With the adaptation of IT becoming more Business Technology, Microsoft is nearing releasing a certification program for Data Science.
According to Microsoft: “Microsoft consulted Data Scientists and the companies that employ them to identify the requisite core skills. We then developed a curriculum to teach these functional and technical skills, combining highly rated online courses with hands-on labs, concluding in a final capstone project. Graduates earn a Microsoft Professional Degree in Data Science—a digitally sharable, résumé-worthy credential.”
It appears that this will require 10 Courses to be taken, to the tune of about $525 in total. It’s not a bad deal when considering this is the heavy focus of most higher level IT Professional’s now a days. Good On Microsoft for getting this program rolling. As of today you can sign up to be notified when it goes public via: https://academy.microsoft.com/en-US/professional-degree/data-science/