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Certification in Data Management

  1. 1. Certification in Data Management 2012 Loretta Mahon Smith CDMP, CBIP, CCP © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 1
  2. 2. Speaker Information  Work History  IBM 2011-2012 Data Modeling Center of Excellence Lead Global Business Services, Business Analytics & Optimization  TRP 1983-2011 Lead Information Architect  Professional Memberships: DAMA, TDWI, IIBA, MPO, AIIM  Industry Offices:  Board of Directors, DAMA International, VP Communications  ICCP Certification Council Member.  Presentations:  DAMA International Conferences 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008  Information Quality Conference: 2001  DebTECH: 2003, 2004Twitter:  Publications: @SilverData  ModernAnalayst Journal http://www.modernanalyst.com  The Data Administration Newsletter http://www.tdan.com  Master Level Certifications:  Certified Data Management Professional (DAMA CDMP – Global)  Certified Business Intelligence Professional (TDWI CBIP – Global)  Certified Computing Professional (ICCP CCP – Global) © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 2
  3. 3. Presentation Goals Provide an overview for the CDMP certification Describe with the certification/recertification process. Introduce changes resulting from the introduction of the DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 3
  4. 4. About ICCPInstitute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) is  Independent certification organization  A Consortium of Professional Associations  Administers the DAMA International certification examinations and ensures that the certifications are: – Measurable Validity – Legally Defensible – Job RelatedWhat does ICCP Do? Establishes recognized professional standards within the information systems and information technology industry Tests knowledge of stringent industry fundamentals, not product-specific awareness © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 4
  5. 5. DAMA InternationalCertification History © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 5
  6. 6. Context What ICCP Certification is NOT:  An event  A class  An end-of-course exam  Subjective PERFORMANCE PROFILE Content Number Your Status Percen- 2 5 7 9 DescriptionSystems Development Of Items 100 Score 77 Pass tile 85 1 5 0 5 9 ********************** “Certification, in itself, is not a goal, but Professionalism is.” 1. Systems Analysis 39 33 94 ************************ 1.1 General System Theory 4 3 1.2 Preliminary Studies 10 9 1.3 Problem Definition 5 5 1.4 Data Gathering/Analysis10 8 1.5 System Requirements 10 8 Dr. Paul M. Pair, ICCP Fellow, 1982 2. Systems Design & Imp’n 52 38 80 ********************** 2.1 Alternative Sys. Design 5 5 2.2 Logical Design 10 9 2.3 Detailed System Design17 10 2.4 Privacy/Sec’y/Controls 8 8 2.5 System Implementation 7 1 2.6 System Eval’n and Mtce. 5 5 3. Systems Analyst as Prof’l 9 6 41 ******** 3.1 Organizational Roles 3 2 3.2 Interpersonal Roles 2 2 3.3 Communication Skills 2 0 3.4 Ident. Key Individuals 2 2 © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 6
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  8. 8. How can I get a CDMP?Fill out application (www.dama.org or www.iccp.org)Take / pass 3 exams  Mandatory IS Core Exam  Mandatory Data Management Core Exam  1 Elective ExamMeet the Experience & Education qualificationsSign the ICCP Code of Ethics © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 8
  9. 9. Exam Details 90 minutes, 110 multiple choice questions each Exam content  100 experience based randomized multiply choice questions (scored)  Plus 10 beta multiply choice randomized questions (not scored) Pass Exams at 70% or better for Mastery Level 50%-69% for Practitioner Level 2012 CDMP CBIP CCP Practitioner 600 1846 Master 244 605 42986 © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 9
  10. 10. CDMP Requirements Experience & Education  48 months for Mastery level  24 months for Practitioner level  Substitute up to 24 months of the experience requirement with appropriate undergraduate or graduate degree Three-year recertification cycle © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 10
  11. 11. Exam ChoicesCurrent ICCP Exams include:  IS Core  Data Management  Data Warehousing  Database Administration  Business Intelligence & Analytics  Data & Information Quality  Systems Development  Systems Security  Zachman Framework2  Business Process Management  Data Integration & Interoperability  Data Governance Taking the DG Exam allows you the opportunity to hold the Data Governance and Stewardship Professional (DGSP) stand-along credential © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 11
  12. 12. One Specialty Exam Substitution Examples include: Certified Insurance Data Manager (CIDM) IBM Certified Database Administrator IBM Certified Advanced DBA IBM Certified Solutions Expert Microsoft Certified Master-SQL Server 2008 Teradata Certified Professional (replaces Microsoft Certified Database Administrator) Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Database Administrator These programs are pre-qualified to substitute for one specialty exam. Others may qualify. Substitute certificates are acceptable as long as the certificate is current, i.e. has not expired. © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 12
  13. 13. Recertification Goals  Guidelines  Maintain  3 year cycle professional  Earn 120 approved competence contact hours of  Update existing continuing education knowledge and skills  Pay $75 per year  Attain new or maintenance fee to additional ICCP knowledge and  Receive Annual skills Transcript from ICCP © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 13
