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Professional Certification: Level 3 - Distinguished Data Scientist
Issued by The Open Group
Distinguished Data Scientists work with business leaders to solve problems by understanding, preparing, and analyzing data to predict emerging trends and to provide recommendations to optimize business results. They typically have academic training in a quantitative discipline such as statistics, operations research, machine learning, or econometrics, and combine use of data, analytics tools and languages with strong communication, visualization, and storytelling skills. (Open CDS L3).
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- Application Of Governance Solutions
- Collaborative Influence
- Cross-Organizational Leadership
- Executive Communication
- Innovating Breakthrough Solutions
- Management Of Cross-Organization Projects
- Management Of Risk
- Setting Compliance Metrics
- Solution Optimization
- Stakeholder Advocacy
- Strategic Planning
- Strategic Thinking
Distinguished Data Scientists achieve Certification by successfully completing three interviews by other Level 3 Certified Data Scientists, based upon a comprehensive package of information describing project and other experiences. The criteria used to decide on certification include all of the Skills mentioned above at a "deep" level, having mastered the state of the art, as well as repeated experience successfully directing significantly complex Data Science initiatives.
Prior Certification at Level 2 - Master Certified Data Scientist is mandatory.
Distinguished Data Scientists have repeated experience successfully directing projects that significantly, positively, and measurably affect the business, as well as repeated experience in setting and driving Data Science goals and objectives for significant strategic initiatives.
Distinguished Data Scientists have experience in establishing the Data Science vision for significantly complex projects, and are able to lead with impact, successfully introducing innovations by re- imagining existing problems through the application of new Data Science capabilities.
Distinguished Data Scientists have demonstrated measurable, positive, significant impact on the business outcome through significantly complex projects or initiatives. This must have been demonstrated through financial or other KPIs.
Distinguished Data Scientists encourage the implementation and reuse of assets across project domains and can demonstrate their contribution to establishing the environment which supports the creation of reusable assets.
Distinguished Data Scientists continually develop and maintain their knowledge of the technology trends that are relevant to developing solutions for solving business problems, so that they are able to leverage that body of knowledge into feasible solutions.
Distinguished Data Scientists continually develop and maintain an understanding of their clients' businesses as it pertains to their clients' vertical industries (e.g., telecoms, financial, etc.).
Distinguished Data Scientists continually develop their skills and knowledge of the latest data science-related trends and techniques.
Distinguished Data Scientists are required to make contributions to the Data Scientist Profession by, for example, publications, teaching, contributions to open source, research collaboration, or participation in professional organizations.
Distinguished Data Scientists are expected to contribute to the growth of the community of professional Data Scientists through teaching, serving on peer review boards, coaching, and/or mentoring.