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DASCA Certification Examinations

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 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%.

Fee for certification examinations is taken at the time of registering for a DASCA Certification. There is no separate charge for exams to be paid by examinees anywhere for any DASCA Certification. Registration is online, and can be done on the DASCA or Pearson VUE websites, and fee can be paid online using cards or internet-banking. Individuals who successfully register with DASCA are provided with the Official DASCA Certification Exam kit to help them study for their examinations. Once ready, individuals can go to the Pearson VUE website to schedule the examination for their chosen DASCA Certification.

DASCA Pearson VUE Network

7000+

Locations

Spread over 178 countries.

DASCA EXAMINATIONS - SUMMARY

ABDE™ SBDE™ ABDA™ SBDA™ SDS™ PDS™
How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a typical Examination 100 Minutes 100 Minutes 100 Minutes 100 Minutes 100 Minutes 100 Minutes
Location/ venue of Certification Examinations Your nearest Pearson VUE test center, which you can choose while registering for the program
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a typical certification examination 75 85 75 85 85 100
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Single-answer Multi-choice-Single-answer Multi-choice-Single-answer Multi-choice-Single-answer Multi-choice-Single-answer Multi-choice-Single-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award 65% correct answers; though awards will actually be decided using an algorithm that accounts into scaling, relative scoring, and degree of difficulty parameters
Fee for the Examination (in US Dollars; Valid through June 30, 2017) 520 575 520 575 650 820

ABDE

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a typical Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ venue of Certification Examinations Your nearest Pearson VUE test center, which you can choose while registering for the program
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a typical certification examination 75
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award 65% correct answers; though awards will actually be decided using an algorithm that accounts into scaling, relative scoring, and degree of difficulty parameters
Fee for the Examination (in US Dollars; Valid through June 30, 2017) 520

SBDE

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a typical Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ venue of Certification Examinations Your nearest Pearson VUE test center, which you can choose while registering for the program
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a typical certification examination 85
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award 65% correct answers; though awards will actually be decided using an algorithm that accounts into scaling, relative scoring, and degree of difficulty parameters
Fee for the Examination (in US Dollars; Valid through June 30, 2017) 575

ABDA

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a typical Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ venue of Certification Examinations Your nearest Pearson VUE test center, which you can choose while registering for the program
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a typical certification examination 75
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award 65% correct answers; though awards will actually be decided using an algorithm that accounts into scaling, relative scoring, and degree of difficulty parameters
Fee for the Examination (in US Dollars; Valid through June 30, 2017) 520

SBDA

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a typical Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ venue of Certification Examinations Your nearest Pearson VUE test center, which you can choose while registering for the program
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a typical certification examination 85
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award 65% correct answers; though awards will actually be decided using an algorithm that accounts into scaling, relative scoring, and degree of difficulty parameters
Fee for the Examination (in US Dollars; Valid through June 30, 2017) 575

SDS

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a typical Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ venue of Certification Examinations Your nearest Pearson VUE test center, which you can choose while registering for the program
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a typical certification examination 85
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award 65% correct answers; though awards will actually be decided using an algorithm that accounts into scaling, relative scoring, and degree of difficulty parameters
Fee for the Examination (in US Dollars; Valid through June 30, 2017) 650

PDS

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a typical Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ venue of Certification Examinations Your nearest Pearson VUE test center, which you can choose while registering for the program
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a typical certification examination 100
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award 65% correct answers; though awards will actually be decided using an algorithm that accounts into scaling, relative scoring, and degree of difficulty parameters
Fee for the Examination (in US Dollars; Valid through June 30, 2017) 820

DASCA Examination Locations

DASCA Certification examinations are conducted in 7000+ test centers of Pearson VUE around the world across 178 countries. When you’re ready to take your certification exam, just visit www.pearsonvue.com to find an authorized test center near you to schedule your test. You’ll be able to select the test center of your choice when scheduling your exam.


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Schedule Your Certification Exam

  1. Click here if you do not have a myDASCA account on www.dasca.org yet, and want to create one. You will be able to register for a DASCA Certification only from your myDASCA account.
  2. Click here if you have not registered yet for the DASCA Credential of interest to you, and you want to access your myDASCA account on www.dasca.org to go complete your registration. Remember, within 48 hours of your completing your registration on DASCA, you will receive the ATT (Authorization to Test) on your registered email from Pearson VUE, along with the Web Account login details.
  3. Check your emails on the DASCA-registered mailbox for a communication from Pearson VUE. These emails contains your Authorization-To-Test (ATT) and Web Account details, which will help you to create your Web Account. You would receive this email ONLY if you have successfully registered for your chosen DASCA Credential on the DASCA website.
  4. Click here if you have your Pearson Web Account login information and the ATT details, and want to schedule your exams now. If you want to schedule your exam later, you can go to www.pearsonvue.com, and conveniently schedule exam for the DASCA Credential you have registered for.


Please note:

  • That the payment once made is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • That some spam filters may unintentionally block or forward electronic communications from DASCA to junk folders. The applicant is requested to add the following email addresses to the personal address book or to the safe senders list in the registered email account to avoid missing any important updates from DASCA.
    • registration@dasca.org
    • certification@dasca.org
    • exam@dasca.org
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Save your exam appointment confirmation

Once your exam date is scheduled, you’ll receive a confirmation email with registration information as well as additional information that you may need to provide to your testing center. Make sure to store this information in a safe place. Certain information that you provide during the registration process, such as your email address, will be required to sign in to your certification account once you’ve passed your certification exam.