The CDMP was a hot item at this year's Enterprise Data World in San Francisco! Four free beta exams were offered at the conference, with options to apply to the CDMP at a reduced price. Pat Cupoli's Exam Prep Session started the conference off on Sunday morning with over 40 attending this pre-conference workshop. CDMP was front and center throughout the conference with several different speaker sessions dedicated to certification and promoting the data management professsion. Three exam sessions during the week were filled to capacity, and even had to overflow into a second room to administer exams.
CDMP holders wore ribbons on their badges to identify themselves and at the closing session, all CDMPs were asked to stand and be recognized. Newly certified were also posted on Twitter, as each passed the required exams, for those following #EDW10.
A total of 110 exams were given, and 32 attendees attained the CDMP credential at this conference! Among these were*:
Lindsey H. Lieto
Joseph Burco Jr.
Wilma Van Dyk
Ted Louie (aka @tedlouie)
B. Lori Halfacre
April Reeve (aka @datagrrl)
Dr. Salem F. Alrowaihi
Several international attendees were newly certified this year. Of special note were Sue Guens and Ana Moreira who are the first two DAMA members in South Africa to attain CDMP. They were so excited to get certification! They are already making plans to hold an exam prep class and begin proctoring exams for other members of the newly formed DAMA Chapter in South Africa. Also, Dr. Salem F Alrowaihi, was the first to get CDMP from Saudi Arabia.
Congratulations to all who earned CDMP at the EDW10 conference!
*Note: If you have achieved CDMP and would like to be highlighted on this blog, please send an email with your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also looking for stories!