Successfully cleared CCA175 on 19th Nov!


Hello all,
Glad to share the news that I was able to clear the certification on 19th.

I got 8 out of 9 questions right…The 9th one I lost out bcos of a silly error when formatting the data.
Break up of questions below:
2 - Sqoop
1 - Spark + Hive
6 - Spark questions - No particular requirement about RDD, DF or SQL. Only the output was expected.

There were no questions on Flume for me.
Thanks to Durga sir’s tutorial which helped greatly during preparation.

Also, if any members need guidance/mentoring/help with preparing for this certification, you could mail me on


Congrats for clearing the exam , Are there any avro related fileformat questions?
Because I have seen some questions which are using com.databricks.avro._ library to write as avro file. Do we need to use that library in exam?


Can we use Spark 2.0 to give certification ?