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Certified Data Scientist


  • Beginner – Expert Level Certification
  • Most comprehensive credentials aligned with industry requirements of 75% of data science job roles.
  • Globally recognized and most pursued.
  • Project-based assessment on key knowledge.
  • The most comprehensive syllabus covering all data science knowledge areas at intermediate to advanced level.

Syllabus Overview

Who can pursue?

  • Professionals working in data science related domains.
  • Professionals aspiring to switch career to data science. 
  • Beginners and students who aspire to start a career in data science.



Materials Permitted

  • The examination is an “open book”.
  • Candidates can refer to any material

Examination duration and format

  • Exam format is through a project submission. 
  • The assessment duration is 8 hours.
  • The project is graded for three areas: project Summary with recommendations, Machine Learning Model performance and Exploratory Data Analysis.
  • No negative marking.

Exam Mode

Examination can be virtual or physical at AFRICDSA exam centers.

Pass Criteria


  • The candidate will be awarded grade F in case of failing to meet the pass criteria.
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