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An Introduction to Data Architecture & IT

The module gives an overview of what data architecture & IT is and who is involved in it. The module explains having systems in place to manage data can benefit an organisation by identifying current and future data requirements etc.

The module then goes on to describe what business and data architecture is and the role a data architect plays in ensuring there is a unified business architecture in the organisation.

The module also details what reference data and master data is and how having effective master data management can benefit an organisation.

The module then finishes off by explaining how IT is used to manage data in processes such as data sourcing and ETL and how they relate to data warehouses and relational and columnar databases.

What is Data Architecture & IT

Learning Objectives

Learn what data architecture & IT is.

Learn what business architecture is.

Learn what data architecture is.

Learn what reference data is.

Learn what master data is.

Learn what master data management is.

Learn what data sourcing is.

Learn what ETL is.

Learn what data warehouses are.

Learn what relational & columnar databases are.

Who is Suitable?

No prior knowledge is required so all Data Practitioners can undertake the course.

As this is a foundations of data management module the content is especially useful poeple who are looking for a steady paced introduction to data management. The module is also very useful for managers who need to know the fundamental information and theories in order to understand data specialists work.


  • What is business architecture and why is it necessary?
  • What is the difference between business and data architecture?
  • What is the difference between a data architect and a data modeller?
  • What are lookup tables?
  • What is reference data?
  • Could you explain Master, Reference, External and Internal Data?
  • What is entailed in Master Data Management?
  • What is data sourcing?
  • What does ETL stand for?
  • What is a data warehouse?


An Interactive Presentation

10 Videos

60+ Questions

10+ Interactive Questions – 30 questions over 30 minutes

3 Final Practice Tests – 60 questions over 30 minutes

Final Examination


DQRB Certificate

4 hours of learning materials to complete.

Valid for 24 months

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