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DASCA Data Science Credentials

Landing the best of Big Data jobs, or starting out and growing right in your Data Science career today demands assuring employers about your capabilities, promise, and potential of being a complete professional with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals as well as the leading-edge in your chosen Data Science domain. In fact, even if you dream of hatching out a successful Data Science start-up; an international Data Science Credential doesn’t just stack you up rightly in terms of knowledge and exposure to industry, best-practices, and standards; it also helps inspire potential investors and partners.

DASCA Credentials are based on the world’s most comprehensive and rigorous Data Science Body of Knowledge (DASCA DSBoK™), fleshed around the seminal Data Science Essential Knowledge Framework – the EKF™. DASCA Certifications validate and test credential–holders in over 30 profession–critical knowledge vectors along the five EKF™ essential-knowledge prongs. Nothing else adds a bigger, most international edge to the employability of professionals for the international Data Science industry that needs 5 million workers in 2017 alone.

We live in a world awash with data. Data is proliferating at an astonishing rate—we have more and more data all the time, and much of it was collected in order to improve decisions about some aspect of business, government, or society. If we can’t turn that data into better decision making through quantitative analysis, we are both wasting data and probably creating suboptimal performance.

Thomas H. Davenport
Professor Babson College

Make it Big in Big Data!

Big Data technology stables, Big Data consulting outfits, IT training companies, leading universities, business schools, higher education institutions, and government ICT academies – all are adding to the rapidly swelling DASCA worldwide network.

Universities & Institutions

DASCA is building a worldwide network of International Centers for Data Sciences in ace universities and institutions. Members on this network partake in the cutting-edge DASCA initiatives of breeding world-class Data Science talents in campuses around the world.

  • Attract bigger employers to the campus for hiring, outreach, and exchange
  • Expand & multiply employability of students from multiple majors in Big Data
  • Enrich quality and approach of education in Data Sciences

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Big Data & IT Companies

With the world needing some 5 million Big Data professionals this year alone, it's a war for talent, not easy to win at all. Partnering DASCA for in-house credentialing of your Data Science staffers is a bright idea!

  • Align your talent development programs with the robust DASCA-EKF™ knowledge framework
  • Deploy world-class DASCA training kits for training your staffers
  • Access the DASCA Credentialing apparatus for convenient, anytime credentialing of your Data Science workforce

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Training Companies

Big Data training and education is poised to touch USD 5.00 bn by 2018 end! Joining the worldwide DASCA Training Network can help a training company really big and expand multifold fast.

  • Further your firm's credibility as a provider of leading–edge training in Big Data analytics and Big Data engineering
  • Multiply revenue streams and enhance bottom line; DASCA products are high–demand, fast–selling
  • Grow fast as a leading provider of Data Science training and education solutions for DASCA Certifications

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QualiFLY to the world's most
powerful qualifications!

Now race away easy to your favorite DASCA Credential if you already have a qualification from a DASCA-recognized institution in:

  • Information Technology; Computer Applications; Database Management; Software Engineering; or related fields
  • Management; Business; Information Systems; Marketing; MIS; or any of the allied disciplines
  • Statistics; Mathematics; Econometrics; Market Research; or similar quantitative majors

Then sign into the DASCA QualiFLY right today!

You can acquire a DASCA Big Data Analyst and Big Data Engineer Certifications faster, easier, and more affordably.

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Learning & Exam-Prep Resources

Designed exactly along the DASCA DSBoK™, the certification exam preparation kits of DASCA contain knowledge fleshed out around the groundbreaking DASCA-EKF™. These Official DASCA Certification Preparation kits, provided complimentary to registrants of all DASCA programs, do not only help them study and prepare for their certification exams, but also serve as lifelong friends during the course of their careers. The world’s first and the most authoritative learning resources ever prepared for Data Science on neutral knowledge-frameworks, these kits contain texts and reference books, laboratory practice manuals, and digital learning resources filling up a long-felt void on reliable, researched, and insightful knowledge in the discipline.

If you desire to contribute to the DASCA efforts on building up a world-class repository of knowledge on various aspects of Data Science, do write to us.



The examinations for all certification programs of the Data Science Council of America are held in Pearson VUE Test centers. Currently, almost 7000 locations across the world are covered by the DASCA–Pearson VUE network. All examinations are computer–based, taken on computer–desktops in secure and examinee–friendly Pearson VUE test centers. Generally, examinees marking 65% of their answers correct qualify for the DASCA Credential award. However, since a complex multi-variable algorithm is used to take qualification decisions to nullify geographic and other environmental factors with potential to skew performance, the qualifying benchmark should not be expected to stay pegged exactly to 65%.

Read more on DASCA Certification examinations here.

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Afia. Ji. Chloe & ABDE™

They come from three corners of the world, and yet don't know each other. Ji Huang is from Dalian, China; Begam Afia from Accra in Ghana; and Chloe Akinyi is from Mombasa in Kenya.

Afia. Ji. Chloe & ABDE


Meet the Anaconda

His bulging left arm isn't for the fainthearted. A graduate of the State Engineering University of Yerevan, Yuri Balendin is on the SBDE™.

Meet the Anaconda


The Double Whammy

A PhD in Mathematics, Dr. Christopher Afolabi is now an expert in Decision Science and teaches courses in Business Statistics and Information Design in a Kenyan university run by the Catholic Church.

The Double Whammy


Ten Dreamers of Bengaluru

Nine others in his band are full geeks. But Mayank Jaysimha is three quarters geek and one quarter wannbe Scientologist (sic!), just in case.

Ten Dreamers of Bengaluru


Red, But Hot Too!

His English is only a tad better than Mr Obama's Mandarin. But his command on R rivals Rafael Nadal's testing crosscourt smashes.

Red But Hot Too


Dark Knowledge, but Shining

Nick Anderson had actually arrived quite early on the Big Data show–in late 80s.

Dark Knowledge but Shining