Cloudera CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer Certification - Only 3 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your CCA course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be CCA certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be CCA trained in record time
  2. Our CCA course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass CCA first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more CCA. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn CCA faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying CCA with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 65,217 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study CCA courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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PK Unnithan, Schlumberger. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (24/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)

"CISM Instructor have deep knowledge in the security domain, and help to understand the concept other than exam oriented."
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"The instructor is very knowledgeable. He made the course very interesting with his real life experience."
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"The facilities provided are excellent."
Aji Yadima, NNPC. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (16/11/2013 to 21/11/2013)

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Sanusi Yerima, NNPC. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (16/11/2013 to 21/11/2013)

"this training enriched my knowledge about project management "
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (17/11/2013 to 20/11/2013)

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"The Instructor is probably the most knowledgeable guy in the Security field with immense amount of experience. The way he trains his students is simply brilliant as he explains what is what and why along with the concept also maintaining a light mood in the hall. "
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"Good focused Course Material with knowledgeable, experienced as well as forthcoming Instructor. Facility is just the right kind of environment for such course. discussions and insights from Trainer, Course participants representing varied backgrounds and industry made it a great learning experience. "
Intakhab Shah, Saudi International Petrochemical Company. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (20/10/2013 to 24/10/2013)

"Instructor is well aware of the topics and an expert. He encourages interaction which improves the learning experience. "
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"If you're lucky enough to get this instructor, you can look forward to a fun, insight filled and thoroughly rewarding 5 days. My third time at Firebrand, first time outside the UK, and another great training experience. "
F.M. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (29/9/2013 to 3/10/2013)

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Learn how to import data into an Apache Hadoop cluster and process it using modern data analysis tools like Spark, Flume, Hive, Impala, Sqoop and more – in just 3 days.

On this accelerated CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer course, you’ll identify which data analysis tools to use in a given situation and gain hands-on development experience using those tools.

Experience Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology as you prepare for the real world challenges faced by Hadoop developers. You’ll learn:

  • How data is distributed, stored, and processed in a Hadoop cluster
  • Data distribution in Apache Spark
  • How to use Sqoop and Flume to ingest and model data as tables

You’ll also learn how to choose the best data storage format and study best practices for data storage.

Plus, you’ll sit the CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer exam (CCA175) during your accelerated course. This exam is covered by your Certification Guarantee.  

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Introduction

  • Introduction to Hadoop and the Hadoop Ecosystem
  • Problems with traditional large scale systems
  • Hadoop!
  • Data storage and ingest
  • Data processing
  • Data analysis and exploration
  • Other ecosystem tools
  • Introduction to the hands-on exercises

Hadoop architecture and HDFS

  • Distributed processing on a cluster
  • Storage:
    • HDFS architecture
    • Using HDFS
  • Resource management:
    • YARN architecture
    • Working with YARN

Importing relational data with Apache Sqoop

  • Sqoop overview
  • Basic imports and exports
  • Limiting results
  • Improving Sqoop’s performance
  • Sqoop 2

Introduction to Impala and Hive

  • Introduction to Impala and Hive
  • Why use Impala and Hive?
  • Querying data With Impala and Hive
  • Comparing Hive and Impala to traditional databases

Modelling and managing data with Impala and Hive

  • Data storage overview
  • Creating databases and tables
  • Loading data into tables
  • HCatalog
  • Impala metadata caching

Data formats

  • Selecting a file format
  • Hadoop tool support for file formats
  • Avro schemas
  • Using Avro with Impala, Hive and Sqoop
  • Avro schema evolution
  • Compression

Data file partitioning

  • Partitioning overview
  • Partitioning in Impala and Hive
  • Capturing data with Apache Flume
  • What is Apache Flume?
  • Basic Flume architecture:
    • Flume sources
    • Flume sinks
    • Flume channels
    • Flume configuration

Spark basics

  • What is Apache Spark?
  • Using the Spark Shell
  • RDDs (Resilient Distributed Datasets)
  • Functional programming in Spark

Working with RDDs in Spark

  • Creating RDDs
  • Other general RDD operations

Writing and deploying Spark applications

  • Spark applications vs Spark Shell
  • Creating the SparkContext
  • Building a Spark application (Scala and Java)
  • Running a Spark application
  • The Spark application web UI
  • Configuring Spark properties
  • Logging

Parallel processing in Spark

  • Review: Spark on a Cluster
  • RDD partitions
  • Partitioning of File-based RDDs
  • HDFS and data locality
  • Executing parallel operations
  • Stages and tasks

Spark RDD persistence

  • RDD Lineage
  • RDD persistence overview
  • Distributed persistence
  • Common patterns in spark data processing
  • Common Spark use cases
  • Iterative algorithms in Spark
  • Graph processing and analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Example: k-means

DataFrames and Spark SQL

  • Spark SQL and the SQL context
  • Creating DataFrames
  • Transforming and querying DataFrames
  • Saving DataFrames
  • DataFrames and RDDs
  • Comparing Spark SQL, Impala, and Hive-on-Spark

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You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • CCA175 - CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer Exam

Additional details:

  • Number of questions: 10-12 performance-based (hands-on) tasks on a CDH5 cluster
  • Time limit: 120 minutes
  • Passing score: 70%

For each CCA question you must solve a particular scenario. You will be required to use tools like Hive and Impala, as well as coding in Scala or Python.

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Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

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You should be a developer/engineer with programming experience in Scala or Python. Basic knowledge of Linux command line and SQL is also recommended.

Prior experience with Hadoop is not required for this accelerated course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +971 4 3199019 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

Interested? See prices or call +971 4 3199019