Advanced Analytics and Data Scientist Merit Certification

Components - Written + Model Building / Project + VIVA-VOCE ( 100 each )

Total Score - 300 , Pass Score = 200

A certification of merit will be awarded to only those who complete the process in not more than 2 attempts.

Written Exam will be having 10 questions - both conceptual and derivations based questions can be expected in this module. This will be a take home exam with 1 week time to submit the answers in a word document. Feel free to use excel / SAS / R / SPSS / any other software and attach the results if you use any software to answer the questions Written Exam start date – 12th April Submission date – 19th April (end of day). Extended submission date – 23rd April (end of day).

Model Building will have 4 exercises with both model building as well as conceptual questions. This will be a take home exam with 1 week time to submit the answers in the form of a PPT. Feel free to use excel / SAS / R / SPSS / any other software and attach the results if you use any software to answer the questions. You can complete a standalone project as an alternative to solving 4 small exercises. The deadline remains the same irrespective of the component chosen by the candidate. Model Building Exam start date – 19th April Submission date – 26th April (end of day). Extended submission date – 30th April (end of day)

Topics for Exam – Basic Statistics , Basic probability, Logical Reasoning, Data Visualization, Linear Regression, Multiple Regression, Indicator Variables, Decision Trees, Clustering, any other related topics.

You are expected to read any basic / intermediate Econometrics text book. The exams and models can be done by referring any text book or any other online material, however the references must be quoted without fail.

You can also discuss amongst each other, but cannot discuss with any faculty members of RVS / any other institute.

Viva-voce dates will be communicated soon. The viva-voce will be conducted by a three member panel, asking you questions similar to that of an interview process. The process will be based on the topics mentioned earlier and will refer to the answers provided by you in the written exam and model building exam. The expected date is 3rd or 4th May 2014.

Exam Fee - Rs.2000 only.
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