Database administrator

Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data.[1] The role may include capacity planning, installation, configuration, database design, migration, performance monitoring, security, troubleshooting, as well as backup and data recovery.[2]

Database Administrator
Activity sectors
Information Technology
CompetenciesDatabases, RDBMS, SQL, distributed computing, operating systems, storage technologies, networking, maintenance, recovery
Education required
BS or MS in comp sci; associate degree or certificate with work experience

Skills edit

Some common and useful skills for database administrators are:[3][4][5]

Database administrators benefit from a bachelor's degree or master's degree in computer science. An associate degree or a certificate may be sufficient with work experience.[6]

Certification edit

There are many certifications available for becoming a certified database administrator. Many of these certifications are offered by database vendors themselves. Database administrator certifications may be earned by passing a series of tests and sometimes other requirements. Schools offering Database Administration degrees can also be found.[7]

For example:

  • IBM Certified Advanced Database Administrator – DB2 10.1 for Linux, Unix and Windows[8]
  • IBM Certified Database Administrator – DB2 10.1 for Linux, Unix, and Windows[8]
  • Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional[9]
  • Oracle MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator Certified Professional[10]
  • MCSA SQL Server 2012[11]
  • MCSE Data Platform Solutions Expert[12]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Database Administrators". 11/04/2015. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  2. ^ "What does a DBA do all day?". 11/04/2015. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  3. ^ Spenik, Mark; Sledge, Orryn (20 March 2001). "What is a Database Administrator? (DBA)". Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Oracle DBA job skills". Burleson Consulting.
  5. ^ "Roles and Responsibilities – Oracle FAQ".
  6. ^ "Database Administrator: Job Description and Requirements". 11/4/2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  7. ^ "How Do I Become a Certified Database Administrator?". Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  8. ^ a b "IBM Professional Certification Program". IBM. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Oracle Certification Program". Oracle Corporation. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator". Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  11. ^ "MCSA: SQL Server". Microsoft. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  12. ^ "MCSE: Data Platform". 11/4/2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.