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SBDA™ – 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 SBDA™ by the Data Science Council of America (DASCA) is the world's most credible, 3rd–party vendor–neutral certification for professionals wanting to pace up their growth in Big Data analytics. You can trust the internationally accepted and recognized SBDA™ Credential to prove best, your proficiency, potential, and promise for managing the most challenging assignments in Big Data analytics.

Who does SBDA™ Suit Best

If you are working in Big Data space, or are a market research professional with at least an Undergraduate Degree in Business, Management, Marketing, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, or Applied Mathematics from an accredited institution, the SBDA™ undoubtedly might just be the most important credential to earn at this stage.


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SBDA™ Certification Program Fee

$ 575 USD

This is a one-time fee, covering the SBDA™ exam; standard exam preparation resources (the SBDA™ Book 1, SBDA™ Book 2, SBDA™ 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 SBDA™ 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, SBDA™ aspirants should be also necessarily comfortable with handling databases and spreadsheets.

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SBDA™ Examination Preparation

Individuals registered for both DASCA Big Data Analyst Certification programs are provided with the Official DASCA Certification Preparation kit to help them study and prepare for their SBDA™ Certification examination. This kit is provided to all registrants at no extra costs across the world after DASCA has approved their candidacy for SBDA™, 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 SBDA™ Book 1: Essentials of Big Data Analytics
  • Printed SBDA™ Book 2: Advanced Big Data Analytics
  • Printed SBDA™ 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 SBDA™ Certification Preparation Kit, or you observed any attempt by a person or a store or an entity to sell the SBDA™ Certification Preparation Kit. It is reiterated that the SBDA™ 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 SBDA™ program.

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The Candidacy Tracks

Ways to Become an SBDA™

The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become an SBDA™. There are FOUR convenient tracks covering Market Researchers and Business Analysts from diverse backgrounds and experience to earn an SBDA™!

  • 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

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

  • Minimum Qualification Required

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

    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum 1 year of experience in working with data/ Statistics/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence/ Computing

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Should have completed 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

    Minimum 1 year of experience in working with data/ Statistics/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence/ Computing

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Current & Past Students of Master'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

Digital Badge

The Digitally Badged SBDA™

SBDA™ Certification, through its digital badge by CredBadge™, adds assessment to your profile, and brings you to the favorite list of employers globally hunting for Senior Analysts in Big Data forte! This digitally endowed certification is preeminent to showcase your expertise, latent, and potential to manage the most challenging assignments in Big Data analytics.


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you are looking at SBDA™ for accelerating your rise in your Big Data analytics career, DASCA is geared to make the job snappy and smooth for you. Just browse into the DASCA website www.dasca.org; jump to the SBDA™ segment; and find any of the Apply links anywhere on the page. You're just a few minutes away from starting off your SBDA™ journey now. And you can register for the world’s most credible Big Data analytics credential anytime, 24X7. Absolutely hassle-free! No, we don’t ask you any of those embarrassing personal questions or for needless document submissions. You simply fill out the registration-application form; schedule your SBDA™ exam at the DASCA website; and pay-up for it using your credit card – the process is seamless. Before you realize, you already have confirmation emails from us heralding the start of your momentous SBDA™ journey. In the meanwhile, your smart and meaty SBDA™ learning kit is already preparing to be on its way to you.


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Learning Coverage

Learning Coverage

Though the SBDA™ Certification Preparation Kit is designed as a study and preparation resource for the online SBDA™ Certification examination, the books, lab handbooks, and other learning aids included in the SBDA™ 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 SBDA™ 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 exam.

The contents of the SBDA™ Certification Preparation Kit straddle all essential knowledge areas – divided up into eight sections or modules.

EXAMINATION COVERAGE INFORMATION

Introduction to Data Science & Big Data

7%
  • 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

8%
  • 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

7%
  • 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

25%
  • 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

8%
  • Linear Regression in R
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Decision Trees

Big Data Solution Engineering

8%
  • Big Data Envisioning Process
  • Prioritization of Big Data Use cases
  • Solution Engineering process
  • Challenges of Big Data Solutions

Social Media, Mobile Analytics, and Visualization

8%
  • Data Exploration, Preparation Visualization, Analytics, & Tableau
  • Social Media Analytics & Text Mining
  • Mobile Analytics

Understanding Machine Learning

7%
  • 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 SBDA™ - A Preview of the Certification Process

There are six distinct stages of your journey towards becoming an SBDA™. 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 SBDA™ 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 SBDA™ 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 SBDA™ eligibility requirements, it is time to apply. Start the application process by creating your myDASCA account. Before proceeding, check if you QualiFly™ for SBDA™. QualiFLY™ essentially relaxes the minimum eligibility requirements and provides upto 15% lower SBDA™ fees, based on your education and work experience. Complete the SBDA™ 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 SBDA™ Certification.

  • 4SBDA™ Certification Preparation Material+

    Post your payment confirmation, you will receive your unit of the SBDA™ 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 SBDA™ Certification Exam+

    DASCA earmarks a 90-day immersion period for SBDA™ registrants to help them orient completely and build their conceptual foundations in Data Science. You can schedule your SBDA™ 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 SBDA™ exam.

  • 6Award+

    If you qualify the SBDA™ certification exam and meet other conditions laid down by the DASCA Professional Certifications Board (DPCB), you are recommended for the award of SBDA™ Credential and the SBDA™ 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 SBDA™ Credential Case

Credential Case

The SBDA™ Credential guarded in a flabbergasting folder-box acts luring for the talented who are working hard to conquest the credential. This trendy case enhances an elfin more of fervor into the lives of the DASCA Certification applicants. In consort with the certificate, there is a metal badge in the form of lapel pin, to be exhibited on your shirts and coat pockets. An additional lifetime flagship is a booklet on DASCA Code of Ethics, which is gracefully positioned beside the former two constituents of the credential case.

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