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.

Full (Professional-level) Membership

Professional that indicates ability to solve major tasks independently, use multiple languages, tools and platforms and develop specialised applications. Applicants must have 5 – 9 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.

Membership Benefits

IDSA Membership is on an annual basis from your date of joining. As an Individual Member all our events, executive master classes and activities are free of charge. IDSA support our members by providing top quality events and executive master class on a regular basis by providing professional certification to our members, free and paid tailored courses, through annual and regular events and awards.

  • Members are welcome from different fields to contribute their market insight and advice at our networking events, hiring events, and workshops.
  • Gaining career advice as well as job opportunities for contract and permanent roles.
  • Networking opportunities - IDSA has a network of experts and professionals that you can access. Whether it be for work experience placements, internships, consulting projects, junior, mid-level and senior roles.
  • IDSA partners and business leaders have the opportunity to meet recruiters that are trusted, with reputations that can be confirmed easily within the Institution network.
  • Membership in the Institution of Data Scientists and Analysts means joining an elite professional organization.
  • Valuable credential to signal to clients and employers
  • Apply for professional certification
  • Free coupons to our annual international conferences and events
  • Speaking opportunities at IDSA events
  • Your company logo on our website
  • Post employment opportunities on our jobs portal
  • Free or discounted access to IDSA Master Class
  • Contribute articles & resources on our website
  • Receive our quarterly Newsletter
  • Discounts on conferences
  • Voting rights