The complexity and volumes of information about customers, suppliers, and operations is growing exponentially. Independent of size of organization, the need for information modelling in terms of application and data has become one of the most vital things in business and IT development. The Information eXpert certification program is uniquely designed for advanced information, application and data modelling. The training program ensures knowledge transfer and skills building to meet today’s organizations’ cross-disciplinary competency requirements for advanced information modelling.

The Information eXpert certification program has been structured to build on the existing competencies of the practitioner and to infuse a new way of thinking, working and information modelling. This is done through intensive classroom training, in-depth tutoring and coaching throughout the modules.

The hands-on project experience, where you apply the acquired information, application and data modelling techniques and its related disciplines are the parts where the information modelling becomes a part of the practitioner’s modelling techniques.

The Information eXpert certification program with Individual Performance Coaching is designed by the Global University Alliance.

Individual Performance Coaching

It is only through coaching and building on the existing knowledge that competencies are gained and applied. The Individual Performance Coaching is an integrated element of the certification program to ensure that the frameworks, methods, models and modelling principles are customized, adopted and applied in a real-world project setting with a personalized action plan. The participants will discover how to drive forth fundamental changes within their organization and to achieve the objectives set in transformation projects.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will become a certified Information eXpert.

Career path

Our curriculum is a professional and globally recognized career path built on international standards that are in use today. Our career path is developed to meet professionals and organizations need for cross-disciplinary competency creation and development. Based on a combination of the eXpert core modules, participants are offered the opportunity to specialize even further and certify in other Architect disciplines, such as Information Architect, Technology Architect or Enterprise Architect.

Certificates and degrees

The Information eXpert certification program is accredited as part of the Global University Alliance modelling program.

Who should attend

  • Specialists: Data Mining Specialist, Data Analyst, Data Operator, Data Processor, Data Modeller, Data Technician, Data Steward, Data Entry, Visual Information Specialist, Application Programmer, Application Developer, Application Engineer, Data Method Specialist, Application Technical specialist.
  • Consultants: Data Consultant, IT Consultant, Application Consultant and System Consultant.
  • Architects: Data Architect, Application Architect, Information Architect, Solution Architect, Enterprise Architect and Virtual Infrastructure Architect.
  • Managers: Data Manager, Information System Manager, Application Manager, Network Manager, Application Support Manager, Application Administrator and Project Manager.
  • Directors: Data Owner, Information Owner, Application Owner, LoB Director and LoB Owner.


The certification program is offered as a 5 days training program with ongoing individual performance coaching.

Dates and locations:

  • 21-25 May 2018 – Paris
  • 3-7 September 2018 – Hong Kong
  • 26-30 November 2018 – Paris

The individual registration program fee of €9,800 Euro (Excl. VAT) covers tuition, handouts, case materials, conference facilities and team building games. Not included are travel and accommodations.

This certification program includes:

  • 5 days of classroom training
  • 3 x 1.5 hours of digital pre-recorded sessions
  • Individual Performance Coaching during the course
  • 1 Certificate

If two or more participants from your organization are participating in this certification program, you will have the opportunity to use your own application and data models and thereby work on a personalized case for your company.

To request a customized or closed program, or if you have questions about registration or multi-attendee discounts, please contact us.

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Learning Model

LEAD Certification Schedule - Information eXpert RoadmapThe Information eXpert certification program is based on an intensive classroom training module supported with in-depth individual performance mentoring on a selected project. The hands-on experience ensures that the information, application and data modelling skills are applied within the following tracks:

  • Information Layer Modelling: Application components (e.g. logical/physical), application features, functionality, tasks and services and data components, entities, services and flows.



At the end of this program, you will be able to work effectively within our:

Way of Thinking

Focus Area Relation to Strategy
  • Identify application and data requirements
  • Business and IT (application and data) design
  • Focus on application and data development and configuration
  • Develop application and data standards
  • Ensure information in terms of application and data integration
  • Ensure correct testing
  • Maintain and optimize application and data solutions
  • Develop solutions based on business and IT requirements
  • Define application functions linked to business functions
  • Develop solutions and goals based on operational objectives
  • Link business KPIs to system KPIs
  • Ensure correct information reporting (reports, cockpits, dashboards and scorecards)

Way of Working

Tasks & Services The needed skill for abstraction level for an Information eXpert
  • Define application and data standardization and integration
  • Develop application and data software functions, tasks and services
  • Define application components and modules
  • Define information and data objects and system flow
  • Design system measurements and reports
  • Build application roles, rules and compliance
  • Define application and data rules
  • Ensure information compliance to governance, business and technology rules
  • Develop application and data flows
  • Enable application and data channels and media
  • Enable devices to work with applications and data
  • Set up information measures and monitoring
  • Benchmark information maturity
  • Develop information system cockpits, dashboards and scorecards
  • Concrete (tangible, existing and actual)
  • Descriptive and Specification (explanation, depiction/sketch and portrayal often using a map, matrix and/or model)
  • Execution (completing, performing and realizing)

Way of Modelling

Define, develop and create the following maps, matrices and/or models: Decisions Scopes
  • Application and Data Requirements
  • Application Roles
  • Application and Data Rules
  • Application and Data Compliance
  • Application Measurement & Reporting
  • Application and Data Services
  • Application and Data Operating
  • Application and Data Maturity
  • Application and Data Screen Flow
  • Application and Data Interface
  • Solution Requirements
  • Information Business Case
  • IT solution options and decisions
  • Programming possibilities and decisions
  • Information options (e.g. standardization, integration, flows, etc.)
  • Enterprise-wide
  • Information areas
  • Solutions
  • Projects

Information Lifecycle

In the context of information modelling principles, the course participant will learn to think and split their work into the relevant lifecycles (Application Lifecycle and Data Lifecycle). The lifecycle thinking is vital as it represents the course of developmental changes through which the information evolves in terms of innovation and/or transformation as it passes during its lifetime. From information analysis, information strategy, information components, information tasks and information services definitions (application and data), information operations, improvements and changes. The Information Lifecycle consists of a set of phases and steps in which each phase uses the results of the previous one. It provides a sequence of phases and activities for Information eXperts and Information Architects.

Data Management Lifecycle

Example of a Data Lifecycle that is often used in support of an Information Lifecycle.