The DPCB, established under the DASCA 2015, is responsible for validating professional competence standards and conducting examinations for all DASCA professional certification programs conducted globally through two councils – the DASCA Council for Examinations (DCE) and the DASCA Professional Standards Council (DPSC). While the DCE takes care of the examinations, the DPSC looks after validations, revisions, and accreditation of the DASCA Essential Knowledge Framework (EKF™) for Big Data
The DPCB also has 6 Zonal chapters called Professional Certification Management Committees (PCMC) – one for each of the 6 DASCA Strategic Zones. All DASCA Certification programs are approved by the Programs Validation Committee (PVC), while the credentialing award decisions are taken by the Credential Award Committee (CAC). The Credentialing Shared Services Group of CredForce manages the delivery of examinations across zones in tandem with the respective Zonal PCMCs and the Examinations Council. CredForce also coordinates with various bodies and organizations to help the Professional Standards Council in standards validations, revisions, and accreditation.
The core group of DPCB is composed of 6 expert members with the tenure for 2 years. The two DPCB councils have 6 members, each having expertise in their respective professional areas. These councils are also refreshed every two years with new members.
The DASCA Nomination Management Committee (NMC) established by the Executive Council is mandated to nominate the members for all the DPCB councils and committees. The DPCB house includes a mix of eminent ex-CXOs from IT/ BIG DATA/ SOFTWARE/ ICT or related industries as well as experts in assessments, testing, and quality management.