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Data Governance Concepts

Gain an introduction to data governance, exploring its meaning, purpose, and how to implement a data governance framework.

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Gain an Introduction to Data Governance

This course provides an introduction to data governance, focused on key foundational elements, such as what data governance is, why it is important, who needs to be involved, and how to implement a data governance program.

You’ll discover that data governance isn’t just a “check-the-box” exercise but a pivotal method to improve the trust, accuracy, and reliability of your data to mitigate risk and generate tangible business value.

Discover Data Governance Frameworks

You’ll gain an understanding of types of data governance frameworks, including components and key principles, and the importance of data management maturity. You’ll also learn about data governance roles and responsibilities and how to determine the right operating model to fit organizational needs.

Implement Data Governance Best Practices

Lastly, you’ll learn how to implement your own data governance program, including developing a strategy and roadmap and choosing a technical solution. This course is a suitable option for anyone that wants to understand more about data governance – no prior experience is required.
  1. 1

    What is Data Governance, and Why is it Important?

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    In this chapter, you'll learn what data governance is, why it is important, and how data governance can benefit any organization.

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    What is data governance?
    50 xp
    Data governance pillars
    100 xp
    Minimum requirements for data
    100 xp
    The need for data governance
    100 xp
    Why does data governance matter?
    50 xp
    How well do you know regulations?
    100 xp
    Why do regulations drive governance?
    50 xp
    What else drives data governance?
    100 xp
    Benefits of data governance
    50 xp
    What are the benefits of data governance?
    50 xp
    Help Milly convince the board
    100 xp
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    Governance Frameworks, Principles, and Maturity

    A data governance framework provides a blueprint for people, technology, and processes should operate to ensure successful data governance. Learn about data governance types, components, principles, and benefits in this chapter, as well as the importance of data management maturity.

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Joe Franklin
Iason Prassides
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Courtney E. Smith

Strategic Initiatives Manager, M&T Bank

Courtney Smith currently works at M&T Bank as a Strategic Initiatives Manager for Marketing Data and Analytics, and spent the previous three years focusing on data governance in M&T Bank's Enterprise Data and Analytics Office. Courtney holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell and certifications from eLearningCurve as a Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP) and Certified Data Steward (CDS). By taking on a part-time instructor role with DataCamp, Courtney fulfilled a childhood dream of being a teacher — all those years of playing school have finally paid off!
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