DCAM Certification

DCAM training and certification

DCAM (the Data DCAMManagement Capability Assessment Model) is the industry-standard, best practice framework designed to assist today's information professionals in developing and sustaining a comprehensive data management program, and one that is a business and operational priority in their firm. DCAM was developed by industry professional members of EDM Council, the global non-profit association for data management. The DCAM model is used by a substantial majority of financial industry firms, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 banks plus regulators, with rapid adoption across other industries such as insurance, pharmaceutical and manufacturing.

The DCAM course provides a comprehensive perspective on the capabilities needed to develop and implement a practical data management function. The curriculum is organized into eight core components covering over 100 essential data management capabilities and sub-capabilities. Each capability is supported by a series of requirement statements including specific objectives, scoring guidance, implementation advice and artefacts needed for the evaluation of data management programs. The latest DCAM v2 Course includes new capabilities for provisioning data to advanced analytics and AI/ML initiatives and includes data ethics.

This DCAM Certification Package includes the DCAM course plus the certification exam.

Discounted packages are also available to support combined DCAM and CDS or DCAM and CIMP accreditations

The DCAM course covers eight core components

Data Strategy and Business Case

  • Data Management Strategy
  • Data Management Business Case
  • Data Management Vision

Data Management Program and Funding

  • Establishing a Data Management Program
  • Funding a Data Management Program
  • Creating a Data Management Organization
  • Data Management Road Mapping
  • Ensuring Process Excellence in Data Management Practices
  • Engaging Stakeholders in the Data Management Program
  • Designing and Operating Communications and Training Programs
  • Measuring and Evaluating the Data Management Program

Business & Data Architecture

  • Creating a Data Architecture Function
  • Integrating Business and Data Architectures
  • Identifying and Defining Data

Data & Technology Architecture

  • Integrating Data and Technology Architectures
  • Managing the Data Management Technology Stack
  • Operational Risk Planning

Data Quality Management

  • Creating a Data Quality Management Function
  • Data Profiling and Measurement
  • Remediating Data Quality Issues
  • Measuring and Monitoring Data Quality

Data Governance

  • Creating a Data Governance Function
  • Managing Data Governance Policies and Standards
  • Governing the Data Management Program
  • Governing Data Domains and Data Structures
  • Governing Data Access & Use Governing Data Ethics

Data Control Environment

  • Demonstrating and Operating a Data Control Environment
  • Collaborating for Cross-Organizational Data Control and Management
  • Managing Data Risk

Analytics Management

  • Creating an Analytics Management Function
  • Aligning Analytics with Business and Data Management Strategies
  • Aligning Analytics with Data Architecture
  • Aligning Analytics with Data Quality Management
  • Designing and Operating the Analytics Platform
  • Operationalizing Analytics Models
  • Managing Analytics Culture & Education

Training is delivered online - all you need is sound and an internet connection.

The courses are designed to equip you with the core skills you need to do your job, as well as advanced tips and tricks normally only gained with years of experience, and do not depend on a particular product or environment. Whether you are just entering the data governance arena, or have years of experience, you will find a course to suit your education needs.

Each course includes the DCAM certification exam