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Become a certified data scientist

Have the data skills to help your organization grow? Make it official with an industry-recognized, professional data science certification from DataCamp.


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Become a certified data scientist

Professional Data Scientist certification

Our certification tests for the skills needed by modern-day data scientists. Candidates can choose to get certified in either Python or R, with a mandatory component in SQL.

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Our certification is designed for:

  • Supporting your professional development
  • Validating your data science expertise
  • Advancing your entry-level data scientist skills
  • Benefiting from your organization's investment in your career

Optional prerequisites

We recommend learners complete the following tracks before beginning their certification:

  • The Data Scientist career track in Python or R
  • SQL Fundamentals skill track

2X Employee Retention

Employees at companies with high internal mobility stay 2x longer

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Certify your ability in six key areas

To learn more about our certification process and the skills we test for, download our whitepaper.

What our certification holders have to say

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‘‘It was a worthwhile process, which inspired me to elevate my data science skills to a whole new level.’’

Radhika Garg

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‘‘This experience in DataCamp really went beyond my expectations.’’

Qiwei Men

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‘‘I enjoyed the certification process, and I'm happy to have been successfully certified.’’

Jens Svensmark

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