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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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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 Kumar Chinnakali on April 21, 2014 at 8:53am

Dr. Granville,

Tons of Thanks for accepting my request for "Data Science Certification" group. Extend to this, i wish like to always learn and share with data community/society to have better intensive understanding on any form of data.

Since, am in India the book for "Data Science Apprenticeship" is out of stock. However i requested one of my US friend to get this, and to parcel it. Eagerly waiting and like to participate in all steps of DSA.

Regards, Kumar Chinnakali

Comment by Jay Sebastian on April 8, 2014 at 4:48am

Dr. Granville,

I'm happy to say that I received your book yesterday via UPS from Amazon.  Very well done.  After a cursory scan I can see that it is well organized and covers the basics.  I'm going to recommend it to my newer staff so they can get a better understanding of what Data Science "is" and how to develop themselves in that direction.  Thank you!

Comment by Sunil Kappal on March 31, 2014 at 2:39am

Thanks for adding, I hope that I will be able to learn and implement new things by the way of this community. I hope to promote the power of data.

Comment by Zenodia Charpy on March 16, 2014 at 8:25pm
thanks for adding. It is very exciting to be part of this community. Hopefully i will be able to promote the power of data science as much as i can.
Comment by Jay Sebastian on January 27, 2014 at 7:56am

Thank you for the add. I believe communities like this are key to moving the field of data science forward, and I'm very excited to help.


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