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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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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 Patti Tillotson on May 21, 2015 at 9:43am

Dr. Granville

Thank you for accepting my request to join the certification group. I look forward to learning from all and contributing to the knowledge of others.

Best Regards,

Patti TIllotson

Comment by Abinash Adhikari on February 13, 2015 at 12:29am

Thanks Dr. Vincent,

I am highly glad to be a member of this group and wish to contribute and learn new things in the areas of Analytics and Data Science.



Comment by Daniel Seymore on February 9, 2015 at 8:38am

Dear Vincent and fellow group members 

Thank you for including me in the group. Looking forward to collaborating with all and adding value to the field of Data Science and Analytics.


Daniel Seymore

Comment by Michel Lutz on February 7, 2015 at 1:21pm


Thank you very much Dr Granville for accepting me in this group. I am very honoured and excited to learn and share a lot of ideas with all of you!

Best regards to all,


Comment by Marco Lunardi on February 6, 2015 at 4:13pm

I'm very honored to be a part of this great group.

Many thanks Vincent Granville for accepting me.

In my opinion no one has a clearer view about present and future in Data Science than Vincent.

Best regards to all members,


Comment by Nasir M. Uddin, Ph.D. on September 8, 2014 at 11:02am

I am honored to be a member of this group. Thank you very much, Dr. Granville. Look forward to have collaborations towards advancing Data Science knowledge.

Comment by MuraliKrishnan on July 31, 2014 at 2:06pm

Good to know. I hope to be a part of it.

Comment by Kimberley Mitchell on July 31, 2014 at 1:21pm

Thanks for accepting me into this community.  I hope to make a significant contribution.  

Warm regards,

Kimberley Mitchell

Comment by Raj Verma on May 28, 2014 at 4:58pm

Dr. Granville

Thank you for accepting my request to join the certification group. Expecting to develop a constructive and fruitful relationship.


Raj Verma

Comment by Delia S. Mocanu on May 19, 2014 at 10:32am

Thank you so much for accepting my request to join.

Looking forward to productive interactions within the community!


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