I would suggest starting by looking over the required skills section of the CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer and CCA Data Analyst certification pages. Think of each skill as a possible task you could be asked to perform as part of the exam. Also keep in mind the exam question format listed on each certification page. For example, from the CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer certification page:
Exam Question Format
Each CCA question requires you to solve a particular scenario. In some cases, a tool such as Impala or Hive may be used. In other cases, coding is required. In order to speed up development time of Spark questions, a template may be provided that contains a skeleton of the solution, asking the candidate to fill in the missing lines with functional code. This template will either be written in Scala or written in Python, but not necessarily both.
You are not required to use the template and may solve the scenario using a language you prefer. Be aware, however, that coding every problem from scratch may take more time than is allocated for the exam.
I would also check over the Exam delivery and cluster information on each certification page and become familiar with which tools will be available to you during the exam.
I hope this helps. 🙂
Cy Jervis, Manager, Community Program
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