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How to study for HCA ?

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How to study for HCA ?

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Respected all

I have no prior knowledge of bigdata or hadoop ,but i am aiming towards HCA exam but i dont know how to prepare for it .

Can someone kindly guide me as for what path i should choose in order to prepare for HCA exam . what books i should read ? are there any relevant online courses ? any video lectures ?

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Re: How to study for HCA ?

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Hi, Umar

I would recommend going through HDP Sandbox, which covers the installation of Ambari + Hortonworks Data Platform as well as several tutorials and guides to learn Hadoop administration mostly from the scratch (although some good Linux skills are needed, of course): https://hortonworks.com/products/sandbox/

With regards to books, a few colleagues have recommended me the book Expert Hadoop Administration, by Sam R. Alapati: https://www.bookdepository.com/Expert-Hadoop-Administration-Sam-R-Alapati/9780134597195

Regarding videos, here's a few good ones:

Interesting TED Talks on what is BigData (mostly informational but interesting enough):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pHzROP1D-w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q3sRSUYmys


Overview on what is Hadoop (by Hortonworks)
: https://youtu.be/6UtD53BzDNk

Overview on Hadoop Core components (by Hortonworks): https://youtu.be/a0hY3pyWQ4U

Overview on Hive (by Hortonworks): https://youtu.be/Pn7Sp2-hUXE

Series of videos about the Hadoop Ecosystem and a detailed view of its components (by Cloudera): https://www.cloudera.com/more/training/library/hadoop-essentials.html

Hope it helps!
Cheers,

Juan