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Metadata Management

This module explains what Metadata Management is and why the firm’s metadata needs to be maintained.

The distinctive styles of metadata management will be described in the module, along with what common data is usually maintained during metadata management.

Metadata Management

Learning Objectives:

Learn what metadata management is, and why it is needed.

Learn the different styles of metadata management.

Learn what a centralised metadata repository, and the benefits and challenges of using it.

Learn what a distributed metadata is, and the benefits and challenges of using it.

Learn what a federated or hybrid metadata repository is, and the benefits and challenges of using it.

Understand the most common types of metadata stored.

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 metadata management so important?
  • What is a golden source?
  • What is the difference between a definition and a description?
  • Why is it important to document data type?
  • How does the appointment of data owners and stewards allow the data to be managed?


An Interactive Presentation

5 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

Only £100.00 + VAT