Certified Big Data Foundation Specialist (CBDFS)

Certification Overview

Certified Big Data Foundation Specialist (CBDFS)

Exam Code: CBDFS-001

The Certified Big Data Foundation Specialist (CBDFS)® designation is a globally recognized certification for Big Data professionals. Being CBDFS® showcases your experience in a cloud environment, and demonstrates the relevant skills and knowledge. Organizations that employ CBDFS® will have experts on board that can help maximize the business opportunities that cloud is creating. The Certified Big Data Foundation Specialist (CBDFS)® Certification is the certification awarded to individuals who have successfully passed exam. After completing our e-course, you will be equipped not only with Fundamental Big Data knowledge, but will also be introduced. This practical knowledge can be used as a starting point in the organization Big Data journey.

The Big Data Foundation E-Course contains eLearning a study guide eBook and online course, and is delivered to you via our eLearning portal, giving you the freedom to access it anytime, whether at home or in the office.

E-Course Duration: 10 to 15 Hours

Exam Information

The exam comprises of 40 Multiple Choice Questions out of which the candidate needs to score 70% (28 out of 40 correct) to pass the exam.

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

The total duration of the exam is 1 hour (60 Minutes).

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam via ProctorU. Further details of the materials permitted are provided:

  • Identification Proof
  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

The Certified Big Data Foundation Specialist (CBDFS)® Certificate is valid for life.

CBDFS® is Registered Trademark of GAQM.


Note: The Certified Big Data Foundation Specialist (CBDFS)® Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), but we highly recommend doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module Information

  • Module 1 - Foundation
  • Module 2 - Execution and Implementation
  • Module 3 - Analytics and Big Data.
  • Module 4 - Management
  • Module 5 - Big Data Solutions
  • Module 6 - Cloud Technologies

Target Audience

  • Best suited to Information Technology professionals who possess intermediate to advanced programming, systems administration or relational database skills and are looking to move into the area of Big Data. These include
  • Software Engineers
  • Application Developers
  • IT Architects
  • System Administrators
  • The course can also be of benefit to other professionals, e.g. business analysts, market/data researchers, etc. who possess strong information Technology skills and have a deep interest in Big Data analytics and the benefits it can bring to an organization.

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam

Premium Package
(E-Course Version)

  • Self Explanatory
  • Valid for 40 days
  • The Package also includes E-Voucher/Access Key for Certification Exam
  • The E-Voucher/Access Key can be used via ProctorU Globally.
  • Hard Copy Certificate will be shipped to your mailing address and a Digital Badge will be sent to your email if you qualify in the exam.
  • Course Duration: 40 Days
  • Price: 280 USD


  • Validity: 240 Days
  • Price: 170 USD
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