Is Hadoop administration suitable for me?

Hi I am working as an infrastructure Engineer in an Operations environment. Its a kind of Monitoring, Incident management role. But I wanted to pursue this course as I am interested in Administration. I have basic knowledge of Unix. Is this course a right option? What are the Prerequisites for this Hadoop administration? Where will I find myself if I finish this course? What are the career options? Please guide me.

Topic: Big Data
Answer this Question

Answers

1 total
hughye
Vote Up (2)

Well, I know you said you have Unix experience, but it would also help to have some knowledge of Linux. That should be pretty easy for you to pick up. I think Cloudera requires Linux knowledge as a pre-req for Hadoop Admin courses. You really did not make it clear what course you were looking at, so I assume Cloudera. You do not need prior Hadoop knowledge to taking the course or the CCAH exam. I’ve never taken it, so I can’t give you any first hand info on how difficult or involved the exam is. If you take the Cloudera course, you will get a practice CCAH exam at the end, so you can assess whether you are ready for the real thing. Just finishing the course won’t do much for you until you take and pass the exam. 

 

If you want to know the types of knowledge you are expected to possess for CCAH certification, have a look at the exam sections here: http://cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/training/certification/ccah/prep...

 

After you have your CCAH cert, you should be able to find some information by simply searching for jobs where you live or where you want to live. Check and see how many of them require CCAH certification, and see if there is a significant difference in salary between those that require it and those that do not. That should make it a little easier to evaluate whether it is worth your time, effort and money to take the course and get the certification.  

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
Only six weeks after its release, Apple’s new programming language appears to already be on its way to replacing Objective-C
Researchers find that by touching our phones all the time we’re leaving our biological mark on them
A non-programming profession which writes a lot of code looks at which languages can solve its problems the fastest
Companies are focusing more and more attention on building out big data analytics capabilities and data scientists are feeling the pressure.
Text analytics company Luminoso, a 2010 MIT Media Lab spinoff that helps its customers make sense out of unstructured data, has raised a $6.5 million Series A round of funding. The 25-person outfit plans to use the funds for new hires in sales, product management and client services as well as to expand its product line.
In his keynote at Spark Summit 2014 in San Francisco today, Databricks CEO Ion Stoica unveiled Databricks Cloud, a cloud platform built around the Apache Spark open source processing engine for big data.
MapR, which distributes a commercial software platform based off the Apache Hadoop big data management open source project, has secured a $110 million funding round led by Google.
When it comes to big data, many enterprises are getting slammed with big problems. That's why Google will focus on helping those large companies over the next year.
Some people are choosing to share their genetic data on GitHub, but, for scientific purposes, there are better places to share it
An insurance executive talks about how IT can help transform healthcare.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

randomness