Understanding Master Data Management (MDM) Concepts
This chapter covers Objective 5.3 (Explain master data management [MDM] concepts) of the CompTIA Data+ exam and includes the following topics:
Circumstances for MDM
For more information on the official CompTIA Data+ exam topics, see the Introduction.
This chapter focuses on master data management (MDM) concepts. Think of master data as the single source of truth across an organization. Everything depends on how it is managed—from data quality to time-bound decision making to everything else that depends on data. This chapter covers specifics related to MDM from a process perspective and explores where it makes sense for an organization to invest time and effort into MDM.
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