Expert Certification

The RapidMiner Expert certification level is designed for individuals who wish to demonstrate a deeper understanding of how RapidMiner’s software products are used in complex settings and in non-standard situations.

RapidMiner Expert Certification Level

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A candidate for this exam should have the ability to

  • handle larger data sets,
  • control process execution,
  • make use of advanced modeling and preprocessing techniques,
  • automatically optimize analysis processes,
  • handle unstructured data types.

During this performance-based examination, candidates will use RapidMiner to perform the examination tasks. It is essential that the candidate has a firm understanding and mastery of the functionalities for advanced predictive modeling with RapidMiner 5.

We recommend the training courses Data Mining / Predictive Analytics with RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics 3 and Text Mining and Web Mining with RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics for the preparation of this exam.

Details

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the RapidMiner Expert exam consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions and must achieve a score of 60% correct to pass.

The topics include:

  • Handling large data sets
    • Streaming data from databases
    • Executing database queries
    • Knowledge-based sampling
    • Appending results to tables
    • Choosing efficient models
    • Scaling up with RapidAnalytics
  • Control process execution
    • Remember process results
    • Recall process results
    • Loops
    • Looping over examples
    • Looping over attributes
    • Using branches and conditions
    • Exception handling
    • Definition of macros
    • Usage of macros
    • Definition of log values
    • Transformation of log tables
    • Clearing log tables
    • Transforming log tables to data
  • Advanced modeling and preprocessing
    • Feature construction
    • Changing prediction thresholds
    • Cost-sensitive learning
    • Support Vector Machines
    • K-Means
  • Automatic process optimization
    • Automatic selection of features
    • Automatic optimization of parameters
    • Automatic optimization of the process structure
  • Handling unstructured data
    • Preprocessing of textual data
    • Tokenizing
    • Stemming
    • Filtering of tokens
    • Term frequencies
    • Document frequencies
    • TFIDF
    • Text classification
    • Text clustering
    • Crawling the web

Preparation for the Exam

Several manuals and training resources are available to help you prepare for exams but the most efficient form of preparation are the training courses offered by professional RapidMiner instructors. Please check the RapidMiner web site for information about the availability of training courses.

Participating in the Exam

What to bring: Certification candidates are required to provide a form of photo identification such as a driver’s license or a valid passport. The form must display the candidate’s signature. Arriving at the test center: Candidates should plan to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled exam time. Candidates arriving more than 15 minutes late are not guaranteed exam availability or a refund. Reference materials: To maintain the security of the test environment, candidates are not permitted to bring reference materials of any kind into the testing center. Personal items: The only items allowed in the testing area is your identification. Please leave any backpacks, laptops, briefcases and other personal items at home. If you have personal items that cannot be left behind (such as purses), the testing center will offer lockers available for use. No cameras, cell phones, audio players, or other electronic devices are allowed during exam sessions. All notes will be collected at the end of testing and no material may be removed from the testing event.

After the Exam

Congratulations, you might have successfully taken part in the RapidMiner Certification Program!

Score Report

You will receive the exam score immediately after completion of your exam attempt at your testing center. The score report will display the percentage of items that you answered correctly.

Welcome E-mail and Certificate

If you have passed your exam and met all requirements for the credential, you will receive an e-mail. This will contain a link to your logo access and additional welcome information. Furthermore, it will include a PDF copy of your certificate which you can print at any time. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided at exam registration. Please allow at least two weeks from your exam date to receive this e-mail.

Catalog Listing

Upon receipt of your credentials from RapidMiner, your name will be added to the RapidMiner Certified Professional Catalog. This process can take up to one week after your certificate is awarded. If you do not wish for your name to appear in the RapidMiner Certified Professional Catalog, you may choose to be excluded at the time of exam registration.

Will my Credentials Expire?

The RapidMiner Certification Program issues versioned credentials that do not expire. For example, if you earn the RapidMiner Analyst for RapidMiner 6 credential, you will retain this credential and it will never expire but you will have to renew it for future versions if desired.

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