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SBDE™ – The Overview

Big Data is the most happening of all the career–domains today for energetic, talented, and creative software professionals. The SBDE™ by the Data Science Council of America (DASCA) is the world's most credible 3rd party, vendor–neutral certification for experienced software engineers and professionals who are either already in the Big Data groove or may be aspiring to enter the space. The SBDE™ can be the most reliable differentiator of your high proficiency, potential, and promise for working on the most challenging of Big Data software and applications development projects internationally.

Who does SBDE™ Suit Best

The SBDE™ can be an ideal qualification to acquire for you if you have completed your Undergraduate Degree in Information Technology / Computer Science, OR a Diploma in Computer Programming / Software Engineering from an internationally accredited institution, and are now working as a Software Engineer or a Coder or a Programmer in any tech–space.

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SBDE™ Exam Fee: $ 575 USD

Program Pre–requisites

The learning scope, requirements, and rigor of the SBDE™ program necessitates that individuals intending to undergo the program have a prior, strong formal exposure and knowledge of the basic concepts of programming, and are hands–on with the tools and techniques of object oriented programming – knowing Core JAVA and being able to understand SQL statements.

They should also be confident on scripting languages like PERL or RUBY, and should have good, practical understanding of and exposure to working in the Linux and Unix environments. Further, SBDE™ aspirants should be also comfortable with handling databases and spreadsheets, and at least have a theoretical understanding of how Big Data is used in business and in other domains of life and industry.

Register Online

Register Online. Anytime!

If you are looking at SBDE™ for helping you move into Big Data or for accelerating your growth in your Big Data engineering career, we’ve made the job quite easy for you. Just browse into the SBDE™ segment on the DASCA website www.dasca.org, track down the Apply link anywhere on the page, and there you go! It should not take you more than a few minutes to finish registering for the finest global Big Data Credential for bright programmers like you! And you can do it anytime, 24X7. It’s quick! No, we don’t ask you for needless document submissions, or embarrassing personal questions. You simply fill out the registration-application form; you complete your SBDE™ registration; schedule your SBDE™ exam; and pay-up for it using your credit card on the Pearson website - everything happens smooth. Soon, you receive a couple of email notes from us, and you've already started your SBDE™ journey. Before you know, your smart and rich SBDE™ learning resources kit has been already lined up for shipping.

SBDE™ Examination Preparation

Individuals registered for both the DASCA Big Data Engineer programs are provided with the full DASCA Certification Preparation Kit to help them study and prepare for their SBDE™ Certification examination. This kit is provided completely FREE to all registrants across the world after DASCA has approved their candidacy for SBDE™, and their payment of the program registration fee is through. This DASCA Official Exam Preparation Kit for DASCA Engineer Certifications, produced and published by Wiley, consists of the following:

  • SBDE™ Book 1: Essentials of Big Data Programming
  • SBDE™ Book 2: Advanced Big Data Programming
  • SBDE™ Lab Handbook: Big Data Engineering Lab
  • Virtual E-Lab for practicing Big Data Engineers
  • Online Learning & Preparation Resources

Please do report any instance or experience of yours in which you were asked to pay separately for the Official Exam Preparation Kit for DASCA Engineer Certifications, or you observed any attempt by a person or a store or an entity to sell the Official Exam Preparation Kit for DASCA Engineer Certifications. It is reiterated that the Official Exam Preparation Kit for DASCA Engineer Certifications 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 SBDE™ program.

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The Digitally Badged SBDE™

Adding shots of au fait connotation to your professional profile, SBDE™ Credential is digitally badged by CredBadge™, like all other great educations and designations globally. Furthermore, this digitally boosted certification marks your skills to bring about change, and convey enduring sway, moving you to the top of the employers’ lists for software engineers and professionals worldwide.

The Candidacy Tracks

Ways to Become an SBDE™

The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become an SBDE™. There are FOUR convenient tracks covering Software Engineers, Coders, and Programmers from diverse backgrounds and experience to earn an SBDE™!

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Related disciplines.

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

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed Master's Degree in Computer Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Related disciplines.

    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 Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Related disciplines from any of the 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 in Computer Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Related disciplines from any of the DASCA-recognized Institutions.

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

Getting the SBDE™ - A Preview of the Journey

There are eight distinct stages of your journey toward becoming a SBDE. 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 SBDE™ Journey

  • 1CHECK -

    Check if you fit the SBDE™ candidacy requirements. Also check the exciting QualiFly™ program, which offers several privileges on convenience, validity, speed, and affordability to individuals holding degrees from DASCA-recognized institutions and universities.

  • 2APPLY +

    If you meet the SBDE™ or QualiFly™ candidacy criteria, please fill out the online application form for the SBDE™ program from your myDASCA account available on www.dasca.org. Click here to create your myDASCA account.

