Course FAQs

What credentials and specialisations are available in the Data Scouts Certification Program?

Data Scouts offers the Data Scouts Certified Expert (DSCE) via the Data Scouts Foundations online course, the Data Scouts Certified Consultant (DSCC) credential via the Data Scouts Masterclass course and Data Scouts Custom Trained (DSCT) credential via the Custom Training option.

How do I earn a Data Scouts Certification?

Data Scouts offers the Data Scouts Certified Expert (DSCE) credential via the Data Scouts Foundations
online course, the Data Scouts Certified Consultant (DSCC) credential via the Data Scouts Masterclass course and Data Scouts Custom Trained (DSCT) credential via the Custom Training option.

Is the Data Scouts Certification Program open to the public?

Yes.

Is there practice assessments available for the Data Scouts certification programs?

No.

How long do Data Scouts credentials last?

2 years.

Are Data Scouts credentials recognised in the industry?

Yes, all Data Scouts credentials are recognised and supported by ADMA (Association for Data-Driven Marketing & Advertising).

How can I let others know of my Certification status?

With the Data Scouts Certified Expert, the Data Scouts Certified Consultant and the Data Scouts Custom Trained credentials, you’ll receive a certificate of completion and official designation in the Data Scouts Online Community. Data Scouts additionally provides a Data Scouts Certified logo that can be used on business cards and on networking sites such as Linkedin to showcase your achievement and credentials.

Is there a proper sequence for acquiring Certification and Specialisations?

No, you may enrol in any course at any time.

How much does it cost to take a course?

The Data Scouts Foundations online course is priced at $500 ex GST and includes an assessment and course
completion certificate. The Data Scouts Masterclass course is priced at $3000 ex GST and includes an assessment and course completion certificate. Data Scouts Custom Training is priced from $1,500 per person ex GST and includes an assessment and course completion certificate.

Where can I take the Data Scouts Courses?

The Data Scouts Foundations course can be taken online at http://moocham.datascouts.com.au
The Data Scouts Masterclass course can be taken in Sydney or Melbourne at our Data Scouts training
facilities. Data Scouts Custom Training courses can be either delivered on your site or at our training facilities in Sydney or Melbourne.

What do I need to take the Data Scouts Foundations course online?

Create an account online at http://moocham.datascouts.com.au and perform a quick system check to make sure that your computer, internet connection and speakers are all working.

What is the format and time limit for Certification assessments?

The Data Scouts Foundations course assessment is a combination of multiple choice and true or false questions and answers.

Can I use notes or study materials during the Certification assessments?

Yes.

I do not live in the Australia or New Zealand. Can I be certified in my country?

Yes. The Data Scouts Certification program is available globally.

Are the exams offered in different languages?

The Data Scouts Foundations and Masterclass are offered in English.

What are the policies regarding rescheduling, cancellations, absences, and refunds for the assessments?

Assessments are available upon payment.  There are no refunds or exchanges for unused assessments.

What is the passing score on Data Scouts Certification assessments?

The passing score on the Data Scouts Foundations assessment is 75%.

How long does it take to get my exam or assessment results?

Results are provided immediately upon completion of the exam or assessment. You will be given your score, pass/fail notification and a breakdown of your results by section. Assessment exams will provide a pass/fail report immediately upon completion.

What if I don’t pass?

You can take the exam as many times as you need, but you’ll have to pay the full price for each attempt.

Who should I contact if I have a specific question about my assessment experience?

Please direct your questions and comments to: info@datascouts.com.au

How often do I need to recertify?

Data Scouts requires recertification every two years.

When should I recertify?

Every two years.

How do I know if I need to recertify?

Data Scouts will send you email notifications that your credential is nearing expiration and/or when
recertification is required.

What happens if my certification lapses?

If you do not recertify at the required time, you will lose your status and benefits. Until you recertify you may not use the Certification logo or refer to yourself as Data Scouts Certified. You will also no longer appear in the Expert Finder in the Data Scouts Community.