DCAM Packages DCAM Rulebook DCAM Curriculum
DCAM defines the strategic, organizational, technology and
operational capabilities for data management and advanced analytics. It
covers the unique requirements associated with:
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
- 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:
- Data Strategy & Business Case
- Data Management Program & Funding
- Business & Data Architecture
- Data & Technology Architecture
- Data Quality Management
- Data Governance
- Data Control Environment
- 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
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.