Announcing the OCI 2023 certified Data Science Professional Certification and Course

June 20, 2023 | 5 minute read
Hemant Gahankari
Senior Principal Training Lead and Evangelist
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We are excited to share that the OCI 2023 certified Data Science Professional certification and course is now available. This certification is designed specifically for Data Scientists, ML and AI Engineers and solution architects or anyone else who want to learn how to use OCI Data Science and AI services to acquire-explore-visualize-prepare data, build-train-evaluate-deploy models and automate ML pipelines.

What's new in the 2023 course

  • Coverage of recently introduced features of the Data Science and AI services: The OCI Data Science service is updated to introduce many new features. These powerful features make Data Science service easier to use and help you achieve your day-to-day ML tasks efficiently. The certification now covers recently introduced features of the Data Science Service including,
    • AutoMLx library
    • Data Science Pipelines,
    • Data Science and DataFlow integration
    • Support for HuggingFace library
  • More Demos: We have considered your valuable feedback and have included additional demos that help you see walkthrough of more working examples,
    • AutoMLx
    • Data Science Pipelines,
    • Data Science – DataFlow Integration,
    • Using Vaults to store secrets for use within Data Science service
    • Language Custom Model Training
  • Enhanced Hands-on Labs: A new set of hands-on labs has been added to the course, providing you with a better practice experience to reinforce your learning. We have 4 labs available, and these labs guides are available within the respective modules in the course. Ideally, you should watch lessons and demos and perform labs in your own tenancy. That will really help reinforce your learning on a particular topic.
    • Lab 1 – Familiarize yourself with Data Science Projects, NoteBook session, Conda environments
    • Lab 2 – Get data, prepare data, build, train, save, deploy model using Oracle ADS
    • Lab 3 – Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Lab 4 – Use OCI Data Science Jobs automate ML tasks
    • Lab 5 – Train , Deploy and Use Anomaly Detection Model using OCI Anomaly Detection AI service
  • Improved course structure: The entire course has been revamped to ensure that it is organized into smaller, more manageable. In our experience, shorter modules allow for more effective learning and comprehension.
  • Expert Tips: Expert tips have been incorporated to provide guidance beyond the course content. Some of the tips that address new features of Data Science service include Data Science Pipeline, deploying HuggingFace Pipelines on OCI, AI Services Customization capability etc. These tips will help you make the most out of your learning experience and gain valuable insights.
  • Ask your instructor: If you have any questions or need clarification during the course, utilize the "Ask Your Instructor" feature. It is a widget within the course using which you can ask questions and receive a response within 24 hours from the instructors.

Updated Data Science Professional Certification Exam

2023 Data Science Certification exam has been updated to include new topics to address new service features and is also simplified as per your feedback to us. The exam objectives and their weightages are shown below.

We have also introduced new questions in the certification exam to cover changes in the Data Science and AI services features.

It is our objective to make you proficient in using OCI Data Science and AI services. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Create Data Science Project, NoteBook session and manage conda environments.
  • Manage Jupyter Notebooks in the NoteBook session.
  • Use Environment and Notebook explorer
  • Connect to variety of data sources, get data, explore, visualize, prepare data using ADS
  • Build, train, evaluate, save, deploy and scale models using ADS
  • Automate ML tasks using Jobs and Pipelines using ADS
  • Use OCI AI services for your business case
  • Integrate with other OCI services from Data Science and AI services.

Oracle MyLearn: the training platform

Oracle MyLearn is an all-inclusive platform designed to meet your training and certification needs in one place. With a wide range of resources and features, MyLearn offers a seamless learning experience that takes you from training to certification.

To help you make the most of this platform, here are some valuable tips:

Take notes and read along: While going through the course, jot down important points or refer to the transcripts available in 16 languages if you prefer reading.

Break it up: Remember to schedule regular breaks and keep yourself active. Don't spend too much time glued to your computer screen.

Test your skills: After completing each module, make use of the skill checks provided. These checks help you track your progress and ensure you're absorbing the material effectively.

Prepare for the exam: Before diving into the certification exam, take advantage of the exam preparation resources available. This will boost your confidence and familiarize you with the exam format.

Practice makes perfect: Prior to the certification exam, make sure to take the practice exam. This allows you to evaluate your knowledge, identify any weak areas, and focus your efforts on improvement.

Get started today

Check out the following to get started on your journey to learn:

OCI Data Science Professional Learning Path

Activity Guide: OCI Data Science Professional  

Exam Preparation

Finally, if you haven't heard yet, free certification exams for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Data Management and Oracle Cloud Applications Business Processes are now available until August 31st, 2023. Visit our promotion website for more details.

We sincerely hope that you will find the updated course to be valuable and informative. At OCI, we are always working to improve by delivering valuable training, incorporating feedback, and analysing user data.

Your feedback matters! Take a moment to rate the course and leave a detailed review. Your specific comments will help us understand what we're doing right and how we can make improvements.

Thank you for reading, and best of luck with the course and your certification exam.

Hemant Gahankari

Senior Principal Training Lead and Evangelist

Hemant Gahankari is Senior Principal Training Lead and Evangelist with OU and uses his expertise in Machine Learning and Deep Learning to create technical training content to help people educate themselves on current and emerging technologies. His previous experience includes working with IBM and AWS.

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