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Database Administration Certificate

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Database Administration Certificate

The certificate in database administration focuses on the specific skills required to administer an enterprise database such as Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Server and will prepare you for professional certification exam in Oracle or Microsoft SQL Database administration.

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As a database administration student at Linfield

you might take:

Fundamentals of Information Systems Technology

Broad overview of computer science. Topics include basic concepts in hardware, operating systems and networks, algorithmic problem solving, introduction to the object-oriented paradigm, and an overview of the social context of computing. (COMP 101)

Programming and Object Structures

Concepts of object-oriented and procedural software engineering methodologies in data definition and measurement, abstract data type construction and use in developing screen editors, reports and other IS applications. Programming in visual development environment that incorporates event-driven and object-oriented design. (COMP 152)

Database Program Development

Application program development in a database environment using a host language. Data structures, file organizations, models of data storage devices, data administration and data analysis, design and implementation. (COMP 250)

Studying database administration at Linfield

Learning outcomes

  • Install and configure a relational database server and nosql database server.

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  • Maintain and secure databases.


    Monitor and troubleshoot database performance.


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  • Implement high availability and disaster recovery of commercial databases.

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  • Support data consumers.

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  • Pursue various database administration certification programs.

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Employment Opportunities

With a database administration certificate from Linfield, you might seek a job as:

  • Database administrator
  • System administrator
  • System engineer
  • Network support specialist
  • Computer network architect
  • Computer programmer

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Deanna Fairchild
Deanna Fairchild
Assistant Director of Admission for Online and Continuing Education