Anaconda put out a press release this morning that states the following:
â€œAnaconda, the most popular Python data science platform provider, today introduced the Anaconda Data Science Certification, giving data scientists a way to verify their proficiency, and organizations an independent standard for qualifying current and prospective data science experts.”
Anaconda is in a non-exclusive partnership with Datacamp to make this program available. Datacamp is one of the largest websites for learning about data science with the Python and R programming languages.
According to the press release, the method needed to earn the Anaconda Certified Professional (ACP) – Data Scientist designation, individuals must pass seven module exams and complete a comprehensive exam. The modules include:
- Data import and export
- Data manipulation and analysis
- Statistical analysis and inference
- Machine Learning
- Data science at scale
I know there will be businesses that will appreciate the certification. However I personally haven’t found that getting certified has helped me all that much. This might be useful but it might not. It will be interesting to hear from people who go through the certification process and see what they think of it and whether or not they thought it was worth the time and expense.
To learn more about Anaconda’s new certification program, check out the following links: