Certification Overview
Hortonworks has redesigned its certification program to create an industry-recognized certification where individuals prove their Hadoop knowledge by performing actual hands-on tasks on a Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) cluster, as opposed to answering multiple-choice questions.

The HDP Certified Developer (HDPCD) exam is the first of their new hands-on, performance-based exams designed for Hadoop developers working with frameworks like Pig, Hive, Sqoop and Flume.

Purpose of the Exam
The purpose of this exam is to provide organizations that use Hadoop with a means of identifying suitably qualified staff to develop Hadoop applications for storing, processing, and analyzing data stored in Hadoop using the open-source tools of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), including Pig, Hive, Sqoop and Flume.

Exam Description
The exam has three main categories of tasks that involve:

  1. Data Ingestion

  2. Data Transformation

  3. Data Analysis

For detailed information on this exam, please download the exam guide from here.

How to practice for this exam ?

Hortonworks has provided a Virtual Machine Simulator on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the purpose of taking a sample exam test. This test will be similar to what is asked in the actual exam. Sign up for the AWS service and have a hands-on on this environment before attempting the HDP exam.

You can download the setup and exam practice guide from here.

How to Register ?

To Register for this exam, you need to create an account on www.examslocal.com. Search for "HortonWorks" and click on this exam item in the dropdown list.


The cost of this exam is $250 USD.