CCA and CCP Certifications By Cloudera: All You Need To Know

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Jul 22, 2016
CCA and CCP Certifications By Cloudera: All You Need To Know
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From January this year, Cloudera discontinued its Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop (CCDH) and Cloudera Certified Specialist for Apache HBase (CCSHB) certifications. Cloudera announced that the increased proliferation of Apache Spark and its involvement in working with Cloudera ecosystem is the fundamental reason for this. Cloudera also believes that it needs to move from plain vanilla exams to performance-based certifications.

For candidates who had CCDH or CCSHB on their minds, Cloudera strongly recommends that they enroll for CCA and CCP programs.

Snapshot of the new Cloudera programs: CCA, CCP

CCA, the latest addition to the Cloudera developer program stands for Cloudera Certified Associate and tests foundational skills and sets forth the groundwork for a candidate to achieve mastery under the CCP program. On the other hand, the CCP program (Cloudera Certified Professional) tests and recognizes a candidate’s mastery of the technical skills most sought after by employers.

It is important to note (as mentioned by Cloudera on their website) that CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer replaces CCDH and expands its focus from Java MapReduce to include hands-on skills with Apache Spark. CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer requires a two-year renewal. CCP Data Engineer builds on the success of the CCP Data Scientist program, that lets you prove your data engineering talent in a rigorous hands-on environment. CCP Data Engineer requires a three-year mandatory renewal. The CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer exam requires you to write code in Scala and Python and run it on a cluster, while the CCP Data Engineer exam follows a rather interesting approach where you are given a customer problem, a large data set, a cluster, and a time limit. You choose the tools, languages, and approach. It is important also to note that CCA is not required to sit for a CCP exam.

Have you had the opportunity to take a shot at CCA or CCP recently? Do let us know what you think and how the exam went for you.

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  • Dhara Mandal

    What are the steps or procedures for renewal of CCA175 certificate. This certificate is valid for two years.

    • EdurekaSupport

      Hey Dhara, thanks for checking out our blog.
      CCA is valid for 2 years & CCP is valid for 3 years. You need to go through the certification exam again if you want to renew it. Also, your certification exam version, which you cleared matters, as it specifies the Hadoop version on which you cleared the certification. You can find more information here: https://www.edureka.co/blog/hadoop-certification/. Hope this helps. Cheers!

  • Rasika Ogale

    I am a database developer last 7 years and don’t have any programming knowledge. And even dont want to go into it. Can you please suggest which certification is suitable for me ?

    • EdurekaSupport

      Hey Rasika, thanks for checking out our blog.
      Some affinity to programming is required if you would like to take up Hadoop. It’s not compulsory, but would come in handy. Knowledge of core Java and SQL are beneficial to learn Hadoop but it’s not mandatory. Also, we provide you with a complimentary self-paced course on Java essentials for Hadoop when you enroll for our course so you don’t need to worry.
      If you would like to take the Hadoop Admin career track, then you can check out this course https://www.edureka.co/hadoop-admin. This course only requires basic Linux knowledge. We also offer you a complementary course on “Linux Fundamentals” when you enroll.
      For more information on all the different kinds of certification that you can take, please check out this blog. https://www.edureka.co/blog/hadoop-certification/. Hope this helps. Cheers!

  • Harpreet Sethi

    which Edureka course can prepare you for CCP? I am interested in sitting for one and like to know the path to reach there

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