Data Migration

Plan and perform activities to migrate data between computer storage types or file formats.

Proficiency Level

Level 1 (Follow)


Level 2 (Assist)

  • Assist in providing accessibility, retrievability, security and protection of data in an ethical manner.

Level 3 (Apply)

  • Apply ethical and robust techniques in the transformation of data from one format/medium to another, in line with organisational policies and procedures and being sensitive to risks around the use of information.
  • Prepare data and perform manual or automated data migration.
  • Troubleshoot database errors faced.
  • Validate migrated data post-migration to ensure accuracy.
  • Take responsibility for the accessibility, retrievability, security, quality, retention and ethical handling of specific subsets of data.
  • Assess the integrity of data from multiple sources.
  • Provide advice on the transformation of data/information from one format or medium to another.
  • Maintain and implement information handling procedures.
  • Enable the availability, integrity and searchability of information through the application of formal data and metadata structures and protection measures.
  • Manipulate specific data from information services to satisfy defined information needs.

Level 4 (Ensure)

  • Devise and implement master data management processes, including classification, security, quality, ethical principles, retrieval and retention processes.
  • Derive data management structures and metadata to support consistency of information retrieval, combination, analysis, pattern recognition and interpretation, throughout the organisation.
  • Plan effective data storage, sharing and publishing within the organisation.
  • Independently validate external information from multiple sources.
  • Assess issues which might prevent the organisation from making maximum use of its information assets.

Level 5 (Strategise)

  • Derive an overall strategy of master data management, within an established information architecture, that supports the development and secure operation of information and digital services.
  • Develop organisational policies, standards and guidelines for data management, aligned with ethical principles.
  • Take overall responsibility for planning effective data storage, security, quality, sharing, availability, retention and publishing within the organisation.
  • Plan, establish and manage processes for regular and consistent access to data, and independent validation of external information from multiple sources.