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.

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    1. Georgetown University

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    2. Kaplan University

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    3. Grand Canyon University

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    4. Colorado Technical University

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      • Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS)
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    8. Johns Hopkins University

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Georgetown University

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Kaplan University

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Grand Canyon University

  • DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • BS in Business Admin. - Business Intelligence

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctor of Computer Science - Big Data Analytics (Executive Format)
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ECPI University

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  • Associate's - Network Security

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Virginia College

  • Bachelor: Management Information Systems
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Virginia International University

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Certificate in Intelligence
  • Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security Studies

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