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Data Dictionaries

The module explains what a data dictionary is along why a data dictionary is needed. The module also explains who uses data dictionaries.

The module also details the different data types listed in a data dictionary, along with a illustrated industry example of a data dictionary. 

Data Dictionaires

Learning Objectives:

Learn what a data dictionary is.

Learn why a data dictionary is needed.

Learn what a data dictionary contains such as;

  • Definitions
  • Descriptions
  • Data types
  • Data element validation rules

Understand what a typical data dictionary looks like.

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.


  • What is a data dictionary?
  • What is the difference between a business glossary and a data dictionary?
  • How does a data dictionary benefit an organisation?
  • What is a validation rule?


An Interactive Presentation

4 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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