Certified Data Engineer

Certification Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of two years experience in analytics or a related area.
Applicants must have confidence in at least one skillset under each heading:

Data Management
  • Informatica
  • Abinitio
  • Talend
  • IBM Data Studio
  • SAS Data Integration
  • Dataflux
  • Tableau
  • Spotfire
  • Qlik
  • PowerBl
  • SAS Visualisation Analytics
  • Python
  • Java
  • Javascript (or similar)
  • Go
  • Ruby
  • C
  • C#
  • VBA
  • SQL Server
  • Postgre SQL
  • Teredata
  • Oracle
  • IMB DB2
  • MySwl
  • Mongo DB
Techniques & Methods
  • Big Data Concepts
  • Data Warehousing

Applicants must be able to demonstrate some capability in the following areas:

Develop and implement data engineering strategy for data collection, integration, quality, lineage, security, storage, preservation, and availability for further processing.Develop and implement data strategy, in particular, in a form of data management policy and Data Management Plan and path to execution of the plan – tooling & steps.

Develop and implement relevant data models, define metadata using common standards and practices, for different data sources in variety of scientific and industry domains.

Integrate heterogeneous data from multiple source and provide them for further analysis and useMaintain historical information on data handling, including reference to published data and corresponding data sources – Data Lineage and Data Dictionary.

Ensure data quality, accessibility, interoperability, compliance to standards, and publication.Design, build, operate appropriate effective ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) solutions and processes for the Data Analysis being performed such that they can be both implemented and scaled into target environments.

Visualise results of data analysis, design dashboard and use storytelling methods.


If your skills, knowledge and experience meet the minimum requirements as set out in the framework, you can apply today to be assessed for certification.

Our certification committee meets to assess applicants on a regular basis. You should expect to hear from us within six weeks of applying.

Click Register Now and complete an online application form, uploading the required evidence:

  • CV.
  • LinkedIn Profile.
  • Certificates of Education (Degrees/Diploma).
  • Any Project Work details you wish to include to support your application.
Certification Fee:
€200 + VAT (€246)

Not Ready for Certification Yet?

If you’ve decided you’re not ready for certification, we’ve outlined a programme of online learning with Coursera© to get you there. Mapped to our framework, these courses will give you the necessary skills to complete certification in your chosen area of expertise. Coursera© courses can be completed in your own time and typically cost €49.

Simply choose the courses that fill the gaps in your knowledge. Once completed, you can return and register for certification, uploading your Coursera© certificates to support your application.

6 weeks, video lectures and reading each week.

6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

5 weeks of study, 5 - 10 hours/week

4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

4 weeks, video lectures and reading.

5 weeks of study, 5 - 10 hours/week

7 hours of video lectures and some reading.

5.5 hours of on-demand video

10 hours of on-demand video

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How does the certification process work?

If you believe you already have the requisite skills and experience to qualify as a professional in your chosen field, you can register for certification and upload evidence of your experience and qualifications (Degrees, Diplomas, Curriculum Vitae, LinkedIn profile, Employers References) to our Certifications Committee for review.

If you’re not yet ready for certification, we have identified a learning path of online courses with Coursera®, which is mapped to our requirements for qualification.

Should you choose to expand your skills and knowledge with Coursera® or with alternative methods, you can return to us, once your training is complete and submit your application to our Certification Committee for review.

How long does it take?

Our certification committee sit at the end of each month. Fully complete applications for certifications will be reviewed at that meeting. Candidates will be informed shortly thereafter. You can expect to hear back from us within six weeks.

Is the Certification an Academic Qualification?

No. Analytics Institute qualifications are based on the Edison Data Science Framework and are Professional Qualifications. They are not designed either to be considered as academic qualifications or to replace them. Analytics Institute qualifications are industry supported.

Does my the Certification Fee include the online training?

No. The Certification Fee includes assessment, the award of the Qualification and listing on our Professional Register, once qualified.

What is the Edison Framework?

The Edison Consortium includes industry and academic organisations from across Europe. The core consortium includes members from the University of Southampton, the University of Stavanger, the University of Amsterdam, the EGI Foundation, the Research Institute for Telecommunication and Cooperation and Inmark Europa.

The EDISON Data Science Framework is a collection of documents that define the Data Science profession. Freely available, these documents have been developed to guide educators and trainers, employers and managers, and Data Scientists themselves. This collection of documents collectively breakdown the complexity of the skills and competences need to define Data Science as a professional practice.

The Analytics Institute has based our qualifications on the Edison Framework.

Who is on the Qualifications Committee?

Our Qualification Committee includes senior experts from our Industry Advisory Council including Pfizer, Aon, EY, Microsoft, IBM and Novartis.

What is the Analytics Institute?

The Analytics Institute exists to support the Data Science and Analytics sector. We do this by providing a platform for our members to share insights and expertise, to collaborate and build networks in the industry and to foster innovation in the sector. We are fully supported in our mission by leading organisations in the public and private sectors.

Corporate member organisations can ensure their staff are kept fully up to date on new developments in the sector by attending our monthly Continuous Professional Development events. They also have access to analytics training programmes designed around members specific training requirements. We host quarterly networking events and user groups so that analytics professionals can make new friends and build contacts in the industry. Our annual National Analytics Conference is the key industry event of the year.