CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer

A CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer has proven their core skills to ingest, transform, and process data using Apache Spark and core Cloudera Enterprise tools.

CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer Exam (CCA175)


    Number of Questions: 812 performance-based (hands-on) tasks on Cloudera Enterprise cluster. See below for full cluster configuration

    Time Limit: 120 minutes

    Passing Score: 70%

    Language: English, Japanese (forthcoming)

    Price: USD $295


Exam Question Format

Each CCA question requires you to solve a particular scenario. In some cases, a tool such as Impala or Hive may be used. In other cases, coding is required. In order to speed up development time of Spark questions, a template is often provided that contains a skeleton of the solution, asking the candidate to fill in the missing lines with functional code. This template is written in either Scala or Python.


You are not required to use the template and may solve the scenario using a language you prefer. Be aware, however, that coding every problem from scratch may take more time than is allocated for the exam.

Evaluation, Score Reporting, and Certificate


Your exam is graded immediately upon submission and you are e-mailed a score report the same day as your exam. Your score report displays the problem number for each problem you attempted and a grade on that problem. If you fail a problem, the score report includes the criteria you failed (e.g., Records contain incorrect dataor Incorrect file format). We do not report more information in order to protect the exam content. Read more about reviewing exam content on the FAQ.


If you pass the exam, you receive a second e-mail within a few days of your exam with your digital certificate as a PDF, your license number, a Linkedin profile update, and a link to download your CCA logos for use in your personal business collateral and social media profiles

Audience and Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required to take any Cloudera certification exam. The CCA Spark and Hadoop Developer exam (CCA175) follows the same objectives as Cloudera Developer Training for Spark and Hadoop and the training course is an excellent preparation for the exam.


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