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Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP)

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4380 EUR/full
4380 EUR/full
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Become a data management professional and join this 4-day training leading to the worldwide recognized Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) certification of DAMA International.


CDMP – the gold standard in the data management field

Data management is one of the youngest professions and many of you work in jobs that didn't even exist before. Organisations across the globe need knowledgeable data professionals who can help them better leverage their data assets in a world of ever-increasing data volumes and real-time business requirements. 

The Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) credential is a globally recognized certification and many organisations are asking for this certification (more than other certifications) as a mandatory requirement for employment in the data management field. The CDMP certificate shows that you are capable, knowledgeable and an expert in your field. Surveys show that CDMP-certified data management professionals earn more, and advance at a more rapid pace than their non-certified colleagues. The 4-day CDMP training is a comprehensive training program to help data-driven professionals prepare for the certification requirements of the official CDMP exam.

All organisations need certainty that people who are managing this important strategic asset are qualified. Become a CDMP now and register today for this top data management professional training!

We help you pass the CDMP exam the first time!

The Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) exam is based on the extensive DAMA-DMBoK2 and covers a variety (14) of (data) topics. During the training, these topics will be covered accordingly. It requires quite an investment in time and effort to prepare for the exam. The difficulty of the exam lies in the time constraint in combination with the volume of material and variety of topics. Therefore, the trainers will provide you with great tips, tricks, summaries, use cases and advise to help you pass the exam the first time!

Why become CDMP certified?

The DAMA-DMBoK2 is a good representation of the type of skills and knowledge you are expected to have. It is also very important that data management professionals work according to a standardised framework. Moreover, being able to call yourself a Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) has added value. 

The CDMP exam offers excellence in the field of data strategy, a much-needed discipline in our data-rich world today. The credential is extremely relevant in today's job marketplace. CDMP is associated with high-level leadership positions. The CDMP title is recognised by (potential) employers and clients in the commercial and governmental sector as indicating deep knowledge of data management.

About DAMA

DAMA International is the global membership organisation for data management professionals. The CDMP certification was established by DAMA Int. and is the gold standard for measuring accomplishment in the data management field. For over 30 years now, DAMA has been the leading organisation for data professionals by developing a comprehensive body of data management standards and practices.

Who should be CDMP certified?

The CDMP credential is a must for Chief Data Officers (CDO's), CIO's, data governance managers, data quality managers, data scientists, data architects, data specialists, data engineers, data administrators, data analysts, data modelers, database administrators, DWH analysts, Business Intelligence (BI) professionals, information/ application/ solutions architects, project/program managers, business analysts, Data Protection Officers (DPO's) and many other data professionals.

  • CDMP exam information

The Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) exam is based on DAMA-DMBoK2 (the latest version) and covers 14 topics. During the training these topics will be covered accordingly. The exam question coverage by each of the topics is:

  • 1.   Data management process - 2%
  • 2.   Big data - 2%
  • 3.   Data architecture - 6%
  • 4.   Document and content management - 6%
  • 5.   Data ethics - 2%
  • 6.   Data governance - 11%
  • 7.   Data integration and interoperability - 6%
  • 8.   Master and reference data management - 10%
  • 9.   Data modelling and design - 11%
  • 10. Data quality - 11%
  • 11. Data security - 6%
  • 12. Data storage and operations - 6%
  • 13. Data Warehousing (DWH) and Business Intelligence (BI) - 10%
  • 14. Metadata management - 11%

When purchasing the CDMP exam you receive a free membership of DAMA International for the period of 3 years. The CDMP exam consists of 100 questions and you have 90 minutes to complete the exam once you start. If English is not your native language, you will get an additional 20 minutes to complete the exam. The CDMP exam is an online open book exam. A final score of 60% leads to passing the exam.


Upon passing the exam, you will receive the worldwide recognized Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) certification from DAMA International.

Programme Structure


  • Data management: relation with DAMA-DMBOK and the role of data governance
  • Introduction of knowledge areas
  • Data architecture: business, functional and technical architecture and the relation with enterprise and application architecture
  • Data architecture in relation with big data, data lakes, Data Warehouses (DWH), data virtualization and analytics/data science
  • Positioning, coherence and added value of the business and IT
  • Use cases


  • The new role of data: 'data as an asset'
  • Action plans for implementation based on context diagrams
  • DMBOK as framework: backgrounds
  • Introduction and in-depth discussion of knowledge areas metadata, reference & master data, Data Warehousing (DWH) & Business Intelligence (BI)


  • Introduction and in-depth discussion of data modelling and design, data quality, data integration, storage, security


  • Introduction and in-depth discussion of documents and content management, big data and data science, data privacy and ethics
  • Introduction and application of the DAMA Data Management Maturity Model
  • CDMP exam preparation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 4 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4380 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4380 EUR for the full programme during 4 days.
  • EU/EEA

    4380 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4380 EUR for the full programme during 4 days.

Living costs for Eindhoven

850 - 1350 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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