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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™ Certification Program Fee

$ 620 USD( All Inclusive )

This is a one-time fee, covering the SBDE™ exam; standard exam preparation resources (the SBDE™ Book 1, SBDE™ Book 2, SBDE™ Lab Workbook, Online Learning & Preparation Resources); shipping, digital badging, and credential-kit.

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Note : Pre-registered applicants need not apply again. Their applications are lining up for necessary action. Please also anticipate a little delay in our responses owing to a sudden surge in the number of applications. Our apologies in advance for the inconvenience please.

The 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 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.

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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, consists of the following:

  • Printed SBDE™ Handbook 1: Foundations of Big Data Engineering
  • Printed SBDE™ Handbook 2: Advanced Big Data Engineering
  • 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.


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

Digital Badge

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.

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Learning Coverage

Learning Coverage

The Official Exam Preparation Kit for DASCA Engineering Certifications is designed as a study and preparation resource for the online SBDE™ Certification examination. The books and other learning aids included in the kit have been put together to help aspiring Big Data Engineers build longer–lasting sets of skills and a more in-depth Big Data perspective. They seek to develop in learners not only a generic, but a strong generic and platform-based understanding of the concepts, tools, and technologies of handling storage, processing, management, and security infrastructure required in Big Data management.

The exam preparation kit has been developed around the DASCA Essential Knowledge Framework (DASCA-EKF™), which means that the idea behind its design, coverage, content, and structure is to provide to aspiring Big Data Engineers critical exposure to popular proprietary platforms in Big Data applications development, while preparing them for the SBDE™ Certification examination as well.

The contents of the Official Exam Preparation Kit cover all essential knowledge areas in Big Data and are divided into eight sections or modules.


Foundational Data Science

12% Framework of data science functions and tools; applying Python and R in making sense of data and deriving information and intelligence for decision-making; framework of concepts and generic models of managing, harnessing and visualizing big data.

Data Processing Framework & Hadoop

15% Advanced big data processing frameworks; application scenarios of the Hadoop Ecosystem; storing, processing and modeling data in Hadoop 3; Hadoop Ecosystem tools for big data processing; Python and Hadoop 3.

Big Data Analytics Basics

6% Understanding of data types, data origination modes, streaming data; learning the frameworks of analyzing, managing and harnessing massive data using tools and applications like Python and R.

R and Hadoop Applications

10% Developing Data Analytics Applications; deploying tolls for capturing, processing, sorting, classifying, analyzing, managing and harnessing big data using the Hadoop ecosystem; developing applications using R, Python and MapReduce etc.,

Analytics in Machine Learning and Ai

20% Framework of data analytics use-cases in machine learning and artificial intelligence; applying generic data analytics tools in machine learning and artificial intelligence; using R and Python to program ML and AI applications.

Streaming Data Storage

8% Customizing high-volume streaming data storage applications; Deploying MongoDB document-oriented NoSQL database in high volume data storage and processing; MongoDB Data Structuring; MongoDB Shell Application development.

Streaming Data Architectures

8% Working with real-time analytics systems; developing real-time streaming data architectures; publish-subscribe messaging system; Kafka and Distributed Messaging; Building ETL Pipelines using Kafka; Building streaming applications using Kafka Streams.

Streaming & Batch Data Processing

12% Principles of applying generic stream and batch data processing techniques; Big Data Processing with Apache, Spark, and Scala; PySpark and SparkR for Big Data Analytics; Big Data Processing with Apache Flink.

Enterprise Data Analytics Implementation

9% Developing enterprise-wide data analytics ecosystem; developing applications for Elasticsearch and Enterprise Big Data search; Hadoop Cluster deployment and security; Big Data Processing on Cloud; Building a Data Analytics Pipeline.

Getting the SBDE™ - A Preview of the Certification Process

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

  • 4SBDE™ Certification Preparation Material+

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

    Given the amount of content to be studied, we’ve established a 45-days period for you to focus on your studies and build your conceptual foundation in Data Science. You’ll be able schedule your SBDE™ exam any time after that. You’ll also be given a six months window to schedule your exam

  • 6Award+

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

Credential Case

The SBDE™ 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.


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