DMI Certification Training
The Data Management Institute builds free training certification programs for distribution via partner portals or using our own e-training portal. For in person training, custom training, and related services, Toigo Partners International handles development and delivery at their standard affordable rates. In this way, DMI offers members an effective method to ensure that their skills and knowledge remain current with the fast changing tableau of data management, protection, preservation and privacy techniques, methods and platforms.

DMI Certification Highlights

Certification is Useful

Certifications are popping up everywhere. Some are worthwhile and represent the actual acquisition of skills and knowledge, while others are a source of revenue for their vendors. DMI does not charge for certification training. Our intention is to communicate information on technology and best practices to ensure the the next generation of data managers is fully conversant in what they need to know to do a good job. It's that simple.

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Certified in What?

DMI started out with a specialty in data protection and disaster recovery planning. Our founder wrote the first book on Disaster Recovery Planning and contended that it was not a discipline in which traditional certification training would apply. (In the data security field, certifications mapped to specific security/access control products like RACF or ACF-2. There was no such application for DR. We have continued this philosophy of vendor-neutral training and certification since.

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Credit toward other Certs?

DMI occasionally gets the question, "Does your certification earn me credits in the XYZ certification process?" The answer is no. DMI has not sought relationships or approvals from other certification entities. Our success derives from the fact that trainees find our courseware helpful in their work. That should be the sole criterion for evaluating the worth of a certification -- not how much it costs.

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How Do You Get Your Certificate?

Attending a DMI course and sticking it out to the end is all you need to do to earn the certification. If you attend a live seminar or workshop at a conference or tradeshow event, you receive a printed certificate. If you take DMI training on-line, you get a PDF emailed to you upon completion of the training that you can print out on your color laser.

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Does DMI Keep Records of Who is Certified?

If you need us to, you can denote which certifications you have received from DMI in your registration page. If an employer contacts DMI for verification of your certifications, we can check your registration page and tell the requestor whether you are certified and when the certification training was taken.

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How Long Does Certification Last?

Many certification entities require trainees to recertify every year, whether they need to or not. DMI certifications are forever, though we believe that you will benefit from taking part in DMI communities to keep your skills and knowledge up to date following your certification.

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Current Certifications

CDMP

The DMI Certified Data Management Professional training teaches the basics of data management and surveys advances in cognitive data management technology.  It has been delivered to upwards of 20,000 trainees to date and the number continues to climb with the delivery of this courseware through both DMI outlets and organizations like Virtualization Review on the web.

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CDPS

Our oldest course (though revised and updated frequently), the Certified Data Protection Specialist training should provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to begin working on a data protection and disaster recovery planning capability for your organization.

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CDSS

A Certified Data Security Specialist is increasingly in vogue as companies wrestle with the realities of the connected world: especially threats to data security and privacy. This training provides a strategic approach to delivering security services to data based on what the data requires..

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CDAP

DMI's Certified Data Archive Professional training helps you to understand how to create an archiving practice, how to manage the processes of archiving over time, how to audit your archive, and how to apply archival policies to data. Given the rate of data growth, archive is the killer app of the next decade.

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C-4/S

Our C-4 Strategist credential is designed to help you to understand the elements of effective IT strategy and how to align your IT program with the organization that it serves. C-4 stands for cost-containment, compliance, continuity and carbon footprint reduction: the important requirements that any effective strategy must address.

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Storage Foundations

While DMI's storage foundations training does not (currently) yield a formal certification, this courseware has been developed by popular demand and in response to knowledge gaps we are finding in many of our novice IT operatives today. Hopefully, we can still provide a comprehensive understanding of storage infrastructure design and best practices before storage and storage management become lost arts.

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