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World-Class Certification to Head-Start Your Data Science Career

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4-25 Weeks
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Earn one of the most distinguished Data Science qualifications and get a head-start in your career as a data science professional. The USDSI® certification delivers value far into your career because it proves you have the specific skills and experience employers seek.

CDSP™ certification program content has been developed by world-renowned 'USDSI® Data Science Advisory Board (DSAB)' that comprises of best subject matter experts and influencers of data science like CTOs, CIOs, Data Scientists, Technology leaders from fortune 500 companies to meet the real-world needs of organizations demand. If you think data science is the right career option for you and are ready to embark on a journey in the most fascinating and enthralling knowledge-based industry, then a CDSP™ certification is a must-have qualification for you. A fresh undergraduate in any discipline can apply for CDSP™, which builds a data science character within the certification holder. Join the data science workforce of more than 2.7 million people with the best starting certification in the world.

A Self-paced and Agile Data Science Program

Get your latest program self-study kit worth up to US $625 FREE that includes:
  • Personalized Study-Books
  • Real-world workshop based eLearning
  • HD quality self-paced videos, vetted by the world’s best SMEs
  • State-of-the-art lab-based eLearning with project code
  • Sharable digital badge

Shun your expensive training. You don't need it anymore!

USDSI® takes pride in creating the most agile data science program for beginners to unlock their potential and develop the perfect data science skills that are industry-relevant and job-ready. The content and curriculum of the CDSP™ program are engineered considering the self-paced program advantage and limit the need for expensive training. The traditional learning format is already getting evaporated, and with the state-of-the-art learning modules, you really do not need the training anymore.

Impactful and Engaged Learning

  • Learn at your own terms based on your personal schedule with the most well-structured content divided between StudyBooks, eLearning videos + workshops, and codes with real world practice exercises.

  • The latest data science workshop gives you a new and interactive learning approach which will help you know the real-side of the data science project design, development and delivery.

  • Start your learning from where you left off. Access your learning from anywhere, at any time, and from any device.

  • A simple commitment of 8-10 hours/week is all that’s required to excel in data science and fast-track your career.

Explore CDSP™

When you talk about data science, it has three main concepts: Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Business Knowledge. The CDSP™ gives you expertise and real-world skills to understand Data Mining and Machine Learning to contribute effectively to your organization with a data science approach.

The Certified Data Science Professional from the United States Data Science Institute is one of the most incredible certification programs for undergraduates, graduate, and diploma students worldwide preparing for Data Science careers. You'll be able to prove your expertise, talent, and aptitude for emerging and engineering Data Science projects through our Certified Data Science Professional (CDSP™) certification. CDSP™ certification comes with three years of validity and you are required to renew it every three years from the date of earning certification.

Program Fee: US $687


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USDSI® is aware of various modes of skill development in Data Science to impact and enhance the data science talent force.

Under the SuperEd program, USDSI® recognizes various universities, colleges, and organizations and provides discounts to uphold the skill development process.

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Certified Data Science Professional (CDSP™) is a program designed for undergraduate students, recent professionals with 0 – 2 years of work experience, and those who have a passion for grabbing and enhancing their technical skills with cutting-edge practices in data sources and data analysis.

  • PATH 1

    Required Minimum Mandatory Qualification

    Either completed or pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any academic discipline, preferably with STEM, and should be willing to learn Data Science.

    Required Work Experience

    Work experience is not required; however, basic proficiency in any programming language like Python/R/JAVA  or equivalent is desirable

  • PATH 2

    Required Minimum Mandatory Qualification

    Must have an Associate Degree or Diploma or equivalent in any academic discipline, preferably STEM, and willing to learn Data Science.

    Required Work Experience

    At least two years of experience in any programming language; however, proficiency in using Python/R/JAVA or equivalent is desirable

Program Curriculum

According to the recent studies done by USDSI®, data scientists' demand is increasing annually with fast-growing new roles such as data developers and data engineers. Therefore, at USDSI®, we have analyzed the trend and concluded that a candidate with the right knowledge and skills could opt for any demanding role as a data scientist. The program curriculum below is meticulously planned and designed to counter any demands of an emerging data scientist.

  • Data Science and it's Importance 12% +
  • Mathematics and Statistics For Data Science 8% +
  • Big Data and Hadoop 18% +
  • Database and Data Science 15% +
  • Performing Data Analysis 18% +
  • Data Visualization & its libraries 7% +
  • Tableau and PowerBI for Data Science 13% +
  • Data and Machine Learning 9% +
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Resource Hub

To become a Certified Data Science Professional (CDSP™), you must prepare thoroughly for the rigorous skill assessment at the end of this self-paced program. To help you with your preparation, USDSI® will provide you with the meticulously developed ‘resource hub’ which is vetted and verified by the world-renowned ‘USDSI® Data Science Advisory Board’ that comprises of best subject matter experts and influencers of data science like CTOs, CIOs, Data Scientists, Technology leaders from fortune 500 companies. The resource hub includes study books, videos, workshops, and practice code, making it one of the exhaustive and comprehensive study material. However, the program is designed as such that you require only 8-10 hours per week to grab the essential knowledge and get certified. We also update our curriculum at regular intervals to stay relevant and to reflect the modern data science trends.

The resource hub includes USDSI® Study-Book 1, Study-Book 2, and Study-Book 3 – all these eBooks cover the fundamentals of data science and the relevant topics like Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data, and Hadoop, Data Visualization, Tableau, and more, specially designed for the CDSP™ candidates.

Get Your Personalized Study-Books

You’ll get to view and learn from the best e-learning program for CDSP™ certification, which includes a relevant collection of self-paced videos that will help you know the latest technological advances in data science and how to build your fundamental knowledge of it. This e-learning module will also introduce you to the finest workshops that talk about real-world projects and use cases.

Get Your Self-paced Sample Videos

Another very important part of your learning is to practically test your preciously acquired knowledge with real-world data and scenarios. The CDSP™ Practice Codes help you put your learning into practice and prepare you for the real challenges at a very early stage of your career.

Certificate and Digital Badging

Once you clear the prestigious examination, you will get a downloadable certificate, which will be available on your myControlPanel dashboard within 72 business hours. You will also receive a link to showcase your achievement on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and a world-class digital badge named dgBadge. dgBadge is a digital certificate that will help you showcase your achievement digitally to everyone in detail.

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