Certified Big Data Professional

A Certified Big Data Professional has a proven understanding of Big Data concepts and technologies, and has further demonstrated proficiency in fundamental areas of Big Data, including analysis, analytics, models and practices. 



The Big Data Professional track is comprised of BDSCP Modules 1 and 2, the outlines for which are provided in the upcoming pages. Depending on the exam format chosen, attaining the Big Data Professional certification can require passing a single exam or multiple exams. Upon achieving the accreditation, certification holders receive a formal digital certificate and an Acclaim/Credly digital badge with an account that supports the online verification of certification status.

This certification is often issued as an interim accreditation to recognize the attainment of baseline proficiency for IT professionals pursuing one or more specialized BDSCP certification tracks. However, the Certified Big Data Professional designation is also issued as a standalone accreditation for IT professionals who only require a high-level of proficiency. Examples of IT professionals that may only require the Certified Big Data Professional accreditation can include consultants, project managers, executive IT managers, business analysts and technical pre-sales professionals. 


You can take exams anywhere in the world via Pearson VUE testing centers, Pearson VUE online proctoring and Arcitura on-site exam proctoring at your location. There are two options:

  • Complete the exams for BDSCP Modules 1 and 2.
  • Achieve any other BDSCP certification. (The Big Data Professional accreditation is automatically issued upon obtaining any one of the other BDSCP certifications, because they all encompass Modules 1 and 2.)

Note that not all exam formats may be available via all exam delivery options. Contact info@arcitura.com for more information regarding your preferred exam option.

Note also that the above exam requirements are in effect as of October 27, 2018 after which this certification is also available in an honors designation for those that pass both required exams with grades 10 percentage points higher than the passing grades.