Top Data Professional and Data Governance Certifications 

Here are some of the popular data governance certifications available for data professionals.

ICCP Data Professionals Certification

The certifications that ICCP (the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals) has developed, provide a comprehensive set of certification programs to certify data scientists to address the regulatory compliance needs of clients, especially in the banking, financial and insurance services market.

Certified Data Professional

Data Professionals may specialize and certify in many of the following areas. Choose the specialization suited to your experience and career goals.
1. Data Quality
2. Business Analytics
3. Data Analytics & Design
4. Data Warehousing
5. Leadership & Management
6. Data Integration & Interoperability
7. Information Management
8. Enterprise Data Architecture

Examinations Required:
1. Information Systems Core
2. Data Management

Certified Data Governance Professional

Data Governance requires a substantial amount of continuous work experience along with passing one examination and qualifying to receive the Data Governance & Stewardship Professional (DGSP) designation.

​Examinations Required:
Data Governance and Stewardship Examination.

Certified Big Data Professional

ICCP’s Big Data Certification program is similar to CSP certification but focuses on requirements of Big Data professionals.

Examinations Required:
1. Information Systems Core
2. Big Data Methods & Technologies 
3. Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Certified Data Scientist

ICCP has created a useful set of examinations for data scientists that test an individual’s knowledge & experiential skill set in technology, business, communications, repeatable research, statistics, operations research and data exploration techniques.

Examinations Required:
1. Information Systems Core
2. Data Science
3. Business Intelligence & Data Analytics.

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Data Governance & Stewardship Professional (DGSP)

The key focus areas of this data governance certification include availability, usability, consistency, data integrity and data security and includes establishing processes to ensure effective data management throughout the enterprise such as accountability for the adverse effects of poor data quality and ensuring that the data which an enterprise asset can be used by the entire organization.

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Collibra Certification Programs

Collibra offers three certifications that are globally recognized, and industry-endorsed evidence of skills mastery.

Collibra Expert Level 1 Certification

The Collibra Certified Expert Level designation is a great way to demonstrate your data governance and data stewardship aptitude.

Successful Certified Expert 1 candidates will be able to:
1. Participate in use cases such as report certification, data help desk, etc.
2. Enter, improve and approve, and publish assets, relations, and attributes
3. Add comments and upload attachments
4. Import from and export to spreadsheet or CSV
5. Create custom views on domains
6. Search and navigate resources
7. Find out who is responsible for what
8. Execute workflow tasks
9. Run validation rules.

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Collibra Certified Expert Level 2

The Collibra Certified Expert 2 designation proves that you have demonstrated your knowledge, skills, and ability to configure, implement, and maintain the operating model for your organization as well as the ability to set up users, security, and connections, manage content and updates.

Successful Certified Expert Level 2 candidates will be able to:

1. Manage and upgrade the Collibra platform and applications
2. Manage different platform environments from development to production
3. Create and implement the operating model
4. Create and edit workflows
perform all settings and customizations
5. Create validation rules
6. Create traceability groups.

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Collibra Ranger Certification

Collibra Ranger certification is the most comprehensive Data Intelligence credential. Collibra Ranger certification provides professional credibility and validates your expertise in the implementation of the Collibra Platform.

Ultimately, becoming certified will:
1. Help you earn credibility and respect in your field
2. Open more opportunities for advancement
3. Increase your earning potential
4. Demonstrate your commitment to your profession
5. Build confidence in your knowledge of the profession.

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DAMA International

DAMA International offers the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) designation. The certification program gives data management professionals the opportunity to demonstrate their professional skills.

Certified Data Management Professional

Professionals participate in continuing education to stay current with best practices and to further develop specialised skills. Most data management training is generally focused on developing skills with specific technology products. The focus on technical training can mask the fact that Data Management is a business function.

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Informatica

Axon certifications measures your ability to utilize Informatica products in support of data governance.

