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ABDA™ – The Overview

Big Data Analytics has emerged as one of the brightest Big Data career domains today for individuals with multiple academic and professional backgrounds. The ABDA™ by the Data Science Council of America (DASCA) is the world's most credible 3rd–party, vendor–neutral certification for young business–school students and those graduating with majors like Statistics, Applied Mathematics, and Economics, dreaming of making exciting careers in Big Data. You can trust the internationally accepted and recognized ABDA™ Credential to prove best, your proficiency, potential, and promise for Big Data analytics.

Who does ABDA™ Suit Best

If you have completed or are completing your Undergraduate Degree in Business, Management, Marketing, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, or Applied Mathematics from an accredited institution, the ABDA™ undoubtedly might just be the most important credential to earn at this stage.


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ABDA™ Certification Program Fee

$ 520 USD

This is a one-time fee, covering the ABDA™ exam; standard exam preparation resources (the ABDA™ Book 1, ABDA™Book 2, ABDA™ Lab Workbook, Virtual E-Lab,Online Learning & Preparation Resources); shipping, digital badging, and credential-kit. This fee may change without notice, and does not include the Training Fee charged by training companies or universities or institutions who offer exam-preparation training for DASCA certification exams. DASCA is a standards and credentialing body and has no role to play in training delivery, and neither controls, nor is concerned with any aspect of training/ education. DASCA does not govern or mandate or control the training fee/ program fee charged for any DASCA certification program by any training company or education provider.

Program Pre–requisites

The learning scope, requirements, and rigor of the ABDA™ program necessitates that individuals intending to undergo the program have a prior, strong formal exposure and knowledge of the basic concepts in Statistics, and are hand–on with the tools and techniques of handling problems of calculating central tendencies; dispersions and averages; permutations and combinations; probability; creating graphs, charts, histograms, and scatter plots.

Indeed, ABDA™ aspirants should be also necessarily comfortable with handling databases and spreadsheets.

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ABDA™ Examination Preparation

Individuals registered for both DASCA Big Data Analyst Certification programs are provided with the full Official DASCA Certification Preparation kit to help them study and prepare for their ABDA™ Certification examination. This kit is provided to all registrants at no extra costs across the world after DASCA has approved their candidacy for ABDA™, and their payments of the program registration fee is through. The Official DASCA Certification Preparation kit, produced and published by Wiley, consists of the following:

  • Printed ABDA™ Book 1: Essentials of Big Data Analytics
  • Printed ABDA™ Book 2: Advanced Big Data Analytics
  • Printed ABDA™ Lab Workbook: Big Data Analytics Lab
  • Virtual E-Lab for practicing Big Data Analysts
  • Online Learning & Preparation Resources

Please do report any instance or experience of yours in which you were asked to pay separately for the ABDA™ Certification Preparation Kit, or you observed any attempt by a person or a store or an entity to sell the ABDA™ Certification Preparation Kit. It is reiterated that the ABDA™ Certification Preparation Kit is NOT for sale in the open market and not available on book stores anywhere in the world. The kit is ONLY meant to be provided FREE Of CHARGE to every individual who has been finally accepted and registered by DASCA under the ABDA™ program.

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The Candidacy Tracks

Ways to Become an ABDA™

The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become an ABDA™. There are THREE convenient tracks covering young Business professionals from diverse backgrounds to earn an ABDA™!

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Should have completed Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Economics/ Finance/ Management/ Social Sciences/ Related disciplines.

    Minimum Work Experience

    Experience not Mandatory; basic proficiency in working with data/ Statistics/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence/ Computing

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Should have completed Associate Degree/ Diploma in Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Economics/ Finance/ Management/ Social Sciences/ Related disciplines.

    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum 2 years of experience in working with data/ Statistics/ Business Analytics/ Business Inte ligence/ Computing

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Current & Past Students of Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Economics/ Finance/ Management/ Social Sciences/ Related disciplines from any of the DASCA-recognized Institutions.

