Certified Developers

Why become a Certified Developer?

The need for Apache® Spark™ developers is growing and there isn't a day we are not asked about trained resources that can help on a Spark project; Enterprises want people who have demonstrated expertise in how to implement best practices for Spark. People who can help them building increasingly complex and sophisticated solutions on top of their Spark deployments.

And so beyond our effort to train people on Spark directly or through partners all around the world, we have teamed up with O’Reilly for offering the first industry standard for measuring and validating a developer’s expertise on Spark.

You can take the exam :

  • In person during sessions organized at Strata events
  • Online from your computer

The cost for taking the exam is $300.

Benefits of being a Spark Certified Developer

The Spark Developer Certification is the way for a developer to:

  • Demonstrate recognized validation for your expertise
  • Meet the global standards to ensure compatibility between Spark applications and distributions
  • Stay up to date with the latest advances and training in Spark
  • Be a part of the Spark developers community

How to prepare for the exam?

You will take the test on your own computer, under the monitoring of a proctoring team. The test is about 90 minutes with a series of randomly generated questions covering all aspects of Spark.

The test will include questions in Scala, Python, Java, and SQL. However, deep proficiency in any of those languages is not required, since the questions focus on Spark and its model of computation.

To prepare for the Spark certification exam, we recommend that you:

  • Are comfortable coding the advanced exercises in Spark Camp or related training (example exercises can be found here).
  • Have mastered the material released so far in the O’Reilly book, Learning Spark
  • Have some hands-on experience developing Spark apps in production already

Have questions on certifications?

For questions related to certifications, please contact us at certification@oreilly.com