Professional Certifications

ADESA Certification Pathways

ADESA offers the following professional certification pathways to members of good standing –

Certification Area Formal Designation Acronym
Data Science ADESA Certified Data Science Professional ACDSP
Data Engineering ADESA Certified Data Engineer ACDE
Cyber & Information Security ADESA Certified Cyber & Information Security Specialist ACCISS
Data Governance & Compliance ADESA Certified Data Governance & Compliance Professional ACDGCP
Enterprise & Solution Architecture ADESA Certified Enterprise & Solution Architect ACESA

Certification FAQs:

Q1: Can I enroll for certification examinations straightaway?

The certification examinations will be available from January 6, 2020.

Q2: Which membership classes can apply for certification?

Certification is open to all membership classes – that is to Associate, Professional and Fellow classes.

Q3: How will I be assessed for certification?

Assessment for each pathway is via a single online certification exam.

Certification exams will feature international and African-contextualized practitioner-based content

Q4: Does ADESA provide any training and support for certification exams?

Formal certification training programs and study material will be made available at an additional cost.

Q5: What is the cost of certification?

The registration cost for a certification exam is provisionally $199.

Q6: Is re-certification needed, and if so, how often?

Re-certification is required every 2 years, to keep pace with technological advances.

Q7: Are the ADESA certifications recognized or accredited by any qualifications bodies?

All ADESA professional certifications will be UK ATHE-endorsed.

Note: ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) is a United Kingdom Ofqual-approved qualifications body, licensed to award accredited professional and vocational qualifications in the UK, and worldwide. Formal ATHE endorsement of ADESA certifications ensures that they are recognized and accepted internationally. All issued certificates and transcripts will indicate endorsement by the ATHE and carry relevant trade-marks.

Which certifications are you interested in?

Please register your interest in any of the certification pathways by completing the form below, entering the name(s) of the certifications of interest to you in the message box.

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