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An Introduction to Data Governance

The module gives an overview of what Data Governance is and who is involved in it. The types of data governance are detailed such as re-active data governance, pre-emptive data governance and pro-active data governance.

The module then goes on to explain the different areas that data governance consists of such as what a Critical Data Element (CDE) is and how they are identified and prioritised from each other. The module also explains what a business process is and how they are also prioritised from each other.

An introduction to what a CDE Data Standard is along with how it relates to CDE data ownership and CDE metadata is given. The module finishes off by explaining what a Data Management Policy (DMP) is and how it is a policy that sets out the minimum requirements of the firm with regards to how they will manage their data.

What is Data Governance

Learning Objectives

Learn what data governance is.

Learn what the types of data governance are.

Learn what Critical Data Elements (CDEs) are.

Learn how Critical Data Elements (CDEs) are prioritised.

Learn what business processes are.

Learn how business processes are prioritised.

Learn what the CDE Data Standard.

Learn what CDE data ownership is.

Learn what CDE metadata is.

Learn what the Data Management Policy (DMP) is.

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.


  • How is the criticality of a CDE judged?
  • Can you give an example of a CDE used in multiple processes?
  • What is an ETL?
  • Could you explain Master, Reference, External and Internal Data?
  • Could you give an example of a business process that directly impacts a customer?
  • Where is the data standard kept?
  • Who creates the CDE data standard?
  • How does the appointment of data owners and stewards allow the data to be managed?
  • What is CDE Metadata?
  • Who creates a data management policy?


An Interactive Presentation

10 Videos

60+ Questions

10+ Interactive Questions

3 Final Practice Tests – 30 questions over 30 minutes

Final Examination – 60 questions over 30 minutes


DQRB Certificate

4 hours of learning materials to complete.

Valid for 24 months

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