DASCA is the World’s Foremost Standards & Credentialing Body for the Data Science Profession.

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DASCA Data Science Knowledge Leadership

DASCA Data Science Knowledge Leadership

The Data Science Council of America (DASCA) researches, designs, and builds platform-independent Data Science knowledge frameworks, standards, and credentials, and certifies individuals entering or working across the spectrum of emerging Big Data professions. The prime goal of DASCA today is to constantly strive to refine and optimize the numerous roles and jobs in the Big Data space into concrete, sharply defined professions.

DASCA Credentials, approaches, initiatives, and programs work toward developing high-quality professionals to address squarely the challenging expectations of Big Data stakeholders internationally. Engineers, Analysts, and Scientists credentialed by DASCA form the world's top-league of the best-bred Big Data professionals.

DASCA's credentialing philosophy focuses on sharpness of ‘perspective of industry and profession’ and the depth of ‘knowledge that builds’. At another level, professionals certified by DASCA also demonstrate a usefully clear understanding of the entire range of roles, functions, and responsibilities they are expected to dispense in the most challenging of global Big Data environments.

DASCA has kept its mission simple: to contribute to breeding Big Data leaders for the international technology industry–professionals who can anticipate and appreciate the need for Big Data management methods to work in step with the needs of constantly evolving organizations, environments, technologies, and markets. Big Data Engineers, Big Data Analysts, and Big Data Scientists certified by DASCA are fit for pushing the frontiers of Information Science further.


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DASCA offers credentials along three most important profession-tracks in Big Data currently – Big Data Analytics; Big Data Engineering; & Big Data Science.

These certifications for Big Data Analysts, Big Data Engineers, and Big Data Scientists lend two distinct and unrivaled advantages to the DASCA credentialed – one; the sound, accurate, balanced, and complete coverage of all profession–critical knowledge dimensions of Big Data assures employers that the DASCA–certified professionals do possess an adequately strong exposure to all critical knowledge areas in the field of Big Data. Two; the principles of platform neutrality and vendor independence have been blended really powerfully with the career–critical skills specialization requirements.

This credentialing strategy is thoroughly reflected in the DASCA Certification–testing system and policies assuring employers that the DASCA-certified have indeed been reliably and consummately tested for their potential and promise of performance. While the Wiley–produced training and exam preparation material ensures recruiters that the credential-holders have undergone world-class resources to develop their knowledge base, the Pearson–managed worldwide examination delivery arrangements lend highest levels of credibility to the entire credentialing process.

Quality and rigor

Big Data employers worldwide look for authoritative and demonstrated proofs that incumbents and candidates not only know well enough, the essentials surrounding the Big Data industry, function, and profession, but they have also mastered the most important Big Data technologies and tools along the way. DASCA Certifications are designed to serve as the most powerful testimonial of professional promise and potential for aspiring Big Data professionals and those already in the groove, of the fact that they are truly ready to hit the ground running.

Neutrality–focused specialization

DASCA is the world's first–of–its–kind Big Data credentialing body that blends platform neutrality and vendor independence with an imaginative, skill–based specialization focus to serve and advance this rapidly expanding profession around the world. The Council spearheads a global mission to provide Big Data professionals across the world with the finest of international benchmarks and certifications that constantly increase their employability and help them grow effectively in the profession – in step with the advancements in technology. And in sync with the changes in the skill and knowledge demands of employers.

Research-backed knowledge

The fountainhead of the DASCA edge is the belief that Big Data management is not a new fad but a long–standing need of the modern world – a belief generated out of deep research on Big Data evolution through the years since 1944, when Fremont Rider scared the world by projecting that the Yale library would be 6,000 miles long by 2040! That is why and how the DASCA consciousness about Big Data remains solidly moored to the Big Data purpose rather than to its ever–changing technologies.

A robust framework

All DASCA Certifications are hinged on the DASCA Book of Essential Knowledge (BoEK™) for Big Data Professionals – the most authoritative compilation of knowledge prerequisites internationally yet for Big Data professionals. The BoEK™ cuts through the clutter of role confusions, skill needs, and platform focus currently plaguing Big Data stakeholders and serves as a robust pedestal for understanding the framework of knowledge required for best–performing Big Data professionals around the world.

Constant relevance and dynamism

The dynamic DASCA BoEK™ ensures DASCA Certifications constantly retain their unflagging relevance, reliability, and impact across markets and amidst change. DASCA's deep repository of information on Big Data technologies and trends is founded on a wide knowledge–base of competence, skills, and perspective required for effective entry into, practice of, and growth in all conventional and emerging Big Data professions across the board. Indeed, DASCA renews, reinvents, and refreshes itself frequently – often even before the future decides to suddenly bend and allow–in a new disruption.

DASCA Certifications

DASCA Certifications for Big Data Engineers, Big Data Analysts, and Big Data Scientists are the world's most powerful independent professional credentials today in the Data Science space. Founded on the first platform-independent and the most robust Data Science knowledge standards-framework currently in practice internationally, these credentials validate most convincingly for employers how the education, training, and knowledge of DASCA-certified individuals prepare them the finest Big Data Scientist, Big Data Analyst, and Big Data Engineer jobs and roles.

Founded on the world's first, most robust generic Big Data knowledge framework – the EKF™ – DASCA Certifications validate and test credential–holders in over 30 profession–critical knowledge vectors along the five EKF™ knowledge–essentials prongs. Nothing else adds a bigger, most international edge to the employability of professionals for the Big Data industry that needs 5 million workers in 2017 alone.

DASCA Certifications

Currently, DASCA offers six international certification programs for Big Data professionals and career-starters.


Value Propositions

DASCA's eminence as the developer of the world's most definitive credentials for marking excellence in the Big Data profession serves very well to all stakeholders –

Big Data tech-stables, Big Data professionals, Big Data training outfits, as well as business schools and universities breeding higher–grade professional talents.

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Big Data ERA

Big Data ERA

The 21st century alone has created 98% of all data that humankind has piled up since we started writing history.

In 2010, Google's Eric Schmidt estimated that the world created around 5 Exabyte of information between the dawn of civilization and 2003. Now that same amount is created every two days. The world definitely needs huge numbers of analysts and developers as well as data managers to take care of such an enormous amount of data. The fact is that all technology domains and industry sectors appear to have shrunk around Big Data. Software Programmers, Networking Professionals, Project Managers, Testers, and even Digital Marketers and Market Researchers are looking up to Big Data for giving them a quantum leap in their respective professions.

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DASCA Credentialing Framework

The Essential Knowledge Framework (EKF™) of DASCA spells out standards that are helping emerging Big Data roles and jobs mature into compact, well–defined professions around the world. The EKF™ establishes a system for assessing...

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Careers in Big Data

A range of Big Data professions have emerged in the last ten years to help global data factories rebuild themselves into producers of business intelligence for corporations, government agencies, and other organizations. Though at their core, all the technical Big Data professions still retain their traditional...

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DASCA Governance

The DASCA Governance Structure has been designed on the paradigm of “Accountability to Markets, Industry, and Stakeholders through Ethical Practice of Credentialing”. A set of 9 different policies and guidelines that drive governance in DASCA have been developed on this paradigm. The tenets of Accountability...

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