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. Georgetown University

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      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
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    2. Kaplan University

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    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
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    Bachelor's
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    3. Colorado State University Global

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    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
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      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
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    4. Saint Joseph's University

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      • MS in Business Intelligence & Analytics
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    5. Full Sail University

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      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
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      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
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    6. Northcentral University

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    Master's
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    7. Keiser University

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    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
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      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology
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    8. The Art Institutes

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      • Visual & Game Programming (BS)
      • Visual & Game Programming (BA)
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    9. Herzing University

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    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
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    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
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    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
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    10. Argosy University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Information Technology (BS)
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      • Information Technology (AS)

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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Kaplan University

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  • BSIT - Information Management
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Colorado State University Global

  • Master - Information Technology Management
  • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

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Saint Joseph's University

  • MS in Business Intelligence & Analytics

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Full Sail University

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

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Northcentral University

  • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
  • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • MSTIM - Computer Science
  • MBA - Applied Computer Science

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Keiser University

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

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The Art Institutes

  • Visual & Game Programming (BS)
  • Visual & Game Programming (BA)

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