-live class is supposed to be. The interactive environment is in par with an in-class training environment. There are enough opportunities to clarify one’s doubts on Apache Hadoop with the tutor and actively interact with like-minded people. The following are the benefits of Online-Live training:

  • Updating yourself with the current skill, in spite of busy professional life.
  • Interactive environment to learn.
  • An opportunity to be mix with like-minded professionals.
  • Learning from the comforts of your home.
  • Clarify your queries then and there.

Who will benefit from taking this certification?

Job seekers seeking employment in various IT companies, anyone wanting to improve their skill set and make their CV stronger and existing employees looking for a better role can prove their employers the value of their skills through this certification.

Professional who can opt for Big Data and Hadoop Certification:

Big Data and Hadoop Certification is aimed at professionals aspiring to make a career in Big Data Analytics using Hadoop Framework. Software Professionals, Analytics Professionals, ETL Developers, Project Managers, Testing Professionals are the key beneficiaries of this tutorial. And anyone and everyone who is interested to have a solid foundation in Hadoop Architecture can go for this certification.

Read why professionals from other fields like Software Testing, Data Warehouse and Mainframe who are actively looking to get certified in Hadoop.

Objective of Hadoop Certification:

It is essential to make sure that you reap maximum benefits from it and that the curriculum includes the latest topics in Apache Hadoop. For instance, by the end of the course you should have mastered the following concepts in Apache Hadoop.

  • Master the concepts of Hadoop Distributed File System and MapReduce framework.
  • Understand data loading techniques using Sqoop and Flume.
  • Learn to write complex MapReduce programs.
  • Perform data analytics using Pig and Hive.
  • Have a good understanding of ZooKeeper service.
  • Implement best practices for Hadoop Development and Debugging.
  • Setup a Hadoop cluster.
  • Program in MapReduce – both MRv1 and MRv2
  • Program in YARN (MRv2)
  • Implement HBase, MapReduce Integration, Advanced Usage and Advanced Indexing.
  • New features in Hadoop 2.0 – YARN, HDFS Federation, NameNode High Availability.
  • Implement a Hadoop Project.

For more information on Hadoop, read the following blog posts:

How essential is Hadoop training?

5 Reasons to Learn Hadoop

Why should a Mainframe professional move to Big Data & Hadoop?

Why should a Data Warehouse professional move to Big Data & Hadoop?

Why should a Software Testing Engineer learn Big Data & Hadoop Ecosystem Technologies?

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  • Jyothi

    Am looking for an Admin career in Hadoop and Big data as Am not a programmer. so, would you please help me out which certification course should i prefer to built my career in Hadoop and big data.

  • Aara Kapur

    Thanks for the shared one more informative and interesting post :-)

    A few years back, my friend moved his career in Hadoop certification course and he did this curse from Koenig Solutions. Now, he is working with the reputed company and getting salary good.

  • Vishant kumar

    please guide me somebody told me to do this hadoop big data course or storage course as I am a btech passout but the thing is i done my btech in 2012 and after wards i got involved in UPSC exams but unfortunately i am unable to crack it so its my humble request if u guide me which course i choose to enhance my career

  • EdurekaSupport

    Thanks Spandana! Glad you liked it. Do keep checking back in for more blogs.

  • praveen laxman

    Please let me know who will award this certification?..and what is the nature of exam

    • EdurekaSupport

      Hey Praveen, the most popular Hadoop certifications are provided by Cloudera and MapR to name a few. Edureka also provides you with an industry-recognized certification once you complete the live project at the end of our Hadoop course. You can get more information about different Hadoop certifications here: http://www.edureka.co/blog?s=hadoop%20certification. Hope this helps. Cheers!

  • viahwas

    For certification, is there any edureka center in bangore, or any other test center in Bangalore, where we can take exam?

    • EdurekaSupport

      Hi Viajwas, on enrolling you will work on a real-time Project at the end of your course. You will receive a Problem Statement along with a dataset to work. Once you are successfully through the project(Reviewed by an Expert), you will be awarded a certificate with a performance-based grading. All of this will happen online.
      Hope this helps!

  • ramya jayanthi

    I am planning to move towards technical side by learning Hadoop Admin course. but my 3 years of work experience is purely non-technical. So, will I get a opportunity in other companies with this non-technical experience after learning Hadoop course.. ?? What are the basics that I need to learn before learning this course ??

    • EdurekaSupport

      Hi Ramya, since your previous experience are all non-technical it will not be considered. You can have an edge over others by hands-on experience, which you can get by doing projects. By doing this, you will be able to demonstrate practical expertise in Hadoop Administration. The only prerequisite for learning Hadoop Administration is good knowledge of Linux.

      You can check out this link for more info about the course: http://www.edureka.co/hadoop-admin You can also call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • Vasanth

    I am looking for a Admin career as I am not a programmer, so What is certification required for a Hadoop Admin? and talking about analytics does this too require programing knowledge? and apart from hadoop admin, what are the other profiles which do not require programing knowledge?

    • EdurekaSupport

      Hi Vasant, the prerequisite for learning Hadoop Administration course is good knowledge in Linux.I would recommend you to go for ‘Business
      Analytics with R’ course as it does not involve any programming language. The prerequisite for this course is basic mathematics and good analytical skills. We provide a complimentary course ‘Statistics Essentials for R’ along with ‘Business Analytics with R’ course. This course helps you brush up your statistics skills. You can check out this link for more information about this course:
      http://www.edureka.co/r-for-analytics
      You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

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