Data Engineer Associate

(Please note that as of March 14th 2024, individuals are no longer being tested on Python for this award, so you will no longer need to take the DE102 exam. More information about this and our updated study guide can be found here.)

DataCamp's Data Engineer Associate Certification is awarded to individuals who successfully complete the timed DE101 exam and a further practical exam.

What to expect on the timed exams

DE101 is a 60-minute exam that assesses your proficiency in data management theory, data management in SQL, and exploratory analysis theory. To successfully pass this exam, you should be able to:

  • Interpret a database schema and explain database design concepts (such as normalization, design, schemas, data storage options)
  • Identify different cloud tools that can be used for storing data and creating and maintaining data pipelines
  • Perform data extraction, joining and aggregation tasks
  • Perform cleaning tasks to prepare data for analysis
  • Assess data quality and perform validation tasks
  • Use data visualization tools to demonstrate characteristics of data
  • Read and analyze data visualizations to represent the relationships between features

 

 

What to expect on the practical exam

The final step in this certification is a practical exam. The practical exam assesses your skills in data management SQL. You'll complete tasks related to a business problem and be expected to return data to meet the given requirements.

To pass the practical exam, you'll need to be able to:

  • Perform data extraction, joining and aggregation tasks
  • Perform cleaning tasks to prepare data for analysis
  • Assess data quality and perform validation tasks

If you have questions or feedback related to certification, please submit your inquiry here.