EXAM CODE DA0-001
CompTIA Data+ is an early-career data analytics certification for professionals tasked with developing and promoting data-driven business decision-making.
Better Analyze and Interpret Data
Mine data more effectively. Analyze with rigor. Avoid confounding results.
Highlight what’s important in reports that persuade, not confuse. Help drive better data-driven decisions.
Make yourself a valuable team member. Data literacy means you’re more employable and upwardly mobile.
Boost your knowledge in identifying basic concepts of data schemas and dimensions while understanding the difference between common data structures and file formats
Grow your skills to explain data acquisition concepts, reasons for cleansing and profiling datasets, executing data manipulation, and understanding techniques for data manipulation
Gain the ability to apply the appropriate descriptive statistical methods and summarize types of analysis and critical analysis techniques
Learn how to translate business requirements to create the appropriate visualization in the form of a report or dashboard with the proper design components
Increase your ability to summarize important data governance concepts and apply data quality control concepts
As a trainer, Allison Marchant collects, analyzes and reports on data to measure the success of her program. To upskill, she participated in the CompTIA Data+ pilot program.
|February 28, 2022
|The CompTIA Data+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to transform business requirements in support of data-driven decisions through mining and manipulating data, applying basic statistical methods, and analyzing complex datasets while adhering to governance and quality standards throughout the entire data life cycle.
|Number of Questions
|Type of Questions
|Multiple choice and performance-based
|Length of Test
|675 (on scale of 100–900)
|CompTIA recommends 18–24 months of experience in a report/business analyst job role, exposure to databases and analytical tools, a basic understanding of statistics, and data visualization experience
|English, Japanese, Thai
|Usually three years after launch
|$239 USD (See all pricing)
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CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program is designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skill set. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.
Get the most out of your certification
Information technology and data and analytics is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving solutions and remain a sought-after analyst expert.
The CompTIA Continuing Education program
Your CompTIA Data+ certification is good for three years from the date of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification.
It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs to renew your CompTIA Data+ certification. Collect at least 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years and upload them to your certification account, and your CompTIA Data+ certification will automatically renew.
Want more details? Learn more about the CompTIA Continuing Education program.