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Data Management Essentials

Data Management Essentials course provides our customers with the skills and techniques to implement an industry standard best practice approach to data management. It looks at the development of procedures for managing corporate data and what is required for the administration of data and database management.

Target Audience:

Business analysts, solution developers, project managers and anyone who is involved in managing corporate data or is responsible for database administration. Data Management Essentials is also a Specialist Practitioner module on the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Learning Objectives

Are you a data management practitioner, an IT or IS manager or a business manager? Would you like to learn the skills and techniques to be able to implement an industry standard, best practice approach to data management? If the answer to those questions is ‘yes’, then our course on Data Management Essentials is perfect for you.

During the course you will look at the development of procedures for managing corporate data and what’s required for the administration of data and database administration. You’ll also look at data and enterprise, data quality and current data management themes – and you’ll learn all this through short, focused lecture sessions, in which we’ll encourage you to share problems and issues you may have faced.

Presented to you by one of our expert training consultants, each member of our Business Architecture training team bring their substantial experience to the programme.

Day 1 -        

  • Data and the enterprise
  • What is data management?
  • Database architecture
  • Why we model data
  • Basic data modelling concepts

Day 2 -        

  • Drawing entity-relationship diagrams
  • Finding attributes and domains
  • An introduction to normalisation
  • Corporate data modelling

Day 3 -        

  • Data definition, naming and ownership
  • Metadata
  • Data quality
  • Database administration
  • Repository administration

Day 4 -        

  • The management of data management
  • The data management environment
  • Current data management themes
  • Revision and examination

Course Content

Introduction

  • Data and the enterprise
  • What is data management?
  • Database architecture

Data Modelling

  • Why we model data
  • Basic data modelling concepts
  • Drawing entity-relationship diagrams
  • Finding attributes and domains

Data Analysis

  • An introduction to normalisation

Corporate Data Modelling

  • Corporate conceptual data modelling
  • Data definition, naming and ownership
  • Metadata
  • Data quality

Data and Repository Administration

  • Database administration
  • Repository administration

Data Management in practice

  • The management of data management
  • The data management environment
  • Current data management themes

Exams & Certification

During this four day course you’ll receive all the training you need to prepare for the BCS Data Management Essentials certificate exam, which is held on the final afternoon of the course.
A pass in this module will contribute to the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.
If this course is part of your BCS Diploma in Business Analysis programme you have a choice of further modules which include the Core BA Diploma modules, Business Analysis Practice and Requirements Engineering. Candidates who have already completed Data Management Essentials also need to pass one of the Foundation Specialisms; in Business Analysis, IS Project Management, Business Change or Commerical Awareness. The structure of the certification is shown here.

Pre-Reading

You’ll also be given a comprehensive Data Management Essentials course manual, containing further information and guidance on further reading.

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