MCCA5.1 This credential is designed for Engineers and Administrators who are responsible for preparing the cluster for install, installing, setting up, and maintaining a MapR Cluster. The certification tests your ability to use MapR tools and Linux commands to set up the cluster, install, maintain, and troubleshoot common problems. The exam currently includes only multiple choice questions (as of April 2018).

Exam Format and Fees

  • Number of Questions: 60 - 80
  • Time Limit: 120 minutes
  • Cost: $250
  • Pass/Fail (no score given)

Experience Prerequisites

  • A minimum of 6 months administration experience
  • Experience with Linux

Certification Exam Subject Areas

  • Installation
  • Configure Cluster Resources
  • Volumes, Snapshots, and Mirrors
  • Data Access
  • Disk and Node Maintenance
  • Monitoring, Manage, Basic Linux, and Troubleshoot the Cluster

Certification Exam Content Groups

Topic Weighting
Installation 15%
Configure Cluster Resources 15%
Volumes, Snapshots, and Mirrors 20%
Data Access 15%
Disk and Node Maintenance 20%
Monitoring, Managing, and Troubleshooting the Cluster 15%


How should you prepare for the MapR Administrator exam?

Linux Skills

In order to be successful, you will first need strong Linux and bash skills, as well as database administration skills. At least six months of experience as an administrator and experience with Linux is recommended. These online courses can get you started:

MapR Essentials

Next, you will need to understand the big data pipeline and the MapR Converged Data Platform. You can learn this from the Essentials Series:

MapR Administration

The exam focuses on how to install, configure, and maintain a cluster. You should complete all of these online courses, and pay special attention to the lab activities:

Additionally, you should complete the instructor-led course ADM 2000 - Cluster Administration if possible.

Finally, you can review the study guide and forums: