Reflecting strong job growth, employers continue to seek database administrators, developers and analysts who combine technical ability and logical thinking with business and communication skills. Because database professionals must multitask, the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail is important, too.
Database Certificate Programs
Bellevue College offers two Database certificates:
- Database Administrator (DBA)
- Database Business Intelligence Developer
Database Administrators design, build, and manage effective database systems. The field is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations over the next six years. The Database Administrator Certificate Program prepares students to perform maintenance tasks, such as back up and restore a database, integrate data from various sources, troubleshoot problems, implement security, ensure database availability and performance, and coordinate activities with network and Web administrators.
Database Business Intelligence Developer
Database Business Intelligence (BI) Developers organize a company's operational data into formats that can be queried using BI developer tools. The resulting reports show trends and patterns that can help a company make better business decisions. The Database Business Intelligence Developer Certificate Program prepares students to design and create data warehouses and OLAP cubes, use BI developer tools to query data, use MDX to query OLAP cubes, and create reports based on queries you create.
Each of the Bellevue College Database Certificate Programs was designed with the input of industry professionals to target the skills employers value most. Database experts currently working in the field teach the classes. You can start any time you like and complete at your own pace, taking as few as one to two classes a week. Each program can be completed in as few as 18 months or as long as three years.
- As of August 2009, the median salary range for database administrators in the greater Seattle area was $83,751 to $109,489. Salaries vary based on level of experience, geographic market and company size.
- The number of database administrators in Washington State is projected to grow 15.1% between 2007 and 2017.
Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
Why Bellevue College?
- Program was designed with input from local industry professionals
- Interactive courses emphasize lab work and hands-on learning
- Instructors are experienced professionals currently working in the field
- Evening and weekend classes are tailored to working professionals
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