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Databricks Certified Professional Data Scientist

  • Tuition USD $200
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  • Course Code EX-PRO-DS
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The Databricks Certified Professional Data Scientist certification exam assesses the understanding of the basics of machine learning and the steps in the machine learning lifecycle, including data preparation, feature engineering, the training of models, model selection, interpreting models, and the production of models. The exam also assesses the understanding of basic machine learning algorithms and techniques, including linear regression, logistic regression, regularization, decision trees, tree-based ensembles, basic clustering algorithms, and matrix factorization techniques. The basics of model management with MLflow, like logging and model organization, are also assessed.


The minimally qualified candidate should have:

  • a complete understanding of the basics of machine learning, including:
  • bias-variance tradeoff
  • in-sample vs. out-of sample data
  • categories of machine learning
  • applied statistics concepts
  • a intermediate understanding of the steps in the machine learning lifecycle, including:
  • data preparation
  • feature engineering
  • model training, selection, and production
  • interpreting models
  • a complete understanding of basic machine learning algorithms and techniques, including:
  • linear, logistic, and regularized regression
  • tree-based models like decision trees, random forest and gradient boosted trees
  • unsupervised techniniques like K-means and PCA
  • specific algorithms like ALS for recommendation and isolation forests for outlier detection
  • a complete understanding of the basics of machine learning model management like logging and model organization with MLflow

Course Details


The following Databricks courses should help you prepare for this exam

  • Scalable Machine Learning with Apache Spark (instructor-led course)
  • Machine Learning in Production: MLflow and Model Deployment (instructor-led course)

Learning Path

This certification is part of the Data Scientist learning path.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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