Database administrators protect, design, implement, maintain, and repair critical databases. Earning an online associate degree in information systems management, with a specialization in database administration, may give you an advantage over the competition when it comes to starting your career. It provides a strong foundation in database development, expansion, and... design.
Experienced instructors teach with the purpose of helping students become creative problem solvers and adept users of today's latest technologies, so they can add value to employers once they enter the job market as database analysts, doing data entry/inventory, or as catalog coordinators. As a résumé boost, students may also earn certifications from CompTIA®, Microsoft®, and Cisco®. At certain schools, students may be able to take these exams at no additional cost (or, if they've already earned these certifications, students may be eligible to receive college credit).
You may also opt to earn a bachelor of computer science with an emphasis in database technology. You would continue your study of database application with a focus on database programming and administration concepts and tasks, using Oracle. In addition, you could acquire techniques in software development, Internet communications, and network administration, as well as foundational knowledge in the field of computer science.
Got an interest in particular names and industry-standard development environments? You may wish to study how to create databases using Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. This program provides a SQL Server database administrator or developer with the knowledge required to create and maintain SQL Server databases and tables. The course is designed so students can gain experience configuring or administrating Windows NT, become familiar with the Windows 95 or Windows NT user interface, learn to manage end-user accounts in an NT environment, and gain knowledge of SQL or Transact-SQL.