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Almost into Spring, we hope you are coping well with the awful weather we have had to deal with of late, and also the impact of CoronaVirus, lets hope we can ride through this storm and at a time of uncertainty that we can work together to minimise the effect on business and the economy as well as on our private lives.

On to some good news on CDMP and upcoming course dates
CDMP certification is an indication of knowledge, skills and experience in Data Management. This year we are actively promoting CDMP certification in a drive to boost professionalism across the UK, and we are committed to making it as accessible as possible while maintaining a high standard.
In January we ran the first of 3 CDMP boot camps in Reading for 20 attendees, all of whom passed the exam. The next two boot camps will be held in Birmingham in September and in Liverpool in November with 20 places available for each course. The dates for both courses are now set in stone and places can now be booked online on the website, see links above. Please note places are limited and offered on a first come first serve basis. When all places are booked, a waiting list will be set up to fill any cancellations. The first 5 bookings on each course will receive a free copy of DMBoK V2 which is recommended as a study aid for the course.
These sessions are aimed at data management professionals who already have a good understanding of the DAMA DMBoK as well as several years of practical experience of working with and managing data. The aim is not to teach data management, but to prepare data management professionals for the exam. The trainer is CDMP Fellow and DAMA International VP for Professional Development Chris Bradley. Chris lead the development of the current CDMP exams, so there is no one better qualified than him to prepare candidates for the exams.
In order to make certification as accessible as possible, we are running these courses at cost and we do not aim to make a profit. The cost will be £525 for DAMA UK members and £575 to non-members; the £50 difference is the price of a year’s membership, so we hope to encourage non-members to join. The price includes the exam fee (US$311) for the Data Management Fundamentals exam which is taken in the afternoon of the second day.
For more information on the CDMP exams see

Northern Community of Interest
The next northern meet up is scheduled for 24th April in Leeds

DAMA UK Sponsors
We are pleased to confirm that Collibra are sponsoring DAMA UK again this year, we thank them for their continued support, look out for Collibra webinars!

The website has a number of interesting blogs under the Resources tab, the blogs can be accessed here.

To purchase a hard copy of the latest version of the DMBoK, please click here. Members £60 and Non-Members £70, both include postage and packing.

Dates for your diaries
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