About the Academic Partner Program

The EBDFA Academic Partner Program (APP) helps universities, colleges and other academic institutions to offer knowledge about Data Science & Big Data best practices to their communities. By joining the Academic Partner Program, your institution will receive access to all the course materials, labs and exercises that have been developed as part of the Enterprise Big Data certification scheme. Your instructors can incorporate syllabi and learning objectives into existing course curricula to promote and advance the Big Data profession.

In addition, your university will join other renowned educational institutes in order to share knowledge, exchange ideas and contribute to the further advancement of the industry. By joining the Academic Partner Program, you will also be provided with the opportunity to host formal certification sessions, empowering your students with access to the globally recognized certifications of the EBDFA and APMG-International.

Academic organizations that are part of the EBFA Academic Partner program are the preferred hiring choice for many of the world’s most renowned enterprises and provide your students with an advantage as soon as they have completed their academic journeys.

How does the Academic Partner Program work?

The EBDFA Academic Partner Program is open to universities, colleges and other academic institutions that have been recognized by their national government accreditation bodies. Universities that are have already been formally accredited by APMG International will be automatically accepted.

The EBDFA Academic Partner Program assists academic entities to fast-track their Big Data and Data Science curricula, by providing access to the course materials that have been developed as part of the Enterprise Big Data Framework Certification Scheme.

Most academic institutions join the Academic Partner program for one of the following reasons:

Accredited EBDFA Academic partners will receive access to the course materials of all Enterprise Big Data modules. These course materials include reference guides, official syllabi, online labs, sample examination and detailed rationales. With these course materials, academic institutions are able to fast-track the development of their own courses and academic curricula.

As part of the EBDFA Academic Partner Program, teaching staff will receive access to the Self-Study Kits for all modules of Enterprise Big Data Framework Certification scheme. With these Self-Study kits, instructors can quickly prepare to sit any of the EBDFA certifications, showcasing their credentials and knowledge to teach Big Data topics.

Students are selecting their prospective education institutions based on access to knowledgeable instructors and academic reputation. The EBDFA Academic Partner Program offers educators countless possibilities to contribute to the Data Science and Big Data community by publishing papers, knowledge articles and interviews with teaching staff. The EBDFA Academic Partner credential is a mark of quality that is formally recognized all over the world.

Institutions who are interested to apply for the EBDFA Academic Partner Program will need to apply by completing the Academic Program application form. After verification of the institute’s credentials, a formal partnership contract will need to be signed. To recognize difference in economic development, the EBDFA will charge an annual partner program fee that is based on the World Bank Economic Development Index.

Please note that EBDFA will only approve academic partners who are able to comply with the EBDFA Code of Conduct and EBDFA norms on academic integrity. Partners will only receive access to the course material portal after successful completion of the Academic Partner program.

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