Hi.. I am planning to take the CCA 175 Spark & Hadoop Developer Certification.
Kindly let me know if the Virtual Machine provided during the exam will allow for avro package to be downloaded when starting the spark2 shell like below
spark2-shell --packages com.databricks:spark-avro_2.11:4.0.0
If not will the package com.databricks.spark.avro be present in the vm i.e., we can directly import com.databricks.spark.avro._
Note that i would like to use spark 2.3 during the exam and in the cloudera quick start vm I am including the package when starting the shell (as above bolded), since internet connectivity will not be available on the vm on which we will be taking the exam kindly suggest if the import of avro will work out of the box or an alternative.
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The support team mentions the below: Please mind, we are facing an unfortunate issue in our infrastructure that is preventing exams from deploying. That is why we are not delivering exams at the moment. Unfortunately, we do not currently have an ETA for when the environment will be ready again. The team will reach out to you after we have resolved this issue and help you to get the exam scheduled. Did not expect this from such a big organization, expected them to at the least have an ETA on this and keep people informed of the downtime. I tried to get an ETA but the only response from the support is that they do not have an ETA at this point of time and someone will get back at some point of time in the future.
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