FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about CDVP2

We hope to provide you with direct answers to many of the questions you may have.  These particular questions are generally asked about CDVP2 Boot Camp, the course, the materials, taking the exam, and the DVA community.

Are there any hands on exercises in the certification class ?

Yes. The class is 90% lecture with a 2 hour hands on workshop. The workshop is group participation in developing a conceptual Data Vault Model.

Can I elect to take the tests without attending class in person ?

No. Due to the new materials, the exam is currently only offered after attending the course IN PERSON (or on Zoom over instructor led course).

Can I take the certification class locally ?

Yes, either publicly (if we are offering one near you), or if we can put together 6 students or more for an in-company training. Contact us (here on the form) to inquire about an on-site class, OR view our events calendar to find a course near you.

Can I take the certification test on-line ?

Yes. However, you *must* attend (in person) the CDVP2 course first. (Instructor led over zoom is acceptable)

Do I need my laptop for the class ?

No. No laptop is needed for the course. The Hands on exercise will ask the groups to draw on paper.

I have CDVDM certification, can I jump straight to the CDVP2 exam ?

No. Due to the new materials, all students wishing to become CDVP2 certified, must enroll in the CDVP2 course in order to qualify for the CDVP2 exam.

I have real world experience, can I sign up to take one of the tests or do I have to attend the class first ?

Yes, you *must* attend the CDVP2 Boot Camp before being eligible to take the certification exam. This is due to all the new materials we offer in the course, which are critical to the Certified Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner.

What if I want to schedule a Data Vault 2.0 Certification Class ?

Contact us, or contact one of our authorized training partners listed on this site. We are happy to work out the logistics with you and provide an in-company certification course.

What’s the difference between DV1.0 and DV2.0 Certification ?

Data Vault 1.0 Certification (CDVDM) only covers Data Vault modeling and is now comprised of knowledge that is 18 years old (as it was released in 2001). Data Vault 2.0 covers NoSQL, Big Data, Performance Improvements, Implementation, Architecture, and Agile Project Management (including Disciplined Agile Delivery by Scott Ambler). Data Vault 2.0 Certified Practitioners understand implementation, business data vault, noSQL, Big Data, and ETL performance.

Why should I get certified in Data Vault ?

Take a look at the two supportive pages we have on the site for full answers, that includes: the value of certification, and the benefits of certification. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us.

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