The CDS Package offers education for Data Stewards capped off with the Certified Data Steward (CDS) designation. The CDS credential makes a clear statement that you have learned from the industry leaders and have demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of data stewardship, data quality, data governance, metadata management, and master data management by passing several challenging exams.
The CDS Package includes three online training courses from our Data Stewardship curriculum, providing 15 hours of in-depth education from world-class instructors. In order to meet CDS requirements, you must complete Data Stewardship Core and either Data Quality for Data Stewards or Data Governance for Data Stewards. You can choose any third elective course from the Data Stewardship curriculum below.
Click on the course links to explore course details and outlines, learn more about the exams, or watch free Sneak Peeks. Then select courses you want to include in your education program using drop-down boxes in the option section above.
Each course helps you prepare for a corresponding online exam. You are allowed three attempts to pass each exam. Upon passing the exam you will earn CDS credit. The exams also count towards Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP) designation. You have 24 months to complete your education. See CDS Rulebook for more details.
The cost of the CDS 3-Credit Package is 15% or more below the total cost of purchasing individual courses and exams.