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 requires checks for accuracy and certification. The person or team responsible for certification can define what information requires verification and a 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. You can then assign the tasks to the appropriate team member automatically. Domain separated systems can use the Data Certification application. Activate Data CertificationActivate 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 requires certification and the frequency of execution.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 reports 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.Reassign a certification taskIf you have the certification_admin role, you can reassign any certification task in the Work in Progress state. Tasks in Closed Complete, Closed Incomplete, or Cancelled state cannot be reassigned. When a task is reassigned, the current task owner and the new task owner are sent a message.Send certification task remindersThe Certification Task Escalations workflow sends automatic email reminders.Mark a certification task as closed incompleteMark a task as closed incomplete if, for example, only some of the elements can be certified.Certification tasks cancellationUsers with the certification_admin role can cancel a certification task in the Work in Progress or Closed Incomplete state.