Data Certification Data Certification manages scheduled and on-demand validations of the configuration management database (CMDB) data. Information is added to the CMDB by Discovery, by importing from third-party tools, or manually. For regulatory or procedural reasons, information in the CMDB needs to be checked for accuracy and certified. The person or team responsible for certification can define what information should be verified and the verification schedule. The schedule then generates a checklist for verifying the data. Individuals assigned to certification tasks answer a series of questions to verify the data. Data certification can be performed against specific fields on specific tables. Based on the certification schedule, certification tasks are automatically created and assigned. For example, you can set up a certification to validate key information fields, such as Operating System and CPU count, on all Windows servers located in Chicago and assign the tasks to the appropriate team member automatically. Data certification results can be used in the IT GRC application. Domain separated systems can use the Data Certification application. Activate Data CertificationYou must activate the Data Certification plugin to access the application. Activating this plugin also activates the Version Management plugin, which manages certification filter versions.Certification schedulesA certification schedule defines the information that needs to be certified and how frequently the certification should be performed.Certification tasksA certification task represents the work of verifying the data associated with a particular record.Certification elementsEach element of each record being certified is tracked in its own certification element record.Certification instancesA certification instance is the collection of certification tasks for one execution of a certification schedule.Certification audit instancesA certification audit instance is a collection of the certification instances and tasks generated by a single execution of the certification audit definition.Certification audit definitionA certification audit definition is a collection of certification schedules that can be run at once.Data Certification Overview moduleThe Data Certification Overview module displays various data certification-related gauges on the Data Certification Console homepage. Data Certification planningInitial planning can make the certification process more successful.Data certification performanceAfter the certification process has been planned, certification tasks can be performed according to defined schedules.