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DCAM Training & Accreditation
DCAM training & accreditation

DCAM training & certification

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 Open Classes

DCAM classes
Strategic Concepts in Data Management

Understanding data as a strategic asset is fundamental to every business. Whether you are new to data management, a seasoned data management professional, or a business professional that relies on data, this course will provide the business case for data management and the why and how data needs to be prioritized and curated. You’ll learn about the critical concepts of data management; how data is defined, designed and engineered and how it can be put to work. This course includes an overview of the DCAM Framework.

The DCAM Framework v2

 This two-day course provides a comprehensive perspective on capabilities needed to develop and implement a practical data management function. The curriculum is organized into seven core components covering over 100 essential data management 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. 

DCAM V2 upgrade course - for previous DCAM trainees: 

Previous students with DCAM v1 accreditation are invited to join our DCAM upgrade course in order to update your credentials for the newest version of DCAM (v2). The DCAM Upgrade Course is a half-day course that aligns with the latest DCAM framework. The updated version removed duplication and streamlined the sub-capabilities across 31 capabilities, now organized into seven components vs. eight. Join our expert training sessions to refresh your knowledge and ensure your data management delivers measurable business value now and in the future. 

Introduction to DCAM

Presents a comprehensive introduction to the DCAM Framework v2 in a practical, interactive and example-driven manner. It covers the seven core components of the DCAM framework and its key capabilities to drive an effective, strategic data management program.

Data Management for Executives

This 60-90-minute tailored program is designed to put the principles and capabilities into perspective for line of business and executive management. Participants will gain an understanding of the challenges of managing data precision as well as the requirements for successful data management program implementation.

DCAM Onsite Classes

DCAM delivery
The DCAM Framework v2 – Onsite

A two-day program tailored for individual companies. The content includes the principles of data management and the full suite of DCAM capabilities with facilitated interaction and examples based on the unique circumstances of your company or organization.

Data Management for Executives – Onsite

This 1-2 hour tailored program is designed to put the principles and capabilities into perspective for line of business and executive management. Participants will gain an understanding of the business case for data management as well as the requirements for successful data management program implementation.

New eLearning Data Management Training & Certification Programs

Through our partnership with eLearningCurve we offer 49 online courses, 200+ hours of education material, from fundamentals to advanced topics with 10 Information Management tracks supporting 2 professional certification programs. Learn More

Coming Soon

DCAM coming soon

DCAM eLearning Training Modules: DCAM Framework and Strategic Concepts in Data Management are being produced as a series of eLearning modules. The delivery of the eLearning program is anticipated 1H 2020.

DCAM Accreditation

Earners of this accreditation have successfully completed training on the DCAM Framework and how to apply the Framework to the Data Management initiative 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 3Q 2019 the EDM Council will issue digital badges retroactively to all DCAM v1 accredited members and to all new students who complete the DCAM v2 Framework training.

Digital badges are a validated presentaton 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 1H 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