Certified
Big Data Professional
Big data is a term used to refer to the study and applications of data sets that are so big and complex that traditional data-processing application software are inadequate to deal with them. Big data challenges include capturing data, data storage, data analysis, search, sharing, transfer, visualization, querying, updating, information privacy and data source. There are a number of concepts associated with big data: originally there were 3 concepts volume, variety, velocity. Other concepts later attributed with big data are veracity (i.e., how much noise is in the data) and value. Lately, the term "big data" tends to refer to the use of predictive analytics, user behavior analytics, or certain other advanced data analytics methods that extract value from data, and seldom to a particular size of data set. "There is little doubt that the quantities of data now available are indeed large, but that’s not the most relevant characteristic of this new data ecosystem." Analysis of data sets can find new correlations to "spot business trends, prevent diseases, combat crime and so on."

Principal

Requires three exams be taken (90 minute exam on IS Core, Big Data Methods & Technologies and Business Intelligence and Analytics) and passed at 70% or higher. Significant contribution to the industry. Adherence to the ICCP Code of Ethics.

Professional/Executive Management

Requires a 4-day workshop be attended on Big Data. Adherence to the ICCP Code of Ethics.

Professional/Mastery

Requires three exams be taken (90 minute exam on IS Core, Big Data Methods & Technologies and Business Intelligence and Analytics) and passed at 70% or higher. Adherence to the ICCP Code of Ethics.

Associate/Practitioner

Requires three exams be taken (90 minute exam on IS Core, Big Data Methods & Technologies and Business Intelligence and Analytics) and passed at 50% or higher. Adherence to the ICCP Code of Ethics.

Foundation

Requires three exams be taken (60 minute exam on IS Core, Big Data Methods & Technologies and Business Intelligence and Analytics) and passed at 50% or higher. Adherence to the ICCP Code of Ethics.

In addition, all certifications require the following prerequisites listed below:

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