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The 2016 DASCA Recognized University List

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Earning the
DASCA Recognition

DASCA–recognized universities and institutions are the privileged hosts of the prestigious DASCA Centers of Data Sciences that operate the DASCA Big Data Talent Breeder initiative. Under these programs, DASCA credentials bright undergraduate and graduate students for the Big Data Analyst and the Big Data Engineer professions, empowering them with employability for the very best of Big Data jobs internationally. Students certified as Big Data Analysts and Big Data Engineers by DASCA join the happening hot top layer of leading Big Data professionals of the world.

The DASCA University Recognition Program is open for Universities, Higher Education Institutions, and Government ICT Academies. The CredForce worldwide network, United States and its global partners, are charged with the responsibility of strengthening the DASCA Institutional Network worldwide to widen and deepen its connects with thousands of bright and talented university and college students to help them start off great Big Data careers. The 2017 DASCA University Recognition Program is open now for governments, universities, and vocational training institutions in several countries–including India, the IT market–leader. Click here to apply now for a DASCA recognition.

Special policy provisions are in place to assist universities and governments embed DASCA Certification training programs and credentials into their academic build affordably and conveniently. DASCA offers complete assistance to partner institutions to enable them to convert their students into high–caliber DASCA credentialed Big Data professionals right within their campuses. DASCA is ambitiously focusing on its mission to build a white–collar Big Data talent–pool of 25000 DASCA credentialed Big Data professionals in Asian and African countries alone – comprising a legion of top–quality DASCA certified Big Data Analysts, Big Data Scientists, and Big Data Engineers.

DASCA–recognized universities and institutions get world-class resources and knowledge to help their students, alumni, and graduates begin great careers in the local and international Big Data industry. In addition to offering DASCA Certifications embedded in the curricula, DASCA–recognized universities and institutions also get DASCA assistance in crafting specially–designed Big Data majors for their various undergraduate and graduate programs, including BS and MS in Big Data and MBA.

Indeed, DASCA–recognized institutions obtain access to opportunities of engaging in hi–impact projects and to contribute to national and international economic growth. Not to be forgotten, considering the global nature of the DASCA initiatives, the DASCA credentialed Big Data professionals from DASCA–recognized universities and institutions also join the prestigious CredForce Big Data talent pool and they become internationally mobile talent resources.

Starting up an On-campus ICDS™ unit

DASCA–recognized universities and institutions are really the chosen ones. They are licensed by DASCA to host the prestigious International Centers of Data Sciences (ICDS™) that run a variety of Big Data talent breeding and credentialing programs on globally respected standards of the Data Science Council Of America. Every new ICDS™ launches off with an on-campus high-impact DASCA Big Data Seminar for students and faculty staffers. Bright undergraduate and graduate students of DASCA–recognized universities hosting the DASCA–powered International Centers of Data Sciences can undergo the Big Data Analyst and the Big Data Engineer Certifications of DASCA affordably, conveniently and swiftly. DASCA provisions for a slew of scholarships and fast-tracked credentialing norms for bright students to actively help them in joining the league of world's top–billed Big Data Analysts and Big Data Engineers.

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With Big Data we can now begin to actually look at the details of social interaction and how those play out, and are no longer limited to averages like market indices or election results. This is an astounding change. The ability to see the details of the market, of political revolutions, and to be able to predict and control them is definitely a case of Promethean fire—it could be used for good or for ill, and so Big data brings us to interesting times. We're going to end up reinventing what it means to have a human society.