  • 3ACKNOWLEDGE +

    Once you have finished applying, please wait for our acknowledgement response email with instructions for the next course of actions regarding assessments etc. Simultaneously, we also initiate the process for assessing your candidacy and to arrive at a prima-facie or a provisional decision about your fit for the SBDE™ Credential.

  • 4VALIDATION +

    An internal check is conducted to validate your credentials against the prescribed candidacy prerequisites for earning the SBDE™.

  • 5SCHEDULING +

    Check your emails on the DASCA-registered mailbox for a communication from Pearson Vue. These emails contains your Authorization-To-Test (ATT) and Web Account details, which will help you to create your Web Account. Click Here, if you have your Pearson Web Account login information and the ATT details, and want to schedule your exam now.

  • 6SHIPMENT +

    Post your payment confirmation, one unit of the SBDE™ Certification Starter Kit containing reading and learning material is shipped to the address you have registered with us.

  • 7SBDE™ EXAM +

    You get 225 days from the date of registration and successful payment to prepare for and complete your online SBDE™ exams, which you can take in a Pearson Test Center nearest to you. The books included in the SBDE™ Starter Kit should help you brace up nicely for your SBDE™ Certification exam. Please read more about SBDE™ exams in the dedicated section on the subject.

  • 8AWARD +

    If you qualify the SBDE™ exam and meet other conditions laid down by the DASCA Professional Certifications Board (DPCB), you are recommended for the award of the SBDE™ Credential and the SBDE™ Digital Badge is immediately issued to you. You can expect the shipment of the physical pack of credential to reach you within three to four weeks of the date of the award.

Learning Coverage

Learning Coverage

Though the Official Exam Preparation Kit for DASCA Engineer Certifications is designed as a study and preparation resource for the online SBDE™ Certification examination, the books, lab handbooks, and other learning aids included in the Official Exam Preparation Kit for DASCA Engineer Certifications have been put together to help aspiring Big Data Engineers build longer–lasting sets of skills and a more penetrative Big Data perspective. The Official Exam Preparation Kit for DASCA Engineer Certifications 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 handling storage, processing, management, and security infrastructure required in Big Data management.

Indeed, while the Wiley–produced kit has been developed around the DASCA Essential Knowledge Framework (EKF™), the idea behind its design, coverage, content, and structure is also to provide to aspiring Big Data Engineers, a liberal exposure to all important proprietary platforms currently in vogue in Big Data applications development currently, and concurrently, they can prepare themselves rightly for the SBDE™ Certification examinations as well.

The contents of the Official Exam Preparation Kit for DASCA Engineer Certifications straddle all essential knowledge areas – divided up into eight sections or modules.

EXAMINATION COVERAGE INFORMATION

Introduction to Big Data

20%
  • Getting Started with Big Data
  • Business Applications of Big Data
  • Technologies for Handling Big data
  • Understanding the Hadoop Ecosystem
  • Overview of MapR Distribution
  • Spark & Scala

Hadoop Understanding in detail

25%
  • Storing data in Hadoop
  • MapReduce Fundamentals
  • Processing Data with MapReduce
  • Customizing MapReduce Execution
  • Testing and Debugging MapReduce Applications
  • Hadoop Security
  • Hadoop on AWS
  • NoSQL in detail

Sqoop and Flume

5%
  • Efficiently Transferring Bulk Data Using Sqoop
  • Flume

Pig, Hive, and Yarn

10%
  • Analyzing data with Pig
  • Exploring Hive
  • Advanced Hive
  • Yarn
  • Storm on Yarn

Machine Learning & Factor Analysis concepts

10%
  • Understanding Machine Learning
  • Factor Analysis

Analytics & R

7%
  • Understanding Analytics
  • Analytical Tools
  • Big Data Management Systems
  • Big Data Solutions and Data in Motion
  • Exploring R

Integrating R and Hadoop

6%
  • Integrating R and Hadoop

Social Media, Mobile and Big Data Solution Engineering

7%
  • Social Media Analytics, Text Mining, and Sentiments Analysis
  • Big Data Solution Engineering
  • Mobile Analytics

Big Data tools

10%
  • Automating Data Processing with Oozie
  • Distributed Process Coordination with ZooKeeper
  • Cloudera basics and Cloudera Manager
  • Hive on Cloudera and Cloudera Administration
  • Hortonworks and GreenPlum Pivotal HD
  • IBM InfoSphere BigInsights
  • HortonWorks Distributions

Credential Maintenance & Renewal

Renewal is mandatory to keep your certification live and current. You are required to renew your SBDE™ Credential every 5 years. When you renew, you show your continuing competence and commitment to the profession. DASCA will send you reminder emails for renewal of your credential or you can log into myDASCA Account and register for SBDE™ renewal. In order to receive email reminders, please make sure to keep your email address current. Please note that training is not mandatory for renewal and you only have to register and complete a short–duration online refresher learning program as per the latest DSBoK™ (DASCA’s Data Science Body of Knowledge) along with a small online assessment.

