The SBDE™ should be your choice if you have been working as a programmer or software engineer for the last two years and exhibit advanced knowledge of the techniques and tools of programming. You are also required to have at least an Undergraduate Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or a Diploma in Computer Programming/Software Engineering from an accredited institution.
If you are a professional with five or more years of exposure in leading Big Data analytics or science functions, you are a great fit for the Senior Data Scientist Credential. Applicants are required to have at least an Undergraduate/Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science/Business/Management/Statistics/Economics/Mathematics or a Diploma in Computer Programming/Software Engineering or a Diploma in Business/Management from an accredited institution. In the SDS™ program, you will thrive if you already have advanced knowledge and skills of statistical analysis techniques and tools, decent exposure to analytics platforms such as SPSS/SAS, good exposure to R, quantitative methods, and fundamentals of object-oriented programming and RDBMS, and finally, the confidence of having worked on popular/common Big Data programming and analytics platforms and technologies.