    Minimum Work Experience

    Experience not Mandatory; basic proficiency in working with data/ Statistics/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence/ Computing

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The Digitally Badged ABDA™

Digitally badged by CredBadge™, ABDA™ credential from DASCA expedites the exciting Big Data career posterns in Big Data analytics for university or business–school students globally. The digital traces of ABDA™ Certification in your resume chip in your business degree. This digitally-equipped certification is the most convincing countersignature of your potential and talent to the onset of your industry careers.


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24X7 Registration. Online!

The world’s best Data Analytics careers start with ABDA™! And it takes just five minutes to set yourself on your way to it. Anytime you wish – even between your classes, if you're a student! Just waft into the ABDA™ segment on the DASCA website www.dasca.org; hunt down the Apply link anywhere on the page, and there you go! In the next few minutes, you’ll be done registering for the most powerful starter-qualification on the planet for aspiring Big Data Analysts. It’s smooth and fast! You complete your ABDA™ registration application; schedule your ABDA™ exam; and pay-up for it using your credit card – it’s hassle-free – no needless document submissions or embarrassing personal questions. With the next hour or so, you receive emails from us, confirming you've already started your ABDA™ journey. Of course, before you know, we have already lined up your ABDA™ learning resources kit for shipping.


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Learning Coverage

Learning Coverage

Though the ABDA™ Certification Preparation Kit is designed as a study and preparation resource for the online ABDA™ Certification examination, the books, lab handbooks, and other learning aids included in the ABDA™ Certification Preparation Kit have been put together to help aspiring Big Data Analysts build longer–lasting sets of skills and a more penetrative Big Data perspective. The ABDA™ Certification Preparation Kit contents therefore seek to develop in learners, a strong and complete generic, as well as platform–based understanding of the concepts, principles, tools, techniques, and technologies of designing, developing, and applying analytics frameworks, and utilities required for sharper information management and decision making.

Indeed, while the Wiley–produced kit has been developed around the DASCA Essential Knowledge Framework (DASCA-EKF™), the idea behind its design, coverage, content, and structure is also to provide to aspiring Big Data Analysts, a liberal exposure to all important proprietary analytics platforms currently in vogue in the Big Data space, and concurrently, they can prepare themselves rightly for the ABDA™ Certification examinations, as well. The contents of the ABDA™ Certification Preparation Kit straddle all essential knowledge areas – divided up into eight sections or modules.

EXAMINATION COVERAGE INFORMATION

Introduction to Data Science & Big Data

15%
  • Getting Started with Big Data & Data Science
  • Business Applications of Big Data
  • Technologies for Big Data
  • Hadoop Ecosystem
  • Data Governance
  • In-Memory Analytics
  • Deep Learning

Understanding the Big Data Framework

10%
  • Storing data in Hadoop - HDFS and Hbase
  • Storing bulk and streaming data in Big Data systems; the Hadoop data storage principles
  • Fundamentals of processing bulk streaming data: MapReduce Fundamentals
  • Designing, Execution and implementation of MapReduce Applications
  • Testing and Debugging MapReduce Applications
  • Data Security
  • Cloud Analytics
  • NoSQL in detail

Big Data Tools and Concepts

10%
  • Why do we need tools like Yarn, Hive, Pig, Sqoop and Flume in Big Data Analytics?
  • Essential features and utilities of Yarn and Storm on Yarn
  • Essential features and utilities of Hive & Pig
  • What is Sqoop and how is it unique as a bulk and dynamic data import/ transfer tool?
  • What is Apache Flume and how is it unique as a bulk and streaming data import/ transfer tool?

