Thank you Durga Sir and Arun Kumar Pasuparthi for all your tutorials and exercises!
I cleared 7/9 questions. My two cents for those who are preparing for CCA175.
One hour into the exam, the connection got lost. I thought it was my internet problem and freaked out. My internet was working but I couldn’t relaunch the exam. Minutes passed and the proctor didn’t join back at all. This totally stressed me out. I didn’t know what to do. Nearly after 10 minutes, the proctor came back, and apologized stating that it was some technical problem. I told her that since it was their mistake, I should be compensated for the 10 minutes I had lost. In the end I was compensated. If this happens to you, make sure you are compensated, because she didn’t do it on her own, I had to ask her.
Make sure to read and understand the questions very well. I had finished the exam with nearly 20 minutes to spare but I spent most of that 20 minutes by going back to one particular question and trying to understand it better, instead of checking my results for other questions. I felt that question to be kind of ambiguous (Just my opinion though. It could have been a straight forward one for others). In the end, I failed that question, and also on a Sqoop import question. Don’t know what went wrong in that. Guess I should’ve checked the results.
Practice a lot, memorize all the commands and arguments. Even if they all seem simple, go ahead and practice again and again.
I used Spark-SQL and sublime text editor. I practiced Durga’s and Arun’s set of questions more than twice.
Good luck to all those preparing for the exam.