Just got the official word that I'm signed up for training on Cloudera Map/Reduce.
It's a four day course scheduled for May 7th - 10th (Tues-F).
They are also having additional courses for HBase and Hadoop Admin Training which other people will be attending.
Cloudera is one of the top Hadoop ecosystems and I've worked with their pre-loaded VM's in the past.
To be honest, this is exactly the career path I'm interested in.
Because data is not getting any smaller. Hadoop is gaining traction in the world of IT. It's a specialized skill that not every developer can do. It's in high demand and short supply.
Always be learning!