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Certification and Eligibility

1. Which certification suits me best? +
2. How many years of work experience do I need? +
3. Can I obtain a DASCA credential without having the required work experience? +
4. Do I qualify for a discount if I have obtained my Bachelor's/ Master’s from a DASCA-recognized/ accredited institution? +
5. What should you do if your candidature is disapproved on eligibility grounds? +

Application Requirements & Audits:

6. How do I switch programs if I've already registered for a program? +
7 .What is the procedure used by DASCA to review applications? +

DASCA Certification Preparation Kit:

8. How will I receive the study material? +
9. Do I need to pay extra for study materials? +
10. How is the DASCA data science body of knowledge (DASCA-DSBoK™) created? +
11. Can I buy the DASCA Certification Preparation Kit even if I am not an applicant? +

Exams & Results:

12. How long is the certification process? +
13. How soon can I schedule my exam? +
14. Can I take my DASCA certification exam using my own laptop or personal computer? +
15. What IDs are accepted to register for my exam with ExamStrong™? +
16. What is the duration of the exam? +
17. What is the exam format? +
18. How many questions are there in each of the DASCA exams? +
19. Can I use electronic devices (like mobile phones, digital watches, calculators etc.) during the examination? +
20. Am I allowed to take breaks during the exam? +
21. At what time should I reach the examination venue? +
22. What are the minimum system requirements for online-proctored exams? +
23. What if I have canceled my exam but want to reapply for it now? +
24. How do I reschedule my exam? +
25. What do I need to score to pass the exam? +
26. When can I expect to get my result? +
27. What if I am not able to pass my DASCA certification exam on the first attempt? +
28. What if I miss my scheduled appointment (‘No Show’)? +


29. How do I maintain my DASCA certification? +
30. When will my credential expire? +
31. How will recertification benefit me professionally? +
32. How much will it cost me to become recertified? +
33. When can I submit my recertification application? +
34. My certification validity has expired but I have to renew my certification what should I do? +

Upgrade your Certification:

35. What is the Difference between Recertification and upgradation? +
36. How much will it cost me to upgrade my certification? +
37. What if I fail to renew my credential? +

Payments and Refunds:

38. What are the available modes of fee payments? +
39. What is the refund policy in case I wish to withdraw from the certification program? +
40. Can I pay the fee in installments? +
41. Do I have to pay fee again if I cancel an exam I scheduled? +

Digital Badging and Credentials:

42. Do I have to pay extra for my digital badge? +
43. How do I share my digital badge? +
44. Can I get a hard-copy certificate in addition to the digital one? +
45. How can I inform my employer of the successful completion of my exam? +
46. What is the procedure for obtaining a duplicate certificate? +

Shipping & Logistics:

47. How do I track my DASCA shipments? +
48. What should I do if I haven't received my shipment although I received the shipment delivered notification? +
49. What if my kit is delivered to the wrong address? +
50. What happens if I am not available to receive the shipment? +
51. Can I change my shipping/mailing address once I have paid the certification fee? +
52. Can I reschedule the date of delivery of my DASCA Certification Preparation Kit? +
53. What do I do if I received a damaged or wrong set of books? +
54. Do I have to pay any additional duties and taxes? +

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