DataCamp Certification: An Overview

DataCamp Certification is an official recognition that you’ve achieved the required skill level as either a Data Scientist or Data Analyst. We measure your abilities through timed exams and a take-home case study based on scenarios you’re likely to find in the workplace. Our Certifications have been developed with the help of data experts representing a variety of industries, organizations, and roles.
 
DataCamp Certifications assess and validate your proficiency in the core competencies that the industry requires.
 
For data analysts, this includes:
  • Data Management
  • Exploratory Analysis
  • Statistical Experimentation
  • Data Communication
     
For data scientists, it includes:
  • Data Management
  • Exploratory Analysis
  • Statistical Experimentation
  • Modeling
  • Programming for Data Science
  • Data Communication
  • Business Acumen
     
Note: For additional information, check out Frequently Asked Questions.
 

Getting Started

To reach your DataCamp Certification Hub, select Certification in the top left corner of your DataCamp landing page, followed by Get Started.
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The Get Started menu will guide you through the certification registration process, where you’ll select which certification you’d like to receive. Depending on the certification, you will complete either one or two timed exams that assess your knowledge and ability in key data topics. You’ll then submit a practical exam as your final step.
 
To learn more about what to expect in the exams and practical exam, see our overview of requirements for each exam here:
 
 

Step 1: Register

First, you will register for your chosen certification. You’ll have 30 days to complete the exam(s) and case study, so be sure you’ve read through the materials and study guide prior to beginning. You may want to complete the readiness quiz to check if you’re ready for certification. When you do begin, be sure to set aside 1 hour per exam and at least 4 hours to complete the case study.
 
If you accidentally register for the incorrect exam or decide to continue at another time, no worries! You can withdraw from the certification on that certification's dashboard by selecting "Withdraw from this certification."
 
 

Step 2: Timed exams

You’ll be able to complete the exam(s) in R or Python. Though the individual questions are not timed, you’ll have 1 hour to complete the exam. You’ll have 2 attempts to complete each exam before your certification process resets. If that does happen, you’ll need to wait 14 days before registering again. We encourage you to use that time to review material and practice.
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Step 3: Practical Exam

Once you successfully complete the exam(s), you can start the practical exam. Be sure to review the rubric ahead of starting so you know how the practical exam is graded and what to expect. Please note that practical exam submissions are reviewed by actual humans, so it will take some time for our Certification team to review your work.
 
If you don’t pass the exam, you’ll have 1 more attempt before your certification process resets (yes, that includes all the exams). You’ll have to wait 14 days before registering again, but we encourage you to use the time for material review and preparation.
 

Step 4: Congratulations!

After you successfully pass these steps, you will receive your Certification and unlock access to our exclusive DC Certified community, where you can interact with other DataCamp certified learners and participate in invite-only events that will help you make the most of your newly acquired skills.
 
All DataCamp Learners who have successfully completed one of DataCamp’s Certification programs will get free, lifetime access to the DC Certified Community.
 
 
If you have questions or feedback related to certification, please submit your inquiry here.