How should I prepare for the Data Analyst exam?

Discussion created by onelson on Oct 6, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 15, 2017 by Selva

The MapR Certified Data Analyst (MCDA) exam covers Apache Hive, Apache Drill, and Apache Pig. The exam currently includes only multiple choice questions. Download the MCDA Study Guide and follow the recommendations below to help prepare for exam day.


In order to pass the exam, you will need strong SQL skills. There are many free SQL courses online, including:


Next, you will need to understand the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, Big Data, and the MapR Converged Data Platform. You can learn this from the Essentials Series:


The bulk of the exam focuses on Apache Drill, Apache Hive, and Apache Pig. You can learn these tools from the Data Analyst Series:


Completing the instructor-led training DA 4000 - Data Analysis with Apache Drill is also recommended.


You can also read some of these related threads on MapR Community or start your own discussions:


Happy learning!