Big Data Certification Training Courses

Whizlabs Big Data Certification courses are based on the Hortonworks Data Platform, a market giant of Big Data platforms. Whizlabs recognizes that interacting with data and increasing its comprehensibility is the need of the hour and hence, we are proud to launch our Big Data Certifications. We have created state-of-the-art content that should aid data developers and administrators to gain a competitive edge over others.

Why Whizlabs Big Data Certification Training Courses?

HDP certifications are purely hands-on certifications where it is mandated to accomplish the mentioned test objectives on a live installation of Apache Hadoop. Hortonworks’ mission is to equip certified professionals with in-depth knowledge of the underlying components, and that is where Whizlabs courses will be of great help to candidates. The courses’ design is such that students are trained as per the industry standards, acknowledging different market trends currently at play. Hortonworks offers no practice tests for aspirants and hence, these courses are designed with utmost care to include as many topics as possible. Discussing common use cases for application of concepts widens the application scope of students and instills more confidence to appear for the certifications. Additionally, with focus on both Administration and Development, these courses can be pursued by all; professionals seeking to enter Big Data domain or professionals seeking to enhance their development skills.

Hortonworks Certified Professionals receive a digital badge for each certification earned, which candidates can proudly present on their resumes, LinkedIn profiles, email signatures, etc. These Digital Badges are recognized by the entire computing industry and have an immediate impact on employers.

Skills/Certification Free test Exam Simulator Self Study Training
HDP Certified Developer (HDPCD) Spark Certification N/A N/A 3 hours 45 minutes
HDP Certified Administrator (HDPCA) Certification N/A N/A 5 hours 12 minutes
Cloudera Certified Administrator (CCA-131) Certification N/A N/A 6 hours 48 minutes

Big Data Certification Courses

HDP Certifications depends upon the Application area an aspirant is interested in. System Administrators and beginners of Apache Hadoop are recommended to opt for the HDPCA course while developers and advanced users should target the HDPCD Spark Certification. After completing HDP certifications, over 65% employers have stated that they have seen an improvement in the application expertise of the candidates.

The former is a Management and Administration certification while the latter is a pure development certification.

  1. HDPCA- Hortonworks Data Platform Certified Cluster Administrator: Kickstart a career in Apache Hadoop and Big Data frameworks using the Whizlabs HDPCA certification. Maximising the use of commodity hardware to aid business needs, introduce the underlying functioning of Apache Hadoop and to acquaint data professionals to handling big data systems is the primary objective of this course. This course has been designed for professionals without any background knowledge of Apache Hadoop or Big Data as a whole. Explore Big Data like never before; get thorough knowledge on BigData, traditional and new approaches to Big Data Computations, HDFS and the advent of MapReduce and Apache Hadoop in this tutorial. Learn how to install your own HDP Cluster, manage and optimize it by following the course tutorials.
  2. HDPCD: Apache Spark- Hortonworks Data Platform Certified Developer: Apache Spark: The HDPCD: Spark Certification is another hands-on, performance-intensive certification for Apache Spark Developers on the Hortonworks Data Platform. Apache Spark is a fast, in-memory data computation engine with expressive APIs to facilitate Data Science, Machine Learning, Streaming applications and providing iterative access. It is an extremely sought out technology that is currently being used by Data Barons such as Samsung, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, eBay and many others. HDPCD Spark Certified Developers have an edge over the rest of the world because examinees perform a specific number of tasks on a live installation platform provided by Hortonworks rather than simply answering questions. Memorizing and reciting the by-hearted concepts doesn’t work with HDPCD- these are the developers that get work done and the world sees them in a different light altogether.
  3. Cloudera Certified Administrator (CCA-131): CCA Administrator Certification is an accreditation that validates one’s cluster administrator and core systems related skills. This certification demonstrates these skills in a manner as required by the organizations and companies deploying Cloudera in the enterprise. CCA Administrator certification exam is a hands-on, practical exam based on Cloudera technologies. It is a remote-proctored exam that can be taken anytime from anywhere.

Note that CCA Administrator (CCA-131) certification is the replacement of the old Cloudera Certified Apache Hadoop Administrator (CCA-500) certification.

In this certification, with Spark having an extremely wide application base, Hortonworks recognizes that all tasks to be performed on a live cluster are rather daunting and hence, they mandate that aspirants work only on SparkCore and SparkSQL applications before appearing for this certification. Developers may choose from either Scala and/or Python as the programming language and create applications using them. This Whizlabs course recommends Scala as the preferred Analytics language due to its simple LINQ type syntax.

Market Watch: How today’s Big Data Market is Doing

According to an IDC forecast, the Big Data market is predicted to be worth $46.34 billion by 2018 and is expected to have a sturdy growth across Big Data related infrastructure, software and services over the next five years. The future looks bright indeed for Big Data enthusiasts as Big Data and Associated technology development is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.1% over the period of 2014-2019 with annual spending reaching $48.6 billion in 2019. Apache Hadoop which has become almost synonymous with Big Data is predicted to grow at 58.2% CAGR between 2013 and 2020.

Big Data-related jobs like Information Security Analysts, Management Analysts, Management Analysts and Information Security Analyst continue to be in high demand.  

Big Data Related Job Title % of Growth in Job Demand (YOY)
Software Developers 94.86%
Systems Engineer/Architects 93.19%
Systems Analysts 142.64%
Information Security Analysts 279.69%
IT Project Managers 121.92%
Management Analysts 162.92%

Big Data Skills and their Demand

Top notch firms and Companies like EMC, IBM, Cisco, Oracle, Google, Facebook are just a few of the top companies who are looking for Big Data skills. Here’s a distribution of job requirements of the top ten Big Data employers today, according to WantedAnalytics (2015).

Organiztion Big Data Related Job Openings –

(As On November 2015)

EMC 51034
Cisco 12804
Oracle 8308
Adobe 7690
IBM 5376
Accenture 4500
Amazon 2182
Splunk 2260
MediaAnalytics 6358

The Big Data market is ever growing, with big companies advancing to AI and Machine Learning. These concepts are supplemented by extremely large datasets, which need to be handled efficiently. Consequently, companies and MNCs today realize the value of data and analytics and, as a result, they are looking for skilled people to comprehend this data and make sense of it. Although Big Data is a widely used with a wide application base, it is a commonly sought skill in job listings, along with data analysts, data scientists and other important roles within the data industry. As per Whizlabs, the Big Data skill was mentioned 112,469 times in the first six months of 2015, representing an increase of a 118% over the previous year. Like Big Data, Hadoop is also an extremely broad and highly desired area. It was mentioned 31,274 times in the first six months of the year and is growing faster with a 118% growth rate.

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