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Data Definitions

The Data Definitions module explains what a data definition is along why data definitions are needed.

The module also explains who uses data definitions.

The module explains what the standards are for creating a data definition along with an illustrated industry example of a data definition.

Data Definitions

What are the benefits?

Learn what data definitions are.

Learn why data definitions are needed.

Learn what data definition standards are.

Understand what the characteristics of a data definition should be.

Understand the requirements a data definition should contain.

Understand what an example of common data definitions looks like.

Understand what hierarchies of data definitions are.

Learn some problematic areas when using data definitions. 

Who is Suitable?

This module would be useful for a wide range of data roles; including but not exclusive to data owners, data stewards, data architects and data lineage analysts.

As this is a data understanding module it is especially useful for data analysts and data modellers.



  • Why is it important that data elements are clearly understood and distinct from other data elements?
  • How are definitions created, and who by?
  • Why is ambiguity in data definitions to be avoided?


An Interactive Presentation

3 Videos

60+ Questions

10+ Interactive Questions

3 Final Practice Tests – 30 questions over 30 minutes

Final Examination – 60 questions over 30 minutes


 4 hours of learning materials to complete.

Valid for 24 months

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