We've made it easier than ever to get comprehensive education for Data Stewards and earn
Certified Data Steward (CDS) designation. Each package below includes all courses and exams necessary to earn CDS or CDS Ex designation, all at a savings of 20% or more. Various packages target different types of data stewards and information management professionals. Many packages also allow you to earn Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP) designation. Please, read the information below to find the package that is right for you! To view all packages and related certificates (both CDS and CIMP) in tabular format visit our Education Packages page.
If your objective is just to learn the material covered in the
Data Stewardship Body of Knowledge and earn CDS designation, you should choose from one of the two packages below.
- CDS Package is the most time- and cost-effective way to earn CDS designation. It includes three CDS courses, covering the credits you need to earn CDS.
- CDS Ex Package covers the entire Data Stewardship Body of Knowledge. Upon completion of this program, you will know everything a data steward needs to know. You will earn CDS Ex designation.
Many Data Stewards find themselves very actively involved in data quality, data governance, or master data management programs and desire an in-depth knowledge of the subject beyond fundamentals. Similarly, many data quality, governance, and MDM professionals feel the need to understand data stewardship. CDS and CIMP Packages below offer comprehensive education for Data Stewards combined with comprehensive education in one of those information management disciplines. Upon completion, you will earn both CDS and CIMP designations.
The next four programs offer the most comprehensive education in data stewardship capped off with the highest level of CDS certification -
CDS Ex. This packages are for true standard bearer in their profession. Each package covers the entire Data Stewardship Body of Knowledge and also offers an in-depth education in data quality or data governance. The first two packages will also earn you CIMP designation, while the last two packages will earn the highest level of CIMP - CIMP Ex.
Each program listed above was designed with an objective in mind, and the most appropriate set of courses was selected. However, we recognize that everyone's needs are unique. If you cannot find a program for you, simply e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you are looking for and we will tailor the program for your needs.