Cloudera Certified Professional: Data Scientist (CCP:DS)

Gain Recognition as a Leader in Big Data

CCP: Data Scientists have demonstrated their skills in working with Big Data at an elite level. Candidates must prove their abilities under real-world conditions by designing and developing a production-ready data science solution that is peer-evaluated for its accuracy, scaleability, and robustness.

 I'm pumped to earn the CCP: Data Scientist credential! It holds true weight in the market because it replicates a real, sufficiently difficult Big Data scenario I would see on the job and requires a professional-level approach to solving problems. The exam captured all the relevant elements of data science and machine learning, and the Challenge made the experience completely non-trivial. 

– Oracle


Prove Your Expertise at the Highest Level

Candidates must pass both of the following components to earn the full CCP: Data Scientist credential:

Data Science Essentials (DS-200)

In the written exam portion of CCP:DS, candidates are evaluated on their knowledge of fundamental data science topics. Candidates must pass DS-200 to become eligible for a Data Science Challenge. DS-200 is available year-round.

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Data Science Challenge

In the practicum portion of CCP:DS, candidates are objectively evaluated and ranked based on their performance on a real-world data science problem. A Challenge must be passed within 24 months of completing DS-200 to earn CCP:DS. Challenges are offered twice per year, every other quarter. The current Challenge is Detecting Anomalies in Medicare Claims and runs March 31 to June 30, 2014.

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Benefits of CCP

Cloudera Certified Professionals have access to resources and perks reserved for leaders in the field of Big Data:

  • Certification verification tool for employers and customers
  • Profile listed under your CCP number allows to promote your skills and achievements
  • Access to the CCP professional designation on business cards résumés, and online profiles
  • Portfolio including your successfully completed Challenge to leverage for future projects
  • Printed certificate mailed to your address
  • Special offers on training and events

Audience & Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites to register for and take part in CCP Essentials exams. Candidates for the Data Science Challenge should have experience with Big Data tools, in-depth knowledge of data science topics, and expert-level ability solving real data science problems and developing data products, in addition to having successfully passed the Data Science Essentials (DS-200) exam.


Prepare Yourself

Introduction to Data Science

Start your journey to CCP with classroom training from Cloudera. Training participants learn best practices from accomplished technical instructors, gain hands-on experience with real data, and leverage the industry's deepest knowledge base, which is reflected in the CCP exams.

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Data Science Essentials Practice Test

Practice tests include a 180-day subscription for candidates to self-assess their exam-readiness against the full course of certification objectives, including comprehensive answer explanations and deep insights into the exam. Increase your likelihood of passing a Cloudera Certification exam.

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Data Science Challenge Solution Kit

The Solution Kit is your best resource to get hands-on experience with a real-world data science challenge in a self-paced, learner-centric environment. It includes a live data set, a step-by-step tutorial, and a detailed explanation of the processes required to arrive at the correct outcomes.

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