StreamSets Black Belt Exam


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StreamSets Black Belt Exam

Did you know a Learning Path has been provided for you?  If you want guidance on what to learn and study, register for the Certification Learning Path and complete the relevant sections before attempting this exam.

This exam measures your ability to transform business requirements into a working technical solution which you will present to an expert panel for evaluation.

Note: you must earn your White Belt, Yellow Belt and Green Belt before attempting the Black Belt Certification

Here is what to expect:

  • Once you sign up for the exam, you will be contacted and provided with an overview of the certification process
  • Your ecosystem certifications will be reviewed as part of this process. This includes any associate or architect type certifications you may have received
  • Your experience with data integration tools and data ops will also be discussed as part of this process.
  • You will receive a use case scenario which you will develop a working technical solution
  • At a scheduled day and time, you will present your solution to StreamSets experts.
  • You will be graded according to the rubric shown below


Exam Environment

  • Each exam taker will use their own StreamSets DataOps Platform environment.  Free trial environments can be accessed from 
  • Each exam taker will be assigned a StreamSets Academy (Strigo) environment as well. Be sure that your computer/laptop can connect to Strigo. You can test network connectivity here.
  • The combination of both environments will be used to deploy and build the solution used in the presentation to the panel.

Scoring & Certificate

Seven (7) points must be earned for the presentation to pass the Black Belt exam. Presentations will be graded within 3 business days and final score and report will be emailed to the candidate. The report will include the point averages for each of the criteria and any comments related to the panel’s scoring. A passing score of at least 7 points will also generate a sharable, verifiable “StreamSets Black Belt” certificate.


Exam candidate should be able to perform tasks in the StreamSets DataOps Platform as well as an ecosystem component (such as a cloud data provider), as they relate to solving the business scenario challenge:

  • Setting up an environment and deployment 
  • Building pipelines including the following elements:
    • AWS or Azure or GCP data sources or targets
    • Snowflake
    • Databricks
  • Using intermediate and advanced techniques such as:
    • Using REST API
    • CI/CD
  • Developing batch and streaming pipelines
  • Configure single and multi-origin pipelines
  • Configure pipeline executors
  • Running and scheduling jobs