Data Science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from data in various forms, both structured and unstructured, similar to data mining.Data Scientists are a rare breed. The closest to the need for business are experienced actuaries, who often possess a Master’s degree in statistics or mathematics (pure and applied), and operations research. However, then there is a need for cross subject knowledge of economics, sociology and organizational behavior & communications combined with an understanding of commercial and criminal law, and organizational and government infrastructures. Who could possibly have all those skills which then need to be combined with technological skills?

Certain undergraduate programs in Arts combined with Business and Technology now provide such a foundation.  

Levels of Credential Available

Executive Management  Requires passing 4-day in-person Data Science, Deep Learning workshop and written assessment passed at 70% of higher. Adherence to the ICCP/BIZTEK Code of Ethics.

Principal Requires 3 exams (90 minute core exam, data science exam and business intelligence & analytics exam) be taken and passed at 70% or higher. Plus a 2-day mentoring workshop. Significant contributions to the industry. Adherence to the ICCP/BIZTEK Code of Ethics.

Mastery Requires 3 exams (90 minute core exam, data science and business intelligence & analytics exams) be taken and passed at 70% or higher. Adherence to the ICCP/BIZTEK Code of Ethics.

Associate/Practitioner  Requires 3 exams (90 minute core exam, data science and business intelligence & analytics exams) be taken and passed at 50% or higher.  Adherence to the ICCP/BIZTEK Code of Ethics. ​If you’ve achieved a foundation credential by taking the foundation level exams you must retake the exams at 90 minute duration (but at a significantly reduced member price) for any of the higher levels which are extended duration and variety examinations.

Foundation Requires 2 exams (60 minute core exam, 60 minute data science exam) be taken and passed at 50% or higher.  Adherence to the ICCP/BIZTEK Code of Ethics.  

 

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