Who is this for?
- Digital professionals who are transitioning into a career encompassing AI and machine learning
- Candidates who are looking to move into analytical or research roles within AI
- Employees who want to strengthen their digital credentials and future-proof their career
- Business professionals with a background in science, engineering, knowledge engineering, finance, education or IT services
- Anyone wanting to know more about big data and how their existing data management skills might apply to an AI role
There are no pre-requisites for entry to the exam.
What will I learn?
This award sits within the Data area of the AI Foundation Pathway, offering a practical understanding of big data, its associated principles and approaches.
You’ll learn about:
- the concept of big data
- working with a big data framework
- big data analytics
- big data and machine learning
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This award contributes 4 credits towards the:
- Foundation Certificate in AI (total credits required: 20)
- Foundation Diploma in AI (total credits required: 36)
Other Data awards in the IA Foundation Pathway include:
How can I prepare for this award?
You can achieve this qualification through virtual or classroom training with a BCS-accredited training provider. As a guide, the estimated total qualification time for this award is 40 hours based around 16 hours of contact time, 23 hours of independent learning and a 30-minute summative assessment. Prices of exams start from £90 + VAT per award - though prices may vary depending on training provider.
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This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, CCEA Regulation or SQA.