Data Modeling Certification (DMC) Express Prep Plus Exam

Join us for this four-hour express prep session which includes a two-hour Data Modeling Certification (DMC) Prep Course and a 90-minute exam.


Next class: Monday, April 19th, 1:00-5:00 pm New York time (ET).

This express preparation session assumes that you have a working knowledge of data modeling. Note that if you are new to data modeling, this prep course will be of limited value. We will summarize each of the ten data modeling topics and take a sample exam covering each topic which will be similar to the actual questions on the exam. After the prep course, we will take the actual exam.


Cost: $295 (includes the registration fee to take the exam one time)


About the DMC Certification:
The DMC is the most important industry-recognized certification for people who create or design data models. Obtaining the DMC earns you a place among an elite group of practitioners who have proven their data modeling competence.


There are over 350 questions spanning 100 data modeling categories in the DMC exam, where one must demonstrate proficiency, with one question randomly chosen from each of these 100 categories (so 100 questions total will be asked during the exam). The 100 categories can be generalized into these ten data modeling topics:

1. Syntax
2. Components (entities, relationships, attributes, keys, domains, subtypes)
3. Process and approach
4. Conceptual, logical, and physical
5. Relational and dimensional
6. Notations
7. Abstraction
8. Naming standards
9. Definitions
10. Best practices and pitfalls


The challenging 90-minute DMC exam requires correctly answering at least 90 out of 100 multiple choice questions. Each question needs to be answered quickly and having six possible choices for each question reduces the chances of guessing correctly. The DMC is not just recognition you can data model in any industry anywhere in the world, it also facilitates the recruiter or human resources professional’s search for finding someone who knows how to design robust data models that meet the current and anticipated requirements of the business.


About Steve Hoberman

Steve Hoberman has been a data modeler for over 30 years, and his virtual Data Modeling Master Class is the most comprehensive (yet entertaining) data modeling course on Earth. Steve is the author of nine books on data modeling, including The Rosedata Stone and Data Modeling Made Simple. Steve is also the author of Blockchainopoly. One of Steve’s frequent data modeling consulting assignments is to review data models using his Data Model Scorecard® technique. He is the founder of the Design Challenges group, creator of the Data Modeling Institute’s Data Modeling Certification exam, Conference Chair of the Data Modeling Zone conferences, director of Technics Publications, lecturer at Columbia University, and recipient of the Data Administration Management Association (DAMA) International Professional Achievement Award.


April 19th, virtual, 1:00-5:00 pm New York time (ET) each dayData Modeling Certification (DMC) Express Prep Course Plus Exam $295

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