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Cloudera Administrator Training for Apache Hadoop (CATAH)

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Module 1: The Case for Apache Hadoop

  • Why Hadoop?
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Core Hadoop Components

Module 2: Hadoop Cluster Installation

  • Rationale for a Cluster Management Solution
  • Cloudera Manager Features
  • Cloudera Manager Installation
  • Hadoop (CDH) Installation

Module 3: The Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS)

  • HDFS Features
  • Writing and Reading Files
  • NameNode Memory Considerations
  • Overview of HDFS Security
  • Web UIs for HDFS
  • Using the Hadoop File Shell

Module 4: MapReduce and Spark on YARN

  • The Role of Computational Frameworks
  • YARN: The Cluster Resource Manager
  • MapReduce Concepts
  • Apache Spark Concepts
  • Running Computational Frameworks on YARN
  • Exploring YARN Applications Through the Web UIs, and the Shell
  • YARN Application Logs

Module 5: Hadoop Configuration and Daemon Logs

  • Cloudera Manager Constructs for Managing Configurations
  • Locating Configurations and Applying Configuration Changes
  • Managing Role Instances and Adding Services
  • Configuring the HDFS Service
  • Configuring Hadoop Daemon Logs
  • Configuring the YARN Service

Module 6: Getting Data Into HDFS

  • Ingesting Data From External Sources With Flume
  • Ingesting Data From Relational Databases With Sqoop
  • REST Interfaces
  • Best Practices for Importing Data

Module 7: Planning Your Hadoop Cluster

  • General Planning Considerations
  • Choosing the Right Hardware
  • Virtualization Options
  • Network Considerations
  • Configuring Nodes

Module 8: Installing and Configuring Hive, Impala and Pig

  • Hive
  • Impala
  • Pig

Module 9: Hadoop Clients Including Hue

  • What Are Hadoop Clients?
  • Installing and Configuring Hadoop Clients
  • Installing and Configuring Hue
  • Hue Authentication and Authorization

Module 10: Advanced Cluster Configuration

  • Advanced Configuration Parameters
  • Configuring Hadoop Ports
  • Configuring HDFS for Rack Awareness
  • Configuring HDFS High Availability

Module 11: Hadoop Security

  • Why Hadoop Security Is Important
  • Hadoop’s Security System Concepts
  • What Kerberos Is and how it Works
  • Securing a Hadoop Cluster With Kerberos
  • Other Security Concepts

Module 12: Managing Resources

  • Configuring cgroups with Static Service Pools
  • The Fair Scheduler
  • Configuring Dynamic Resource Pools
  • YARN Memory and CPU Settings
  • Impala Query Scheduling

Module 13: Cluster Maintenance

  • Checking HDFS Status
  • Copying Data Between Clusters
  • Adding and Removing Cluster Nodes
  • Rebalancing the Cluster
  • Directory Snapshots
  • Cluster Upgrading

Module 14: Cluster Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Cloudera Manager Monitoring Features
  • Monitoring Hadoop Clusters
  • Troubleshooting Hadoop Clusters
  • Common Misconfigurations