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SDS™ – The Overview

Bright professionals with 5+ years of exciting exposure to research and analytics can think of heading into Data Science. The SDS™ by the Data Science Council of America (DASCA) adds speed to your journey of turning a Data Scientist. SDS™ is the world's most powerful 3rd–party, vendor–neutral certification for accomplished data science and analytics professionals now looking out for the more challenging and bigger-impact roles of data scientists and data architects. Besides proving best your proficiency, potential, and promise for handling the onerous responsibilities of a data scientist, SDS™ also paves way for you to PDS™, the top-most international qualification for data scientists world over.

Who does SDS™ Suit Best

If you've been doing serious analytics in Big Data for 6 years or more, SDS™ can shove your career up, several orbits – and it can really happen faster than you can imagine! Especially if you're also backed up by at least an Undergraduate Degree in Business, Management, Marketing, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, or Applied Mathematics from an accredited institution.


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THIS SDS™ VERSION IS MARKED TO THE UPDATED SDS-DSBOK™ VER 11-4.4.

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SDS™ Certification Program Fee

$ 650 USD

This is a one-time fee, covering the SDS™ exam; standard exam preparation resources (the DASCA Handbook); shipping, online- learning, digital badging, and credential-kit.

Program Pre–requisites

The learning scope, requirements, and rigor of the SDS™ 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, SDS™ aspirants should be also necessarily comfortable with handling databases and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge of Statistical Analysis techniques and tools; exposure to analytics platforms like SPSS/ SAS; basic exposure to R; quantitative methods; fundamentals of object oriented programming and RDBMS; good exposure to working on popular/ common Big Data programming and analytics platforms etc.

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SDS™ Examination Preparation

Individuals registered for both DASCA Data Scientist Certification programs are provided with the full Official DASCA Certification Preparation kit to help them study and prepare for their SDS™ Certification examination.

This kit is provided to all registrants at no extra costs across the world after DASCA has approved their candidacy for SDS™, and their payments of the program registration fee is through.

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The Candidacy Tracks

Ways to Become an SDS™

The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become an SDS™. There are FIVE convenient tracks covering Big Data professionals from diverse backgrounds and experience to earn an SDS™!

  • Minimum Qualification Required

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

    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum 5 years of experience in Data Sciences/ Computing/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence

  • Minimum Qualification Required

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

    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum 4 years of experience in Data Sciences/ Computing/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Should have completed Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Economics/ Finance/ Management/ Related disciplines from any of the DASCA-recognized Institutions

    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum 4 years of experience in Data Sciences/ Computing/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Current & Past Students of Master's Degree in Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Engineering/ Applied Sciences/ Economics/ Finance/ Management/ Related disciplines from any of the DASCA-recognized Institutions

    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum 3 years of experience in Data Sciences/ Computing/ Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence

  • Minimum Qualification Required

    Should have a valid SBDA™ or SBDE™ credential from DASCA

    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum 4 years of experience after acquiring SBDA™ or SBDE™ credential

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The Digitally Badged SDS™

To substantiate your proficiency, potential, and capacity to foot the arduous responsibilities of Data Scientists, SDS™ Certification is digitally badged by CredBadge™. This digitally endowed credential makes it easier for the global employers to hunt for talent in Data Science. Moreover, it puts you on top list of the elite Big Data professionals.


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24X7. Everywhere Registration!

If you are looking to register for SDS™, allow us just five minutes of one of these ever so busy days of yours - or one of your even busier nights. Grab a coffee, and just browse into the SDS™ segment on the DASCA website www.dasca.org and track down the Apply link anywhere on the page. And you finish registering for the SDS™ before you’ve taken the next sip of your coffee! That’s not even five minutes on something that has a lifetime of value for your career in Data Science. And like we said, you can do it anytime, 24X7. It’s quick! There’s no needless document submission headache, or embarrassing personal questions to answer. Just fill out a smart, short application form; pay up online and start an illustrious journey to a prestigious SDS™.


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Learning Coverage

Learning Coverage

Though the SDS™ Kit is designed as a study and preparation resource for the online SDS™ Certification examination, the books, lab handbooks, and other learning aids included in the SDS™ kit have been put together to help aspiring Data Scientists build longer–lasting sets of skills and a more penetrative Big Data perspective. The SDS™ 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 (EKF™), the idea behind its design, coverage, content, and structure is also to provide to aspiring Data Scientists, 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 SDS™ Certification examinations, as well.

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

EXAMINATION COVERAGE INFORMATION

Data Science for business Stakeholders

15%
  • Thinking like a Data Scientist
  • "By" Analysis Technique
  • Score Development Technique
  • Monetization Exercise
  • Metamorphosis Exercise

Data Science

18%
  • Difference Between Business Intelligence and Data Science
  • Data Science Overview
  • The Data Lake

Business Potential of Big Data

17%
  • The Big Data Business Mandate
  • Big Data Business Model Maturity Index
  • The Big Data Strategy Document
  • The Importance of the User Experience

Building Cross-Organizational support

15%
  • Power of Envisioning
  • Organizational Ramifications
  • Stories

Data Scientist Fundamentals

15%
  • The Data Science Roadmap
  • Programming Languages
  • Visualization and Simple Metrics
  • Machine Learning Overview
  • Machine Learnning Classification
  • Technical Communication and Documentation

Data Scientist Essential

10%
  • Unsupervised Learning : Clustering and Dimensionality Reduction
  • Regression Overview
  • Data Encoding and File Formats
  • Big Data Fundamentals
  • DataBase Overview
  • Software Engineering Best Practices
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Probability Overview
  • Statistics Overview

Advanced Data Scientist

10%
  • Performance and Computer Memory
  • Computer Memory and Data Structure
  • Maximum Likelyhood Estimation and Optimization
  • Advanced Clasifiers
  • Stochastic Modelling

Getting the SDS™ - A Preview of the Journey

There are eight distinct stages of your journey towards becoming an SDS™. 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 SDS™ Journey

  • 1CHECK -

    Check if you fit the SDS™ 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 SDS™ or QualiFly™ candidacy criteria, please fill out the online application form for the SDS™ 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 SDS™ credential.

  • 4VALIDATION +

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

  • 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 SDS™ Certification Starter Kit containing reading and learning material is shipped to the address you have registered with us.

  • 7SDS™ EXAM +

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

  • 8AWARD +

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

The SDS™ Credential Case

Credential Case

SDS™ Certification, a qualification proving your expertise, potential, and talent for holding the arduous responsibilities of Data Scientists, comes enwrapped in a stupefying credential case, thereby providing you another perseverance to work a slight harder to qualify the exam swiftly! Exhibiting your SDS™ Credential is considerably easier with the lapen pin, hemmed in the credential box, along with the certificate. Furthermore, there is a booklet for Code of Ethics by DASCA, which is an epitome for lifetime.

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

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