(DM 202) Data Management: Quality and Standards (DM 202.1)

Data Management


Description

INSTRUCTOR-FACILITATED ONLINE COURSE
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START DATE: March 6, 2019

- Duration: 4 Weeks
- Expected time commitment: up to 5 hours per week, on average
- Weekly virtual live session: 1 hour each week during the course, tentatively scheduled for Mondays at 1 p.m.
- Check our FAQ for more details: https://govex.academy/faq
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This online course, developed by the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, will teach you to recognize the components of data quality, identify common quality issues, and learn methods and practices for improving data quality. In addition, we will discuss the necessary building blocks, use cases, and methods for evaluating and employing effective data standards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe common data quality issues
- Assess government datasets for common data quality issues
- Define and list popular open data standards
- Identify strategies for improving data quality and implementing open data standards
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This course aligns with the following What Works Cities Certification Criteria focused on Data Governance. The full list of criteria can be found at https://medium.com/@WhatWorksCities/5c514f1dff1b.

- Your local government has a publicly available, codified open data policy that commits to data transparency and proactive public disclosure of local government data and data practices.
- Your local government has a documented process for publishing open data.
- Your local government publishes open data to a central, public online location.
- Your local government adopts Civic Data Standards.

Start date: 03/06/2019

Content
  • About the course
  • Week 1 - Understanding the Importance of Data Quality
  • Week 2 - Assessing Open Datasets for Quality Issues
  • Week 3 -Understanding Open Data Standards
  • Week 4 - Implementation Strategies
  • Course Wrap-up 100d
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed