New Data Vault Certification Program!

I’ve been asked about this over the past several years.  i am now happy to announce easier methods to become certified, cheaper (in terms of cost) methods to become certified, and new tracks to become certified in.  these certifications are meant for you as an individual to enhance your existing knowledge, or to prove to your employers that you understand the data vault model and methodology in its entirety.

Ok, what about certification?

your existing certifications (if you already have them) will still stand.  however, i am announcing a brand new line-up of certifications.   these tracks are currently be considered as offerings.  i would love to hear from you if there is a certification you want that you don’t see here, please post it in a comment at the bottom of this entry.   *note: these tracks and their titles may be subject to change.  however, here is the tentative list for now.

  • data vault modeling fundamentals & basics – dv2.0 focused (all of dv1.0 + the new dv2.0 pieces)
  • data vault master – including advanced topics, key structuring, practical data vault skills (yes, you can finally become a data vault master through my certification)
  • data vault loading, etl & sql processing
  • data vault business case modeling, use cases, process models to requirements
  • data vault data mart building, querying, staging out, edw+, virtualization, etc…
  • data vault real-time processing, getting data in to the data vault in real-time

will i be able to get certified anywhere else?

You can see all the certification courses that are available (Data Vault Boot Camp, CDVP2, Certified Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner) on-line training platform that we offer at   Find one in your region today.

what will the cost look like?

The costs will vary a bit depending on where in the world you take your certification, from which authorized partner’s class you attend.

will i have to attend a class *in person* to get certified?

Yes, and I’m happy to announce that as of 2020, all authorized training partners offer on-line instructor led courses.

do i ever need to get re-certified?

Yes, starting January 2021, we will be issuing expiration’s for CDVP2 certification.  That certification will last about 2 years, as we constantly update and improve the materials to include things like self-service, data lakes, virtualization, and more.

if i already have certification, can i take any others you have listed?

yes.  you can take any of the other certifications if you wish to enhance your skill set.  the only certification that has a per-requisite is data vault certified master.  to become a certified master, you must have an existing data vault fundamentals or basics (or existing) certification (CDVP2 certification)

if i don’t pass the test the first time, can i re-take it?

Yes, you have one free re-take.  After that, please contact your local instructor or authorized Data Vault 2.0 training partner provider to request an additional re-take.

can i get an “in-person” certification class for my employees?

yes.  We offer corporate classes as well.

will this certification cover dv2.0?

yes.  the certifications i offer will cover dv2.0

will there be any hand-outs / examples for me to use on my own?

yes.  there will be complete case studies, hand-outs, workbooks for you to download and use in order to prepare for your upcoming certification test.

what is the required environment to run the examples on?

you can use any database engine that supports ansi-sql 92.  the “etl” routines (if there are any) will be offered as a series of sql code segments.  the downloads will be focused on sqlserver 2008 express, but if you know and understand your own database engine, you can use Snowflake, Oracle, Teradata, SQLServer, Sybase,  or mysql.  in other words, the fully functioning stored procedural code will be made available for SQLServer.  if you understand the sql, you will be able to translate the sql blocks in to your own native database and run it.

how long will i have access to the “certification training materials”?

90 Days of access to the CDVP2 materials, and currently the community forums.


if you have any other questions, thoughts, or comments, please post them below in the comments section.

dan linstedt
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One Response to “New Data Vault Certification Program!”

  1. Kent Graziano 2012/07/09 at 1:16 pm #

    Great news Dan! I look forward to see all the new material.

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