I have given my exam on July 27th 2019. I have attempted 7 of the 9 questions and all 7 were correct.
I have some suggestions for people who are planning to give the exam:
- Practise sqoop well such that you remember commands on top of your head instead of searching for it on the Sqoop documentation during exam. The reason being that more than 10 minutes cannot be spent on Sqoop so as to attempt all the 9 questions. I wasted time on sqoop. For instance the connection string is something like this - --connect jbdc:mysql://gateway:3306/practice. I was confused when they gave the details as gateway is the MYSQL connection string since we practiced with connection strings like ms.itversity.com. I wasted time on this.
- Please don’t waste time on practicing on Spark Cluster Version 1.6 since there is version 2.3 available now on CCA175 which makes clearing the exam very easy. Practice a lot using Spark SQL and getting 7-8 out of 9 would be very easy.
- The biggest factor in the exam is not questions itself but the time management. As long as you are good in that exam should be easy to clear. The virtual machine we are asked to give the exam on is very slow, so we need to factor that while practicing.
Finally I wanted to Thank Itversity and Mr Durga without which I wouldn’t have done this.
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