Cleared CCA175 - Next step?


#1

Hello all,
I was able to successfully clear the CCA175 on 19th Nov and technically, I am thorough in all the topics necessary for big data - Spark, Scala, Hive, Sqoop, etc
However, I currently work on a different technical area and do not have real-world project experience on Big Data. Could any experienced professionals suggest me on the next steps for me to transition to the big data world. Here are the options that I thought of:

- Learn AWS, get certified on 'AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate' and 'AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty'
- Learn further on Spark performance improvement through the 'High Performance Spark' book 
- Take further training/mentoring on real-world projects and transition to a big data job first and then consider the above two.

Also, if anyone would like to share further details directly or would consider offering mentoring, please mail me over raghung1990@gmail.com.

Regards,
Raghu


#2

Congratulations Raghu, Please guide me on exam thing. I am appearing on dec 14.

Thanks,
Digvijay