There are requirements to enroll in the CDS program.
Pass the Exam
You can take up the exam from home on any day.
Have two years of professional work experience in data science
This work experience can be accrued before, during, or after participation in the CDS Program.
About the Exam
The CDS is a computer based multiple choice exams. They are offered solely in English throughout the year and can be taken from home.
CDS is a 150-question multiple choice exam to be completed in maximum 3 hours.
SCORING AND RESULTS
There are no penalties for wrong answers. Passing scores are determined by the CDS Committee. Exam results are pass/fail and are emailed approximately six weeks after the exam. Candidates will receive quartile results comparing their performance to other candidates.
To maintain and protect the integrity of the CDS program and ensure a fair exam process for all, candidates must agree to a number of policies and procedures. Failure to comply may result in suspension or termination from the CDS Program.
One of the things that sets the CDS Program apart is its oversight and governance. The program is developed by the CDS Committee, which is comprised of world-leading experts in data science. To reflect the emerging demands of the industry, the CDS curriculum is reviewed and revised annually by the CDS Committee.