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Senior Big Data Engineer

The SBDE™ certification differentiates you strongly from your peers and sets you up best and most powerfully for senior, more complex and professionally exciting roles in big data engineering.

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SBDE™ – The Overview

SBDE™ is cut out for formally trained and experienced software and computing professionals intending to deepen, enrich and professionally demonstrate their capabilities in bleeding-edge data science. The most widely respected credential for senior professionals in big data engineering worldwide today, SBDE™ comprehensively covers vendor-neutral and cross-platform skills and knowledge on the tools, languages and techniques deployed in engineering, developing, testing and commissioning next generation software and systems of data analytics across the entire spectrum of client environments.

Who does SBDE™ Suit Best…

The SBDE™ can prove to be a career-changing qualification for you if you have completed your undergraduate degree in Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Computer Science from a nationally or an internationally accredited institution, and are now handling senior-level responsibilities related to engineering, development, testing, commissioning or maintenance of software/ systems/ applications or platforms. SBDE™ is an ideal qualification for you, if you are already into data analytics or data engineering.

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SBDE™ Certification Program Fee

US$ 650.00
(All Inclusive)

The SBDE™ 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 SBDE™ 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 SBDE™ certification exam, standard exam preparation resources (Handbook 1: Foundations of Big Data Engineering, Handbook 2: Advanced Big Data Engineering), SBDE™ credential kit, digital badge, and shipping of materials. Additionally, the digital access and hosting cost of third-party optional study resources are included in the SBDE™ fee package wherever applicable. Refund requests made within 24 hours of payment will be subject to a US$ 80 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for registration cancellation requests after 24 hours of registration.

*We honor military and war veterans with special fee.

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Key Highlights

  • High-quality Preparation Resources

    Candidates are provided high-quality exam-preparation resources for convenient and effective self-study.

  • Ample time to prepare and study

    Candidates are given 6 months for exam preparation with recommended self-study of 8-10 hrs/week.

  • Exclusive Digital Badge

    Candidates receive an exclusive Digital Badge to showcase and receive recognition for their achievements.

  • Globally Recognized

    The SBDE™ is a globally recognized third-party vendor-neutral and cross-platform qualification.

  • Digital Convenience

    SBDE™ candidates can conveniently register for and schedule their SBDE™ certification exam, and access policy resources and support on their personal and exclusive myDASCA digital dashboard.

  • Online Exam

    All certification exams can be taken anywhere at any time and are digitally proctored.

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Program Pre–requisites

The learning agenda, knowledge requirements, and rigor of the SBDE™ program necessitate that SBDE™ candidates have a strong and formal prior exposure to and knowledge of advanced aspects of programming, including hands-on proficiency in the use of latest tools and techniques of object-oriented programming – such as C++ and Core JAVA, and a good functional understanding SQL and NoSQL.

SBDE™ candidates must also be reasonably good hands at scripting languages like PERL or RUBY and have a good exposure to the Linux and Unix environments, besides being comfortable with handling databases and spreadsheets.

Not the least, SBDE™ candidates must also have a sound awareness and a robust perspective of the general technology trends and an evolved understanding of the intersections of data science with other streams of computer science, engineering, business and industry.


SBDE™ Exam Preparation

All SBDE™ candidates are provided with resources to study from and prepare for their SBDE™ 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 SBDE™ candidates include:

  • Print copy of the Handbook 1: Foundations of Big Data Engineering
  • Print copy of the Handbook 2: Advanced Big Data Engineering
  • Practice tests for SBDE™ exam on the myDASCA candidate dashboard
  • Candidate Guide

In addition to the above, independent third-party publishers and content providers offer online resources for reference, practice and learning. Using these resources is optional and not essential for SBDE™ exam preparation, and the DASCA fee package covers the cost of digital access and 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 SBDE™ certification program, and they are NOT for sale in the open market or available in book stores anywhere in the world.

SBDE™ Exam Preparation

The SBDE™ Candidacy

The Four Registration Tracks

Choose one of the following tracks that suits your specific work, training and education background/ profile to conveniently register in SBDE™:

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Should have completed at least a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences or related disciplines from any nationally or internationally accredited institution.

    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum 2 years of computing experience with proficiency in using Python/ or any other programming language

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Should have completed a Master's Degree in Computer Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences or related disciplines from any nationally or internationally accredited institution.

