CADS Certification


CADS Certification is a leading symbol of talent, skills, and knowledge in data science.

Whether you are new to the field of data science or an experienced data scientist, CADS certifications are an avenue for you to have your skills and talents recognized by industries internationally. By choosing CADS, you can rest assured that our certification process corresponds to global industry benchmarks. CADS Certification furnishes a notable professional credential for any data professional, giving you a distinctive edge in this fast-growing and in-demand field.

CADS certification exams are based on the collective experience of our acclaimed in-house data science team. The questions represent years of experience and professional knowledge in the field. An impressive score is a surefire signal that you are well on your way to conquering the data science landscape.

Seize the opportunity and get CADS certified today!

Available Certifications

Get certified. Explore available certification below.

Available tests include

And all the skills of an Associate Enterprise Data Analyst (AEDA) from CADS courses

CADS Certification Process
  • Step 1 - Select Exam

    Select a certification that works for you.

  • Step 2 - Select Test Date

    Select a test date that works best for your schedule.
    All tests are available on Mondays to Fridays at 9.00 am (Malaysian Time).

  • Step 3 - Make Payment

    Once payment has been made, you will receive a receipt via email along with a confirmation email. You will also receive a reminder email 48 hours prior to your scheduled time.

  • Step 4 - Receive an Invite

    You will receive an invitation to your exam through TalentSpy on your selected date at 9.00 am (Malaysian Time).

  • Step 5 - Official Results

    CADS will send your official results to you between 9.00 am and 10.00 am (Malaysian Time) on the following business day.

  • Step 6 - Outcome

    Graduates will receive one of the three passing outcomes below:
    a. Bronze passing mark
    b. Silver mark, exemplary knowledge in the field
    c. Gold mark, expert level knowledge and skill in the field

    Those who did not achieve a passing mark will be officially informed in an email with details about areas to improve.

How long do I need to complete the exam?

You will receive an invitation to your exam through TalentSpy on your selected date at 9.00 am (Malaysian Time) and you will have 24 hours to complete the exam. Upon commencement of the exam, you will only have 50 minutes to complete the exam.

What is TalentSpy?

TalentSpy is a conceptual framework to help users explore the various data science roles and to uncover their own data science profile type.

Can I retake a certification exam?

Yes, you can, but you are only eligible to do so one (1) month after a previous attempt. However, you are welcome to sit for a different exam.

What happens if there is a technical failure during my examination period?
  1. Before taking the test, please run a browser compatibility check to ensure a smooth process. The certification exam will not work on a mobile browser.
  2. For your information, CADS will not be responsible for technical failures during the examination period, such as the lack of internet connectivity, electricity blackouts, etc.
  3. However, if there is a failure within TalentSpy, kindly contact where an alternative time can be scheduled for you. You should expect a response from our team between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm (Malaysian Time) on the following business day.
  4. We would like to highlight best practices for examination day includes taking the exam in a quiet place with a secure internet connection and after a good night’s rest.

Important note: TalentSpy is not configured for Internet Explorer. Test can be completed using the following browsers; Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

Can I withdraw or reschedule my certification exam?
  1. However, requests for withdrawal will not be eligible for a refund if received less than 48 hours before the scheduled test time.
  2. Rescheduling must be requested at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled test date. Both or either request should be emailed to and a response should be expected between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm (Malaysian Time) on business days.
What do the certification exams cost?

The exams fees are from RM200 to RM300, depending on the module, as different modules test different data professional skills.

What format are the certification exams?
  1. CADS Certification exams are multiple choice and each question is selected from a large pool of exam questions created and vetted by our in-house team of data professionals and instructors.
  2. Incorrect answers are penalized -0.25 points. Please be aware if you are trying to understand your exam score.
How long is a CADS Certification valid for?

CADS Certifications are valid for three (3) years and are renewable. The fields of data science and data analytics are rapidly changing and our requirements for certification will too.