What types of exams can I take?
365 Data Science offers 3 types of exams: practice exams, course exams, and final exams.
Practice Exams – These exams are optional, case-based, and timed. Courses may contain a different number of practice exams. They test your theoretical and practical knowledge on a specific topic to prepare you for the course exam. Some of them may require you to download a worksheet or a dataset. You’ll find them at the end of a course section. You may retake an exam an unlimited number of times. Please note that no certificate is granted for successfully completing practice exams – they are just a way for you to check what you’ve learned along the way.
Course Exams – These exams are case-based and timed. A passing score of 60% is required to be eligible for a Course Certificate. They are accessible to all enrolled students that want to test their practical and theoretical comprehension of course-specific topics, using various datasets. Please note that you are not required to complete all course lessons before your first attempt. However, you must watch at least 30 minutes of course-specific video content every time you wish to retake a course exam. Since we have your best interests at heart, we allow you to retake a course exam an unlimited number of times. Be aware that questions must be completed in one sitting, and you cannot quit without receiving an evaluation. To take a course exam, go to Exams > Course Exams > Start Exam.
Final Exams – These exams are case-based and timed. A passing score of 60% is required to be eligible for a Career Track Certificate. They test students’ knowledge of all topics covered in a specific career track, using various datasets. Final exams are accessible to all enrolled students that have passed the 9 mandatory course exams within a specific career track. We strive to provide a great level of flexibility to all our students, so we encourage an exam retake for anyone who did not pass on their first attempt. You simply have to watch at least 30 minutes of the content included in any of the 7 required courses and 2 electives in the career track to unlock the exam for a second attempt. If you fail again, however, the final exam will remain locked for a period of 3 months before the platform allows for another exam retake. Keep in mind that case studies and questions will differ among exams.
We believe our extensive course materials lay a solid foundation of knowledge, and we currently have no score improvement option for final exams. Once you pass a final exam (60% or above), your score becomes unchangeable. So, make sure you feel confident enough in your skills before clicking on the “Start Exam” button! Be aware that exam questions must be completed in one sitting and you cannot quit without receiving an evaluation. To take a final exam, go to Exams > Career Track Exams > Start Exam.