As the premier vendor-independent association for data management professionals, DAMA has long supported formal certification in our field. In 1993, DAMA Chicago worked with the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) to develop the Data Resource Management (DRM) specialty exam, one of several experience-based tests leading to certification as a computing professional.

In response to several requests over the last few years from members looking for a comprehensive overview of data architecture and data resource management topics, DAMA Chicago has developed the DRM Exam Review Course. The course covers all of the topics covered in the ICCP DRM exam and will be available this fall.

Similar to review courses presented by other professional organizations, such as the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, the DRM Exam Review Course is a brush-up and study review guide for people planning to take the one and one-half hour DRM exam. The ICCP will extend a discount on the normal cost of the examination to course participants.

The course uses the 1999 DAMA publication, Guidelines for Data Resource Management Standards, in addition to study materials prepared by the topic leaders. Additional details about the course can be found in the June Newsletter of DAMA Chicago at . The Guidelines can be ordered from DAMA through our Web site,

For more information about the exam, visit the ICCP Web site ( For an outline of the ICCP DRM exam, visit the DAMA Chicago Web site, drm.htm.

Mark your calendars now! Next year's annual DAMA International Spring Symposium is slated for March 20-23, 2000, in Washington, D.C. The theme for the multitrack symposium is "Adventures in Data Management," with topics including data exploration, knowledge management, business intelligence and managing data in application packages. The symposium will be co-hosted and colocated with Wilshire Conferences' annual Meta Data Conference, offering participants the single most authoritative event on the state of art and practice in meta data management. The 2000 symposium will mark the fourth year that DAMA and Wilshire Conferences (formerly TTI) have co-hosted the annual symposium.

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DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
Atlanta Call Carol Knight, 770-551- 9254, for meeting schedule.
Boston Call Kris Chatterjee, 718-716-1025, for meeting schedule.
Brisbane, Australia Contact Paul Fendley, .au, for meeting schedule.
British Columbia, Canada Call Peter Kho, 604-666-3027 or e- mail,
Canberra, Australia E-mail Rob Smith- Roberts,, for meeting details.
Carolina E-mail Doug McCurry,, for meeting schedule.
Chicago Brett Champlin,, for meeting schedule.
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Rodney Cole, 972-699-6240, for meeting schedule.
(Rocky Mountain)
September 9: David Hay.
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Houston Contact Frank Pursel, 713-356-6264, for meeting schedule.
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, or 1-3923-02-2533, for meeting schedule.
Kansas City Chapter now forming! Contact Erik J. Brokaw, 816-467-3786, for more information.
Kentucky Tri-State Contact Pat Lavigne, 502-560-4598, for meeting schedule.
London Chapter now forming! Contact Brett Champlin,, for more information.
Los Angeles Contact Jim Swenson, 818-814-7735, for meeting schedule.
Melbourne, Australia Contact Daniel Moody, +61-3-9650-5100 or, for details.
Minnesota Call Dawn Michels, 651- 486-4626, for meeting schedule.
Nashville Brian Jones, 615-748-1421, for meeting schedule.
New Jersey September 9: DAMA Day: Data Warehousing, Pre & Post Millennium.
Visit www.dama- nj.orgfor chapter information.
New York City Please see, for registration details.
New York
(Northeast Region)
E-mail, or call 516-221-5560 for meeting details.
North Florida Chapter now forming! Contact Susan E. Stelzmann,, for more information.
Ohio Sam Hughes,, for meeting schedule.
Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley September 29: Object Day with Terry Quatrani.
Chapter meets quarterly. Visit call 610-690-1653 for more information.
Phoenix Call Laura Kostyo, 602-766-5486 or visit, for meeting schedule.
Portland Rita Wheeler, 503- 321-6495, for meeting schedule.
Rochester/ Upstate New York Contact Pat Gunter, 716-327-2459, for meeting schedule.
Sacramento Call Cortina Martinez, 916-654-9596, for meeting schedule.
San Francisco Bay Area August 4: "Selling Data Management -Workshop," Darlene Crane.
Call Rose Romero, 510-304-1044, for details.
Scandinavia Contact Eskil Swende, +46- 8-80-22-40, or, for meeting schedule.
Seattle (DRMA) Call Scott Harris, 253-502-2321, for meeting schedule, or visit for details.
St. Louis Please visit the DAMA- St. Louis Chapter Web site at for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Sydney, Australia Contact Robert Arnold, or 61-2-9211- 6200, for meeting and event details.
Topeka Chapter now forming! Contact Dan Roehler, 785-291-3477, for more information.
Toronto, Canada
Please visit the Toronto IRMAC Web site at for information about upcoming meeting and event details.
Washington, D.C.
(National Capitol Region)
Call Veena Bhatia, 202-708-9279, for meeting schedule.
Wisconsin Contact Ed Lance, 608-242-4100,, for details.

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