Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a cost associated with DSA membership?
For Winter 21 semester, membership dues are waived and it costs nothing but a few moments of your time to sign up. However, if students wish to participate in the certificate-backed training programs, courses will be available at an 85% discount. Additional cost information is available after registration.
Do I have to live in Rexburg, Idaho to participate in the DSA?
Nope! Members can participate remotely in the Data Science Academy from anywhere in the world.
How do I know if I’ve been accepted into the DSA?
Membership only takes a simple form to fill out and to sign our participation agreement. Students who complete both will be invited to join our DSA Slack workspace where members can interact and have access to the member-only resources and events. Participation in training courses and the competition have additional registration requirements.
Who is eligible for the competition?
Every member who completes the certificate-backed training courses will be eligible to participate in the competition. Students who have previous experience with Power BI but have not completed the DSA training courses are welcome and encouraged to participate as well, but may be asked to show proof of skill prior to registering.
If I don’t complete the training in time, will I be able to access it later?
Yes! We encourage participants to complete the training with the group you were assigned to. However, if you’re unable to do so, the training will still be available after the semester ends.