Database Development and Administration: Diploma Description

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A database development and administration diploma is your ticket to a career building databases, organizing information, and working with computers as a database administrator. Typical courses include programming fundamentals, JAVA, UNIX and workstation administration. Read on to find out more about this diploma opportunity.
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What is a Database Development and Administration Diploma?

In a database development and administration diploma program, you learn to build computer databases. You will need to learn how to organize data in an effective and informative manner, and learn how to maintain and upkeep databases.

Skills You Will Learn

To graduate with a database development and administration diploma, you will need to demonstrate a proficiency in building and maintaining databases. You will work with all the major computer operating systems, including UNIX and Windows, as well as learn the essentials of computer programming languages like Java and HTML.

Courses

In the typical database development and administration diploma program, you will encounter the following courses:

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • UNIX Operating System
  • Programming in Java
  • Workstation Administration
  • Command Line Administration

Why Get a Database Development and Administration Diploma?

Those who wish to work in this field need to develop a highly technical set of skills. A diploma in database development and administration will show employers that you are qualified to work as a professional.

What Can I Do with a Database Development and Administration Diploma?

Upon completion of this diploma program, you will be able to find work as a database administrator at a computer systems design firm, data processing firm, software development firm, or similar outfit.

Job Outlook and Salary

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) predicts a favorable outlook for database administration positions in the near future. The demand for such employees will increase much faster than the national average until at least the year 2014. The median annual income for database administrators in 2004 was around $60,000.

Popular Schools

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    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
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    2. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. Louisiana State University Shreveport

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Concentration
      • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Specialization
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Regent University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
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    5. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
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      • BS: Cybersecurity
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Technology
      • AA: Cybersecurity
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    6. Grand Canyon University

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    Doctorate
      • DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
      • Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics)
    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
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      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
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    7. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
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    8. Penn Foster High School

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    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Online Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    10. South College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Science in Network Administration & Security

Featured Schools

Purdue University Global

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BS in IT - IT Management
  • AASIT: Network Admin

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Georgetown University

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Louisiana State University Shreveport

  • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Concentration
  • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Specialization

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Regent University

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology

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Saint Leo University

  • BS: Computer Science
  • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
  • AA: Information Technology
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