Foundations of Information Management Certificate

    If you’re an entry-level information management professional, the ARMA International Foundations of Information Management Certificate is your opportunity to acquire a broad base of fundamental skills and knowledge.

    The certificate program consists of a face-to-face, one-and-a-half-day seminar that focuses on the best practices in today’s most important functional areas in RIM, such as managing electronic records, performing legally defensible e-discovery, developing a business continuity plan, reducing threats to privacy, and much more, as well as a comprehensive computer-based exam you can take on your own after completion of the course. In this classroom setting, you can ask the facilitator questions, learn from real-world exercises, and network with other professionals.


    Learning Objectives:
    Upon completion of this certificate program, you will be able to:

    1. List the primary responsibilities of information management (IM)
    2. Define an electronic record and a vital record
    3. Describe why managing electronically stored information (ESI) is perhaps IM’s greatest challenge today
    4. Define retention and disposition
    5. Describe how a legal hold can affect disposition
    6. Define e-discovery
    7. Define a data breach
    8. List the common measures an organization can take to secure its data
    9. List five components of risk management
    10. List the five common risk management strategies
    11. Define a business continuity plan
    12. List the five steps to disaster recovery


    CRM credits = 10.5 hours


    Facilitator Biography:

    Helen Streck is the president and CEO of Kaizen InfoSource LLC a RIM and IT consulting firm located in northern California. She has more than 28 years of experience in the field of records and information management (RIM). She has developed litigation hold protocol and served on discovery response teams, as well as designed all aspects of RIM programs for national and international companies. Before joining the firm, Streck was a consultant with the firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP.


    Target Audience:

    This course is designed for entry-level information management professionals and other individuals whose jobs involve records – such as attorneys, paralegals, IT specialists, and administrators. (ARMA Core Competencies Level 2)


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    Springhill Suites Atlanta Buckhead
    3459 Buckhead Loop NE – Atlanta, GA 30326

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    3201 South 176th Street – Seattle, WA 98188


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