Preparing for the Exam
Preparing for the exam webinars. These webinars cover:
- Requirements for the Certification
- Nature of the Examination
- Overview of the new Study Guide (see below)
Job Analysis Report (jobanalysisreport.iaidq.org). Review the detailed IQCP Exam Specifications in this important document.
Reference List. The books and articles listed support the topic areas of the IQCP Framework. They are used to write and review the questions in the test question pool. To determine which references you need, review the IQCP Exam Specifications in the Job Analysis report, identify the topics you need to study further, then read this reference list to identify the references that support your needs.
Study Guide. This updated resource will help you to focus on critical areas for the IQCP exam. Version 2 was launched on 2014-04-17.
Free Sample Questions. The purpose of this document is to provide examples of questions similar to those on the IQCP test. The questions included in this document do not appear in the IQCP exam itself. As reflected in the Exam Blueprint included in the Job Analysis report, the IQCP exam covers abroad range of topics. This sample questions document makes no attempt to reflect the broad range of topics contained in the exam itself.
Training Providers. IAIDQ does not provide training nor endorse any training providers.
Note: though training and refresher courses are recommended and will be beneficial to many, they are not required to take the exam.
Study Groups. Virtual study group information:
- Dan Myers at dan [dot] myers [AT] iaidq [dot] org (North America)
IQCP Study Group recordings
Contact Dan Myers to get login details.
Access the IQCP Study Group #1 recording now [Requires login]
IAIDQ IQCP Community. Consider joining this LinkedIn subgroup. It is a great place to interact directly with others who share your interest in the IQCP credential, to share thoughts, study tips, resources etc. Join though iqcp.org/linkedin
IQCP Community Resources. The resources provided here were developed and generously made available by practitioners studying for the IQCP exam. We are posting them here as a service to the community, and assume no responsibility for their quality. Feel free to contribute similar resources by sending them to iqcp [AT] iaidq [dot] org
Rosetta Stone for Information Quality (RS4IQ). For IQCP candidates for whom English is not the first language, this valuable glossary provides of a list of important IQ terms in English translated into several languages. The list was developed as part of an effort led by the MIT IQ program to develop a common understanding for terminology related to the concepts and characteristics of Information Quality.
Work Experience. Draw from your information/data quality work experience. Practical experience is an important component of your preparation for the IQCP exam.