The Database Administrator Program

The Database Administrator Program is a certification program intended for students looking to learn the fundamentals of database querying and administration and beyond. Students will learn to administer, test, and implement computer databases as well as coordinating changes to computer databases. Finally, students will plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

The MTA Database Administration Fundamentals certification will ensure an understanding of core database concepts, creation of database objects, manipulation of data, data storage, and administration of a database.


Database Administrator Program Details

Database Fundamentals

Learn the core concepts behind database administration with our Database Fundamentals course. You’ll learn how to manipulate data and create new database objects as well as gain a thorough understanding of Microsoft Access and Excel.

This program includes select content from the following publicly scheduled courses.

  • Excel
  • Relational Database Design
  • Access
  • 40364 Database Administration Fundamentals
  • 10985 Introduction to SQL Databases

Microsoft SQL Server

This course will serve as an introduction to one of the most popular database programs in the world: Microsoft SQL Server. Learn how to perform different queries, aggregate data, use table expressions, and work with stored procedures. But that’s only the beginning. You’ll also learn how to backup and restore data, monitor performance and manage security, and how to perform ongoing database maintenance.

This program includes select content from the following publicly scheduled courses.

  • 20461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server
  • 20462 Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases
  • 20464 Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases

Program Length

24 weeks /432 clock hours

Certifications Achieved

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Access
  • MTA Database Fundamentals

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing one of our programs, you may qualify for the following career opportunities.

  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Programmer
  • Information Systems Manager


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Database Administrators - 15-1141
Data Warehousing Specialists - 15-1199.07


Common Job Responsibilities

  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.

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