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Data Scientist Certifications

DASCA offers two of the most prestigious international credentials for Data Scientists today. Ideal for senior professionals already working as Big Data Analysts, these credentials are also great qualifications for experienced and accomplished market researchers and marketing experts.

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Overview

The Data Scientist credentialing track of the Data Science Council of America addresses the credentialing requirements of senior and accomplished professionals who specialize in managing and leading Big Data strategies and programs for organizations and have proven competence in leveraging Big Data technologies to generate mission–critical information for organizations and businesses.

The Big Data Scientist Track

Certifications in this Track

DASCA offers two levels of global certification programs in this track: The Senior Data Scientist (SDS™) Credential, which sharply targets senior Big Data Analysts and Engineers who want to move to Data Scientist roles, and the Principal Data Scientist (PDS™) Credential, which is designed for experienced Data Science professionals who desire more challenging roles in their careers. The SDS™ and PDS™ Credentials are awarded to applicants who meet the stringent DASCA candidacy norms for the credential and have passed the SDS™ or PDS™ online certification examinations configured around the DASCA Essential Knowledge Framework™. These examinations are managed and delivered entirely by DASCA across 180+ countries.

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Registrations are open now for the spanking new SDS™ and Pre-registrations for PDS™ version marked to the updated DASCA-DSBoK™ Ver 11-4.4.

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Senior Data Scientist
  • Best qualification for aspiring Data Scientists
  • For professionals with 6+ years of Big Data Analytics/Big Data Engineering experience
  • Complete Exam Preparation Kit provided
  • Available in 180+ countries
  • 100–minute online examination administered taken by DASCA

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Principal Data Scientist
  • The world’s most powerful credential for accomplished Data Scientists
  • For professionals with 10+ years of experience in Big Data Analytics/Big Data Engineering
  • Complete Exam Preparation Kit provided
  • Available in 180+ countries
  • 100–minute online examination administered by DASCA
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Why the SDS™ and the PDS™

Establish Yourself as a Top-of-the-Line Big Data Scientist

SDS™ and PDS™ credentialed Data Scientists exhibit proven high-end professional knowledge and capabilities related to managing Big Data in a global environment. They come with significant exposure to planning, designing, and implementing processes and layouts for complex, large-scale data sets used for modeling, data mining, and research. The entry-level prerequisites for the SDS™ and PDS™ Credentials include competence in business case development, planning, coordination/collaboration with various internal and vendor teams, and efficient management of the lifecycle of Big Data projects.

Establish Yourself as a Top-of-the-Line Big Data Scientist
Get Ready for Leadership Roles

Get Ready for Leadership Roles

With an in-depth understanding of their roles, responsibilities, and the challenges of their profession in a global workplace, SDS™ and PDS™ credentialed professionals demonstrate validated expertise in conceptualizing, developing, and executing high-impact strategic uses of Big Data. Their knowledge of operating all major open-source and proprietary data analytics platforms, tools, and technologies in Hadoop and Spark environments, and on distributions such as Hortonworks and Cloudera are also extensively tested during the certification exam.

Last but not least, DASCA-certified Data Scientists – by virtue of their experiences, accomplishments, and background academic qualifications and training – exhibit a comprehensive understanding of applying the concepts, technologies, and tools of Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, and RDBMS in the contexts of business and marketing decision-making. This is a mandatory registration pre-requisite for all SDS™/PDS™ applicants.

The Benefits

  • Sharply Employer/Industry-
    Focused

    The SDS™ and PDS™ pre-credentialing assessments address the cardinal Big Data question: how does Data Science help people in other professions solve problems faster and take better, more accurate decisions in real-time? The credentials, therefore, demonstrate ideal qualification benchmarks for capable Data Scientists who can work across sectors and adapt to and leverage technological developments and the changing dynamics of the Big Data industry.

  • 3rd Party Recognition, Cross-Platform Relevance

    DASCA is an entirely independent certification body and not a technology developer or owner of a proprietary Big Data platform. This makes DASCA a neutral credentialing body with zero vested commercial interests. This third-party recognition, combined with pan-platform and vendor-neutral characteristics and orientation along the DASCA-DSBoK™ makes SDS™ and PDS™ relevant worldwide and gives professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge and skills to analyze Big Data on multiple platforms.

  • Globally Coveted, Respected and Recognized

    Developed using the highest levels of research and validation rigor, and awarded after assessments designed and conducted on standards that exceed the most stringent of international testing and assessment norms, the SDS™ and PDS™ credentials meet all the requirements of technology employers across industries around the world.

  • Availability and
    Convenience

    The SDS™ and PDS™ Credentials are now available worldwide and registrations can be made online. The certification exams for the SDS™ and PDS™ Credentials can be taken in 180+ countries around the world. All SDS™ and PDS™ program-participants also receive the official DASCA exam-preparation kit at the time of registration at no extra cost.

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Data Scientist Certifications

The Data Scientist credentialing track of the Data Science Council of America includes two credentials addressed to senior and accomplished professionals who specialize in managing and leading Big Data strategies and programs for organizations and businesses.

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