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Registered: ‎07-30-2013

CCP: Data Engineer, our newest certification is now live!

CCP: Data Engineer, our newest certification is now live!

Info here: http://certification.cloudera.com/CCP-DE.html

Today we’re releasing our latest certification CCP: Data Engineer.

CCP: Data Engineer (DE575) is a rigorous, four-hour hands-on exam aimed at developers. You can read more about it here (http://certification.cloudera.com/CCP-DE.html) the role definition, required skills, certification benefits, and a sample scenario.

CCP: Data Engineer
- Hands-on with a live 7-node High-performance CDH Cluster running in the cloud
- Tests skills, not products (pick the right tool and approach to the problem whether that’s Spark, Impala, Hive, etc.)
- 4 hours
- students who pass and remain current receive a personalized URL to promote their skills (http://certification.cloudera.com/user/CCP002-luis-carlos-quintela), plus logo for use in personal and business collateral

We are piloting the automated scoring system for the next month and offering a reduced price of $300 ($400 will be the list price beginning July 18).

As with all our exams, these are available anytime, anywhere.

New Contributor
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Registered: ‎07-20-2015

Re: CCP: Data Engineer, our newest certification is now live!

What is the recommended training course for this new certification?

Cloudera Employee
Posts: 165
Registered: ‎07-30-2013

Re: CCP: Data Engineer, our newest certification is now live!

Developer Training for Spark & Hadoop I (http://university.cloudera.com/instructor-led-training/developer-training-for-spark-and-hadoop-i) of which there is the first public beta August 18 (50% off).

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-21-2015

Re: CCP: Data Engineer, our newest certification is now live!

Hi ,

 

I would like to prepare for this certification.Could you recommend study guide ,books for this certification. After registering for exam, Can we get a virtual machine login or something to try out practicals.

 

Thanks,

Sunil

Cloudera Employee
Posts: 165
Registered: ‎07-30-2013

Re: CCP: Data Engineer, our newest certification is now live!

Our performance-based exams (Data Engineer and Data Scientist) require two levels of skills:

  1. Theoretical skills (skills to know what the right approach is)
  2. Practical skills (skills to implement the solution)

Think of it as a multiplce-choice test wrapped inside a hands-on test. We don't tell you "ingest this with Sqoop, partition the data like this, and write it to this format with this compression" -- we give you a scenario, inside of which is wrapped a number of theoretical decisions you must recognize -- but these are quite routine scenarios. There's nothing exotic or tricky, just real.

 

We've noticed some people really struggle with translating "book learning" into practice and just as many translating "practice into implementation." 

 

As such, we really recommend the training and are not offering practice sessions divorced from a full experience and context with an instructor. As stated before,  the best preparation is Developer Training for Spark & Hadoop I (http://university.cloudera.com/instructor-led-training/developer-training-for-spark-and-hadoop-i) of which there is the first public beta August 18 (50% off). That gives you the VM and lots of hands-on tutorials, and an instructor to help guide you.

 

We are considering doing a series of free monthly tech talks where one of our exam developers walks through a scenario and how to approach it, but this takes time and we're still focused on the beta. We want to see where people struggle and where they don't before spending lots of time developing guides.

 

If you don't want to take the time or spend the money to learn these skills in an environment designed to teach you these skills, there are many options if you search the internet (EdX, Coursera, etc.). So many great free tutorials and blogs and classes available.

 

We've collected many of them

After that, all you really need is the apache docs which are also made available to you during the exam. Everything in the exam is answered in the docs.

 

New Contributor
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Registered: ‎07-20-2015

Re: CCP: Data Engineer, our newest certification is now live!

Would the course "Designing and Building Big Data Applications" be sufficient as well? According to the course description, it is relevant to the CCP: Data Engineer Certification.

http://cloudera.com/content/dam/cloudera/Resources/PDF/Datasheet/Cloudera_Training_Designing-and-Bui...

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Registered: ‎07-21-2015

Re: CCP: Data Engineer, our newest certification is now live!

Thank you for the information. I see the training. However the link you have mentioned is broke. Also, you have mentioned the training is 50% off. How do I avail that offer ?

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