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FAQ for Databricks Learning Festival (Virtual): 10 July - 24 July 2024

s_park
Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

General

Q: Where can I ask questions, if I have questions while going through the self-paced material?

A: Databricks Academy Learners Group page is the forum within Databricks Community, where you can ask questions and get them answered by your fellow learners. During the festival, we have selected Databricks experts to answer your questions. Please feel free to answer the questions from other learners as well — one of the best ways to master a subject or skill is to teach someone else.

Q: What is the duration of the Databricks Learning Festival (Virtual)?

A: It is from 10 July 2024 - 24 July 2024.

Q: Who can attend the Databricks Learning Festival (Virtual)?

A: It is meant for everyone, including Databricks customers, Databricks partners, and the general public.

Q: What training is offered as part of the Databricks Learning Festival (Virtual) and how can I enroll?

A: The following course(s) / learning plan(s) are offered for free as part of the Databricks Learning Festival (Virtual). To enroll, please follow the links below. [Note: You need a Databricks Academy account to enroll. If you don’t have one, sign up here.]

Q: Does the Databricks Learning Festival (Virtual) come with a hands-on lab environment?

A: No. ​​If you would like to learn with hands-on practice, please leverage the 20% discount voucher for Databricks Academy Labs which will be distributed to all eligible participants after the event. For more hands-on training options, please see our Public Training Schedule

Q: I am an existing Databricks Academy user. How does this differ from the courses that I already have in Databricks Academy?

For whitelisted users/accounts, you may already have the same course contents, except the additional incentive of a certification voucher and Databricks Academy Labs coupon for completing the course. In addition, there are selected Databricks experts to help answer your questions within the Databricks Academy Learners Group on Databricks Community, as you embark on this self-paced learning journey. This virtual festival has been developed to help you complete the training, expand your data and AI skills, prepare for Databricks certification exams, and elevate your career with Databricks. 

Incentives

Q: What are the requirements to qualify for the 50%-off Databricks certification voucher and 20% discount coupon for Databricks Academy Labs? 

A: A 50%-off Databricks certification voucher (worth US$100) and a 20% discount coupon for Databricks Academy Labs will be provided to the first 1,000 users who complete at least one of the above 6 courses within the duration of the virtual Databricks Learning Festival (i.e. 10 July 2024 - 24 July 2024). In other words, below are the requirements:

  1. Complete at least one of the 6 courses above; AND
  2. Complete the course(s) within the duration of 10 July 2024 - 24 July 2024; AND
  3. Be the first 1,000 users to complete the course(s)

Q: If I complete multiple courses, can I get multiple vouchers and coupons?

A: No. Each learner is only eligible to receive one 50% discount voucher and one 20% discount coupon for Databricks Academy Labs, whether the learner completes one or multiple course(s). For example, if you complete “Data Engineer Learning Plan - Data Engineering with Databricks” and “Generative AI Engineering Pathway - Generative AI Engineering with Databricks”, you will be eligible for one 50% discount certification voucher and one 20% discount coupon for Databricks Academy Labs. 

Q: How long is the 50%-off Databricks certification voucher valid for?

A: The voucher will have a validity period of approximately 6 months. The expiry date is 31 January 2025. You need to schedule AND sit for the exam by this date. We strongly recommend booking the slots early on, since the exam slots may get filled up fast.

Q: How long is the 20% discount coupon for Databricks Academy Labs valid for?

A: The voucher will have a validity period of approximately 6 months. The expiry date is 31 January 2025.

Q: Which exams can I use the voucher for?

A: The voucher is applicable for the following exams only:

  • Databricks Certified Data Engineer Associate
  • Databricks Certified Data Engineer Professional
  • Databricks Certified Data Analyst Associate
  • Databricks Certified Machine Learning Associate
  • Databricks Certified Machine Learning Professional
  • Databricks Certified Generative AI Engineer Associate

Q: How can I receive the voucher and coupons and when will I receive them?

A: The voucher and coupon will be distributed via email by early August. It will be sent to the main email address of your Databricks Academy account. Please make sure that you unblock the following email addresses: “noreply@academy.databricks.com” and “noreply.userenablement@databricks.com”. 

Q: Can I combine the certification voucher with other offers like success credits?

A: No. The certification voucher cannot be combined with other offers or success credits.

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35 REPLIES 35

Gunasekar
New Contributor III

Can I use the Coupons by completing one of the listed trainings to other certifications like "Databricks Certified Associate Developer for Apache Spark 3.0"

s_park
Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

The voucher is applicable for the following exams only:

  • Databricks Certified Data Engineer Associate
  • Databricks Certified Data Engineer Professional
  • Databricks Certified Data Analyst Associate
  • Databricks Certified Machine Learning Associate
  • Databricks Certified Machine Learning Professional
  • Databricks Certified Generative AI Engineer Associate

Gunasekar
New Contributor III

Could you please let me know when such Vouchers discount event happen for "Databricks Certified Associate Developer for Apache Spark 3.0"

s_park
Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Nothing planned as of yet.

2608_ad
New Contributor II

@s_park Could you please let me know when such Vouchers discount event happen for "Databricks Certified Associate Developer for Apache Spark 3.0". I want to get certified in Spark.

s_park
Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Nothing planned as of yet.

Fgao
New Contributor

so does it mean that I am able to use the 50% voucher attempt databrick prof machine learning exam after attending the training of the advanced data engineer with databrick?

Shiva3
New Contributor II

Hi @s_park i have finished course "Data Analysis with Databricks SQL" on 10-July-2024 , could you please let me know how will i get the discount voucher.

s_park
Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

You need to complete one of the six courses within the duration of the festival, in order to be eligible for the voucher. 

In other words, below are the requirements:

  1. Complete at least one of the 6 courses above; AND
  2. Complete the course(s) within the duration of 10 July 2024 - 24 July 2024; AND
  3. Be the first 1,000 users to complete the course(s)

Shiva3
New Contributor II

I have completed the one of courses mentioned above on 10th Jul 2024.

J_Anderson
New Contributor III
New Contributor III

Thanks for participating! We will be distributing the vouchers in early August once the learning festival has concluded.

Shiva3
New Contributor II

Thank you @J_Anderson .

Gunasekar
New Contributor III

I have completed the "Data Engineering with Databricks". Kindly share the vouchers to pursue a certification in Apache Spark 3.0

Gunasekar
New Contributor III

PFA for the Completion certificate

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