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In our information-dependent world, and with the exponential growth of the volume, types and uses of data, effective and strategic data management is critical for any organization. DCAM (the Data Management Capability Assessment Model) was developed as the cross-industry standard best practice for data management and analytics by EDM Council Members. Data professionals who are certified in DCAM are recognized as qualified experts in establishing, enabling and sustaining mature data management and analytics programs to ensure their firmsí successful use of one of their most valuable assets Ė their data.


DCAM defines the strategic, organizational, technology and operational capabilities for data management and advanced analytics. It covers the unique requirements associated with:

  • Management of data meaning: data architecture, identification management, taxonomies, glossary development
  • Challenges of ensuring fit-for-purpose quality: business rule, data dimensions, control processes, supply chain management
  • Implementing comprehensive Analytics Management best practices covering key requirements such as model explain ability and transparency for responsible AI and ML
  • The art of working in the midst of continuously evolving organizational priorities

The DCAM Framework v2.2 Course

The DCAM course provides a comprehensive perspective on capabilities needed to develop and implement a practical data management function. The curriculum is organized into DCAMís eight core components, covering over 130 essential data management capabilities:

  1. Data Strategy & Business Case
  2. Data Management Program & Funding
  3. Business & Data Architecture
  4. Data & Technology Architecture
  5. Data Quality Management
  6. Data Governance
  7. Data Control Environment
  8. Analytics Management

The latest v2.2 DCAM Course includes the newest capabilities for provisioning of data for advanced analytics and AI/ML initiatives, and discusses data ethics for responsible data management.

DCAM Accreditation & Certification

Earners of DCAM Accreditation have successfully completed the training curriculum on the DCAM Framework and its components, and how to apply the model effectively to the data management and analytics initiatives within an organization. The accreditation is aligned to the version of DCAM on which the student is trained, currently DCAM v2.2. On release of a new major version of DCAM, students who have received training on a prior version of DCAM will be given the opportunity to complete the new versionís course to update their accreditation.

DCAM Certification is awarded upon completion of the DCAM curriculum plus successful passing of the online certification exam. The most efficient and cost-effective way to get DCAM certified is with one of our DCAM Packages listed below. We offer packages for new students, for previously accredited students, and for students who want to earn DCAM along with CIMP or CDS certification.

DCAM Digital Badges for DCAM Accreditation & Certification



EDM Council issues digital badges for Accreditation or Certification to all students who complete the DCAM v2 Framework training and exam, respectively.

These credentials are a validated presentation of accomplishment, skill and quality. They are managed by a third party providing independent validation of the credentials. The recipient can display the badges in their CV, correspondence signature or on profile sites such as LinkedIn. EDM Councilís accreditation and certification of DCAM are well recognized credentials in the data management profession across multiple industries.

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Online DCAM Exam DCAM Exam for DCAM Accredited Students

This is a single-user license for the DCAM Certification exam. This product can only be purchased by students who are currently DCAM Accredited (i.e. you have previously completed the DCAM course either in person or online.)

Our Price: $375.00
Online DCAM Certification Package DCAM Certification Package for DCAM Accredited Students

This package is only available for previously accredited students. DCAM (the Data Management Capability Assessment Model) is the industry-standard, best practice framework designed to assist today's information professional in developing and sustaining a comprehensive data management program.

Our Price: $665.00
Online DCAM Certification Package DCAM Certification Package

DCAM (the Data Management Capability Assessment Model) is the industry-standard, best practice framework designed to assist today's information professional in developing and sustaining a comprehensive data management program.

Our Price: $1,245.00
Online CDS and DCAM Certification CDS & DCAM Package

CDS and DCAM Package includes courses and exams necessary to earn Certified Data Steward (CDS) designation plus DCAM certification at a great discount.

Our Price: $2,195.00
Online CIMP Data Governance an DCAM Certification CIMP Data Governance & DCAM Package

CIMP Data Governance and DCAM Package includes courses and exams necessary to earn Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP) designation in Data Governance track plus DCAM certification at a great discount.

Our Price: $2,495.00
Online CDS Ex and DCAM Certification CDS Ex & DCAM Package

CDS Ex and DCAM Package includes courses and exams necessary to earn Certified Data Steward (CDS Ex) designation plus DCAM certification at a great discount.

Our Price: $2,995.00
Online CIMP Data Governance an DCAM Certification CIMP Ex Data Governance & DCAM Package

CIMP Data Governance and DCAM Package includes courses and exams necessary to earn Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP) designation in Data Governance track plus DCAM certification at a great discount.

Our Price: $3,295.00