Taxonomy and Metadata

Learn how to develop and optimize taxonomies and metadata models for improving information navigation, findability, and discovery.

Taxonomy and Metadata

Available as a self paced course only at this time. Students can go at their own pace and have six months to complete the course and take the final exam to earn their Taxonomy and Metadata Specialist certificate.  All study materials are included in the course, and though self directed, our training modules will take you step by step through the course fully preparing you for the final exam (exam is multiple choice and true/false and you have three attempts to pass).

AIIM's Taxonomy and Metadata course will help you

  • Scope a taxonomy project and develop a business case
  • Determine whether to build or buy a taxonomy
  • Understand the major design principles for a taxonomy and develop a test plan
  • Conduct a facet analysis for a taxonomy project
  • Develop a metadata collection strategy
  • Earn the Taxonomy and Metadata Specialist designation after passing the online exam

Have a team to train? Private training classes available, please send an email to profdev@aiim.org for more information. 

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Fees for online Information Governance, Taxonomy and MRSP2013 courses

Self paced, online training is a great value.  Our Information Governance, Taxonomy and Metadata, and Managing Records and eDiscovery in SharePoint 2013 specialist self paced courses costs are $299 (US) for non-members. Professional members enjoy a 10% discount and pay $265 (US). Sign up today using the purchase buttons below and get started!

Students wishing to purchase these online courses in Euros or British Pounds should submit a booking form or contact Angela Hymas. Fees for these currencies are £200 / €250 for non-members. Professional Members would receive a 10% discount.


Taxonomy and Metadata Training Course

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Taxonomy and Metadata Specialist Course

Get more information about AIIM's Taxonomy and Metadata Training program – full details about the course topics, testimonials, and more can be found in this pdf download. Check it out!

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