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HDP Operations: Administration Foundations Certification Course – An Overview

The HDP - Hortonworks Data Platform certification helps the administrators and system operators to interpret structured and unstructured data for better decision making. HDP Operations: Administration Foundations course is designed to train you keep your data secure in cloud or on-premises environment while helping you improve the customer experience at better controlled costs. Over the time, HDP has become a key component of any modern data architecture supporting for Agile deployment, security, governance, machine learning, deep learning etc.

HDP delivers agile time for the deployment at a lower TCO in addition to delivering insights for quick intelligent decisions. It is recognized as the fastest framework compatible across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Users can create and manage the big data clusters in multiple cloud settings. It simplifies the big data deployments by optimizing the usage of cloud resources. It speeds up the queries often used in Business Intelligence domain. HDP’s security, integrated in layers, includes unmatched features for authorization, accountability, authentication, data protection etc.

For Whom HDP Administration Certification is Must to Join Program:

It is the must have certification for Linux administrators and system operators responsible for installing, configuring, managing and upgrading data security cluster. It is a great career booster for IT administrators and operators interested to improve their expertise for installing and managing a dependable hybrid data platform in a Linux environment using Ambari.

Objectives of HDP Administration Course – The Benefits:

The successful completion of HDP Administration course training delivers the career and performance boosting expertise to:   

  • Work in Big Data, Hadoop and the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) environment
  • Install Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP)
  • Manage Ambari Users / Groups and Hadoop Services
  • Manage HDFS Storage
  • Configure, HDFS Transparent Data Encryption, HDFS Storage & YARN Resource Manager
  • Configure the YARN Capacity Scheduler & Modify the Cluster Nodes
  • Configure HDFS and YARN Rack Awareness and Availability
  • Monitor, protect and backup a Cluster

Importance/ Growth Prospects of HDP Certification: 

According to Forbes, the median advertised salary for big data certification professionals is $124,000 / year. IBM, Cisco and Oracle like giant organizations advertised 26,488 open positions for certified big data experts in a year. IT hiring managers rate the HDP certifications as the most in demand credentials

HDP Operations: Administration Foundations Certification Training Course Outline

HDP Administrator exam has five main categories of tasks: Installation; Configuration; Troubleshooting; High Availability; Security


An introduction to BIG DATA, HADOOP & HORTONWORKS data platform

• Describe Hadoop

• List Hadoop Cluster Management Choices

• Describe Apache Ambari

• Describe the Differences Between Hadoop Users, Hadoop Service Owners and Ambari Users

• Manager Users, Groups and Permissions

• Identify Hadoop Configuration Files

• Summarize Operations of the Web UI Tool

• Manage Hadoop Service Configuration Properties Using the Ambari Web UI

• Manage Client Configuration Files Using the Command-line Interface

• Describe the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)

• Perform HDFS Shell Operations

• Use Ambari Files View

• Use WebHDFS

• Protect Data Using HDFS Access Control Lists (ACLs)


 Managing HDFS Storage, YARN resource management

• Describe HDFS Architecture and Operation

• Manage HDFS using Command-line Tools

• Enable and Manage HDFS quotas

• Describe YARN Resource Management

• Summarize YARN Architecture and Operation

• Identify and use YARN Management Options

• Summarize YARN Response to Component Failure


YARN Applications, Managing Cluster Nodes & RACK awareness

• Understand the Basics of Running Simple YARN Applications

• Identify Reason to Add, Replace and Delete Worker Nodes

• Configure and Run the HDFS Balancer

• Decommission and Re-commission a Worker Node

• Move a Master Component

• Summarize the Purpose and Operations of the YARN Capacity Scheduler

• Configure and Manager YARN Queues

• Configure Rack Awareness


HDFS & YARN HIGH Availability, Monitoring Clusters, Installing HDP

Summarize the Purpose of NameNode HA

• Configure NameNode HA using Ambari

• Configure Resource Manager HA using Ambari

• Summarize the Purpose and Operation of Ambari Metrics

• Describe the Features and Benefits of the Ambari Dashboard

• Configure Ambari Alerts

• Summarize Hadoop Backup Considerations

• Enable and Manage HDFS Snapshots

• Copy Data Using DistCp

• Use Snapshots and DistCp Together

• Identify Hadoop Cluster Deployment Options

• Plan for Hadoop Cluster Deployment

• Perform an Interactive HDP Installation using Apache Ambari

• Install Ambar

Pre-Requisite for ‘HDP Operations: Administration Foundations’ Certification Exam:

Fundamental knowledge of Linux environment is the key pre-requisite for this course. The knowledge with hands- n experience of working in a hybrid data platform is the key advantage.

FAQs – HDP Operations: Administration Foundations Certification Course Training

Q. What is the ‘HDP Operations: Administration Foundations Certification’ course training period?

It is programmed for four days.

Q.  What is the exam format for HDP Operations: Administration Foundations?

 HDP certifications are hands on, performance-based exams. The candidates are required to complete the set of tasks. Before taking on the exam, you must run a ‘Speed Test’ to ensure that you have all the recommended requirements like 20/5 Mbps (download/upload) speed, 8-16 GB RAM.

Q. How the exam is conducted?

The exam is conducted on Hortonworks Data Platform 2.6 installed with Ambari 2.6 and Hortonworks Data Platform 3.0 managed with Ambari 2.7.

Q. Will I get a globally recognized Digital Badge after successful passing HDP Operations: Administration Foundations exam?

HDP Certified Professionals get a digital badge that can be proudly displayed on resume, symptom profiles, email signature etc.

Q. Can I use VPN during the exam?

You should not use VPN duirng the exam. VPN will route the traffic to your corporate network as well as out of corporate firewall harming your ability to remain connected with exam environment; it may also increase the latency and technical issues.

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