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CCP: DS - details?

CCP: DS - details?

New Contributor

Hi

 

The DS certification page is really short on details. Is there any detailed information about the exam contents available - test exams, preparation materials, etc?

A listing of main subjects is really not good enough for $600 tests

 

Regards,

Mikhail

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Re: CCP: DS - details?

Contributor
Hi Mikhail,

CCP: Data Scientist requires significant software engineering skills, an
intimacy with statistics, and a deep working knowledge of machine learning.
A candidate must also have a breadth of experience with the techniques,
approaches, and algorithms that are common in doing data science work on
large data sets.

Recommended Preparation:

* Introduction to Data Science Course (
http://cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/training/courses/data-science-training.html
)

* Spark Developer Training:
http://cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/training/courses/spark-training.html

* DS Challenge Solution Kit (this is free and available here:
http://cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/training/certification/ccp-ds/challenge/solution-kit.html

This is a smaller/shorter version of our first challenge with step-by-step
instructions in how to solve it. Because we had to make the data set
slightly smaller from the original challenge, it tends to be a bit sparse
and presents it owns challenges.

* Coursera or other Data Science classes to build out classifier and
clustering skills and other machine learning techniques not currently
covered in Cloudera’s training

* CCP: Data Science Exams (DS700, DS701, DS702)

Another resource is our blog. We’re doing blogs on everyone who passes and
they speak about their path. You may find them helpful:

http://vision.cloudera.com/meet-the-data-scientist-luis-quintela/

http://blog.cloudera.com/blog/2014/04/meet-the-data-scientist-stuart-horsman/

http://vision.cloudera.com/meet-the-data-scientist-david-f-mccoy/

Please let me know if you need anything else.

Thanks,

Re: CCP: DS - details?

New Contributor
Hi!

Thanks for the quick reply!

Still, many things are unclear. What for example is a deep working
knowledge of machine learning? One person knows how to code a few models in
python/R, and another is writing research papers - who of them do you
consider to have the sufficient knowledge?

Comparing the old "challenge" certification to these new tests - how much
more difficult are they?

My point is, it would be great to be able to try yourself before paying for
the actual exam! A sample problem would be the best way to achieve this, if
it is possible to provide that.

Thanks a lot!
Mikhail

Re: CCP: DS - details?

Contributor

Mikhail,

 

The target for the exam is someone who has a solid practical working knowledge of machine learning and data science principles.

You don't need to know the inner workings of every algorithm, but you do need to have good working knowledge of a representative set

and know when to use which.  Also important is knowing how to validate your results.

 

Compared to the challenge, the exam problems should be roughly the same difficulty, except that you get to focus on a single problem

at a time, instead of having to pass all three problems as a bundle.

 

Thanks,

Devon Michaels
Training Coordinator
dmichaels@cloudera.com

Re: CCP: DS - details?

New Contributor

Hi Devon Michaels

 

Please could you provide reference of blog who has passed following certificate ? It will be really helpful.

 

DS700
DS701
DS702

 

thank you

Re: CCP: DS - details?

New Contributor

Sorry to say, the information given for the new data scientist exams site are very less. 

What is the passing crieteria of these exams? How the exam answers are evaluated?

It will be very helpful to provide some sample questions and solution set to understand the exam format.

 

Thanks,

Aneesh

 

Re: CCP: DS - details?

Contributor

The DS700-702 problems are very similar to the previous challenge problems, so looking at the solution kit link I posted earlier will give you a

good idea of what you're up against.

 

The problems are each evaluated by criteria appropriate to the topic.  It might be accuracy, AUC, average precision, F1 score, or any number of

other metrics.

 

Thanks,

Devon Michaels
Training Coordinator
dmichaels@cloudera.com

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Re: CCP: DS - details?

New Contributor

Hello,

 

The link for the Data Science certification study guide seems to be broken.  I would like to study for

this certification.  Can you please recommend where I can find this information.

 

http://cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/training/certification/ccp-ds/essentials/prep.html

 

CCP:DS Certification

 

Thank you.

Re: CCP: DS - details?

Contributor
Hello,

Here is the link to the Data Science certification: http://www.cloudera.com/content/www/en-us/training/certification/ccp-ds.html.

Thanks,

Re: CCP: DS - details?

New Contributor

Hello,

 

I think the note above was referring to DS 'study guide' link and not the CCP-DS certification details link.

 

http://www.cloudera.com/content/www/en-us/training/certification/ccp-ds/essentials/prep.html 

 

This link seems to be broken, could you please suggest where can we find the study-guide link as mentioned by the CCP- Data Scientist in response to the exam preparation question (How did you prepare for the Data Science Essentials exam and CCP:DS? What advice would you give to aspiring data scientists?) on the vision.cloudera blog

 

http://vision.cloudera.com/meet-the-data-scientist-luis-quintela/

 

Thanks

Rajesh

Rajesh Kohli