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A. The Intended Audience/ Target for the Portal
This portal is designed for individuals registered for various Big Data/ Data Science certification programs of the Data Science Council of America (DASCA).
The content appearing here has been written to assist, supplement and complement learning through providing examples, programming tests, practice problems, design situations and cases related to all aspects and topics of covered under the curricula of the following certification programs of DASCA:
Associate Big Data Analyst (ABDA™)
Senior Big Data Analyst (SBDA™)
Associate Big Data Engineer (ABDE™)
Senior Big Data Engineer (SBDE™)
Senior Data Scientist (SDS™)
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The contents of this portal neither purport
to, nor are meant to work as a complete text-portal/ website-type
reference resource for users.
The language, style, and nature of content
on this portal has been designed keeping in view the global standards of
The course-writers contributing to this
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understanding of the principles and concepts that a Bachelor's/
Undergraduate Degree holder in Data Systems/ Information Technology/ Business
Management/ Statistics/ Software Programming or Computer Science from a
university generally is expected to have.
Those not belonging to Data Science and Big Data
fields will have to take a pre-course in these topics to be able to fully
use content on this portal, and hence, The Data Science Skool does not
take any responsibility for -, or make any such claim – about the use,
effectiveness, or comprehensibility of content presented here being equal
for all types of users.
Further, it should be noted that all learners
and users who exhibit practical exposure to basic functions and tasks of Data
Science and Big Data, and are aware about the general global trends in
these fields are more likely to leverage this portal better for more complete
and expanded learning.
The best use of content on this portal is
made by learners who have knowledge of the state-of-the-art principles,
theories, techniques, tools and generally accepted practices of Data Science
and Big Data as boned out in DASCA EKF™.
Without exception, all Data Science and Big Data
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high levels of proficiency in comprehending standard written English, but
also a decent exposure to the generally accepted principles and norms of Data
Science and Big Data practice.
C. The Coverage and Focus of the Portal
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Council of America.
The Data Science Skool is an authorized
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Hundreds of technology experts, senior
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working for leading global Big Data solution providers across the world have
contributed to the content appearing on this portal.
Structurally, this portal contains content
to support all of the 30 core knowledge topics across the 5 essential
knowledge dimensions or prongs prescribed under the EKF™.
This portal intends to provide a reliable
research–backed presentation of learning content in performance–critical
knowledge areas in the four most important professional practice vectors
in Big Data – Big Data Analytics, Big Data Engineering, and Data Science.
The Data Science Skool approach toward Data Science
and Big Data learning is entirely guided by an informed belief, that
professionals need to rise above technologies and platforms, and develop
generic skills in Data Science and Big Data, if they really want to have a
longer shelf life as Data Science professionals.
D. The Redundancy of Content on the Portal
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keep content updated to the latest in the field of Data Science, linked as
it is with the DASCA system.
Big Data is expanding fast and furious, and
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the content appearing on this portal completely covers all aspects and
dimensions of Data Science or Big Data theory, practice, or philosophy at
E. The Linkages with DASCA Certification Exams
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assist any user/ learner in the preparation of any of the DASCA
Users of this portals should be careful and
not assume, the practice questions, exercises, or problems are anyway
linked to DASCA certification exams.
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