Certified Associate in
Business Data Science and Analytics

Certified Associate in Business Data Science and Analytics

Get Data Certified

Learn foundations of business data science and data analytics. 

The Data Associate (IIBDSA-A) certification is a perfect way to showcase your skills, knowledge and experience. The certification exam covers broad topics at the foundational level. Whether you have recently graduated or looking for a job opportunity that requires skills in the field, you will benefit from the IIBDSA-A certification. 

This is the foundational certification level and could be used to obtain IIBDSA-M (Master) certification.

Learn foundations of business data science and data analytics. 

The IIBDSA-A certification is a perfect way to showcase your skills, knowledge and experience. The certification exam covers broad topics at the foundational level. Whether you have recently graduated or looking for a job opportunity that requires skills in the field, you will benefit from the IIBDSA-A certification. 

This is the foundational certification level and could be used to obtain IIBDSA-M (Master) certification.

IIBDSA-A Certification

Where can I best apply the knowledge?

You can best apply these skills where it is required to have a good understanding of the basics of business data science and data analytics. For instance, if you need to perform particular tasks with data and need to understand the overall data lifecycle. Especially if you are looking for a good overview, you will benefit from the information learned at this level.

Application Process

How do I apply for the IIBDSA-A certification?

The application process is very simple. Thus, if you have fulfilled the prerequisites, you can fill out the required form and submit your application. We will reach out to you within three business days with a decision or questions. After you have submitted the form, your application might be audited. This includes that we might reach out to your references via email or phone to verify your submitted details. Please be aware that your application might be audited at any time. So, please double-check your details before you submit the application.

Next,

Schedule the certification exam and get certified

Next,

Schedule the certification exam and get certified

After you have filled out the application, you will be prompted to pay for the exam. You application will not be submitted or reviewed if the exam has not been paid yet. If you experience difficulties due to Covid-19, please let us know. We have designed specific discount programs to support you in these times. To apply for the IIBDSA business data science and data analytics certification, please fill out the application form.

How do I get certified?

To obtain the IIBDSA certification, you need to fulfill the prerequisites and pass the certification exam with at least 80% of correct answers. If you haven’t completed the required in-person training yet or need a way to prepare for the certification exam, you can take a certification course. The courses cover the exam topics and are tailored to prepare you for the certification exam. 

Prerequisites

What do I need to apply for the exam?

To receive the IIBDSA-A (Associate) certification, you need to have completed enough hours of in-person training and pass the certification exam.

To get access to the certification exam, your application needs to 

  • show that you have completed sufficient hours of in-person training,
  • if applicable, have successfully passed the audit and
  • have been approved. 

What if I still need to attend an in-person training to apply?

Exam

The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions.

The questions might be designed to assess your understanding on the topics. It can be done by testing whether the statement is true or false, asking what might be the most appropriate ending of a phrase or choosing all the correct options from the possible answers. Questions can be situational-based, contain multiple correct answers and are generally designed to test your deep understanding of the topic.

However, don’t be nervous. With enough preparation, you will be able to pass the exam and get the certified.

Topics

  • Value of data science and analytics for companies
  • Types of data used in business environment
  • Typical structures of data
  • Data Lifecycle
  • ETL (Extract, transform, load)
  • Business Intelligence and tools
  • KPI and executive tools
  • Data analysis and tools
  • Analyzing data with Excel
  • Reporting with SQL
  • Data analytics foundations
  • Programming languages

FAQ

IIBDSA-A is a foundation level business data science and data analytics certification. 

The Associate level certificate provides you great overview of business data analytics topics, data analytics methods and data analytics tools. 

If you are starting out, changing your career or looking to gain additional knowledge, the Associate level is perfect for you. For other levels, check the Masters and Professional levels.

We provide Associate level courses and data analytics bootcamps for beginners to prepare you for the Associate level business data science and data analytics certification exam. When you prepare for the IIBDSA-A certification, data analytics courses can be a valuable resource for you.

Depending on your previous experience, you might want to choose between the Associate and Master levels.

Yes, you can take the IIBDSA business data science and data analytics courses online.

Some exam questions might contain computational tasks. If the exam you are passing contains computational questions, you will be provided the necessary tools.

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