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
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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
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. Full Sail University

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
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      • Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science
    Master's
      • MSTIM - Computer Science
      • MBA - Applied Computer Science
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      • Master of Science in Data Science
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    5. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • 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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    7. 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
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      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S.s - Information Technology Management
      • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology

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Purdue University Global

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

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Independence University

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Tulane University

  • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management

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Herzing University

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  • Associate of Science - Technology Studies

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Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • B.S. in Information Technology

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Penn Foster High School

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