Start an easy learning path

The DataStax Certification program gives you the easiest, most focused path to success. With free courses and a clear goal in mind – this is the best way to motivate yourself to learn the latest technologies.

Build what’s next

There’s no coincidence that what DataStax Enterprise and Apache Cassandra™ are great at – global scale and high availability – is the solution to so many of today's innovative experiences and engineering challenges. And it's only the beginning. Become a part of it with DataStax Certifications.

Help your future-self

Whether you’re preparing for your next project or next step of your career, third party validation will help you succeed. According to StackOverflow, Apache Cassandra™ developers command 31% higher salaries, the highest of any database technology. That's a plus.

Certifications by DataStax

Professional Certification on Apache Cassandra™

Professional Certification on Apache Cassandra™ is the ideal foundational certification exam for developers and architects looking to test their Apache Cassandra expertise. Focused on fundamental Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax knowledge, this exam will set you on the pathway to join thousands of engineers already certified on the industry’s most popular, massively scalable NoSQL database.

Courses covered: We recommended you take all of the units and pass all of the quizzes in these courses to prepare for the exam: DS201 and DS220.

The demand for Apache Cassandra™ and NoSQL skills is skyrocketing with Cassandra developers commanding 31% higher salaries, the highest of any database technology. DataStax Apache Cassandra™ Professional Certification program is the best way to get started learning and mastering the popular NoSQL database used by teams at Apple, Netflix, Sony, Uber, and thousands more. 

Achieving this certification helps you gain —

  • Confidence in your knowledge of Apache Cassandra™ for your latest project or next role
  • Independent credibility as an Apache Cassandra™ expert by DataStax
  • Exclusive access to the Certified Apache Cassandra™ Users LinkedIn group for networking and career advancement
  • An official DataStax Apache Cassandra™ 3.0 Professional Certification

Exam details

Certification: DataStax Professional Certification ​on Apache Cassandra™

Courses Covered: DS201 and DS220

Number of Questions: 60 multiple choice

Time Limit: 90 minutes

Pass Rate: 75 percent

Certified version: Apache Cassandra™ 3.0

Availability: Online. If you would like to request a certification event, please contact us.

Online Exam Rules: Please read this page for the exam's rules and process, including explanation on how the online proctoring works and how you can prepare for it with preflight checks.

Online training: Free from DataStax Academy

Exam Price: USD $375

Material covered in the certification

  • Apache Cassandra™ data modeling
  • Fundamentals of replication and consistency
  • The distributed and internal architecture of Apache Cassandra™
  • Installation and configuration
  • Basic tooling

Your 3 steps to certification. Let's do this! 

1. Learn

Get started with DataStax Academy's recommended free online courses. DS201 and DS220 introduce the basics and essentials to building a massively scalable, highly available Cassandra powered application; perfect for a professional.

2. Practice

Follow up with any questions you have on the curriculum in the DataStax Community Slack and head into your certification event confident of your skills!

3. Purchase & Schedule

Apache Cassandra™ Professional Certifications are now available online! Purchase your exam here, then follow the instructions to schedule it.

 

Professional Certification on DataStax Enterprise

Professional Certification on DataStax Enterprise builds on your Apache Cassandra certification with a focus on advanced DataStax Enterprise technology including DataStax Analytics, Search, and Graph. This certification prepares you with the knowledge you require to build fully distributed, intelligent, and responsive cloud applications. This certification exam tests your knowledge of the DataStax Java Driver, DSE Search, DSE Analytics, and DSE Graph. To prepare for the exam, we recommend reviewing the corresponding docs and taking DS310/DS320/DS330 on DataStax Academy.

Validate your knowledge with DataStax Enterprise Professional Certification. If you are new to Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax Enterprise we recommend you start with DataStax Academy's Professional Certification Learning Path.

You will be tested on DS Java Driver, DSE Search, DSE Analytics, and DSE Graph. To prepare for the exam, we strongly recommend reviewing the corresponding docs and taking DS310, DS320, and DS330.

 

Exam details

Certification: DataStax Certified Professional on DataStax Enterprise 

Number of Questions: 60 multiple choice

Time Limit: 90 minutes

Pass Rate: 75 percent

Certified version: DataStax Enterprise 5.0

Availability: Online. If you would like to request a certification event, please contact us.

Online Exam Rules: Please read this page for the exam's rules and process, including explanation on how the online proctoring works and how you can prepare for it with preflight checks.

Online training: Free from DataStax Academy

Exam Price: USD $375

Material covered in the certification

  • DataStax Enterprise Search with Apache Solr™
  • DataStax Enterprise Analytics with Apache Spark™
  • DataStax Enterprise Graph
  • Basic tooling and operations

Your 3 steps to certification. Let's do this! 

1. Learn

Get started with DataStax Academy's recommended free online DataStax Enterprise courses. After learning the essentials of Apache Cassandra, take the next steps of DS310, DS320, and DS330 to be ready to build and scale a distributed, intelligent, responsive cloud application.

2. Practice

Follow up with any questions you have on the curriculum in the DataStax Community Slack and head into your certification event confident of your skills!

3. Purchase & Schedule

DataStax Certified Professional on DataStax Enterprise is now available online! Purchase your exam here, then follow the instructions to schedule it.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are Apache Cassandra™ 3.0 and DataStax Enterprise Professional certifications available online?
    Yes! We now offer a secure online testing environment using a proctoring service. Read this page for the exam's rules and process, you can purchase your online certification exam by scrolling to the top of this page. 
  • What is the online exam's format and rules?
    Please read this page for the exam's rules and process, including explanation on how the online proctoring works and how you can prepare for it with preflight checks.
  • Where can I take the exam?
    The exam is available online. If you would like to request a training and certification event, please request one and we’ll try our best to make it happen. 
  • What do I need to bring to an in-person certification event? 
    Please bring a laptop with an up to date modern web browser. No downloads will be required.
  • When does the certification expire?
    While your certification never expires we recommend to stay up to date on the latest major version of Apache Cassandra™, which is currently version 3.0.
  • When will I receive my certification?
    If passed, your certificate will be available digitally on My Account page within 2 days of completing your exam.
  • What is the retake policy?
    Each exam credit purchase is valid for one attempt. If you do not show at the scheduled time or if you do not pass the exam, you must pay the fee again before re-taking the exam.
  • What is the refund policy?
    All sales are final. No refunds or returns under any circumstance.
  • When do I have to take the exam by?
    You must take the certification exam within 30 days of making your payment. If you do not take the exam within 30 days, the exam fee will be forfeited.