DataCamp Certification Practical Exams: An Overview

Do I have to complete a practical exam for the associate certification?

While the associate certification does require the completion of a practical exam, unlike the professional requirement, the associate practical exam doesn’t require a written report or presentation and it will be automatically graded. For more information on what to expect in the associate practical exam, visit the Practical Hub tab in the Get Started pages.

 

Do I have to complete a practical exam for the professional certification?

The final stage of the professional-level certification process takes the form of a take-home exam, where you will perform an analysis and present the results. The skills that we are testing depend on the certification.
Once you start the practical exam, you will be assigned a project. You will have links to the project description from the Certification portal.
 

Data Scientist Professional

We will be assessing your skills in model development and communication. We want to see that you can take a business problem, select and implement appropriate techniques and then give a relevant summary of what you have found to the defined audience.
 
You will receive a link to a Workspace where you will perform your analysis and create your technical report. You will also need to prepare a presentation to share your results.
 
You can find information on how we grade your Data Science case study in the full rubric.
 

Data Analyst Professional

We will be assessing your skills in visualization and reporting. We want to see that you can take a business problem, select and create appropriate visualizations, and then give a relevant summary of what you have found to the defined audience.
 
A link to the data for the project will be in the project description. You are free to use any tool you like to perform your analysis. You will need to give a presentation of your results to a non-technical audience.
 
You can find more information on how we grade the Data Analyst case study in the full rubric.