Passing the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data Certification exam

Want to pass the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data certification exam? Want to become Alibaba Cloud Certified? Follow this comprehensive preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data exam and get yourself ready to pass the exam.

Alibaba Cloud is ranked as China´s largest public cloud service provider, and the fourth largest cloud service provider worldwide. Since the china market is growing really fast, and Alibaba Cloud as well, the Alibaba Cloud certifications are fast becoming the must-have certificates for any IT professional working with Alibaba Cloud.  

If you haven’t yet taken the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Big Data certification yet? Follow our previous blog on preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Associate  (ACA) Big Data certification and pass the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Big Data certification first. It is not mandatory, but it is recommended.

And those, who have already passed the Associate level Alibaba Cloud Big Data certification, keeping reading this preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Certified Professional Big Data certification.

Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data certification

The Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data certification is commonly known as ACP Big Data. It covers a wide range of Alibaba Cloud big data core services, including MaxCompute, DataWorks, E-MapReduce, Visualization and BI tools.

Who Can Apply for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data certification?

This certification exam is for candidates who have expertise in big data on the Alibaba Cloud platform. Alibaba Cloud Professional is intended but not limited to architects and data engineers who know how to use the Alibaba Cloud products.

Overview of the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data certification

While starting your preparation for the ACP Big Data certification, one needs to have an overview of the exam. It is a close-book, offline exam that the candidates need to give at the exam center. The exam consists of 60 questions for maximum 100 marks and you will get 120 minutes to complete the exam. You will have to pay $120 to sit in the exam. The table below gives basic information about the Alibaba Cloud Professional Big Data certification exam –

ACP Big Data Certification Exam Information
Certification NameAlibaba Cloud Professional Big Data Certification
Test Type Online Registration, Offline Exam at Exam Center
Exam Duration120 Minutes
Number of Questions60
Exam Fee$120
Exam TypeClose-book Exam
Exam LanguageEnglish

Note that the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data certification is not like other common certification exam that consists of all the randomly placed multiple choice or multiple select questions. In the ACP Big Data certification, the questions are placed in the following sequence and marks are fixed for each question:

  • 30 Questions – Single Selection Type: The candidate will get 2 points for every right question
  • 10 Questions: Multiple Selections Type: The candidate will get 2 points for every right question
  • 20 Questions: True-False Type: The candidate will get 1 point for every right question

The exam blueprint for the Alibaba Cloud Certified Professional consists of a number of products with their percentage content in the examination. Here is the blueprint for Alibaba Cloud Certified Professional Big Data certification as mentioned in the official document of the ACP Big Data certification:

ACP Big Data Certification Exam Blueprint
Product Name% of Exam
MaxCompute37%
DataWorks29%
E-MapReduce21%
Visualization and data consumption13%

Preparation Guide for the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data Certification Exam

1. Take the Alibaba Cloud course

The course is really cheap and it is focused on passing the Alibaba Cloud Big Data Professional exam. You will learn everything you need to get the certification.

The course is divided into sections:
Each section focuses on an Alibaba Cloud product, such as MaxCompute, DataWorks, E-MapReduce, and Visualization and data consumption.

2. Get Hands-on with Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud is all about real-world problems and to get a good command on that, hands-on experience is mandatory. Therefore, while preparing for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data Certification Exam, along with theoretical concepts, equally focus on practical experience on real-time problems.

You need to practice a lot on Alibaba Cloud products to have deep knowledge about them.  If you don’t have hands-on experience, you can create a free account on Alibaba Cloud to start. Not only this, but you also get the free credit ($300) after new registration that you can use to know and try different services. Just register and practice as much as you can on the Alibaba cloud products.

After registration, there are some accessible tutorials that provide step by step guide to make you understand about the deployment and usage of different services and applications of Alibaba.

Conclusion

So, we’ve covered the preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data exam. ACP Cloud Computing certification is not only for those who are working on Alibaba cloud. You can also take Alibaba Cloud Professional certification if you are already working on AWS, GCP or Azure cloud as a cloud computing specialist.

What are you thinking now? Start your preparation for the Alibaba Cloud Professional (ACP) Big Data exam.

Wish you the best for your exam!

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