Data Science Essentials (DS-200)

Know the Methods Used by Top Data Scientists

In the written exam portion of CCP:DS, candidates are evaluated on their knowledge of fundamental data science topics. Candidates must pass DS-200 to become eligible for a Data Science Challenge. DS-200 is available year-round.

Exam Code: DS-200
Number of Questions: 60 questions, including 6-10 unscored (beta) items
Question types: multiple-choice, matching, reading passages
Time Limit: 90 minutes
Passing Score: 500 on a scale of 0-700
Language: English
Price: USD $200, AUD $210, EUR €150, GBP £125, JPY ¥20,000

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Pre-Test Details


Scaled Scoring

Cloudera maintains an item pool to generate different variations of the exam. The item pool is updated regularly with both scored and unsecured (beta) items. Weighting is based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, difficulty. Scaled scoring allows direct comparison across versions of the exam and enables consistency and greater precision in score interpretation.