Cloudera Certified Professional: Data Scientist (CCP:DS)

Gain Recognition as a Leader in Big Data

CCP: Data Scientists have demonstrated their skills in working with Big Data at an elite level. Candidates must prove their abilities on a live cluster with real data sets.

 I'm pumped to earn the CCP: Data Scientist credential! It holds true weight in the market because it replicates a real, sufficiently difficult Big Data scenario I would see on the job and requires a professional-level approach to solving problems. The exam captured all the relevant elements of data science and machine learning, and the Challenge made the experience completely non-trivial. 

– Stuart Horsman, CCP-001


Prove Your Expertise at the Highest Level

Required Exams

  • > DS700 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  • > DS701 - Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • > DS702 - Supervised Machine Learning

As of January 21, 2015 we have lifted the requirement to pass DS-200 as a pre-requisite to the hands-on challenge. We are restructuring the challenge from a single three-month, hands-on project to three discrete exams to launch in 2015. More information will be made available at launch.


Lead the Field

These CCP: Data Scientists have demonstrated their skills in working with Big Data at an elite level. Candidates must prove their abilities under real-world conditions by designing and developing a production-ready data science solution that is peer-evaluated for its accuracy, scaleability, and robustness.

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Benefits of CCP

Cloudera Certified Professionals have access to resources and perks reserved for leaders in the field of Big Data:

  • Certification verification tool for employers and customers
  • Profile listed under your CCP number allows to promote your skills and achievements
  • Access to the CCP professional designation on business cards résumés, and online profiles
  • Printed certificate mailed to your address

Audience & Prerequisites

Candidates for CCP: Data Scientist should have experience with Big Data tools, in-depth knowledge of data science topics, and expert-level ability solving real data science problems. There are no other prerequisites.


Prepare Yourself

Introduction to Data Science

Start your journey to CCP with classroom training from Cloudera. Training participants learn best practices from accomplished technical instructors, gain hands-on experience with real data, and leverage the industry's deepest knowledge base, which is reflected in the CCP exams.

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Data Science Challenge Solution Kit

The Solution Kit is your best resource to get hands-on experience with a real-world data science challenge in a self-paced, learner-centric environment. It includes a live data set, a step-by-step tutorial, and a detailed explanation of the processes required to arrive at the correct outcomes.

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Meet CCP: Data Scientist
Luis Quintela

The objective is to evangelize data science and analytics concepts and technologies and instantiate solutions at scale for our customers.

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Meet CCP: Data Scientist
David F. McCoy

Data science is a half-scientific, half-engineering pleasure. There is the eureka factor of scientific investigation paired with the design satisfaction of coding.

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Meet CCP: Data Scientist
Stuart Horsman

I joined Cloudera after earning CCP-DS and now get to think about, gain experience with, and help customers address real Big Data challenges in the wild.

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