I am very happy to share my success story here. Finally, I have cleared Hortonworks HDPCD Spark Developer certification with 85% at 4th Attempt, because I am very new to big data world and lack of hands-on.
Thanks a ton to Durga garu and itversity team for all the support and guidance through the labs, discussion forum and Simulator.
One Key Secret to complete certification is PRACTICE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
Few Pointers I would like to share:
• Whenever you are able to complete the problem scenarios (itversity or arun blog) without referring to material or videos then you are ready to take the exam.
• Please understand the concepts and then apply , please donot just read and attempt the exam. PRACTICE , PRACTICE, PRACTICE so that you will get good grip of subject.
• Simulator, helped me a lot with the exam environment. (I have lost 1st attempt, because of lack of hands-on in exam environment)
• READ EACH AND EVERY WORD CAREFULLY before attempting any question. (I have lost 3rd attempt for ignoring few words like integer value of some column, aggregations etc)
• Try solving your own scenarios.
I am home maker with 2 kids(7 yrs and 3 yrs) with earlier 9 years of testing experience and zeal to learn new technologies. I have learned big data /Hadoop/spark through Skype around 2 years ago and left. I have decided to give the certification and tried to setup big data environment in my laptop but it’s a nightmare to complete a simple task. Thanks to google, I came across itversity labs while exploring different options. I have subscribed for 3 months lab and practice. Simulator really helped to get the good comfort with the exam environment and crack exam.
Once again thanks to ITVERSITY TEAM.
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Congrats and best of luck for your future endeavors.
@swapna - How was test experience? Did you face any issues with connection, slow speed or small size of screen?
Congrats.I too couldn’t cleared at first attempt.I cleared 4 questions,but we have to clear 5 questions right?I am going to take retest on next week
For Spark submit where they had placed the Jar file?
For me it was placed in the desktop and I couldn’t be able to get the JAR to cluster environment.
Winscp will be available on desktop to move a jar file?
Thanks!! Test experience was good. No connectivity issues. screen size is manageable. I would recommend to take the practice exam provided by hortonworks(though spark is not available , to get used to exam environment) or Simulator (has everything installed) provided by itversity. Tip: I used mouse with scrolling , which helped me a lot.
ALL THE BEST
Congratulations!! Hard work always pays. Good luck.
Hi, Yes Karthik, @Karthikb.127 we need to clear 5 questions. I think they provided the path in the question itself. I just copied that path and pasted in spark-submit command.
ALL THE BEST
Many congratulations on your success!! I am so glad for you, as I am too a house maker and got a big career gap.so learning big data and stuffs.
I am going to give my exam shortly, for the first time… lets see.
You motivate people like me.
Wishing you all the success!!
Congratulations Swapna !
Congratulations Swapna and thanks a lot for exam info…!!!
Congratulations Swapna!! Thank you for sharing the experience!. Can you tell me how many questions on flume did you get? can exam be managed without them?I am asking because I am not really comfortable with Flume!!
Congratulations for your success.I would like to connect with you and few queries to ask .can you provide me your email
Congratulations swapna !
I am also targeting HDPCD Spark certification ?
any tips ?
which Simulator you are talking about ? i have opted for ITversity labs is that the same or something else as Simulator ?