cca131 · Hadoop

CCA131 – Cloudera Administration Certification Exam Notes and Preparation Guide

In this post, we’ll go through the exam blueprint topics and show you what and how to perform in each topic.

All the embedded links are my exam preparation notes and I’ll be update the missing topics in coming days. Go through each link and perform/practice it in your cluster.

Before we start, check out my post on exam feedback.  CCA131- Exam Feedback



Demonstrate an understanding of the installation process for Cloudera Manager, CDH, and the ecosystem projects.



Perform basic and advanced configuration needed to effectively administer a Hadoop cluster



Maintain and modify the cluster to support day-to-day operations in the enterprise


Enable relevant services and configure the cluster to meet goals defined by security policy; demonstrate knowledge of basic security practices


Benchmark the cluster operational metrics, test system configuration for operation and efficiency

  • Execute file system commands via HTTPFS : HttpFS commands
  • Efficiently copy data within a cluster/between clusters : Distcp
  • Create/restore a snapshot of an HDFS directory :  Snapshots
  • Get/set ACLs for a file or directory structure :  HDFS ACLs
  • Benchmark the cluster (I/O, CPU, network) : Benchmarking


Demonstrate ability to find the root cause of a problem, optimize inefficient execution, and resolve resource contention scenarios

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