Big Data Foundation Certification

The Big Data Foundation certification (BDF) is designed to provide you with hands-on experience in using two of the most popular technologies in Big Data processing – Hadoop and MongoDB. You will get the opportunity to practice installing these two technologies through lab exercises. The exercises expose you to real-life Big Data technologies with the purpose of obtaining results from real datasets from Twitter.

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain Big Data, its origin, and its characteristics.
  • Discuss about the tools applicable to Big Data processing.
  • Explain data mining.
  • Discuss the popular Big Data technologies – Hadoop and MongoDB.
  • Discuss the Big Data projects and the main players involved.
  • Identify and obtain relevant datasets when looking at a business problem.
  • Install and manage Big Data processing environments based on Hadoop or MongoDB at a departmental level.
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Module Overview

  • Module 1: Certification Program Introduction
  • Module 2: Big Data Fundamentals
  • Module 3: Big Data Sources
  • Module 4: Data Mining: Concepts and Tools
  • Module 5: Big Data Technologies – Hadoop
  • Module 6: Big Data Technologies – MongoDB
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Target Audience

  • Software Engineers
  • Application Developers
  • IT Architects
  • System administrators

Big Data Foundation Certification Path

Cloud best practices and principles bridge the gap between technical cloud skills and the desired business outcomes encountered in practice.

The certification path shows how various certifications can be used in conjunction with a CCC credential.


There are no formal prerequisites.


Successfully passing (65%) the 75-minute exam, consisting of 25 multiple-choice questions, leads to the Big Data Foundation Certification.

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