CompTIA Data+ is an early-career data analytics certification for professionals tasked with developing and promoting data-driven business decision-making.

Differentiate yourself with Data+

Better Analyze and Interpret Data
Mine data more effectively. Analyze with rigor. Avoid confounding results.

Communicate Insights
Highlight what’s important. Produce reports that persuade, not confuse. Help the team make better data-driven decisions.

Demonstrate Competency
Make yourself a more valuable team member. Proof of data literacy means you’re more employable and more upwardly mobile.

What you’ll learn with Data+

CompTIA Data+ is now available!
CompTIA Data+ gives you the confidence to bring data analysis to life.

As the importance for data analytics grows, more job roles are required to set context and better communicate vital business intelligence. Collecting, analyzing, and reporting on data can drive priorities and lead business decision-making. CompTIA Data+ validates certified professionals have the skills required to facilitate data-driven business decisions, including:

  • Mining data
  • Manipulating data
  • Visualizing and reporting data
  • Applying basic statistical methods
  • Analyzing complex datasets while adhering to governance and quality standards throughout the entire data life cycle
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What Skills Will You Learn?


Data Concepts and Environments

Boost your knowledge in identifying basic concepts of data schemas and dimensions while understanding the difference between common data structures and file formats


Data Mining

Grow your skills to explain data acquisition concepts, reasons for cleansing and profiling datasets, executing data manipulation, and understanding techniques for data manipulation


Data Analysis

Gain the ability to apply the appropriate descriptive statistical methods and summarize types of analysis and critical analysis techniques



Learn how to translate business requirements to form the appropriate visualization in the form of a report or dashboard with the proper design components


Data Governance, Quality, & Controls

Increase your ability to summarize important data governance concepts and apply data quality control concepts


Organizations that recommend or teach Data+


Jobs that use CompTIA Data+

Data Analyst

Clinical Analyst

Reporting Analyst

Marketing Analyst

Business Data Analyst

Operations Analyst

Business Intelligence Analyst


Exam Details

Exam Codes DA0-001
Launch Date
February 28, 2022 
Exam Description The CompTIA Data+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to transform business requirements in support of data-driven decisions through mining and manipulating data, applying basic statistical methods, and analyzing complex datasets while adhering to governance and quality standards throughout the entire data life cycle.
Number of Questions 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 675 (on scale of 100–900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA recommends 18–24 months of experience in a report/business analyst job role, exposure to databases and analytical tools, a basic understanding of statistics, and data visualization experience
Languages  English 
Usually three years after launch
Testing Provider  Pearson VUE
Price $239 USD (See all pricing)

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How Does CompTIA Data+ Compare?


 SAS® Certified Specialist: Visual Business Analytics Tableau Certified Data AnalystMicrosoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate
Vendor NeutralYesNoNoNo
Performance-based Questions
Experience LevelBeginner Beginner Beginner Beginner
Exam FocusTransform business requirements in support of data-driven decisionsData analysts using SAS® Visual Analytics to analyze data and design reportsAnalysts using Tableau to make business decisions by identifying data to explore and deliver actionable insights.Designing and building data models and enabling analytic capabilities with Microsoft Power BI


Exam Preparation

CompTIA offers a wealth of certification training that is designed for exam success. Find out more and explore all training options.

Study Guides for Data+

Developed by CompTIA for the CompTIA certification candidate, Study Guides are available in print or eBook format and packed with informative and engaging content tied to exam objectives.



eLearning with CompTIA CertMaster Learn for Data+

Train anywhere, anytime. Master all exam objectives through learning content that is enhanced with videos, flash cards and performance-based questions. Confirm your learning progress with an included practice test.


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Interactive Labs with CertMaster Labs for Data+

Supercharge your certification training with hands-on, browser-based virtual lab environments. Jump into the role of an administrator, complete basic to advanced tasks and quickly understand the impact of the system changes you make.


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Exam Prep with CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Data+

Go into your Data+ certification exam with confidence. Adaptive exam preparation in this intelligent online training companion will reinforce what you already know and fill the gaps in areas you need to improve.


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Instructor-Led Training

Whether you’re looking for in-classroom or live online training, CompTIA offers best-in-class instructor-led training for both individuals and teams. You can also find training among CompTIA’s vast network of Authorized Training Partners.


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Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program. It’s designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.

Get the most out of your certification
Information technology and Data & Analytics is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving solutions and remain a sought-after analyst expert.

The CompTIA Continuing Education program
Your CompTIA Data+ certification is good for three years from the date of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification.

It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs to renew your CompTIA Data+ certification. Collect at least 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years and upload them to your certification account, and your CompTIA Data+ certification will automatically renew.

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CompTIA Data+ (DA0-001) Purchase Options

CompTIA Data+ (DA0-001) Exam Voucher
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eBook – Official CompTIA Study Guide for Data+ (DA0-001)
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Visualization is not just charts and graphs. You need to be able to tell the story and be confident. You can do that with Data+.

Robin E. Hunt, Co-Founder,
ThinkData Solutions,Inc.

Data+ is the validation you have knowledge in a broader spectrum of domains.

Dr. Meredith Dodd,
Data Scientist, Strata DecisionTechnology