CCA 175 on Thursday, 13th

Hey guys.

I wanna do the exam this Thursday. You have to register 24 hours before that date, right? So, what is your guess: old or new syllabus? It seems that until now it was always the old one. But I am scared that it will change for my exam.

When did you guys register for the exam? Before the new syllabus appeared online?

Thanks in advance!



hi @Marcel_Rothering did u get any information around this. Even m thinking to give on Thrusday but i havent paid exam fees yet. I will be paying it tomorrow, so it is like we have to book the time slot before 24hrs or we can book it at the time of paying the fees?


Hi Aniket,

actually I asked cloudera what is going on with the new syllabus. They told me that they always remove, add and modify questions. In the near future they want to upgrade the CDH version and so for the exam you will have a newer spark version etc. They told me when I register quickly for an exam I will maybe still get an exam which is more related to the old syllabus. But this is of course not 100 % sure.

I will register today and see what happens. Worst case is that I will fail^^.

BTW, this was the full mail:

Content changes are made on the exams every week; questions are removed, questions are added, and questions are modified. With the release of the Data Analyst exam, there is less need to test “logging into Impala” questions, so CREATE TABLE questions have been moved to the Analyst exam. With the release of a new version of Spark, it is easier to test “using tables as a data source” questions, so expect some questions to have a table instead of just a directory of data files as the inputs. There has always been an Analysis section on the Required Skills for this exam. All that was done was to update that section to focus more on Spark. This is not a new exam, this is a minor update.

We are updating the version of CDH used with our exams. Data Analyst uses CDH5.9.1. All other exam continue to be on CDH5.3.2. This announcement is that Spark & Hadoop Developer has been converted over to CDH5.10.0.

The CCA175 Spark exam is being testing in development with Spark 1.6 now. When we are satisfied that the new version does not break any existing questions, we will be moving the new version into production. We are not announcing a date for when the exam content changes. If you wish to make sure that you your exam is with the latest versions of our products, wait to schedule your exam until April. If you wish to take the exam with the old version then schedule immediately. We will be making changes as soon as we can guarantee a proper exam and without any further warning.


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did you take exam today , what was the syllabus? Thanks in advance.

Hi, it was still the old one. Cleared with 8/10. Did two stupid mistakes because I did not read the tasks carefully enough. So, don’t worry and try! Questions are simple. Cheers and good luck, Marcel

@Marcel_Rothering Congratulations.
Can you provide me the link to old and new syllabus.
You learned both scala and python for certification ??

Thank you Marcel , it’s really useful.

can you share your email id?