Developing Your Skills

IDSA Professional Certification in Data Sciences prepares students to expand their career prospects or change career paths by developing foundational data science skills. Candidates for the Professional Certification, a non-degree, part-time program, are required to complete a minimum of four required courses: Algorithms for Data Science, Probability and Statistics for Data Science, Machine Learning for Data Science, and Exploratory Data Analysis and Visualization.

Developing Your Skills in Data Science

A data scientist is a practitioner who has sufficient knowledge in the overlapping regimes of business needs, domain knowledge, analytical skills, and software and systems engineering to manage the end-to-end data processes in the data life cycle. Data scientists and data science teams solve complex data problems by employing deep expertise in one or more of these disciplines, in the context of business strategy, and under the guidance of domain knowledge. Personal skills in communication, presentation, and inquisitiveness are also very important given the complexity of interactions within Big Data systems.


Our program is designed for IT and non-IT professionals who are interested to transition their career into data science, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The program includes practical training, industry certification and job placement support to help professionals secure a job as a Data Analyst or Data Scientist.

The program will be delivered in a 6-month full-time and is designed for career-driven professionals to transition into the big data and AI industry. The program includes pre-work, intensive practical training, industry certification and a job outcomes program in collaboration with industry partners. The course content has been tailored to give you the skills that are demanded by businesses in today’s rapidly evolving job market.

The Data Science & AI Program is a structured training program designed to help you develop the practical skills you will need as a Data Scientist or Data Analyst. After completing your Data Science & AI Program, you will be awarded the Data Science Certification from the Institution of Data Scientists and Analysts.

Be ready to practice data science

The Institution of Data Scientists and Analysts’ courses are designed to prepare students for real commercial work in the area of data science, AI and big data. It is focused on practical in-class training, labs and real-life projects.

Receive the best training and the latest curriculum

The Institution of Data Scientists and Analysts trainers are actively working in the industry and will teach you how to practice data science and advanced analytics. The curriculum is developed by the Institution of Data Scientists and Analysts Academic Board with decades of experience working in data science.

Be more attractive to employers

The Institution of Data Scientists and Analysts’ Program results in professional certification, which signals to employers that you are ready to join the industry. Your resume and profile will be reviewed by your Job Outcomes team to give you the best possible chance of success.

Get more support and guidance

The member network offers support and guidance from mentors and direct connections to the industry. You will meet employers in-person at both exclusive and public events held by the Institution of Data Scientists and Analysts.

Meet great people and become a member of the Institute

Beyond a healthy discipline of practical education and learning, you will meet great friends in your virtual or real classroom and become a member of the Institution of Data Scientists and Analysts. Many students continue to keep in touch with their fellow students and the community becomes a strong network as you enter the industry.