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DASCA Certifications

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nikita Seth Feb 15. 2 Replies

I recently heard about DASCA (Data Science Council of America) and it's certifications. Can anyone please comment on their value in the data science industry? Especially the Senior Data Scientist…Continue

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Nikita Seth replied to Piyush Agarwal's discussion DASCA Certifications
"I got to know about Data Science Council of America (DASCA) through a referral on kdnuggets website. I did a bit of research before applying and found that it was compared with some renowned data science certifications in the industry. I don’t…"
Feb 15
Eduardo Di Santi replied to Piyush Agarwal's discussion DASCA Certifications
"I don’t know nothing about this organisation, but I wonder how a certification can turn you into a Senior Data Scientist or even a junior one. It’s not about a tool .., it’s a discipline into science ... why I cannot certificate as…"
Feb 11
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Piyush Agarwal posted a discussion

DASCA Certifications

I recently heard about DASCA (Data Science Council of America) and it's certifications. Can anyone please comment on their value in the data science industry? Especially the Senior Data Scientist Certification. Considering they are from a platform independent body, which is unlike any particular organization like Hortonworks, Cloudera, etc. I think they should have a higher significance but I would like to know what fellow data scientists think.What weight do this certification has on the…See More
Feb 7
Piyush Agarwal liked Capri Granville's blog post 3 Types of Regression in One Picture
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Feb 5
Piyush Agarwal replied to Neeraj Sharma's discussion Face Recogniser
"Ideally Yes, as you are trying to predict 3000 different classes (or people in your case). Your output layer should use "softmax" activation which will give you a probability of which class each input image belongs to. Take a look at this…"
Feb 1
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Piyush Agarwal replied to Vishal Kapur's discussion Feature Selection >> On Labelled Data..
"Have you tried looking at a correlation in the variables? Maybe you could use a scatter plot matrix or a correlation matrix to visualize your data and see what variables are impacting your label output. Check out this article on visualizing your…"
Jan 29
Piyush Agarwal replied to Vishal Kapur's discussion Feature Selection >> On Labelled Data..
"Depends on what algorithm you are using. Assuming this is a classification problem and you are using RandomForestClassifier from sklearn, you can simply use it feature_importances_ method to look at the a sorted list of the features and…"
Jan 29

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Masters in Computer Science from UNCG.
Have a soft-spot for Financial Data and love to work with it. Currently working on trying to catch bad-guys by building models to prevent money laundering.
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FICO
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Analytic Scientist II
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