Introduction to Data Management Functions and Tools: IDMA 201 Course Study Guide by Insurance Data Management AssociationIntroduction to Data Management Functions and Tools: IDMA 201 Course Study Guide by Insurance Data Management Association

Introduction to Data Management Functions and Tools: IDMA 201 Course Study Guide

byInsurance Data Management Association

Paperback | July 18, 2017

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This study guide is for the IDMA 201 course in the IDMA Associate Insurance Data Manager (AIDM) designation program.

This course defines data management, describes the functions of data managers, provides the business case for data management and introduces the student to concepts and tools used by data managers.

Whether you are an actuary, a claims professional, business analyst, or almost any of the other key functions, knowledge of data management can help you do your job better and help you prepare, understand, and protect the raw material-the data-so critical to your organization.

IDMA courses, workshops, and forums are highly recommended for a broad audience including new hires, IT and data modeling professionals who want to broaden their knowledge of the business side of insurance data management, anyone who manages and governs data in the industry (statistical, or management information data), and anyone who needs to use or communicate good quality data/information - from actuaries to underwriters, and claims and analytics professionals.

Students who complete the four IDMA-developed courses and successfully pass the examinations are awarded an Associate Insurance Data Manager (AIDM) designation.  The IDMA courses may be taken in any order; there are no prerequisites.  However, the courses are numbered to indicate a recommended sequence.

For details on the designation requirements, please refer to the IDMA Website at

Title:Introduction to Data Management Functions and Tools: IDMA 201 Course Study GuideFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:168 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.36 inShipping dimensions:11 × 8.5 × 0.36 inPublished:July 18, 2017Publisher:Technics Publications, IncorporatedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634622499

ISBN - 13:9781634622493


Table of Contents

ASSIGNMENT 1: Data, Information, and Knowledge            11

Educational Objectives            11

Key Terms and Concepts         11

Review Questions        14

Discussion Questions   20

Answers to Assignment 1 Questions    21

ASSIGNMENT 2: Introduction to Data Management            25

Educational Objectives            25

Key Terms and Concepts         26

Review Questions        30

Discussion Questions   37

Answers to Assignment 2 Questions    39

ASSIGNMENT 3: Data Standards      45

Educational Objectives            45

Key Terms and Concepts         45

Review Questions        47

Discussion Questions   55

Answers to Assignment 3 Questions    56

ASSIGNMENT 4: Data and Information Integrity     61

Educational Objectives            61

Key Terms and Concepts         61

Review Questions        63

Discussion Questions   69

Answers to Assignment 4 Questions    70

ASSIGNMENT 5: Metadata and Metadata Management        75

Educational Objectives            75

Key Terms and Concepts         76

Review Questions        77

Discussion Questions   85

Answers to Assignment 5 Questions    87

ASSIGNMENT 6: Reference Data and Master Data Management      91

Educational Objectives            91

Key Terms and Concepts         91

Review Questions        93

Discussion Questions   99

Answers to Assignment 6 Questions    100

ASSIGNMENT 7: Data and Information Governance 103

Educational Objectives            103

Key Terms and Concepts         103

Review Questions        104

Discussion Questions   110

Answers to Assignment 7 Questions    111

ASSIGNMENT 8: Information Security         115

Educational Objectives            115

Key Terms and Concepts         115

Review Questions        117

Discussion Questions   120