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Database administrator

Program Overview

Storing vast quantities of information, databases are a growing part of everyday worklife as we increasingly engage with the online world. MDC's instructors will train you to manage database systems created by the world’s most-recognized software developer, Microsoft. This two-semester program will place you firmly on the path to developing the advanced skills you need for a career as a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA).

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Program Details

This comprehensive program offer extensive hands-on learning opportunities. Upon completion of the program students will be prepared to obtain certification once they have successfully passed a Microsoft examination. Students learn to install, configure, and troubleshoot Microsoft operating environments; DNS, DHCP, Remote Access, network protocols, IP routing, and Windows 2008 network infrastructure; and Microsoft SQL Server client/server database management system.

Coursework includes:

  • Supporting Microsoft Clients
  • Planning and Administering Windows Servers
  • Implementing a Networking Infrastructure
  • Microsoft SQL Administration

Career Prospects

Computer networks are an important part of everyday life and demand for skilled workers is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Trends in health care and mobile technologies are driving growth in this field. While opportunities exist for workers with job experience, candidates with certifications are much more likely to attain employment.

Most graduates of Miami Dade College’s certificate programs are gainfully employed in their chosen field, making MDC a great choice for your education. While this program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to seek employment, you may wish to continue your education. All credits earned as part of this certificate program transfer to the Associate in Science in Networking Database Technology. This is a great way to expand your skill set – and your opportunities.

Students who complete this certificate program and pursue continued studies in this area may find employment as a:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Systems Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Network Manager

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