Database Administrator

2017 Career Insights

The need for Database Administration has continued to have a high demand over the years due to a company’s need to organize and present data. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of DBA’s is expected to grow 11% from 2014 to 2024. Growth in this occupation is driven by the increased data needs of companies in all sectors of the economy.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR ORACLE DBA'S

OCA (Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate)

  • Entry-Level
  • Fundamental concepts/skills DBAs need for daily operations and maintenance

 

OCP (Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional)

  • Mid-Level
  • Advanced knowledge/skills required of qualified database administrators, including development/deployment of backup, recovery, and Cloud computing strategies

 

OCM (Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Master Certification)

  • Mid- to Senior-Level
  • Certifies the most highly skilled and experienced database expert

 

**Free practice exams for OCA, OCP, and OCM exams

 

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR SQL SERVER DBA'S

MCSA: SQL 2016 (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate)

  • Must pass two exams
    • Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
    • Provisioning SQL Databases

 

MCSE: Data Management and Analytics (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert)

  • Must have at least one of the certifications listed below in order to test for MSCE Data Management and Analytics
  • MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014
  • MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development
  • MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration
  • MCSA: SQL 2016 Business Intelligence Development
    • One of the following electives
      • Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solution
      • Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions
      • Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases
      • Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server
      • Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
      • Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server

 

* To maintain this certification, individuals must pass an additional elective exam each year

 

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