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Certified Data Professional

About the Certification

The CDP is an update of the the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP), created and offered by the ICCP from 2004 until 2015 and then upgraded to the CDP.  The ICCP Examinations were used as input to the DMBoK and then used in the update to DMBoK V2 by the editor and former Director of ICCP Certification - Pat Cupoli. It was originally published in 2011, and is now dated and should be used just as a general guideline. The ICCP examinations are kept fresh with current subject matter experts who are leading practitioners in industry.

The CDP and Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) uses broad and current industry scenario questions to evaluate professional competency and currency of knowledge - a comprehensive 3 exam requirement. You know you are getting an expert after the ICCP evaluation.

​Data Professionals may specialize and certify in many of the following areas. Choose the specialization suited to your experience and career goals.

ICCP

CompTIA

Microsoft

Tableau

SAS

Certified Data Professional

Data+

Data Analyst Associate

Data Analyst

Visual BI Analyst

3 x 90 min

3 x 120 min

110

Stringent industry best practices

Yes

Job-role based: Theory to Design and Implementation Skills

Assistant (<2), Practitioner (2+), Master (5+)

Yes

2 x 90 min

1 x 150 min

1 x 120 min

1 x 120 min

30 minute extension

Not available

Not available

Not available

90

40 to 60

36

60

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Understanding Business Requirements for Data Analytics

Using MS Power BI for Analytics to Design and Build Reports

Using Tableau Analytics to Provide Data for Decision Making

Using SAS Visual Analytics for Reports

Beginner (2)

Beginner (0)

Beginner (1)

Beginner (0.5)

Yes

No

No

No

# of Exams x Lengths

English as a Second Language (ESL) Exam Length

Number of Scenario-Based Questions

Focus

Experience Requirement

Years of Industry-Experience Requirement

Exam Content

Vendor Neutral

Passing Requirements

50% or higher

Professional Requirements

Adherence to the ICCP Code of Ethics

Assistant

Foundational Level

Information Systems Core Exam (Foundational)

60

min

60

min

Data Management Exam (Foundational)

Exams

Certification Levels

Note: If you've achieved a foundation credential by taking the foundation level exams you must retake the exams at 90 minute duration (but at a significantly reduced member price) for any of the higher levels which are extended duration and variety examinations.

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Certification Levels