Database Administration and Support: Diploma Summary

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A database administration and support diploma is the first step towards a career as a database administrator. Typical coursework includes data warehousing basics, database technologies and e-commerce fundamentals. Read on about this exciting diploma opportunity.
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What is a Database Administration and Support Diploma?

This diploma program will teach you how to manage and store information in a clear and useful way. You will learn the skills that are necessary to set up computer databases, test and monitor those databases, and ensure their security.

Skills You Will Learn

In a database administration and support diploma program, you will learn how to use database management software for the major computer operating systems. Learn how to identify the information needs of clients and implement them into databases, modify and coordinate these databases and provide support for them.

Coursework

In a typical database administration and support diploma program you will encounter the following courses:

  • Data Warehousing Basics
  • Database Technologies
  • Multi-table Databases
  • E-Commerce Fundamentals
  • File System Rights and Administration

Why Get a Database Administration and Support Diploma?

Because of the technical nature of the field, those who are qualified to be database administrators need to have extensive experience and training. A diploma shows to employers that you have the knowledge and experience to be a database administrator.

What Can I do with a Database Administration and Support Diploma?

With this diploma, you can find a position as a database administrator at an office, laboratory, or other relevant facility. A database administrator is responsible for identifying the specific needs of his client and implementing them into information databases. This person is also responsible for maintaining databases and ensuring their security.

Job Outlook and Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), the demand for database administrators will grow much faster than average until at least the year 2014. The median annual income for database administrators was around $60,000 in 2004.

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    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
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    Bachelor's
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cybersecurity
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    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
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    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
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    3. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
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    4. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Data Analytics
      • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
      • MS: Cybersecurity
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
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    Associate's
      • AA: Information Technology
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    5. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
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      • Computer Information Technology, B.S.
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      • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
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      • Computer Information Technology, A.S.
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    6. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S.s - Information Technology Management
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    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology
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    7. Full Sail University

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    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Independence University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Information Systems (MS)
    Bachelor's
      • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)
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    9. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
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    10. Herzing University

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    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
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      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management

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  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
  • AASIT: Network Admin

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Keiser University

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  • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
  • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology

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Full Sail University

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  • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
  • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)

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