SBDA™ is an industry-preferred credential powering growth of professional careers in data analytics, business intelligence and related functions. The SBDA™ certification journey serves to deepen and enrich vendor-neutral and cross-platform skills and knowledge and capabilities in bleeding-edge data science, comprehensively covering the latest tools and techniques big data analytics used across the entire spectrum of client environments.
SBDA™ is the qualification for you if you are currently handling roles that involve setting up data analytics operations in an organization, or research, analysis and visualization of data, or management of information, or managing information systems in an organization. You must also have at least a Bachelor’s/ undergraduate degree in Information Systems/ MIS/ Computer Application/ Business, Management/ Statistics/ Mathematics/ Economics/ Applied Mathematics from a nationally or an internationally accredited/ recognized institutionCheck Candidacy Tracks
The SBDA™ program fee may change without notice, and does not include the Training Fee charged by training companies or universities or institutions that offer exam-preparation training for the SBDA™ exam. 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 certification program by any training company or education provider. The additional online resources provided by independent publishers in some markets are for optional reference, and not connected to DASCA exams or the official DASCA exam-prep handbooks provided to candidates.
This is a one-time fee covering the SBDA™ certification exam, standard exam preparation resources (the Handbook 1: Foundations of Big Data Analytics, Handbook 2: Advanced Big Data Analytics), digital badge, SBDA™ credential kit, and shipping of material. Digital access and hosting cost of 3rd party optional study resources is also included in the SBDA™ fee package wherever applicable.
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Candidates are provided high-quality exam-preparation resources for convenient and effective self-study.
Candidates are given 6 months for exam preparation with recommended self-study of 8-10 hrs/week.
Candidates receive an exclusive Digital Badge to showcase and receive recognition for their achievements.
The SBDA™ is a globally recognized 3rd-party vendor-neutral and cross-platform qualification.
SBDA™ candidates can conveniently register for and schedule their SBDA™ certification exam, and access policy resources and support on their personal and exclusive myDASCA digital dashboard.
All certification exams can be taken anywhere at any time and are digitally proctored.
The wide SBDA™ learning agenda requires candidates to have a rich general understanding of information technology trends and use cases of information and intelligence in industry today. They must have a clear view of how modern data science is shaping data analytics technologies today.
The rigor of the SBDA™ program also demands that candidates must essentially have a strong formal knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and must be hand-on in calculating central tendencies, dispersions and averages, permutations and combinations, probabilities, and creating graphs, charts, histograms, and scatter plots. SBDA™ aspirants must also be comfortable working with databases and spreadsheets. A basic knowledge of programming and skills of using spreadsheet programs and statistical software for statistical calculations will be a meaningful plus.APPLY
All SBDA™ candidates are provided with resources to study from and prepare for their SBDA™ certification exam. The access to these resources is activated after the completion of registration and fee payment formalities.
The DASCA official exam preparation resources provided to registered SBDA™ candidates include:
In addition to the above, independent 3rd party publishers and content providers offer online resources for reference, practice and learning. Using these resources is optional and not essential for SBDA™ exam preparation, and the DASCA fee package covers the cost of digital LMS access and cloud hosting of such material. Please do report any instance or experience in which you were asked to pay separately for any of these study and exam-prep resources, or you observed any attempt by a person or a store or an entity to sell any of these resources. It is reiterated that these DASCA resources are meant to be provided directly only to individuals formally registered in the SBDA™ certification program, and they are NOT for sale in the open market or available in book stores anywhere in the world.
Choose one of the following tracks that suits your specific work, training and education background/ profile to conveniently register in SBDA™:
Should have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Economics/ Finance/ Management/ Social Sciences/ Computer Application/ Information Systems or related disciplines from any nationally or internationally accredited institution.
Minimum 2 years of experience in working with data/ Statistics/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence/ Computing
Should have completed a Master's Degree in Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Economics/ Finance/ Management/ Social Sciences/ Computer Application/ Information Systems or related disciplines from any nationally or internationally accredited institution
Minimum 1 year of experience in working with data/ Statistics/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence/ Computing
Should have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Economics/ Finance/ Management/ Social Sciences/ Computer Application/ Information Systems or related disciplines from any of the DASCA-accredited or DASCA-recognized Institutions
Minimum 1 year of experience in working with data/ Statistics/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence/ Computing
Current & past Students of Master's Degree programs in Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Economics/ Finance/ Management/ Social Sciences/ Computer Application/ Information Systems or related disciplines from any of the DASCA-accredited or DASCA-recognized Institutions
Experience not Mandatory; basic proficiency in working with data/ Statistics/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence/ Computing
*QualiFLY™ is a proprietary academic excellence listing and ranking services tool of Academik America, Inc., United States, and DASCA deploys QualiFLY™ to identify institutions for their high potential to contribute to advancement of data science education and research.
