Does anyone have access to a DB or can point me in the direction of one that can be used to complete the labs? I unfortunately don't have access but would like to complete the labs and not just the coursework and quizzes.
Hi Tim Harris,
Most of the labs can be completed by downloading and installing VirtualBox and the MapR Sandbox. The Drill courses require the Sandbox with Drill. Both of these options are free.
Some activities in the admin courses require multiple nodes. You can either skip these labs, or use and AWS cluster. This option requires some payment.
I hope this helps!
Thank you Onna so the labs are not required to complete the coursework and take the certification exam then.
You do not need to complete the labs in order to get a course completion certificate or to register for the certification exam. However, completing the labs will help you understand the material. The coursework alone is not sufficient preparation to pass the MCCA - MapR Certified Cluster Administrator 5.1 exam. I recommend reviewing the materials in the MCCA Study Guide and finding time to practice cluster administration either on the Sandbox, AWS, or your own company's non-production clusters.
Best of luck on your exam!
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