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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

Program Benefits

 
  • 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

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

Demand and Job Prospects

 
  • 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

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

At a Glance

 
  • Number of courses: Three required courses and one elective
  • Total units: 12-13
  • Estimated cost: Approximately $3,000 (excludes textbooks, software, related materials)
  • Time to complete: Flexible; most students complete the program in nine to twelve months
  • Delivery: All required courses offered online. Some electives may have in-class options

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

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There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program

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