Hortonworks University Opens for Hadoop Training, Certification

Hortonworks announced the launch of Hortonworks University, a new training and certification program for Apache Hadoop developers and administrators.

As developers, analysts and enterprise adopters alike have called for more resources to help make Hadoop more enterprise-friendly, Hortonworks announces a new Hadoop training program for developers and administrators.

Hortonworks, a company promoting the development and support of Apache Hadoop, has announced a new initiative providing Hadoop training and certification known as Hortonworks University.

The new Hortonworks University training program features public, private and online training and certification programs for developers and administrators. The company also announced a Certified Training Partner Program designed to address the growing demand for Apache Hadoop education across the globe.

Hortonworks University courses feature a blend of expert content and hands-on labs that prepare students for the real-world challenges of building, deploying and managing Apache Hadoop applications, the company said. Students also receive insight into the Apache Hadoop project road maps via €œlunch and learn€ sessions with Apache Hadoop experts such as Arun C. Murthy, Hortonworks founder and architect.

€œAs a recent graduate of the Developing Solutions using Apache Hadoop course from Hortonworks, I feel more prepared to begin creating Hadoop applications,€ said Farhan Hussain, lead architect at Open Source Architect, a provider of software development, IT management, infrastructure expertise and training services. €œThanks in large part to the lab offerings, I was able to implement what I was learning in real time, arming me with hands-on knowledge that can be applied at customer sites. I would strongly recommend the Hortonworks training programs to anyone looking to optimize Apache Hadoop deployments for technical and business success.€

€œHortonworks is laser-focused on enabling the Apache Hadoop ecosystem to flourish, and Hortonworks University is an important component of that strategy,€ Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks, said in a statement. €œWhat sets our training programs apart is our exceptional domain expertise and ability to transfer that knowledge into hands-on labs that prepare students to become highly productive as soon as they complete a Hortonworks course. We are also sharing Hortonworks University course content and labs with Certified Training Partners in order to meet the growing demand for expert Apache Hadoop training on a global basis.€