Alex Pentland
Professor- MIT {Media Lab, Sloan Business School, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society}

Benefits of a DASCA Recognition for a University/ Institution

Being a DASCA–recognized university or institution means dealing with the world's best Big Data Certifications of DASCA. Big Data training is a burgeoning industry worldwide, and DASCA's rapidly growing prominence in Big Data profession development lends several automatic and unrivalled business advantages to its Institutional partners:

Access To International Standards +
Access To International Training Knowhow+
Addition Of A New Department/Discipline+
Research & Revenues+
The WORLDCLASS Advantage+
The BRAND Advantage+
The MINDSHARE Advantage+
The CONTENT & KNOWLEDGE Advantage+
The CERTIFICATIONS Advantage+
The OPERATIONS Advantage+
The CONVENIENCE & AFFORDABILITY Advantage+

A DASCA Recognition means Global Prominence

  • Addition of a new department/ discipline: An institution or a university having a DASCA Partnership actually immediately adds the new knowledge discipline of Big Data and hence a Faculty or Department through DASCA's high–involvement assistance. This facilitates networking with local industry and also adds to the brand equity of the institution. DASCA actively assists a partner institution set up a co–branded DASCA–International Center for Data Sciences right within its campus.
  • Short–term employability programs for students: A DASCA recognition is most capable of making current students employable in Big Data jobs right after their graduation.
  • Bachelor's & Master's programs in Big Data: An institution partnering DASCA can easily achieve the required expertise and brand renown to introduce value–added diploma and degree programs in Big Data, if a scope is seen.
  • Corporate training programs: A DASCA–recognized institution enjoys the maximum traction for offering high quality training solutions to Big Data companies that always demand innovative solutions to their talent development and talent transformation challenges.
  • Phd & research programs: Higher forms of DASCA recognitions create for an institution an ideal platform to introduce PhD and sponsored research programs related to Big Data. In fact, Big Data has emerged as such a massively multi–disciplinary and cross–fertilized discipline that aspirants from almost any other discipline can be invited to pursue research. DASCA encourages all institutions to suggest how their programs can be benefitted through a DASCA intervention.

Assistance & Support for DASCA recognized Institutions

Indeed, a DASCA–recognized institution will find the special DASCA HelpDesk always at its service in every walk and step of its partnership establishment journey. More specifically, the DASCA HelpDesk team works in tandem with other carefully selected DASCA associates to provide expert services. The following dimensions receive particular attention:

  • Providing specs related to infrastructure
  • Complete Branding support
  • Complete Marketing Strategy and Communication/ Advertising support
  • Complete support in Curriculum development
  • Complete support in Assessments & Examinations conduct through Pearson VUE
  • Complete support in Training development

Steps to obtaining the DASCA Recognition

  • Step 1

    An interested university/ institution applies online for the DASCA recognition in a prescribed format. There is NO FEE charged at any stage during the recognition process, and commercial and financial considerations arise only after the recognition has been granted and, the university orders certification kits and programs.

    NOTE: Several global companies have been pressed into action by DASCA, for managing this worldwide activity. Leading Big Data companies worldwide are being contacted and informed about this partnering opportunity. Hence, your institutions can also apply via these other DASCA authorized organizations, if you happen to receive a communication from them.

  • Step 2

    All such applications are processed and managed by specialized CredForce teams on the rigorous DASCA benchmarks and stipulations. Recognition decisions are finally taken by the DASCA Alliance Group based on third–party reports on the applicant universities. Recognition hinges on a combination of factors including the applicant university or institution's objectives, history, achievements, impact potential in its geography and the quality of physical and intellectual infrastructure. This step completes in a matter of two week maximum.

  • Step 3

    Within three to four weeks of the completion of the set–up of the program in a campus, DASCA experts organize an onsite seminar event called the DASCA Big Data Smart Interface targeting students, educators, staffers, and department heads of the university engaged to DASCA Certifications.

  • Step 4

    Once a recognition decision is awarded, DASCA commences the process of formalizing the relationship through necessary documentation. A trained team helps set up the International Center for Data Sciences in the campus, and the books and kits etc., are shipped within the next two weeks. Special sessions for Trainers can be held on specific requests made at least four to six weeks in advance.

The university can commence action by registering students online for DASCA Certifications on the Pearson VUE or DASCA. Check out the scholarship and other promotional offers available in your zone, especially if you are in Africa or Asia. Certification registration fee can be paid online through credit cards as well, and once the fee payment is through, the Certification Kit is shipped to registered individuals.

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