4 Certifications to Become Job-Ready in 30 Days
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Are you on a new journey to start a new career in the data world? 

If yes, continue reading this blog. When people are making a transition into a new career, they are often confused about which route to go down. My advice would be to go down the route that will provide you with all the knowledge and skills you need to be job-ready.

Yes, you can get the same outcomes with a university degree or master’s, but what if you could do it quicker with a certification?

Certifications that are approved and recognized by industry experts.

 

 

Link: Data Analyst Certification

Rated #1 data analytics certification by Forbes!

If you are looking to become a data analyst, you can get certified in 30 days with this certification. With this certification, you will showcase your knowledge and skills on how you approach business critical questions and provide information to stakeholders. 

You will have 30 days to complete this certification, where you will have timed exam(s) and a practical example. To be able to gain this certification, you should be able to:

  • Perform standard data extraction, joining and aggregation tasks.
  • Assess data quality and perform validation tasks.
  • Perform standard cleaning tasks to prepare data for analysis.
  • Calculate metrics to effectively report characteristics of data and relationships between features.

Your timed exam will cover data management, exploratory analysis, and statistical experimentation. The practical exam will cover data management, exploratory analysis and communication. 

 

 

Link: Data Scientist Certification

Data Analysts and Data Scientists are similar in certain roles and responsibilities, but they also have their differentiations. If you are looking to become a Data Scientist, this certification will get you the job you want. 

In this certification, you will have two timed exams which you can complete in 2 hours and have two attempts at, following a practical exam, which you will need to complete in 30 days. To be successful in this certification, you will need to be able to:

  • Demonstrate that you can collect, analyze and interpret large amounts of data using machine learning and AI.
  • Effectively communicate the results of your analysis to business stakeholders.

 

 

Link: Data Engineer Certification

The demand for Data Engineers is increasing by the day, as companies large and small need people who can manage and make sense of data more than ever. 

This is another certification that can be completed in 30 days! You will have two timed exams which you can complete in 2 hours and have two attempts at, following a practical exam. In this practical exam, you will have four hours and two attempts where it will be automatically graded, letting you know your results instantly. 

To be successful in this certification, you will need to be able to:

  • Collect and pre-process large amounts of data.
  • Demonstrate that you can get data into a format that is suitable for data users across an organization.

 

 

Link: SQL Associate Certification

Similar to Data Engineers, SQL associates are also highly in demand for their skills of being able to process, assess, and analyze big data.

A certification that needs to be completed in 30 days, consists of one timed exam (SQ101) and one practical exam (SQ501P). For the timed exam, you will have two hours to complete the exam and can attempt it again. For the practical exam, you will have four hours and two attempts.

To be successful in this certification, you will need to be able to:

  • Demonstrate that you are capable of using SQL to extract appropriate data from a database
  • And then use it to answer common data questions.

 

 

Gaining a certification from an industry-recognised platform enhances your professional credibility and expands your career opportunities. These 4 certifications were built by industry leaders based on the latest market demands.

Once you have got your certification, you will be able to get access to DataCamp’s exclusive certification community where you will connect with other professionals and explore content that has been specifically curated for the community.
 
 

Nisha Arya is a Data Scientist and Freelance Technical Writer. She is particularly interested in providing Data Science career advice or tutorials and theory based knowledge around Data Science. She also wishes to explore the different ways Artificial Intelligence is/can benefit the longevity of human life. A keen learner, seeking to broaden her tech knowledge and writing skills, whilst helping guide others.

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