Post 52 | HDPCD | The conclusion

Hi everyone. Finally, we have reached the end of this tutorial series. It’s been so long. We started this journey together on January 15th, 2017, and, 276 days later this beautiful journey is coming to an end. But, we do not need to worry, because, I am working on something new and would love to share with you soon. Till then, let us discuss how to register for the exam and what are the things we should look for while giving the exam.

Let us begin then.

  • REGISTER FOR THE HDPCD CERTIFICATION

It is an 11 step process. Let us follow this step-by-step.

  • VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Go to https://www.examslocal.com. Once you land on this website home page, you will see the screen something like shown in the below screenshot.

Step 1: Go to https://www.examslocal.com
Step 1: Go to https://www.examslocal.com
  • CREATE AN ACCOUNT

The above screenshot shows the CREATE AN ACCOUNT button on the Right Side. Click on that button to register on their website. You will see the following screen.

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Step 2-a: Register on the website

Fill in the entire information in the form shown in the above screenshot and then click on the Register button as shown in the below screenshot.

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Step 2-b: Click on the Register button

Once you click on the Register button, you will be redirected to a window saying “an email confirmation has been sent to your email address”.

This screen looks as follows.

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Step 2-c: Registration confirmation

This confirms that an email was sent to your email address.

Please login to your email ID. I did log in to my Gmail and got the following email from the website.

Step 2-d: Receiving verification email
Step 2-d: Receiving verification email

Once you receive an email like above, you must click on the Verify button as shown in the above screenshot. This link is valid for 21 days.

Once you click on the Verify link, you will be taken to the new screen as shown below.

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Step 2-e: Receiving Account verification

Now, that your account is verified, it is time to sign in and go ahead and schedule your examination.

  • SIGN IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT

The above screenshot shows the SIGN IN button on the top right corner. Please click on it. It will take you to the login page. It looks like this.

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Step 3: Sign into your account

Once you click on the Sign In button shown in the GREEN COLOR, you will be redirected to your landing page. This landing page looks like follows.

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Step 4: Your landing page

Now, the next thing to do is to search for the certification and then enroll in it.

  • SEARCH FOR THE CERTIFICATION EXAM

The above screenshot shows the SEARCH BOX.  Please type “Hortonworks” in this search box and it will give the suggestions regarding the certifications given by Hortonworks.

Please have a look at the below screenshot.

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Step 5: Choosing the correct certification name

The above screenshot shows all the suggestions given by the website. Please select “Hortonworks : HDP Certified Developer (HDPCD) – English” out of given the choices and click on the Next button shown in GREEN COLOR.

  • SELECT DATE AND TIME FOR THE CERTIFICATION

Once you click it, you will be redirected to the below screen.

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Step 6-a: Choosing the start date to see available time slots

The above screenshot shows the certification details you are about to enroll in (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). Please confirm on those.

Then, select the From date which you think will be a good day to give the test. Don’t forget to select the Time Zone where you want to give the test.

Once both of these fields are selected, click on the Next button shown in GREEN COLOR.

I chose October 17 (tomorrow’s date at the time of writing this article) 12:00 AM and EST as my time zone. It gave me the following screen.

Step 7-a: Choosing the time slot for the certification
Step 7-a: Choosing the time slot for the certification

As you can see from the above screenshot, the bottom left corner shows the Date and Time options you have chosen and the middle dashboard portion shows the available time slots. As soon as I clicked on October 14 option, it gave me available times for that time.

You get the screen shown in the following screenshot.

Step 7-b: Select the slot for the certification
Step 7-b: Select the slot for the certification

 

As you can see in the above screenshot, it shows me 4 options, out of which, I am selecting the 2nd option 2.15 PM – 4.15 PM EST.

  • REVIEW THE CERTIFICATION DETAILS AND CONFIRM

Once you select your preferable timings, you can click on the Next button on the bottom right corner. After clicking on the next button, you are send to the following screen.

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Step 8: System compatibility matrix

The system compatibility matrix is shown and you have to Agree to these features. Once you make sure that the system from which you are going to give the exam has all these features, click on the I Agree button shown in the bottom right corner.

After clicking on the I Agree button, you are sent to the following screen.

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Step 9: Exam Agreement

The Exam Agreement screen pops-up and you have to click on the I Agree button after going through the agreement (which I know, nobody does :P).

Once you click on the I Agree button, you are sent to the screen shown in the following screenshot.

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Step 10: Candidate Additional Details

Hortonworks expects you to give your employer name before continuing to the next step.

  • PAY THE CERTIFICATION FEE

Please click on Save and Continue and you will be taken to the following screen.

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Step 11: Payment Details

Once you enter the correct payment information, click on the Review Order button. A new screen will pop up showing you the order that you are about to place.

Once you confirm the details, click on the Pay/Submit button, which will book a slot for you. If everything goes well, you will get a confirmation email stating the date and time of the HDPCD certification.

This completes your HDPCD certification exam booking slot.

Hope the explanation made sense and the screenshots are helpful to understand the flow of the process.

  • THE HDPCD CERTIFICATION TIPS

Let us see what are the things to keep in mind during the certification.

  1. Before attempting the actual certification, I will highly recommend giving the practice test on the AWS.
  2. Exam cluster is very slow, so please be patient.
  3. For PIG, you must use Tez execution engine to save A LOT OF time.
  4. Along with individual steps, you must test the output by running the entire file in a single attempt.
  5. Do not panic if you are stuck at some question.
  6. After reading the question, first decide, whether you will be able to do it in time or not, otherwise, go for the next question to save both time and confidence. Give it some time to blend into exam mode.
  7. Do not stress out about anything. Proctor is going to help you a lot.
  8. Double check the answers before moving to next question. Do not leave anything for the end portion.

Hope these few tips come handy and help you nailing the certification.

Trust me guys, it is an easy certification, and if you go through all these tutorials, you will be able to clear it comfortably.

With this, a beautiful journey has come to an end. I am really glad and fortunate that I got to do this and help so many of you.

I am going to take a break now for the holiday season and will be back in the new year with new contents.

Till then, enjoy the holidays season. Stay safe and please let me know if you want to work on some specific technology. If possible I would like to pitch in.

You can check out my LinkedIn profile here. Please like my Facebook page here. Follow me on Twitter here and subscribe to my YouTube channel here for the video tutorials.

See you all in 2018!!!!!!!

hny

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