Cloudera Connect Partner Program Benefits and Requirements

Program Overview

The Cloudera Connect Partner Program has been specifically designed to champion partner advancement and solution development. Together, we can promote a broader, stronger presence by combining your product and services expertise with our leading machine learning and analytics technology, support and services.

The goal of the program is to support partners in delivering business value for clients by expanding their business and incorporating Cloudera’s data management software and services into a focused selling and services model.

See below for information on our program benefits and requirements. If you have questions about your partner status or if you are ready to move to the next level, please email


As of November 20, 2019, we have updated Cloudera Connect Terms and Conditions to reflect the new enhancements in our partner program. Please review so that you are familiar with the changes.

Cloudera Connect Benefits

  Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Cloudera Connect Partner Portal Access        
Partner Development Subscription       +   +
Sales Accreditation        
Cloudera University Discounts (see below)        
Market Development Fund        Negotiated
Knowledge Base Access        
Technology Certification        
Solution Competency        
Logo & Web Blurb on        
Assigned Cloudera Contact        
Partner Engineering Support        

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Cloudera Connect Partner Discounts on Cloudera University


  Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Cloudera University Live Training Discount 10% 20% 20% 20%
Cloudera University OnDemand Discount 20% 30% 40% 50%
Cloudera University Certification Discount 25% 25%



Discount on Training

Follow the steps below to receive your discount

  • Select a class from Cloudera University 
  • Check who is delivering the training, Cloudera or one of our training partners. You can find this information either under "Who is providing this training" on the specific class page, or if when you click "Register now," you are redirected to a third-party site. 
  • If the class is hosted by a partner, simply mention that your company is a Cloudera partner in the comments section to receive the discounted rate. 
  • If it is Cloudera-led training, send the class title, date, and location in an email with the subject "Partner Training Discount" to to request a discount code off the list price of the selected class. The discount code is for use only by your organization, applies only to the selected class, and is non-transferable.

Your partner discount code must be entered at the time of purchase. (We will not make price adjustments after the transaction is complete.)

Discount on Certification Exams

Follow the steps below to receive your discount

  • You will find all our exams, including how to purchase and schedule your exam and how to prepare for your exam here.
  • To obtain the discount code, please email with the subject "Partner Certification Discount" to The discount code is for use only by your organization, applies only to selected exam, and is non-transferable.
  • Please make sure you read our FAQ for registration instructions, scheduling, and system requirements.

Requirements for SIs, Consulting Partner, Authorized Reseller, and MSPs

  Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Annual Program Fee Partner Application Program Fee Program Fee
Program Fee
Sales Accreditation N/A 2 5 Negotiated
Cloudera University Certifications  N/A 6 10 Negotiated
Business Plan / Differentiated Solution N/A Plan Required /
1 Solution
Plan Required /
2 Solution
Plan Required /
Negotiated # of Solutions
Annual Revenue Goal N/A $250K $1M $2M+

Requirements for Technology Partners

  Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Annual Program Fee Partner Application only Program Fee Program Fee
Program Fee
Minimum Cloudera University Certifications  N/A 1 2 Negotiated
Technology Certification or Solution Competency N/A 1 Technology Certification or
1 Solution Competency
1 Technology Certification &
1 Solution Competency
Annual Revenue Goal N/A $50K $250K $1M
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