CompTIA Data+

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CompTIA Data+ is an early-career data analytics certification for professionals tasked with developing and promoting data-driven business decision-making.

The ability to rapidly and effectively analyze data can improve time to market, enhance customer satisfaction and drive growth for the future. Treating data as a discrete function and building data specialists will accelerate this process.

As organizations place a priority on speeding up data analysis, they should also place a priority on speeding up skill discovery and development.

CompTIA Data+ is the only data analyst certification that covers baseline data analytics skills, assesses hands-on abilities and is vendor neutral and tool agnostic.

Vendor-neutral certifications provide analyst skills needed to perform various job roles regardless of the specific programs and tools being used. Compare this to vendor-specific certifications, which equip your team to work with just one platform.

As the importance for data analytics grows, more job roles are required to set context and better communicate vital business intelligence. Collecting, analyzing, and reporting on data can drive your organization’s priorities and lead business decision-making.

Data+ validates your team members have the skills required to facilitate data-driven business decisions, including:

  • Mining data
  • Manipulating data
  • Visualizing and reporting data
  • Applying basic statistical methods
  • Analyzing complex datasets while adhering to governance and quality standards throughout the entire data life cycle

Equivalent Experience

  1. 18 – 24 months of hands-on experience in an analytics heavy job role
  2. Exposure to databases and analytical tools
  3. Basic understanding of statistics
  4. Data visualization experience

Jobs that use Data+ Certificate:

  • Data Analyst
  • Reporting Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Clinical Analyst
  • Business Data Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resource Analyst
  • Clinical Health Care Analyst

Exam Details

  • Delegates must pass the Data+ DA0-001 Exam to obtain certification. This exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to transform business requirements in support of data-driven decisions.

Accreditation Information

  • International Certificate – International CompTIA Network+ Certificate 
  • Provided by: CompTIA

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Specialize in a core business function
  • Have hands on experience with DA software (e.g., PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Want responsibility for using data to illustrate business operations or performance


5 Days

Technical Skills You Will Learn in the Certification and Training

  • Data Concepts and Environments
    • Identify basic concepts of data schemas and dimensions
    • Compare and contrast different data types
    • Understand the difference between common data structures and file formats
  • Data Mining
    • Explain data acquisition concepts
    • Identify common reasons for cleansing and profiling datasets
    • Ability to execute data manipulation techniques
    • Explain common techniques for data manipulation and query optimization
  • Data Analysis
    • Ability to apply the appropriate descriptive statistical methods
    • Explain the purpose of inferential statistical methods

Technical Skills You Will Learn in the Certification and Training

  • Data Analysis
    • Summarize types of analysis and key analysis techniques
    • Identify common data analytics tools
  • Visualization 
    • Ability to translate business requirements to form a report
    • Use appropriate design components for reports and dashboards
    • Use appropriate methods for dashboard development
    • Ability to apply the appropriate type of visualization
    • Compare and contrast types of reports
  • Data Governance, Quality & Controls
    • Summarize important data governance concepts
    • Apply data quality control concepts
    • Explain master data management (MDM) concepts

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