MapR Unveils Free On-Demand Training Program

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mrby Angela Guess

According to a new article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced the availability of free Hadoop On-Demand Training for developers, analysts and administrators which represents a $50M in-kind contribution* to the broad Hadoop community. The Hadoop training program is a multi-course curriculum designed to expand worldwide adoption of Hadoop technology. The curriculum provides engaging and interactive video lessons, hands-on exercises, labs and quizzes, enabling professionals to acquire valuable Hadoop skills and knowledge on their own schedule.”

The article continues, “As part of this comprehensive training initiative, MapR has also arranged for the administration of certification exams by Innovative Exams, a leading certification and training proctoring company. Developers, data analysts and administrators who complete the appropriate coursework have the option of receiving full certification as a Hadoop Developer, Hadoop Data Analyst, and Hadoop Administrator. There is also a separate certification track for HBase Developers. ‘There is ongoing momentum propelling Hadoop as deployments continue to expand in scope and size,’ said Matt Aslett, research director of data platforms and analytics, 451 Research. ‘Hadoop skills remain highly valuable to employers and we expect this new on-demand training initiative from MapR to be of tremendous interest to individuals looking to build new areas of expertise in managing and analyzing data’.”

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