Cloudera Academic Partnership





Academic Partnership Program

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Delivery method

External website with external account sign-up.

Delivery details


User scope

For active University of Arizona students.

University of Arizona instructors are able to get materials to integrate into their courses.

Device scope

Any; for state-owned or personally-owned devices.

Use scope

For active University of Arizona students.

University of Arizona instructors are able to get materials to integrate into their courses.

Entitlement expiration

Active eligible students and instructors may download and install Cloudera software.

The software must be uninstalled/removed at the conclusion of their affiliation with the University.

Commonly used for

The CAP provides MIS students and instructors with Cloudera's software and course materials.




Cloudera partners with accredited, nonprofit academic institutions around the globe (100+ at last count) to help develop the next generation of data professionals. The Cloudera Academic Partner Program gives them access to curriculum, software, and discounted training to help accelerate the adoption of the Hadoop platform.

Cloudera will provide professors from participating schools with discounts to world-class instruction and free training materials to facilitate the inclusion of Hadoop developer topics in their academic portfolios.

Students will benefit from industry-leading training materials, hands-on exercises, and access to discounted certification exams, providing them with tangible, market-recognized credentials in addition to their university degrees.

Cloudera invites staff and students to download Cloudera Express or the Cloudera QuickStart VM, which include CDH, the world’s most deployed and enterprise-ready Apache Hadoop distribution, and Cloudera Manager, designed to simplify the installation, configuration, and performance analysis of your Hadoop cluster. Either option can be used freely, for as long as needed. (Note: CAP also provides specialized VMs with datasets and homework solutions for CAP members.)

CDH is thoroughly tested, 100% open source, and includes over a dozen Apache projects to ensure you have everything you need to utilize Hadoop in development or production.

Technical Support

If you have questions or feedback on this guide, or are having trouble with the MIS department's software license systems, remote desktop services, or other systems, please contact the MicroAge Lab via our Submit Support Request page. Please include as many details as you can, and provide screenshots if necessary. We generally respond to support requests within 1-2 business days.

If you experience technical issues with your computer, you may want to contact The 24/7 IT Support Center. The 24/7 provides computing support to University of Arizona students, faculty and staff. You can find their contact information on the 24/7 IT Support Center webpage

If you do not know your NetID credentials, or are having trouble with the WebAuth system, please contact the 24/7 IT Support Center at 520-626-TECH.