    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum 1 year of computing experience with proficiency in using Python/ JAVA or any other programming language

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Should have completed a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences or related disciplines from any of the DASCA-accredited or DASCA-recognized Institutions.

    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum 1 year of computing experience with proficiency in using Python/ JAVA or any other programming language.

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Current & past Students of Master's Degree programs in Computer Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences or related disciplines from any of the DASCA-accredited or DASCA-recognized Institutions.

    Minimum Work Experience

    Experience not Mandatory; basic proficiency in using Python/ JAVA or any other programming language is desirable.

*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.

The SBDE™ Digital Badge

After successfully passing the SBDE™ certification exam, you will receive a link to your SBDE™ digital badge within 96 hours. Your digital badge can be accessed through the CredBadge™ platform and verified online with a provided link.

How to Showcase your Digital Badge
SBDE™ Digital Badge

Exam Preparation

The two handbooks on big data engineering included in the official DASCA exam preparation kit are the recommended and essential readings for the online SBDE™ certification examination. They have been developed around the DASCA Essential Knowledge Framework (DASCA-EKF™), to ensure an effective preparation for the SBDE™ certification exam, and at the same time, help aspiring big data engineers and application developers build 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 candidate guide and practice tests are also provided to SBDE™ candidates on their myDASCA dashboard.

The content in the two official DASCA handbooks is grouped across 8 technical sections covering all prescribed SBDE™ exam areas. This content aims to develop in learners a strong generic and platform-based understanding of the concepts, tools, and technologies of handling storage, processing, management, and security infrastructure required in managing large volumes of streaming data.

SBDE™ Exam Preparation

Examination Coverage Information

  • Foundational Data Science
    12% +
  • Data Processing Framework & Hadoop
    15% +
  • Big Data Analytics Basics
    6% +
  • R and Hadoop Applications
    10% +
  • Analytics in Machine Learning and Ai
    20% +
  • Streaming Data Storage
    8% +
  • Streaming Data Architectures
    8% +
  • Streaming & Batch Data Processing
    12% +
  • Enterprise Data Analytics Implementation
    9% +

Earning the SBDE™ - A Preview of the Certification Journey

There are six distinct stages of your SBDE™ certification journey. Here’s a quick tour of what these stages look like. You may Contact Us for more information.

The SBDE™ Certification Process

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    Stage 1: Choose the Right Registration Track

    Start by confirming you are fit for SBDE™ and choosing one of the four registration tracks that match your profile best. You can Check here if the SBDE™ certification meets your career needs and also that you satisfy the minimum candidacy/ eligibility requirements prescribed for SBDE™. Before proceeding, please do check if you are eligible for any special candidacy relaxations under the QualiFly™ program for SBDE™ offered to alums of DASCA accredited/ recognized institutions.

  • 02

    Stage 2: Create Your myDASCA Account

    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 SBDE™ application and paid the fee, you will receive an acknowledgment response email with instructions for the next steps in the SBDE™ registration process.

    Please do note, your SBDE™ 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 SBDE™ application.

  • 03

    Stage 3: SBDE™ Registration Confirmation

    After ensuring that your SBDE™ application meets all the necessary requirements set forth by the DASCA Professional Certifications Board (DPCB) and you have paid the required fee, your registration for SBDE™ is deemed complete. You will receive a registration confirmation message once this process is complete. At this point, full access to your myDASCA account will be activated.

  • 04

    Stage 4: Shipment of SBDE™ Exam Prep Handbooks

    Within 24 hours of registration confirmation, instructions will be released to ship the DASCA exam-preparation kit containing the two big data engineering handbooks to the 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 24 hours of completing your fee payment.

  • 05

    Stage 5: Ready up & Register for Exam

    Once you are ready for the SBDE™ certification exam, you can register for it right from your dashboard. There is no big hurry, though. DASCA gives SBDE™ candidates a period of 200 days from the date of registration confirmation to pass the SBDE™ certification exam.

  • 06

    Stage 6: You Are Certified!

    Once you pass the SBDE™ certification exam, the award of the SBDE™ certification is approved for you. While the SBDE™ Digital Badge is released within 96 hours of the award approval, you can expect the physical SBDE™ credential kit (containing a printed SBDE™ certificate, DASCA Code of Ethics booklet, and the SBDE™ designation pin) to reach you within 3-4 weeks from the date of award.

The SBDE™ Credential Case

The SBDE™ Credential Case

Candidates who pass their SBDE™ exam receive an exclusive SBDE™ 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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