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September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Certification for Apache Cassandra: Get trained, get certified, get better paid (Day 2)

Tim Berglund (Confluent)
9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 17
Tags: real-time

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 New York 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

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.