  14. 14. Ways to Earn Professional Development/Recertification Credits Activity Professional Development / RecertificationFormal educational institutions 1 Quarter Hour = 8 credits 1 Semester Hour = 12 credits 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 10Independent organized programs Count time of education program contentProfessional society meetings, seminars, conferencesTeaching, lecturing, presenting For each activity category, credit limited to 60 recertificationSelf-study programs credits / 3 year periodPublished article, bookSit for other ICCP examinations Depends on exam score: - 70% or higher = 60 credits - 60 - 69% = 30 credits - 50 - 59% = 20 credits - Less than 50 % = 0 creditsHold an executive or administrative role in a professional For each activity category, credit limited to 60 recertificationsociety credits / 3 year periodServe on the ICCP Certification Council / committeeServe a leadership role in a Business / Computing industrysociety © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 14
  15. 15. Why CDMP? Reasons Results Other, 11.4 Increase in Salary, More Credibility 11 Financial Reward, 0.4 with Organization, 24 Self-Evaluation, 5.1Credential, 37.3 Solve Problems Quicker, 19 More Credibility with Customers, 24 Company Greater Self- Professional Growth, Esteem, 22 Requirement, 0.4 45.3 Data from ICCP CDMP Presentation EDW 2009. © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 15
  16. 16. Career Growth Many consulting firms pay bonuses averaging $5,000 for those who achieve professional certifications Large corporations typically reimburse employees for review course, testing, etc. and many provide bonuses from $100 to $1,000+ Government agencies pay for training, exams, provide bonuses, and some give permanent salary increases (up to 15%) Surveys consistently show that certified individuals  earn more than their counterparts and  hold more advanced positions © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 16
  17. 17. American Council on Education (ACE) ACE awards undergraduate college credits for achievement of the ICCP exams 9 credits for the Core Examination3 credits for most of the expert specialty examinations (data exams not yet evaluated for ACE credit) 4 credits for Microcomputers and Networking 2 credits for Procedural Programming © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 17
  18. 18. Exams: Data Mgmt; ; Zachman Enterprise ity & l Architecture Framework2 Ex ta ua S y am Da n Q De ste s: D s: o am ati t ve m s at m lo a Ex form Mg pm M n ta I a Data en gm Meta DataData Architecture, t t; D ManagementArchitecture Analysis Data & t Data Quality gm Management Management DesignDevelopment aM Document, D at Ex m: Record & Database am Meta Data Content Database Management E xa Management :D Management Data Operations BA Data Governance Governance Management Exams: Data Mgmt; Data (Exam Data & Info Quality Document & Data Security Warehousing Planned) No ContentCDMP & Business Management Data Security Management Ex Management r it y Intelligence a m BA; mSpecialty cu Pla D Se Data Sy ams: nn Reference && Reference & Data Quality Warehousing edExams ste Master Data Master Data Management Ex Business Management Exa Management IntelligenceMapped to Bu ms: D s Bu iness ata W sin Management ess Intel areho t gmDAMA- Pro ligen usin ces ce sM &A ; g ana naly am : Da ta M gem tics ExDMBOK e nt ; © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 18
  19. 19. BETA EXAM OFFERINGSCHANGES IN 2012: New Beta Data Integration & Interoperability DAMA members may take beta exam for free until November 30, 2012. Exam taker Information regarding the new beta exams:  If you pass the exam and want to apply it towards the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) designation, there will be a conversion charge of $195 USD (the regular exam price is $285 USD) payable to the ICCP.  The beta test is FREE. You will have to fill out an application, but no payment is expected unless you are taking other exams, applying this exam towards the CDMP, or applying this exam towards recertification credit. The scores have to be reviewed and adjusted by the DAMA / ICCP team after all the results have been received. Scores may be adjusted upwards, but will NOT be adjusted downwards on review of the performance of questions. Unadjusted scores are immediately available after the exam has been completed. Official scores will be available after the DAMA / ICCP team meets again – which is sometime after the beta exam period ends. © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 19
  20. 20. Exam Prep & Study Materials ICCP offers Sponsored Review Courses through chapters or companies Study materials and exam review course available through ICCP office (office@iccp.org)  DAMA study materials are part of Data Management and Data Warehousing self-study packages sold by ICCP • DAMA Data Management Exam Study Guide • DAMA Data Warehousing Exam Study Guide  Sample exams are available at http://www.iccp.org/iccpnew/sampletests.html  Exam outlines at http://www.iccp.org/iccpnew/outlines.html DAMA-DMBOK, as the basis of the newly re-aligned exams provides the best overview of all functional areas. The recommended reading list is highly suggested for self-study. © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 20
  21. 21. DAMA-DMBOK Development Process1. The Dictionary defined common terms2. The Framework outlined activities within each function3. Primary contributors drafted each chapter  Following a standard format & defined development method4. Review teams commented on draft chapters (over 120 volunteer reviewers)5. Further reviews were handled through focus group workshops  DAMA chapter meetings  DAMA conferences6. DAMA-DMBOK editors revised the draft chapters with provided feedback.7. Publishing editors reviewed and edited the complete document © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 21
  22. 22. DAMA - DMBOKFunctional Framework Environmental Elements © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 22
  23. 23. Questions?For CDMP Program Information: Patricia Cupoli, ICCP Liaison@dama.org or Eva Smith, ICCP Director@dama.org The DAMA website is www.dama.orgFor ICCP Exam Administration: ICCP office at: office@iccp.org The ICCP website is www.iccp.orgCDMP Social Networking: Certify-Able Data Professional Blog http://cdmpcommunity.blogspot.com/ DAMA CDMP Group http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/7744437 © ICCP and/or DAMA International 2012 23

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