Course Description :
Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data. The role may include capacity planning, installation, configuration, database design, migration, performance monitoring, security, troubleshooting, as well as backup and data recovery.
Database administrators (DBAs for short) tackle challenges like these and other critical functions on a regular basis, placing them among the tech elite in many organizations. The relational database has been a tool of the public and private sectors for decades, but the growth of Internet commerce, social networking and online government-citizen interaction over the last two decades has resulted in an explosion of database growth, activity and expanding functionality.
This explosive growth has had a direct impact on the demand for DBAs. It has also created a subset of data management specialties which all stem from the field of database administration.
It takes an extensive amount of IT training and experience to join the prestigious ranks of database admins. But, the effort can result in a highly-rewarding and fulfilling career path.
Bachelors or Associate degree from any background
What You will Learn Here:
What does a database administrator do?
A DBA manages and maintains complex software and file storage systems. Databases drive business. Nearly every company in the United States relies on a database of some kind, ranging from off-the-shelf organizational software to powerful, custom accounting and manufacturing solutions. DBAs perform the following functions:
Define the parameters of each database in a company's platform.
Ensure access, up-time and data integrity.
Manage both the physical equipment and the software required to maintain complex databases.
Defend data platforms against threats from external sources and internal failures.
Senior DBAs often act as system architects, envisioning the combination of hardware and software required to meet an employer's needs. Mid-tier DBAs often partner with project teams tasked with digging into complex data for insight into company operations. Entry-level DBAs handle routine chores like archiving, optimizing and backing up large database storage volumes. Most of the work happens at a computer workstation, but DBAs increasingly participate in company planning and project meetings.