Renewing your SBDE™ Credential

Renewal for SBDE™ is a simple 5-step process:
  • 1

    Apply for SBDE™ renewal by logging into myDASCA Account on dasca.org.

  • 2

    Pay your SBDE™ renewal fee online.

  • 3

    Complete the prescribed online learning program & assessment.

  • 4

    Receive instant confirmation for credential renewal.

  • 5

    Get your renewed SBDE™ Credential certificate & a new digital badge.


SBDE™ Credential Renewal Policy – 2017

  • Life of the Credential (in years from the date of award) +

    The SBDE™ Credential is valid for 5 years. Credential-holders will be required to renew their SBDE™ Credential – as applicable or permissible – for continuation of their Credential beyond 5 years.

  • Standard Credential Renewal Duration +

    The SBDE™ Credential is renewable every 5 years, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, SBDER-1).

  • Standard Credential Renewal Window +

    The SBDE™ Credential Renewal Window will open 2 months before the expiry of the credential.

  • Standard Credential Renewal Deadline +

    Before the expiry of the credential validity, e.g.; if the credential, was awarded on April 1, 2014, the Standard Renewal Deadline will be March 31, 2019 i.e. 5 years after the award of the credential. If the SBDE™ Credential is not renewed by the deadline, the DASCA online directory carrying Credential Information of individuals around the world will show “Renewal Due” for a Convenience Period of 60 days, against the name of the credential-holder whose DASCA Credential awaits renewal.

  • Credential Renewal Convenience Period +

    An SBDE™ Credential can be renewed within maximum 60 days from the date it expires, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, SBDER-2). If renewal formalities are not completed within the convenience period, the system automatically puts the credential into the temporary Freeze or Suspension Mode.

  • Credential Freeze and Suspension +

    If not renewed during the Credential Renewal Convenience Period of 60 days from the Standard Renewal due date, the system automatically puts the credential into the temporary Freeze or Suspension Mode, and the credential-holder is required to apply for Reactivation of the credential within maximum 12 months from the date of suspension.

    For this duration, the official online directory carrying Credential Information of individuals around the world will flash the term "Suspended (Reactivation due)" against the name of the individual whose DASCA credentials have been frozen/ suspended.

    Applications for Reactivation can be made directly through their individual myDASCA Account, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, SPDER-3). If individuals fail to reactivate their suspended credentials, DASCA’s system will cancel the credentials in question. Cancelled credentials can however be Revived.

  • Credential Cancellation & Revival +

    If not reactivated within the stipulated maximum 12 months from the date of suspension, the SBDE™ Credential will be cancelled. However, the credential-holder will get one final chance to appeal for its revival by writing an email to appeals@gdmi.org. This appeal has to be made within 30 days of the date of cancellation of the credential. In the event, a cancelled credential’s revival application is not submitted within the stipulated 30 days, DASCA summarily withdraws the credential from the credential-holder, including all the privileges attendant to the credential. Individuals whose credentials have been withdrawn by DASCA will be required to apply as fresh applicants.

  • Validity of a Renewed Credential +

    The renewed SBDE™ Credential’s validity will start 1 day after the expiry of the previously awarded credential. E.g.; if the credential is expiring on March 31, 2019, the renewed credential validity will start from April 1, 2019 irrespective of the actual date of renewal.

SBDE™ Renewal Fee Schedule

Schedule Code Renewal Categories Fees Deadline
SBDER-1 Standard Renewal USD 200 Before the expiry of the credential validity
SBDER-2 Renewal During The Convenience Period USD 250 Within maximum 60 days from the due date
SBDER-3 Renewal/ Reactivation After Suspension USD 300 Within maximum 12 months from the date of suspension
SBDER-4 Renewal/ Revival After Cancellation USD 350 Within 30 days from the date of cancellation

The SBDE™ Credential Case

Credential Case

Your inscribed SBDE™ Credential certificate is splendidly placed in a beautifully glamorized folder-box, being an additional drive for you to toil harder to come up with the goods in the exam. Escorting the certificate comes along another beautiful art from DASCA in the form of a lapel pin, which lets you pageant your credential via wearing it on your favorite shirts and coat pockets. The folder-box also contains a DASCA Code of Ethics booklet, stating the ethics to be tailed and reserved in cognizance, forever.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE ALL NEW SBDE™

Registrations are open now for the spanking new SBDE™ version marked to the updated DASCA-DSBoK™ Ver 11-4.4.

Register Now