5) CBDM: Certified Business Data Modeler
What you'll learn
- • Actively participate with technical data modelers, using Business Planning and other statements, in developing data maps of data entities that are related to each other though data associations.
- • Define data attributes in data entities using the rules and concepts of Business Normalization.
- • Correctly apply the rules of First Business Normal Form (1BNF) – Fifth Business Normal Form (5BNF).
- • Define Fifth Business Normal Form (5BNF) entities in a data model that capture expert business knowledge.
- • Develop a Solution to a Real-Life Data Modeling Case Study Workshop, based on the skills learned in this course. Your solution to this workshop will comprise your CBDM Exam solution for CBDM Qualification.
- • Download and install a free Student edition of a Modeling Tool: Visible Advantage, which will be used to contain your solution to the CBDM Exam.
- • Enter your solution to the Data Modeling Case Study Workshop into Visible Advantage, that is supplied free as part of the CBDM Exam.
- • Email your solution to Visible Systems Corporation to assess your CBDM Exam and CBDM Qualification.
- • On successful qualification, receive a Certificate showing you have qualified as a Certified Business Data Modeler (CBDM)
- This Course has no mandatory prerequisites. It does not require prior knowledge of data modeling or of IT.
The Course Image for this CBDM course is an Automobile Assembly Line, which, similar to the CSMF Exam, is the focus of the Data Modeling Case Study Workshop that comprises the CBDM Exam.
Section 1 andSection 2 of this Certification course were extracted from Sections 2 and 3 of Module 2: Rapid Delivery Methods for Enterprise Architecture. These are repeated here and intended to enable you to review the main principles of business-driven data modeling and business normalization before completing the Data Modeling Workshop in Section 3, which is the CBDM Exam. You are also required to complete the Quizzes in Section 3.
This Course comprises 3 Sections and a total of 30 lectures and 2 quizzes that teach the Business-Driven Data Modeling and the Business Normalization concepts used for business-driven data modeling projects. Each Lecture includes a Lecture Description. Each lecture may also have resources available to be downloaded. These are listed in a table of Resources Available on the back page of each Section Cover Sheet that is printed double-sided. This table notes the Section and Lecture where the resource can be found. Click the Resources Available button in one of these lectures and next click the Filename on the screen to download the resource in PDF.Section 1 Lectures 1 – 14 teach the concepts of Business-Driven Data Mapping.
- In Section 1 Lecture 1, Fully-Assembled CBDM Course Handouts for the entire course can be downloaded in PDF to use when viewing the video lectures in the Course.
- Section 1 includes Exercise Problems to be progressively completed throughout the lectures. The Sample Solutions for Section 1 can be downloaded in Bonus Lectures 12 - 14.
- Section 2 Lectures 15 – 26 teach the concepts of Business Normalization.
- Section 2 includes Exercise Problems to be progressively completed throughout the lectures. The Sample Solutions for Section 2 can be downloaded in Bonus Lectures 25 – 26.
- Section 3 Lecture 30 discusses the Data Modeling Case Study Workshop, which is the CBDM Exam. Your solution to this workshop becomes your CBDM Exam solution.
- In Lecture 30 the "Data Modeling Case Study Workshop Reference Manual” can be downloaded in PDF. This details the Data Modeling Case Study Workshop Problem Statements, to refer to when you are developing your solution to the Case Study Workshop Problem.
The Data Modeling Case Study Workshop Reference Manual provides an overview of the features of Visible Advantage. It then includes step-by-step instructions to be used to enter your workshop solution, to test it and finally to email it to Visible Systems Corporation who will assess your CBDM Exam and CBDM Qualification.
Who this course is for:
- This Course is directed to business and IT staff who want to understand and apply the methods for business-driven data modeling, as used by Enterprise Engineering. They may be: middle-level business managers; business experts; CIOs; CTOs; IT managers; data modelers; business analysts; systems analysts; and IT Project Managers.
- This course is NOT intended for staff who want to learn programming languages.
Clive Finkelstein has now retired after more than 50 years in the IT Industry, in Australia and the USA. From 1976 - 1980 he developed, in Australia with his company IInformation Engineering Services Pty Ltd)IES), the Information Engineering (IE) methodology. IE was popularised worldwide in the 1980s following publication of the co-authored book by: James Martin and Clive Finkelstein, Information Engineering, Savant Institute, Carnforth: Lancs (Nov 1981). This is the book that started the IE Revolution of the 1980s.
From 1995 – 2000, Clive Finkelstein developed an enhanced version of IE, called: Enterprise Engineering. He developed this methodology for the rapid delivery of Enterprise Architecture (EA) into production as databases and systems, in 3-month increments of increasing functionality. Enterprise Engineering is based on the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture that was earlier developed by John Zachman. Clive teaches the rapid EA delivery Enterprise Engineering discipline personally in his Udemy Courses and Workshops:
Rapid Delivery Workshop for Enterprise Architecture
* Module 1: Introduction to Enterprise Architecture for Managers and IT
- Rapid Systems Development for Business Transformation
* Module 2: Rapid Delivery Methods for Enterprise Architecture
* Module 3: Rapid Delivery Technologies for Enterprise Architecture
Skills & Abilities
Professional and Student Instructor/
Adjunct Faculty Member
Design and delivery of educational courses across a wide range of topics relative to Business Management, Business Analyst, Project Managers, Systems Designers and Software Engineers to include: Software Engineering Methodology, Software Project Management, Web Applications, Software Engineering Discipline, Agile Development, Component Object Development, Software Configuration Management, Software Quality Assurance, Software Testing and Enterprise Architecture.
Experience Executive Director, Visible Systems Corporation, Boston, MA Over the past 10 years, President and Executive Director of a globally recognized brand name in information technology, mission-critical applications enabling enterprises to automate and accelerate many tasks associated with model-driven, object-oriented information systems development, including enterprise-level modeling and business capabilities automation software. Managed the development of global business formation. Working with existing leadership team to map out a successful commercialization and go to market strategy. Worked closely with client executives to formulate broader and deeper customer relationships. Oversight of corporate IP, working closely with legal counsel on protection, valuation and commercialization of IP and revenue opportunities. Manage revenue goals and revenue targets for domestic and international accounts.
-Define Vision, Mission, Core Values, Goals, Strategies, and Key Performance Indicators
-Define business functions, and business function accountabilities
-Establish direction and priorities for later development of Strategic Technology Plan
Experienced in managing the enterprise through the commercialization process of key corporate IP assets in terms of identifying
-Move-Ahead and Go to Market Initiatives
-Execution of Move-Ahead Go to Market Enablers
ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Johnson & Wales University
Salve Regina University
Roger Williams University
University of Rhode Island
January 2007 – December 2013
Depending on the nature, complexity and scale of the enterprise; experienced in commercial, defense and government frameworks. Mostly experienced with the Zachman Framework followed by Implementation Frameworks such as DOFAF, MODAF, and TOGAF and the relevant methodologies in combination with these frameworks. Published assorted articles and proceedings in the area of Achieving Enterprise Excellence.
Education Suffolk University, MAsters in Business Administration boston University, post graduate course work in computer science northeastern university, bachelors of science Communication
Presenter at AutoFact, IEEE, CALS conferences
Certified Enterprise Architect
Certified Business Architect
Certified SCRUM Master