Big Data Analytics & Introduction to R

15%
  • Understanding Big Data Analytics
  • Big Data Analytical Tools
  • Comparison between Analytical tools
  • Exploring R
  • Reading Data Sets into R, Exporting Data from R
  • Manipulating and Processing data in R

Analysing Data through R

20%
  • Functions and Packages in R
  • Descriptive Statistics in R
  • Analyzing Data using Functions, Loops, Data Frames
  • Hypothesis Testing in R
  • Graphical Analysis in R
  • Statistical Analysis on Massive Scale: RHadoop & Mahout

Advanced Analytics using R

5%
  • Linear Regression in R
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Decision Trees

Big Data Solution Engineering

5%
  • Big Data Envisioning Process
  • Prioritization of Big Data Use cases
  • Solution Engineering process
  • Challenges of Big Data Solutions

Social Media, Mobile Analytics, and Visualization

10%
  • Data Exploration, Preparation Visualization, Analytics, & Tableau
  • Social Media Analytics & Text Mining
  • Mobile Analytics

Understanding Machine Learning

3%
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Applications of Machine Learning
  • Types of Machine Learning
  • The Machine Learning Process
  • Understanding Machine Learning Technology
  • Graphical Models and Bayesian Networks in R
  • Artificial Neural Networks

Essentials of Python

7%
  • Overview of the concept and structure of Python as a language
  • Revising fundamentals of Programming in Python
  • Overview of Advanced Applications of Python in Data Analytics

Getting the ABDA™ - A Preview of the Certification Process

There are six distinct stages of your journey toward becoming an ABDA™. Here's what these stages look like. Of course, we've just tried to take you through a quick tour, so many of the details may be missing. You may Contact Us for more information.


The ABDA™ Certification Process

  • 1Check Eligibility Requirements -

    All DASCA certifications mandate you to meet certain educational and work experience requirements to become eligible. The requirements for each DASCA certification is unique, so before proceeding, check if you satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements for the ABDA™ Certification, you wish to apply for.

    It is recommended that you keep this information handy as it will be required while filling up your online application.

  • 2Fill Online Application+

    Once you have satisfied the ABDA™ eligibility requirements, it is time to apply. Start the application process by creating your myDASCA account. Before proceeding, check if you QualiFly™ for ABDA™. QualiFLY™ essentially relaxes the minimum eligibility requirements and provides upto 15% lower ABDA™ fees, based on your education and work experience. Complete the ABDA™ online application form. Once you have submitted the online application and made a successful payment of the fee, you will immediately receive an acknowledgement response email with instructions for the next step in the assessment process.

  • 3Validation+

    An internal check is conducted to validate your credentials against the prescribed candidacy prerequisites for earning the ABDA™ Certification.

  • 4ABDA™ Certification Preparation Material+

    Post your payment confirmation, you will receive your unit of the ABDA™ Certification Preparation Kit containing reading and learning material at the address you have registered with us. Normal delivery timeframe is 3-4 weeks.

  • 5Taking the ABDA™ Certification Exam+

    DASCA earmarks a 90-day immersion period for ABDA™ registrants to help them orient completely and build their conceptual foundations in Data Science. You can schedule your ABDA™ exam anytime after the 90-days immersion period is over. In fact, you also get an additional 180-days to plan for and take your ABDA™ exam.

  • 6Award+

    If you qualify the ABDA™ Certification exam and meet other conditions laid down by the DASCA Professional Certifications Board (DPCB), you are recommended for the award of ABDA™ Credential and the ABDA™ Digital Badge is immediately issued to you. You can expect the shipment of the physical credential pack to reach you within three to four weeks from the date of the credential- award.

The ABDA™ Credential Case

Credential Case

The elegantly designed trendy certification pack is an auxiliary push for the prodigious applicants working harder to qualify the DASCA Certification exam ardently. Sited gracefully inside the royal folder case, the ABDA™ Credential certificate is augmented by a lapel pin to be worn on your top pockets. This metallic badge exhibits your credential. An additional constituent in the form of a booklet known as the DASCA Code of Ethics completes the certification pack and is a treasure to relish for lifetime.

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