Data Management Workshops and Certification2018-12-13T11:04:20+00:00

Data Management (DM) Workshops and Certification

Turn your knowledge and expertise into the most valuable professional certification and join 1000 other professionals who all proudly bear the designation CDMP® (Certified Data Management Professional) behind their name.

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Please find below further information on exam requirements, as well as costs and further information on each certification.

“The Certified Data Management Professional® (CDMP®) credential is awarded to those who qualify based on a combination of criteria including education, experience and examinations of professional level knowledge. This certification was established by DAMA International in 2004 as the gold standard for measuring accomplishment in the data management field”

The CDMP® certifications are internationally relied on to indicate superior proficiency in Data Management.

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The CDMP® Associate Certification

This is for a new entrant to Data Management, or someone who has been in Data Management for a short time and wants to progress their career path to becoming an Advanced Data Management professional (CDMP® Practitioner).  It is also a useful certification for CIOs and related senior management who are looking for a thorough understanding of the principles of Data Management.

The requirements are focused on ensuring that the individual has a basic knowledge of Data Management and is thoroughly conversant with the DMBoK (Data Management Book of Knowledge) Version 1, as well as any number of the resources mentioned in each chapter.

The Certification exam is preceded by a Data Management Fundamentals preparation workshop, led by a DM expert, which will not only include revision tips and techniques but also work on a set of practice questions.

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The CDMP® Practitioner Certification

This certification is for those professionals who want to contribute as a professional team member on assigned tasks, for they are proficient in knowledge of concepts, skills and techniques of a particular data specialisation

The requirements are focused on ensuring that the individual has a detailed knowledge of Data Management and is thoroughly conversant with the practice of Data Management in a responsible professional capacity.

The Certification exam is preceded by a Data Management Advanced preparation workshop, led by a DM expert, which will not only include professionally facilitated discussions, but also work with a set of practice questions.

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The CDMP® Master Certification

This certification is for those professionals who have mastered the concepts, skills and practices of their data specialisation and who have the ability to lead and mentor a team of data professionals.

This is for those individuals who have detailed expertise in their areas of specialisation and are considered thought leaders in the field of Data Management, by virtue of their leadership and being able to share their detailed knowledge with other DM professionals.

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Summary of Pre-Requisites:

 CDMP® AssociateCDMP® PractitionerCDMP® Master
Experience6 months - 2 years>= 3.5 years
+2 years (if no tertiary education)
>= 10 years
+5 years (if no tertiary education)
Education
Degree / Diploma / Certification
DMBoK KnowledgeKnowledge and understanding of DMBoK principlesStrong knowledge and understanding of DMBoK principlesAdvanced knowledge and understanding of DMBoK principles
Practical ImplementationN/AInvolved / team member in practical implentation of DMBoK+3 years managing DM programs or projects
+2 years experience in developing or implementing DM business processes
Contributing to the DM ProfessionN/AConference speaker
Member or Advisor of Chapter Board (or similar Association)
In-house training / education
Member or Advisor of Chapter Board (or similar Association)
In-house training / education
Webinar / Workshop presenter
Published Blogs, White Papers, Articles, Books
Number of exams13Results dependent
Exams RequiredDM FundamentalsDM Advanced
2 Electives *
DM Advanced (only if <80% in Advanced level)
2 Electives * (only if <80% in the CDMP® Practitioner Electives)
Exam Pass Rate60%70%80%
If you achieved 80% in any of the 3 exams at Advanced level, you will not need to repeat those exams, or if 80% in all 3 exams at Advanced level, this is N/A.
Further RequirementsN/AN/ACase Study
Re-certificationAfter 5 years, must move to certification under Practitioner level3 yearly intervals
Contribute a minimum of 3 exam questions per exam topic per 3 year interval
Update Continuous Professional Development online.
3 yearly intervals
A minimum of 3 exam questions per exam topic annually
Update Continuous Professional Development online.
How to get thereApply Here
Attend Workshop
Take Exam
Apply Here
Obtain Authorisation
Attend Workshop
Take Exam
Send an email to enquire

Costs and Details:

DAMA MembershipAn Active DAMA membership (Local or International)
DAMA South Africa membership is required (unless you are already a DAMA SA member).

The international 14-month membership is optional.

• Platinum Plus: Business with an enterprise version of the DMBOK: US$ 2100
• Platinum: Overseas and local membership: US$ 1260
• Central: Overseas membership : US$ 700
 CDMP® AssociateCDMP® PractitionerCDMP® Master
Member DAMA SAadd R350 to Total Costs, if not already a DAMA SA memberadd R350 to Total Costs, if not already a DAMA SA memberMust already be a Member
Training and Exam1 Day2 DaysResults dependent
Elective 1 and 2 *N/AFee includes 2 electives (R2,000 each)Results dependent
Substitution Elective 2 *N/ALess R1680 with substitute * from total costResults dependent
Total CostsR7,550R11,970On Enquiry

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* Choose your 2 electives from the DMBoK framework on the left.

* You can substitute like exam instead of 1 elective (e.g. MCSE for Data Operations) and that reduces price.

Topics

  • Data warehousing; Business Intelligence & analytics; Data development
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Data operations

Substitute

  • TDWI CBIP (Data Warehousing, Business Analytics or Data Analysis & Design Elective)
  • Microsoft MCSE: Business Intelligence
  • Oracle certified professional or master
  • Microsoft MCSA, MCSE: Data Platform
  • IBM Certifications (database administrator – various levels and databases)
  • Only one Elective Exam may be substituted for a certification in a similar function / topic / knowledge area.
  • Exam marks on substituted certificate must match the requirements for the level (70% or higher for Practitioner & 80% or higher for Master
  • Where certificates carry more than one exam, please elect the exam appropriate to the substitution
  • Copies of the substitute certificate will be required and certificates must be valid (expiry date a minimum of 1 year in the future
  • CDMP re-certification will require reconfirmation of the validity of the substituted certification
  • Please bring to the attention of info@velisaafrica.co.za any other certifications not mentioned explicitly here-in that you feel may meet the requirements; we will forward to DAMA SA to review and advise.

Next Certification Dates:

22 February 2019
26 April 2019
28 June 2019
30 August 2019
25 October 2019

How to Apply

Please supply us with your transcripts (CV, letter of motivation, membership status etc.) for us to review your application to take the exam.

Email : info@velisaafrica.co.za, or fill out the form below.

Once DAMA SA has ascertained that you fulfill the pre-requisites to take the exam, for which you applied, we will send you a formal quotation. If you accept it, we will send you an invoice and a confirmation or a booking reservation

No exam may be written without prior payment, so your booking will only be confirmed after payment.