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 Levels 1 & 3, five for Level 2). Candidates submit separate Milestone Application Forms, which are then evaluated independently. After earning all the required Milestone Badges, proceed to Step Two.
- Step Two - Complete the Experience Application Form to apply for certification.
- Step Three - Attend a board review
Milestone Badge Requirements
The specific Milestone Badges required for each level of certification are defined below. Further information on these requirements may be found in Section 2.4 of the Configuration Document.
|Professional Communication||Professional Development||Experience Profile|
|Level 1||Yes||Yes||2 Experience Profile Milestone Badges required|
|Level 2||Yes||Yes||3 Experience Profile Milestone Badges required|
|Level 3||Not required||Yes||3 Experience Profile Milestone Badges required|
|Register for a Milestone Badge||View My Existing Milestone Badge Registrations||View My Certification|