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cca-175 Spark version CDH 5.15 -Spark 1.6 OR Spark 2.3

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Will appreciate if someone can please guide which version of Spark will be used for test as Exam page states both 1.6 and 2.3 are available on cluster.


CCA175 is a hands-on, practical exam using Cloudera technologies. Each user is given their own CDH5 (currently 5.15.0) cluster pre-loaded with Spark 1.6, Spark 2.3



Thank you  in advance for helping me out.


New Contributor

As per below link, you can run both versions of Spark side-by-side without conflicts:

  • spark2-submit instead of spark-submit.

  • spark2-shell instead of spark-shell.

  • pyspark2 instead of pyspark.


Typing spark-shell  loads Spark 1.6

Typing spark2-shell loads Spark 2.0

New Contributor

Thank you very much for your reply. My question was more regarding exam-certification - just wanted to be sure as whether I get to choose or just have one default option of 1.6


Will apprecaite if some can please guide (EXAM point of view)

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