Why Data Management Certification?

Professional certification is an indication of knowledge, skills and experience in a field. DAMA International has constructed the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) designation. The certification program gives data management professionals the opportunity to show professional growth that can enhance their personal and career goals.

Professionals participate in continuing education to stay current with best practices and to further develop specialised skills. Most data management training is generally focused on developing skills with specific technology products. The focus on technical training can mask the fact that Data Management is a business function.

CMDP Certification

Industry experience 

6 months > 5 years

Requirements

60% pass

Data Management
Fundamentals exam

CMDP Practitioner

Industry experience

2 years – 10 years

Requirements

70% pass

Data Management
Fundamentals exam

+ 2 specialist exams

CMDP Master

Industry experience

Minimum 10 years^

Requirements

80% pass

Data Management
Fundamentals exam

+ 2 specialist exams

Taking The Test

The cost of the exams is $300 each, with $11 for the Honorlock online proctoring service.

These payments must be made by credit card.

DAMA SA, through one of its partners, is able to buy exams on behalf of companies sponsoring employees.

For more information please email education@dama.or.za

Get Your Copy Of The DAMA-DMBok

Dr. Richard Feynman once said: “If you can’t explain something to a first year student, then you haven’t really understood it.”

The DAMA – Data Management Body of Knowledge is a work that attempts to document and formalize the definition of the Data Management profession.

According to the book, a Data Management Professional is responsible for the planning, controlling and delivery of data and information assets.