Open Certified Data Scientist Profession (Open CDS)

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The Open Group Certified Data Scientist (Open CDS) certification has been developed out of a requirement of the IT sector to verify that Data Scientist professionals have the qualities and capabilities required to produce effective analysis of data for the overall improvement of the business.

The key skill and contribution Data Scientists bring to their organizations is the ability to integrate statistical, economic, and computer science techniques to address business problems.

Data Scientists develop statistical models: combinations of postulates, data, and inferences designed to solve a business problem using formal methods to guide and drive the development of solutions.

A Stepwise Path to Certification

Certification is awarded through experience-based profile assessment by recognized industry experts within their appropriate field, so no examination is required. Certification is broken down into three stages – this allows candidates to manage their certification at a pace that is most suitable to them and start to show evidence for their expertise more quickly:

  • Step One - Obtain 4-5 Milestone Badges (four for Level 1, five for Levels 2 & 3). Candidates submit separate Milestone Application Forms, which are then evaluated independently
  • Step Two - Complete the Experience Application Form
  • Step Three - Attend a board review


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