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Data Science Certification

This group is for Certified Data Scientists only. There are three ways to become a Certified Data Scientist: 

  • Join this group: Your profile will be reviewed in 2-3 days. Based on your experience (two years of practice minimum, in an analytic, data-intensive occupation, with success stories) you may be accepted, regardless of your actual job title (data scientist, statistician, analytics manager, operations research analyst etc.). 
  • Or you successfully complete our Data Science Apprenticeship. (DSA). Join this group, mention the DSA on your profile, you will automatically be approved.
  • Or you are certified or graduated from a program managed by one of our partner university, organization or company listed in our passerelle program.

Once approved, you can add our certification in your profile (LinkedIn, resume, etc.) and be found by companies and organizations looking for serious data scientists and related professionals. See also our data science handbook and our upcoming data science 2.0. book, to learn core data science principles, featuring salary surveys, job interview questions, reference books, skills to acquire, sample resumes, difference between data scientist and other analytic professions, big data, case studies, becoming a freelance data scientist, Map-Reduce, Hadoop, and data science tricks, recipes, rules of thumb and tutorials.

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Latest Activity: Feb 13

Discussion Forum

Data Preparation Pain Points

Started by P. Allison Minugh, Ph.D.. Last reply by Kels Farmer Feb 13. 1 Reply

Hi All,  I'm curious what people see as their greatest challenges in preparing a file(s) for analysis.  At my company we are highly focused on the front-end issues involved in data file preparation,…Continue

Adding certification to LinkedIn

Started by Phillip Higgins. Last reply by Irtiza Kaleem Feb 20, 2016. 1 Reply

Hi, Does anyone know if there is a mechanism to automatically add the certification to your LinkedIn profile?  It would be great to have everything automatically populated with the DSC logo etc.  Any…Continue

Scaling up compressed data analysis in a distributed environment

Started by Nasir M. Uddin, Ph.D. Sep 8, 2014. 0 Replies

I have been having some bitter experiences in processing compressed data (>1 TB) residing on Hadoop. Simplest way to accomplish is to sampling with Pig-DataFu and analyzing with R. Scaling R code…Continue

Update about our data Science Certification

Started by Vincent Granville Mar 1, 2014. 0 Replies

Data Science Central offers a data science certification to active practitioners. We have now extented the circle of colleges, organizations and companies that meet our standards for automated…Continue

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Comment by Dennis Gisseldahl on November 23, 2016 at 11:14am

Dr. Granville,

A pleasure to join the Data Science Certification group and thank you for gathering people from all over the world with the same passion.

Thank you


Comment by Claude Promonet on November 23, 2016 at 12:21am

Thanks for accepting me in this communitie. Looking forward to share valuable information.

Would it be possible to automate the add linkedin certification, or at least define the logo for "Data Science Central" as part of linkedin certification organization.



Comment by Michael Hooreman on November 22, 2016 at 9:42pm
Thanks a lot to have included me.
Best regards
Comment by Kunal Dash on November 14, 2016 at 10:38am

Hello Dr.Granville, 

Hope you are doing well. I am interested to be certified as a Data Scientist based on my professional profile. Please do feel free to review and comment. 

My LinkedIn profile is:

Thank you,

Kunal Dash

Comment by Guru Raja on October 13, 2016 at 7:27pm

Professor Granville,

I am interested in signing up for the data science certification program. Below is my Linked in profile link.

Comment by Vinicio Donnarumma on August 25, 2016 at 11:54pm

Thanks for including me in this group, I am very honored.

I'm sure that I will learn a lot, and I'll do my best to contribute to add value to the the Data Science field.


Vinicio Donnarumma

Comment by Ariful Islam Mondal on August 25, 2016 at 11:19pm
Dear Vincent and Fellow members of the group, thank you very much for accepting me in this group. I am honored and looking forward to learn and add value.

Comment by Rajendra Timilsina, Ph. D. on August 25, 2016 at 6:31pm

Thank you very much for accepting me as a certified data scientist member. I will do my best to collaborate with you and invent new techniques, tools and methods to to overcome the challenges of data science. . 

Comment by Ahsan Nabi Khan on February 9, 2016 at 10:49am

Thanks members for including me as Data Science certified fellow. Great to start with you all.

Comment by Leo Brouwers on February 9, 2016 at 3:06am

Thank's for accepting me as a group member, I'll do my best to live up to your expectations and reputation!


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