Dataiku Academy FAQ

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Dataiku Academy FAQ

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Q : Do the courses and certificate programs on Dataiku Academy require a user to register an account?

A :  You do need to register a free account and be logged in so you track your progress and earn certificates.  However, the Dataiku Academy uses Single Sign-On so you will only ever need one account and set of credentials. If you have previously registered for the Dataiku Community, the same account can be used to seamlessly access the Academy, and vice versa.  Individual lessons from Academy are generally available as articles on the Dataiku Knowledge Base without sign-in. 


Q : How do I change my profile information ( first name, last name, or email)? 

A : It is currently not possible to change your profile. We do not have a definite timeline for this feature yet. Your registered email will still work as a unique identifier for you meanwhile. 


Q : How do I see an overview of all the courses I've enrolled in and my status in each?  

A : In your profile you can find a list of registrations.


Q : I found a bug; how can I report it?  

A : There is a feedback form you can use.



Q : When will the other certificate programs be available?

A : Thanks for your interest!  I'm afraid we can't say much more than they are "coming soon", except that Developer is currently scheduled to be ready next, followed by MLOps.


Q : Why does my certificate display my login id rather than my real name?

A : Currently, our account integration only fetches the first and last name information when using the Google federated Single Sign-on. It won't work when using Github or email based registration. We are looking at ways to allow fetching or editing the name information for other SSO account types as well, but we do not have a definite timeline for that yet. Your registered email will still work as a unique identifier for the certificate issued to you meanwhile.


Q : Can I improve my reported final test score?

A : The Academy platform always reports the first passing score.


Q : When does a certificate expire?

A : 2 years after the certificate was issued.


Q : I’m already certified with the L1 DSS certification, is it still valid?

A :  It depends : 

  • L1 certifications taken before May 27, 2019 will be considered as expired on the 27th of July. We encourage you to take the new certificate assessments! 
  • L1 certifications taken after May 27, 2019 will be valid for 1 year. For instance, a L1 certification taken on April 1st, 2020 will be valid until April 1st, 2021. After that date, you will have to take the new certificate assessments on the new Academy platform. 



Q : How much time on average is required to complete each certificate?

A :  It depends on the Learning Path associated with the certificate, and thus, the number of courses. Look for the time estimate in the lower left corner of each course card for an estimate of each individual course. 

For instance, the Core Designer Certificate program contains 

  • 4 mandatory courses that are estimated to take about 4.5 hours to complete
  • 3 optional courses that are estimated to take about 3.5 hours to complete
  • 1 certificate assessment that can take 2 hours to complete. 

It's recommended to budget a full working day to minimally complete the Core Designer Learning Path and Certification.  To get the full benefit of Core Designer instruction, budget another half day for the optional materials.


Q : I have just joined a new company, is my certificate still valid ?

A : Yes, your certification is tied to you as an individual.


Q : Can I retake the exam if I don't pass it the first time?

A : Yes!  There is currently no limit to the number of times you can retake the exam.


Q : What will I receive after passing the certificate assessment?

A : You should receive an email that provides a link to your certificate, plus instructions on how to share this certificate to your LinkedIn profile.  You should also see a link to your certificate in your profile page on Dataiku Academy.


You will also earn a badge to share in the Dataiku Community !


Q : What will I need to take the certificate assessment?

A : You will need access to a Dataiku DSS instance.  For the Core Designer assessment, a copy of the Free Edition is enough. 


Q : How can I prepare to take the certificate assessment?

A :  The best way to prepare is to work carefully and thoroughly through the learning path associated with the assessment!


Q :  What is the passing grade for the quizzes?

A :  It depends:

  • Course Checkpoints typically have 10 questions and have a passing grade of 80%.
  • Certificate Assessments have a passing grade of 80%.  For example, the Core Designer exam has 30 questions, so you will need to answer 24 or more correctly to pass.


Q : Will I receive a breakdown of the questions I answered correctly and incorrectly after the exam?

A :  No.  Unfortunately, there are parties selling the answers to our previous certificate exam, so in order to preserve the validity and value of the assessment, we will not be sharing the questions and answers.


Q : When I retake the exam, will I see the same questions?

A :  The 30 questions you see are randomly selected from a bank of questions, so some questions may be the same, and others will not.  



Q : When I click +New Project > DSS Tutorials, I can't find the necessary starter projects.  Where can I find them?

A :  Aside from the first three tutorials that are bundled with the software, the remaining tutorials are downloaded from the internet, and so require internet access.  If your DSS instance is not connected to the internet, download the tutorial project you want from the public downloads site using a machine that does have internet access.  Then you can transfer the files to the machine where you use Dataiku DSS.


Q : Is there a 1.5x play option for videos?

A :  You can control the playback speed from the settings menu in the lower right of the video.



Q : How much time on average is required to complete each course? 

A :  Completing a course typically takes about 1 hour.  Look for the time estimate in the lower left corner of each course card for an estimate of each individual course.  



Q : In what languages are the courses available?

A : Courses are currently available in English.  French and English subtitles are available for videos.


Q : I am looking for a tutorial that was available prior to the launch of academy.  How can I find it?

A : The old tutorials have either been incorporated into new courses on the Academy, or ported to the Course Catalog on the Academy.  If you have a URL for the old tutorial, it should redirect to the appropriate course on Academy.   


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Thanks for your useful information, but I tried much time but I couldn't pass 😞 

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