After successfully passing the SBDA™ certification exam, you will receive a link to your SBDA™ digital badge within 96 hours. Your digital badge can be accessed through the CredBadge™ platform and verified online with a provided linkHow to Showcase your Digital Badge
The two handbooks on Big Data Analytics included in the official DASCA exam preparation kit are the recommended and essential readings for the online SBDA™ certification examination. They have been developed around the DASCA Essential Knowledge Framework (DASCA-EKF™), to ensure an effective preparation for the SBDA™ certification exam, and at the same time, help big data analysts build a longer–lasting base of knowledge and a more in-depth perspective of the most advanced concepts in data science underlying data analytics technologies. Additionally, an exam preparation guide and practice tests are also provided to SBDA™ candidates on their myDASCA dashboard.
The content in the two official DASCA handbooks is clustered in eight sections covering all prescribed SBDA™ exam areas. This content aims to develop in learners a strong generic and platform-based understanding of the concepts, tools, and technologies of handling, managing, processing and visualizing large volumes of streaming data.
Framework of data science functions and tools; applying Python and R in making sense of data and deriving information and intelligence for decision-making.
Applying important quantitative techniques and tools deployed in data analytics and model optimization including Advanced Statistics, Linear Algebra, Probability and Calculus; Data shape and relationships.
Segregating and classifying data types; tackling data from varying sources; handling streaming and voluminous data; analyzing, managing and harnessing massive data using tools and applications like Python and R
Framework of computing using Hadoop; developing data models; capturing, processing, sorting, classifying, analyzing, managing and harnessing big data using the Hadoop ecosystem; understanding the use of combination of tools like R, Python and MapReduce etc., in big data analytics
Analyzing data visualization use-cases; choosing optimal data visualization models using popular visualization applications like Tableau to visualize and present information results
Scenarios and cases of applying big data analytics in machine learning and artificial intelligence; applying big data analytics models in ML and Ai systems; advanced R and Python deployment in ML and AI applications
Planning, designing and implementing big data analytics solutions in organizations; deploying R and Python in business-level data analytics; going to production with R
Choosing storage tools for streaming massive data and data pipelines; applications of document-oriented NoSQL database in high volume data storage and processing using MongoDB; using messaging systems; deploying techniques of Elasticsearch enterprise big data search; and big data processing on cloud
There are six distinct stages of your SBDA™ certification journey. Here’s a quick tour of what these stages look like. You may Contact Us for more information.
Start by confirming your fit for SBDA™ and choosing one of the four registration tracks that suit you best. You can Check here if the SBDA™ certification meets your career needs and also that you satisfy the minimum candidacy/ eligibility requirements prescribed for SBDA™. Before proceeding, please do check if you are eligible for any special candidacy relaxations under the QualiFly™ program for SBDA™.
Next, you must create your myDASCA account to start the application process and indicate in your application form if you are eligible for QualiFly™ program benefits. Once you have submitted the online SBDA™ application and paid the fee, you will receive an acknowledgment response email with instructions for the next steps in the SBDA™ registration process.
Please do note, your SBDA™ application may be randomly picked for a detailed candidacy check and you may receive a notification for this separately. This is an internal DASCA quality management exercise and has nothing to do with your application. If this happens, then you will be requested to fill out a Candidacy Verification form and share proofs of the qualifications and work experience you may have mentioned in your SBDA™ application.
Once your SBDA™ application is accepted and you have completed your fee payment, your registration in SBDA™ is deemed complete and a registration confirmation message is sent to you. At this point, the full access to your myDASCA account too would be activated.
Within 72 hours of registration confirmation, instructions will be released to ship the DASCA exam-preparation kit containing the two Big Data Analytics handbooks to the mailing/ shipping address you have registered with us. Standard delivery timeframe is 3-4 weeks. You must verify the shipping address mentioned on your myDASCA dashboard, and change it if you wish to, within 72 hours of completing your fee payment.
Once you are ready for the SBDA™ certification exam, you can register for it right from your dashboard. There is no big hurry, though. DASCA gives SBDA™ candidates a period of 180 days from the date of registration confirmation to pass the SBDA™ certification exam.
Once you pass the SBDA™ certification exam and meet the other requirements prescribed by the DASCA Professional Certifications Board (DPCB), the award of the SBDA™ certification is approved for you. While the SBDA™ Digital Badge is released within 96 hours of the award approval, you can expect the physical SBDA™ credential kit (containing a printed SBDA™ certificate and the SBDA™ designation pin) to reach you within 3-4 weeks from the date of award.
Candidates who pass their SBDA™ exam receive an exclusive SBDA™ digital badge that can be instantly shared on social media and mentioned on your CV. Certified individuals also get their printed certificate and lapel pin shipped to them in a credential box.
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