December 8, 2021

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The first three professionals have completed professional Data Science programs

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The first students in five different Data Science programs taught in collaboration with the Data Science Council of America (DASCA) have completed their studies. So far, all free candidates have finished their courses successfully. Elias Mutezimana (Senior Big Data Engineer (SBDETM), Valens Ndagijimana (Associate Big Data Analyst (ABDATM), and Angelique Dukunde (Senior Big Data Analyst (SBDATM) are the individuals in question.

Associate Big Data Engineer (ABDETM), Senior Big Data Engineer (SBDETM), Associate Big Data Analyst (ABDATM), Senior Big Data Analyst (SBDATM), Senior Data Scientist (SDSTM), and Principal Data Scientist (PDSTM) are the five new certification programs. The African Centre of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS), in collaboration with the Data Science Council of America, launched these certificates in 2020. (DASCA).

Mutezimana was one of the first to be accepted into the program. “After hearing about these certificates and diving deep into the content, I was intrigued, expecting that the abilities I would learn would enhance my talents in both information technology and data science disciplines, allowing me to build myself into a world-class data scientist,” Mutezimana said. Mutezimana graduated from the former KIST with a Master’s degree in Data Science (Data Mining) and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and Information Technology.


These online certifications enable participants to develop a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in a variety of tools, techniques, concepts, and technologies, preparing them for a diverse range of roles and career opportunities with a variety of Data Science employers across verticals, environments, and markets.

Participants receive a comprehensive set of learning and exam-preparation resources, as well as access to data experts if necessary.

“These programs provide us with well-prepared tools, including as simulations, lab environments, e-books, videos, and physical books, to help us prepare for this international certification. “Some of the major weapons that followed me over the eight-month adventure were Linux Server administration abilities, database administration skills, and coding skills,” he stated.

Big Data Processing with Hadoop Ecosystem, Big Data Analytics with Python & Hadoop, Building Data Analytics Applications with R, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, MongoDB for high volume streaming data storage, Spak, kakfa, Scala, and flink for Stream & Batch Data Processing & Analytics, and others are among the topics covered.

“The skills I gained will expose me to additional chances in both Information Technology and Data Science, two sectors that are intertwined, and will also help me better my performance in my future career,” he said.

The introduction of the worldwide acclaimed Data Science certification programs emerged as a consequence of a collaboration between ACE-DS and DASCA to increase African technology talent’s professional employability and technology research and development outputs. So far, 16 people have applied for these certification programs.

The Data Science Council of America (DASCA) is a non-profit organization established in the United States that conducts research, develops platform-independent Data Science knowledge frameworks, standards, and credentials, and certifies those joining or working in new Data Science fields.

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