Axon Data Governance Professional

 Measure your skills in ensuring high levels of data quality, integrity, availability, trustworthiness, and data security. Test your knowledge and ability to leverage the Informatica Platform for execution and maintenance of Enterprise Data Governance.
The suggested training prerequisites for this certification level are the completion of the following Informatica course(s):
1. Axon for Community Users (Instructor Led or onDemand)
2. Axon Content Curation (Instructor Led)
3. Axon for Power Users (Instructor Led).

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Axon for Community Users

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Discuss data governance initiatives and evolution.
2. Identify and describe key inventories.
3. Utilize the Quick and Unison Search capabilities.
4. Perform complex searches across multiple inventories.
5. Customize Axons landing page.
Locate and review glossaries.
6. Access and use Axon Quick Look.
7. Raise and follow through on change requests.
8. Review system and data lineage.
9. Find and use Axon Insight and Local maps.
Target Audience:
Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Steward, End User.

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Axon Content Curation

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Participate in data governance initiatives.
2. Identify Axon Data Governance use cases.
3. Discuss the use of permissions in Axon.
4. Manually create objects in Axon.
5. Use templates to upload objects.
6. Edit objects, including defining descriptions, stakeholders and impact.
7. Configure system and data lineage.
8. Link Axon Systems and Attributes to EDC Resources and Fields.
9. Curate automatically on-boarded EDC Attributes.
10. Define projects, policies and processes.
11. Design and create custom workflows.
Target Audience:
Business Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Steward, End User.

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Axon Data Governance Professional

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Perform Advanced tasks such as deleting and bulk updating objects.
2. Describe Axons Architecture.
3. Create Roles and assign Permissions
4. Configure Custom Fields and update Dropdowns
5. Build Default Workflows
6. Implement Mandatory Workflow Approval
7. Manage Locked Objects
8. Configure Display Settings
Target Audience:
Business Analyst
Data Steward
End User.

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eLearning Curve

eLearningCurve offers accredited certifications that have become an important tool for information professionals and data stewards.

Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP)

eLearningCurve offers a robust certification program, Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP), that builds upon education to certify knowledge and understanding of information management.

CIMP is offered in the following tracks:
Information Management Foundations
1. Data Quality
2. Data Governance
3. Data Integration
4. Master Data Management
5. Data Modeling & Metadata
6. Business Intelligence & Analytics
7. Data Science.

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CDS Certification(Certified Data Stewards)

Stewards connect business information needs and processes with information technology capabilities. They bridge data management policies and standards and day-to-day operational practices.The mission of the Certified Data Steward (CDS) Program is to formalize the role of data stewardship and to drive recognition of Data Steward as a professional designation.

To fulfill this purpose, CDS is committed to these goals:
1. Define, manage, and publish a comprehensive Data Stewardship Body of Knowledge (DSBOK)
2. Offer comprehensive education in all areas of DSBOK
3. Evaluate individual’s capabilities through a comprehensive examination and experience review
4. Recognize individuals who have met the requirements with the professional designation Certified Data Steward.

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Big Data Science Certified Professional(BDSCP)

A Certified Big Data Professional has a proven understanding of Big Data concepts and technologies, as well as proficiency in fundamental areas of Big Data, including analysis, analytics, models and practices. A Certified Big Data Governance Specialist has demonstrated proficiency in establishing and administering Big Data governance frameworks that standardize and regulate the Big Data lifecycle, the bodies of data processed by Big Data solutions, as well as the Big Data environments themselves.

Benefits of Certification: 1. Become Proficient with Vendor-Neutral, Real-World Big Data
2. Focus on Mature and Proven Parts of the Big Data Industry
3. Become a Project Ready Big Data Professional
4. Join the AITCP Community 

Big Data Governance Specialist

A Certified Big Data Governance Specialist has demonstrated proficiency in establishing and administering Big Data governance frameworks that standardize and regulate the Big Data lifecycle, the bodies of data processed by Big Data solutions, as well as the Big Data environments themselves.

Benefits of Certification: 1. Become Proficient with Vendor-Neutral, Real-World Big Data
2. Focus on Mature and Proven Parts of the Big Data Industry
3. Become a Project Ready Big Data Professional
4. Join the AITCP Community

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