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About the Database Management Program

Database Managers are primarily responsible for creating new databases or upgrading existing databases for large or small companies. They perform maintenance on databases, check data accessibility and troubleshoot problems with new systems as needed. Database Managers ensure the safety of stored data by implementing security programs. These personnel will need an understanding of database languages, the most common of which is Structured Query Language (SQL). While there are a variety of database management systems that use SQL, this certificate will focus primary on relational database systems.

Successful Database managers possess highly refined analytical, problem solving and organizational skills. Detail-oriented, logical thinkers who understand project scheduling, time management and leadership concepts can excel in this position. Basic verbal and written communication and technical skills are essential for Database Managers. In addition to these qualities, it is important that Database Managers possess the following abilities.

  • Assessing data storage and access needs
  • Creating and maintaining databases
  • Upgrading database systems and software as needed
  • Developing emergency data storage and retrieval plans
  • Managing data backup operations

Key Program Topics

  • Learn how to use the Structured Query Language (SQL) to create, manipulate, and generate reports
    from database tables
  • Learn to design and implement database management systems
  • EER modeling, data warehousing, client/server & internet database environments
  • Perform transaction processing and distributed data management
  • Develop technical expertise in cloud computing architecture using Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Elective options include web frameworks, UNIX/Linux systems, MongoDB, and LEAN Thinking concepts

For more information about this program, please contact: unex-techdata@ucsd.edu.

  • All courses can be taken online, many offered each academic quarter
  • Practical, comprehensive hands-on training
  • Taught by leading industry practitioners
  • Immediately applicable skills
  • Industry-neutral curriculum allows you to apply knowledge to your field of interest

Who Will Benefit

  • Someone with a degree in management information systems, computer science, or a related field that wants to move into database management
  • Individuals with an existing IT background and/or skill set that want to pivot into database systems
  • A data analyst/architect/manager/scientist who wants to develop SQL and database skills for career enhancement
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median national wage for a Database Administrator is $93,750 per year
  • Database Administrator is an O*NET Bright Outlook job: a new and emerging role in a high growth industry
  • Employment of database administrators is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth in this occupation will be driven by the increased data needs of companies across the economy
Format: In-Person, Online

All required courses offered online. Some electives may have in-class options

Estimated Cost: $3,000

Excludes textbooks, software, related materials

Duration: 9 - 12 Months

Flexible

Courses

Delivery Method
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  • Live Online
  • In-Person
  • Online
  • Hybrid
  • Number of courses: Three required courses and one elective
  • Total units: 12-13

Complete at least three (3) required courses

Introduction to SQL ProgrammingCSE-40933

Units: 3.00

$725

Introduction to SQL ProgrammingLearn how to use the Structured Query Language (SQL) to create, manipulate, and create reports from database tables. Important concepts associated with relational databa...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Intermediate SQL ProgrammingCSE-40948

Units: 3.00

$725

Intermediate SQL ProgrammingSQL is a language used in programming and designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS), or for stream processing in a relational data ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Advanced Database Management ConceptsCSE-41332

Units: 3.00

$725

Advanced Database Management ConceptsThe aim of this course is to introduce students to current techniques, methods, and results from the active field of database systems and data management. The cour...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Winter

Cloud Computing Architecture using Amazon Web Services (AWS)CSE-41280

Units: 4.00

TBD

Cloud Computing Architecture using Amazon Web Services (AWS)will give students an understanding of business and technical tools, and architecting on AWS. It will include practical hands-on experience ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Spring

Complete at least one elective

MongoDBCSE-41281

Units: 3.00

TBD

MongoDBMongoDB is a cross-platform document-oriented database program. Classified as a NoSQL database program, MongoDB uses JSON-like documents with optional schemas. MongoDB is used to handle unstruc...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Winter, Spring

Python Web FrameworksCSE-41315

Units: 3.00

$695

Design and Build Web Applications using Python Web FrameworksPython is rapidly becoming a favorite programming language for developing responsive websites, due in large part to the excellent availabil...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Winter, Spring

Linux Operating System FundamentalsCSE-41333

Units: 3.00

$795

This course explores the Linux operating systemwhich is very popular in industry and Internet services. This will be an interactive hands-on course. Students will have access to their own dedicated Li...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Winter, Summer

LEAN Thinking for Big Data AnalyticsCSE-41296

Units: 3.00

$795

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics most recent figures, overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2018 to 2028 - much faster than the average...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall

Database Programming in .NETCSE-41197

Units: 3.00

$725

An essential part of most .NET applications, especially line of business software, is the ability to interact with relational databases.Two principal frameworks that are available to .NET developers: ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Winter, Summer

Not required for certificate

Data Science with RCSE-41308

Units: 3.00

$725

Data Science with RData management and manipulation is an essential task for data scientists who deal with data on a day-to-day basis. In recent years, many R packages were developed to tackle a wide ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Spring

GIS I: Introduction to GISCSE-40991

Units: 3.00

$750

GIS I: Introduction to GISThe ability to analyze and manipulate spatial data is critical across many industries, including urban planning, healthcare, agriculture, mining, trade, environmental science...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Spring

Data Analytics Using PythonCSE-41204

Units: 3.00

$725

Data Analytics Using PythonIn this course, you will learn the rich set of tools, libraries, and packages that comprise the highly popular and practical Python data analysis ecosystem. This course is p...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Linux SecurityCSE-41342

Units: 3.00

$795

This fast-paced, hands-on online course will teach you how to secure Linuxand lock it down to protect a system from compromise. Gain an understand of how system attacks work and how to use hard-core h...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Spring

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Conditions for Admission

Although open to all adult learners, UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.

Certificate Guidelines

You may enroll in the certificate program at any time. However, it is recommended that you enroll as soon as possible. The program curriculum may be updated at any time; if certificate requirements change, you must adhere to the curriculum at the time of your enrollment into the certificate.

Advisory Board

Mark James

Information Technology Consultant

Arun Kumar, PhD

Assistant Professor

UC San Diego

Julia Rossi, PhD

Data Science Manager

Neustar, Inc.

Donna Sandsmark

Supervisor

NetSuite Consulting

Eric Williamson

Data Manager

UC San Diego Health

Joon Yoo

Cloud Data Architect

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