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  1. What is the DAMA-DMBOK2 Revised Edition?
    The DAMA -DMBOK2 Revised Edition is an updated version of DAMA International's flagship asset, the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK2). This revised edition focuses on addressing known inconsistencies and inaccuracies within the previous version, providing a more reliable and up-to-date resource for data management professionals.

  2. Why was the DAMA-DMBOK2 Revised Edition created?
    DAMA International understands the importance of staying current and ensuring that the DAMA-DMBOK2 remains a comprehensive framework of reference for data management practitioners. As a result, the organization embarked on a journey to refresh and improve the DAMA-DMBOK2, incorporating feedback from members and volunteers to create a more accurate version.

  3. What are the key improvements in the DAMA-DMBOK2 Revised Edition?
    The main updates in the revised edition include:
    - Standardized terminology and acronyms for better comprehension
    - Corrections of typos and errors in figures across all chapters
    - Review an improvement of the 12 context diagrams
    - Enhancements to the Data Quality chapter, including added appendix
    The list of significant changes can be consulted on this page.

  4. How can I get a copy of the DAMA-DMBOK2 Revised Edition?
    The DAMA-DMBOK2 Revised Edition will be available on the Technics Publications website by April 2024. Afterward, it will be distributed through major online bookstores worldwide. The revised edition will be offered in both print and eBook formats to cater to different reader preferences.

  5. Will the DAMA DMBOK2 Revised Edition replace the previous version?
    Yes, upon release, the DAMA-DMBOK2 Revised Edition will replace the previous version as the authoritative and up-to-date resource for data management professionals.

  6. Will the DAMA-DMBOK2 Revised Edition be available in multiple languages?
    At the time of its release, the DAMA-DMBOK2 Revised Edition will initially be available only in English. Translations into other languages are planned, but the exact timeline for their availability is not yet determined. Keep an eye on updates from DAMA International for information on when translated versions will become available.

  7. How does the DAMA-DMBOK2 Revised Edition affect the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) certification?
    The DAMA-DMBOK2 Revised Edition will become the reference for CDMP certification preparation starting from October 2024. Until that date, candidates preparing for the certification can continue to study using the DAMA-DMBOK 2nd edition. From October 2024 onwards, the DAMA-DMBOK2 Revised Edition should be used for the most current and accurate information to prepare for the CDMP exam.

    If you purchase the revised edition but want to do your exam before October 2024, you can get a free PDF copy of DAMA-DMBOK 2 (not revised). You must enroll for the exam ( and then send an email to with proof of purchase of the revised edition. After verification, we will send you instructions to download your PDF.

  8. How can I contribute to the next DAMA-DMBOK review?
    DAMA International is preparing the environment to begin the authoring process for the evaluation of DAMA-DMBOK. This will require the contributions of members and professionals who are facing the challenges of data management on a daily basis. To stay informed and be ready to participate in future community open calls, keep an eye on DAMA International's communication channels, such as our website, newsletters, and social media. Your valuable input can help shape the future of data management best practices and knowledge.

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