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Have you ever thought about getting a Cassandra certification? This is the perfect time. Thousands of Cassandra developers and administrators have earned certificates since 2016, with more than half of these in 2020 alone Despite these growing numbers and the documented payoff of certification, there continues to be a gap of skilled Cassandra professionals.
We want to help you step up and fill this gap. That’s why we’ve made some recent updates to our certification program to make it easier than ever to earn your Cassandra Developer or Cassandra Administrator certification:
Improved certification exams - The exams are now more fair and inclusive. While the knowledge base of the exams is unchanged, we’ve rewritten questions to be more accessible to non-native English speakers, eliminated questions with confusing or overly similar options, and added new questions emphasizing problem-solving over memorization. The early results are promising; we’re hearing that candidates find the updated exams to be challenging, but the pass rate has actually increased slightly.
Exam preparation help - We’re excited to announce our new exam preparation workshop which we’ll offer monthly, with the first sessions on Nov 4 and 5. This free workshop includes a walkthrough of the registration and test experience, sample questions for both exams, and an opportunity for you to ask questions of our experts (link to registration page)
Zero-friction exam experience - We’re partnering with Mercer Mettl as our test delivery platform to offer more streamlined registration, improved proctoring, and the ability to take your exam on demand when you’re ready. We’ve also included a 20-question practice exam on the platform so you can get used to the test experience and make sure you’re ready.
Reduced-cost or no-cost exams - We’ve lowered our exam fee to $145 and are making vouchers for free exams available to those who have completed a learning path on DataStax Academy.
If you’ve been thinking about getting certified, now’s the perfect time to go for it! Visit our certification page to pick your learning path and get started today.