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Cloudera Data Analyst

Certification Program (CCA159)

Learn about data ETL, ingestion, and processing with Hadoop. Analyze huge datasets using SQL and make insightful decisions with this course.

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Overview


Cloudera University’s four-day data analyst course is for anyone who wants to access, manipulate, transform, and analyze massive data sets in the Hadoop cluster using SQL and familiar scripting languages. This is the core curriculum in the data analyst learning path.

Take your knowledge to the next level with Cloudera’s Apache Hadoop Training Cloudera University’s four-day data analyst training course focusing on Apache Pig, Apache Hive, and Apache Impala will teach you to apply traditional data analytics and business intelligence skills to big data. Cloudera presents the tools data professionals need to access, manipulate, transform, and analyze complex data sets using SQL and familiar scripting languages.

Course Curriculum


Hadoop Fundamentals

  • The Motivation for Hadoop
  • Hadoop Overview
  • Data Storage: HDFS
  • Distributed Data Processing: YARN, MapReduce, and Spark
  • Data Processing and Analysis: Pig, Hive, and Impala
  • Data Integration: Sqoop
  • Other Hadoop Data Tools
  • Exercise Scenarios Explanation

Introduction to Pig

  • What Is Pig?
  • Pig’s Features
  • Pig Use Cases
  • Interacting with Pig

Basic Data Analysis with Pig

  • Pig Latin Syntax
  • Loading Data
  • Simple Data Types
  • Field Definitions
  • Data Output
  • Viewing the Schema
  • Filtering and Sorting Data
  • Commonly-Used Functions

Processing Complex Data with Pig

  • Storage Formats
  • Complex/Nested Data Types
  • Grouping
  • Built-In Functions for Complex Data
  • Iterating Grouped Data

Multi-Dataset Operations with Pig

  • Techniques for Combining Data Sets
  • Joining Data Sets in Pig
  • Set Operations
  • Splitting Data Sets

Pig Troubleshooting and Optimization

  • Troubleshooting Pig
  • Logging
  • Using Hadoop’s Web UI
  • Data Sampling and Debugging
  • Performance Overview
  • Understanding the Execution Plan
  • Tips for Improving the Performance of Your Pig Jobs

Introduction to Hive and Impala

  • What Is Hive?
  • What Is Impala?
  • Schema and Data Storage
  • Comparing Hive to Traditional Databases
  • Hive Use Cases

Querying with Hive and Impala

  • Databases and Tables
  • Basic Hive and Impala Query Language Syntax
  • Data Types
  • Differences Between Hive and Impala Query Syntax
  • Using Hue to Execute Queries
  • Using the Impala Shell

Data Management

  • Data Storage
  • Creating Databases and Tables
  • Loading Data
  • Altering Databases and Tables
  • Simplifying Queries with Views
  • Storing Query Results

Data Storage and Performance

  • Partitioning Tables
  • Choosing a File Format
  • Managing Metadata
  • Controlling Access to Data

Relational Data Analysis with Hive and Impala

  • Joining Datasets
  • Common Built-In Functions
  • Aggregation and Windowing

Working with Impala

  • How Impala Executes Queries
  • Extending Impala with User-Defined Functions
  • Improving Impala Performance

Analyzing Text and Complex Data with Hive

  • Complex Values in Hive
  • Using Regular Expressions in Hive
  • Sentiment Analysis and N-Grams
  • Conclusion

Hive Optimization

  • Understanding Query Performance
  • Controlling Job Execution Plan
  • Bucketing
  • Indexing Data

Extending Hive

  • SerDes
  • Data Transformation with Custom Scripts
  • User-Defined Functions
  • Parameterized Queries

Choosing the Best Tool for the Job

  • Comparing MapReduce, Pig, Hive, Impala, and Relational Databases
  • Which to Choose?

Prerequisite


This course is designed for data analysts, business intelligence specialists, developers, system architects, and database administrators. Knowledge of SQL is assumed, as is basic Linux command-line familiarity. Knowledge of at least one scripting language (e.g., Bash scripting, Perl, Python, Ruby) would be helpful but is not essential. Prior knowledge of Apache Hadoop is not required.

Certification


Data Analyst Training is a useful precursor to Introduction to Data Science and the Cloudera Certified Professional: Data Scientist (CCP:DS) exam. Certification is a great differentiator; it helps establish you as a leader in the field, providing employers and customers with tangible evidence of your skills and expertise.

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