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March 28–29, 2016: Training
March 29–31, 2016: Conference
San Jose, CA

Certification for Apache Cassandra: Get trained, get certified, get better paid

Tim Berglund (Confluent), Tanya Gallagher (DataStax)
9:00am - 5:00pm Monday, March 28 & Tuesday, March 29

Location: 211 B
Tags: real-time

Participants should plan to attend both days of this 2-day training course. Training passes do not include access to tutorials on Tuesday.

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O’Reilly Media and DataStax have partnered to create a 2-day developer certification course for Apache Cassandra. Get certified as a Cassandra developer at Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose and be recognized for your NoSQL expertise.

Why get Apache Cassandra certified?
The demand for Apache Cassandra and NoSQL skills is skyrocketing with Cassandra developers commanding 152% higher salaries than other technologies. As a certified Cassandra developer you:

  • Get independent industry-led credibility as a Cassandra expert
  • Receive greater opportunity for career advancement
  • Meet global standards and ensure compatibility between Cassandra applications and distributions
  • Become a part of the growing Cassandra community
  • Leverage an official designation and badge that can be used on business cards and social profiles

The instructor-led training hosted by DataStax experts helps you hone your Cassandra skills. All registrants will be able to prep for the training and certification day by registering for self-paced courses on DataStax Academy a month prior to Strata + Hadoop World. Cassandra Core Concepts and Data Modeling are the prerequisite courses. The training and certification package also includes a proctored exam by O’Reilly Media.

What’s included:

  • 8 hours of in-person exam-prep training with a DataStax trainer.
  • 2 hours of focused Q&A with a DataStax expert.
  • 1.5 hours certification testing administered by O’Reilly Media (no additional cost for certification). Certification test includes 50 multiple-choice questions and lasts 90 minutes.

Material covered in the developer certification program:

  • Cassandra data modeling
  • The Cassandra Query Language
  • Cassandra’s distributed architecture
  • Installation and configuration
  • Basic tooling
  • Java driver
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Tim Berglund


Tim Berglund is the senior director of developer experience with Confluent, where he serves as a teacher, author, and technology leader. Tim can frequently be found speaking at conferences internationally and in the United States. He’s the copresenter of various O’Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to distributed systems and is the author of Gradle Beyond the Basics. He tweets as @tlberglund, blogs very occasionally at, and is the cohost of the DevRel Radio podcast. He lives in Littleton, Colorado, with the wife of his youth and their youngest child, the other two having mostly grown up.

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Tanya Gallagher


Tanya Gallagher is a veteran technical instructor with thousands of hours of classroom experience across a 20-year career. Tanya has spent the past two years at DataStax writing curriculum and leading the curriculum development team. Prior to DataStax, she was a curriculum developer and technical instructor for Ixia, a networking test equipment manufacturer. She holds an MA in instructional design.

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Picture of Nixon Patel
03/08/2016 12:41am PST

What is minimum background and pre-requisites required for this certification?

Picture of Neeraj Iyer
02/29/2016 7:24am PST

Actually ignore my previous question. I just found the prerequisite courses and can get the pre-reqs from there.

Picture of Neeraj Iyer
02/29/2016 2:59am PST

Hi Tim,

I am coming from a pure Windows background (C#/Windows). I do know java. I will bring a windows laptop with me. Is there any pre-requisite softwares that I should have installed on the laptop to save time ?


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Tim Berglund
02/17/2016 4:58am PST

If your Java skills are basic, this should not be a barrier to successful certification. We look forward to seeing you there.

Mark Pokorny
02/17/2016 4:12am PST

Hi Tim –

I am a relational database engineer with very basic experience with Java. Is this course/certification primarily for coders or infrastructure/administration which is where my expertise is?



Udayakumar Balasubramaniam
02/17/2016 12:34am PST

Hi Tim, I’m a datawarehouse developer with basic understanding of Java. Will this program requires people with substantial amount of Java handson or its open for people who have strong knowledge on Relational DB and ETl as well. Please advice.