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DCAM Virtual Training

DCAM virtual



DCAM v2.2 featuring the NEW Analytics Best Practice Component 

The upcoming Fall 2020 Virtual DCAM classes now also include the NEW 8th Component in DCAM for Analytics Best Practice.  Register now to join this class to learn the latest of both Data Management and Analytics Best Practices!

DCAM - "The Practitioner’s Guide to Data Management"

The EDM Council provides training on the requirements for sustainable data management as defined by DCAM. Training participants are exposed to the rationale behind the DCAM capabilities including how to apply the DCAM scoring methodology to consistently evaluate data management capability.

DCAM Training options include:

DCAM Virtual Classes

DCAM classes

The DCAM Framework v2.2 - NEW Analytics Component 8 is included in the Fall 2020 Course

This instructor-led, live virtual course provides a comprehensive perspective on capabilities needed to develop and implement a practical data management function. The curriculum is organized now covering 8 core components covering over 120+ essential data management and analytics best practice capabilities. Each capability is supported by a series of requirement statements including specific objectives, scoring guidance, implementation advice and artifacts needed for evaluation of data management programs. The latest v2 DCAM Course includes new capabilities for provisioning of data to advanced analytics and AI/ML initiatives and includes data ethics.

Upcoming DCAM v2.2. Open Virtual Courses

The EDM Council is offering three options for this course. Please REGISTER below.

    October 15-16 (830am-230pm BST / 930am-330pm CEST / 1-7pm IST daily)

  • APAC
    October 19-20 (8am-2pm SGT / 9am-3pm JST / 11am-5pm AEST / 1-7pm NZST daily)

    November 5-6 (8am-2pm Pacific / 11am-5pm Eastern daily)

Dedicated Virtual Course Option For Your Company

To accomodate member firms seeking a private course, the EDM Council offers a dedicated virtual option. Please contact Mike Meriton ( for details.

Do you qualify for a discount?

Group discounts are available for 3 or more people for all virtual training courses. Previous DCAM v1 or v2 certified students get a discounted rate of $495 for the complete 2 day DCAM v2.2 virtual training course. Existing v2 DCAM Students can enroll in a 90-minute virtual class solely on the new DCAM v2.2 Analytics component for $199.

 Please contact for more information.                

DCAM v2.2 Latest  Curricula

DCAM defines the core criteria needed for the development and implementation of a practical data management initiative. The training curricula covers over 100 data management capabilities organized into the eight core components defined below. Each component is supported by a series of requirement statements including specific objectives, implementation advice and sample artifacts needed for verification of achievement. The formal program is supported by examples and vignettes designed to provide guidance for real world implementation.

  • Introductions
  • Data Mgt Industry and DCAM Overview
  • DCAM v2 Framework
    • 1.0 Data Management Strategy & Business Case: 
    • 2.0 Data Management Program & Funding Model: 
    • 3.0 Business & Data Architecture: 
    • 4.0 Data & Technology Architecture: 
    • 5.0 Data Quality Management: 
    • 6.0 Data Governance: 
    • 7.0 Data Control Environment: 
    • 8.0 Analytics
  • Conducting a DCAM Assessment
  • DCAM Global Benchmark Review
  • Course Summary & Accreditation

DCAM Training Instructors

DCAM training is delivered by John Bottega, who holds the distinction of being one of our industry’s first CDO’s and has served as the head of data management in both the public and private sectors; and Mark McQueen, an expert in building sustainable business processes for data management grounded in his experience in both business process optimization and data management; and Colin Gibson , a technology and data management executive who has driven data architecture and data management initiatives in several major financial services companies; and Michael O'Sullivan, a data architecture and data management consultant who has had a carreer in data delivery in Europe, APAC and the Middle East.  We use this unique combination of practical expertise and foundational industry perspective to examine the principles of data management, the mechanisms for managing change and the challenges of effective data governance.

  • Registration Links for DCAM V2.2. NEW Virtual Classes

    • UK/EUROPE/INDIAOctober 15-16 (830am-230pm BST / 930am-330pm CEST / 1-7pm IST daily)
    • APACOctober 19-20 (8am-2pm SGT / 9am-3pm JST / 11am-5pm AEST / 1-7pm NZST daily)
    • AMERICASNovember 5-6 (8am-2pm Pacific / 11am-5pm Eastern daily)

To put DCAM to work
in your organization contact

John Bottega

John Bottega

  • President, EDM Council
  • Former Chief Data Officer: CitiGroup, NY Federal Reserve, Bank of America
  • EDMC Board of Director Chairman (2007-2015)
  • Member, FRAC (Financial Research Advisory Committee), Office of Financial Research, US Department of Treasury
Mark McQueen

Mark McQueen

  • Senior Advisor, Best Practice & Process Management
  • Partner, Ortecha, a DCAM Authorized Partner data management consultancy
  • Former, Data Management Executive-Wholesale Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • DCAM Foundations and Framework / Applied Accredited, Six Sigma Black Belt Certified, and Strategic Foresight Accredited - University of Houston
Colin Gibson

Colin Gibson

  • EMEA Regional Advocate, EDM Council.
  • Data Architecture & Data Governance Consultant
  • Former Head of Data Architecture, Royal Bank of Scotland Global Banking & Markets
  • Former Head of Enterprise Architecture, Willis Towers Watson
  • DCAM Certified Trainer, DCAM Framework Accredited
Michael O'Sullivan

Michael O'Sullivan

  • Asia Pacific Regional Advocate, EDM Council
  • Data Management & Data Architecture Consultant
  • Career in Data Delivery Roles in Europe, APAC and Middle East
  • DCAM Certified Trainer, DCAM Framework Accredited

DCAM Accreditation

Earners of this accreditation have successfully completed training on the DCAM Framework and how to apply the Framework to the Data Management and Analytics initiatives within an organization. The accreditation is aligned to the version on which the student is trained and will be active for 12 months after the publishing of the next major DCAM release (no more often than 24 months).

Students who have received training on a prior version of DCAM will be given the opportunity to complete a new version short course to update their accreditation. 

NEW - Digital Badges

DCAM Accredited Badge

Beginning in 2019, the EDM Council started issuing digital badges retroactively to all DCAM v1 accredited members and to all students who complete the DCAM v2 Framework training.

Digital badges are a validated presentation of accomplishment, skill, quality, or interest that can be earned in various learning environments. 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.

Coming Soon - DCAM Certification


In the 2H 2020, full Certification in DCAM will become available. Students who have achieved Accredited status and pass the DCAM Certification test will be elevated to full certification status.

DCAM coming soon