Professional Leadership Certification in
Business Data Science and Analytics

Professional Leadership Certification in Business Data Science and Analytics

As a certified IIBDSA-PL, you are able to lead data-driven projects and works with cross-functional teams to drive your organization to success. Certified professional leaders understand how to best lead data-oriented projects, organize teams, implement data standards, best utilize tools and have insights into leading market trends. 

As a certified IIBDSA-PL, you are able to lead data-driven projects and works with cross-functional teams to drive your organization to success. Certified professional leaders understand how to best lead data-oriented projects, organize teams, implement data standards, best utilize tools and have insights into leading market trends.

IIBDSA-PL Certification

Where can I best apply the knowledge?

You can best apply these skills where it is required to take leadership of a project or its aspects related to data discovery. For instance, if you might get a team in future to complete a data-driven project and need to understand the responsibilities in it, as well as how data is related to specific roles and what roles might be required. Especially if you are looking to better understand a role of a leader and its team members in a data-driven project and environment, , you will benefit from the information learned at this level.

Application Process

How do I apply for the IIBDSA-PL 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.

Once you’ve got certified as IIBDSA-P (Professional), you can start preparing to become a certified IIBDSA-PL (Leader). At this level, you are expected to be proficient in data analytics tools and techniques, be able to analyze data using appropriate tools and understand market trends.

The exam takes place three times a year and consists of 300 multiple-choice questions. IIBDSA offers training to prepare you for the questions. The course content will cover topics from all passed levels, as well questions on programming languages and new market trends.

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-PL (Professional Leadership) 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 sufficient hours of relevant work experience within the topics,
  • include 2 references of managers and/or peer verifying your work experience,
  • 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

  • Leading data-driven projects and teams
  • Creating meaningful insights based on organizational data
  • Working with cross-functional teams on data-driven projects
  • Presenting data to executives
  • Corporate data governance
  • Market leading tools

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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