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Data Certifications Comparison

Organizations prize data science and big data management skills, but they don’t typically consider data certifications a substitute for related secondary education. But if you have the right background (e.g., a degree in statistics), data certifications can greatly enhance your marketability. Find out how much leading data certifications cost to take and maintain.

MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate)

Career level: Entry

Prerequisites: None

Exam: $127

How long the certification lasts: Lifetime

Annual potential salary increase: $4,437

Learn more about the MTA

MongoDB Certified DBA (MongoDB Certified Database Administrator)

Career level: Mid

Prerequisites: None

Exam: $150

How long the certification lasts: Never expires but only good for that MongoDB release

Annual potential salary increase: $13,618

Free Skillsoft classes for TEKsystems consultants: 3 hours / 2 units MongoDB training

Learn more about the MongoDB Certified DBA

Oracle Business Intelligence

Career level: Mid to senior

Prerequisites: None

Exam: $245

How long the certification lasts: Does not expire

Annual potential salary increase: $18,500

Notes: You must align this certification to a specific Oracle product such as OBIEE

Learn more about the Oracle BI certification