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Important Certifications in Data Science

In any hiring process, a candidate with a professional certification always gets extra attention. Here are a few of the certifications in data science.

IBM Certified Data Architect -- Big Data

By this training, you will be able to master your skills in handling big data. The data architect will be having knowledge in different big data technologies, knowing their differences and then finally integrate them to find solutions of any business obscurity. The certification holder will be able to plan big data processors and help in the hardware and software architecture planning. This course is certified by IBM named as IBM Big data and is an added advantage to get your resume shortlisted in Interviews.

EMC Data Scientist Associate (EMCDSA) – EMC

By this certification, the candidate will gain the ability to work together as a team in the projects dealing with big data. Once you do this certification, you will be able to deploy the lifecycle of data analytics, rebuilding an analytics challenge, knowing exactly how to apply analytic techniques and how to do big data analysis along with knowing how to do data visualization by perfectly designing statistical models.

Revolution R Enterprise Professional -- Revolution Analytics

A person certified with R analytics will earn proficiency in using R statistical language in order to outperform in advanced analytics projects knowing all the real-time aspects of analyzing data. It also helps people for knowing the analytics of life cycle, dealing with higher grades of analytics and also data visualization. In order to gain this certification, you have to clear 60 questions in a time span of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Cloudera Certified Specialist in Apache HBase (CCSHB) -- Cloudera

This certification will help you to work on projects related to Apache HBase with complete knowledge of all the concepts of HBase, API, its administration, data models and its schema design.  In order to gain this particular certification, you will have to pass an exam in a time period of 1 hour and 30 minutes where you have to answer 45 questions.

Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop (CCDH) – Cloudera

If you want to become a developer in the Hadoop domain, then you must have a certification in Apache Hadoop Developer. This certification will help you to master your  skills and will make you able to design, develop and improve apache Hadoop projects. It is an exam with a time span of  1 hour and 30 minutes when you have to solve 50 plus problems and 5 experiments.

Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop (CCAH) -- Cloudera

The CCAH helps you to gain skills in maintaining, configuring and protecting the Hadoop ecosystem and to perform in the projects dealing with the improvement of the Hadoop ecosystem. This examination is a period of 1 hour and 30 minutes within which you have to answer 60 questions.

Cloudera Certified Professional: Data Scientist (CCP:DS) – Cloudera

This certification will help you to work in high standard level big data jobs. You just need to know the fundamentals of data science clearly. Along with theory of data science topics, you should also carry data science real-time knowledge to solve problems. You just need to pass a written exam. And the certification exam should be renewed after every two years which occurs twice in each year.

Vertica Big Data Solutions Administrator V1 - HP

A candidate certified with Vertica Analytics will be able to outperform high standard administrating jobs like the optimization of a database, the design of manuals, dealing with problems  and then curing them and also making the platform ready to avoid such problems in the near future. 

About the Author:

Vaishnavi Agrawal loves pursuing excellence through writing and has a passion for technology. She has successfully managed and run personal technology magazines and websites. She currently writes for, a global training company that provides e-learning and professional certification training. The courses offered by Intellipaat address the unique needs of working professionals. She is based out of Bangalore and has an experience of 5 years in the field of content writing and blogging. Her work has been published on various sites related to Hadoop, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management and more.

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