Profesional Membership

IDSA Membership

IDSA is the professional membership body for organisations and professionals working in the Data Science and Data Analytics sector in Nigeria and across African countries. Established and registered in Nigeria as a membership body; the organisation is growing rapidly representing interested individuals, corporations, Small and Medium Enterprises, professional organisations, data science and IT professionals.

Associate (Entry-level) Membership

Applicants must have 2 – 4 years work experience in chosen field with minimum qualification of M.Sc., MBA, in addition to having skills and experience in database management (at least one of the following: Talend, IBM Data Studio, Informatica, Dataflux, SAS Data Integration, and Abinitio), Analytics (at least one of the following: R, IBM SPSS, SAS, Alteryx), Visualization (Tableau, Spotfire, Qlik, PowerBI, SAS Visual Analytics), Languages (at least one of the following: Python, SQL, T-SQL(stored procedures and functions), PL/SQL, pgPL/Sql, Pig, Hive, Impala, Java, JavaScript, Go, Ruby, C, C#, VBA), Databases (at least one of the following: SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Teradata, Oracle, IBM DB2, MySQL, SAP HANA, Mongo DB), Shell Scripting (at least one of the following: DOS batch, Power Shell, BASH (UNIX/LINUX Utilities), Other Softwares (at least one of the following: JIRA, MOVEit, SVN (subversion), Git).


Knowledge in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Big Data Technologies, Data Governance, Data Storage, Data Mining, Data Architecture, Data Protection, Data Security among others. Applicants must understand and be able to select an approach to analyzing selected datasets. Demonstrate understanding and perform statistical hypothesis testing, explain statistical significance.