Earning the CCAH certification for Cloudera CDH4 confirms that you have the core system administrator skills sought by companies and organizations deploying Apache Hadoop. It verifies your ability to plan, deploy, and manage Apache Hadoop clusters, and it confirms that you have the knowledge and skills to choose the hardware and operating systems to host an Apache Hadoop cluster. Achieving Cloudera CCAH certification declares your ability to use the tools for managing the Apache Hadoop file system and Hadoop clusters. Becoming a Cloudera certified Hadoop administrator confirms your knowledge of Hadoop monitoring, metrics, log files, and the Hadoop ecosystem.

Required Exams

Exam CCA-410 (CDH4): Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop


The CCAH exam tests your knowledge of the concepts and skills required in the following areas:

  • Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)
  • MapReduce
  • Hadoop cluster planning
  • Hadoop cluster installation and administration
  • Resource management
  • Monitoring and logging
  • The Hadoop ecosystem