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Database Administrator

Database Administrator Skills & Qualifications

Qualifications

These are some of the skills & qualifications a Database Administrator needs. These may vary depending on the specific requirements of the business or organization.

 

Technical Skills:

  • RDBMS modelling, PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL, Oracle, MCITP
  • Experience or familiarity with web application development
  • Experience with ITIL v3 foundations may be beneficial for some jobs
  • Data backup, recovery, security, and integrity
  • Familiar with database design, documentation, and coding
  • Familiar with programming languages API

 

Key Qualities/Abilities/Knowledge:

  • Complex problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good communication skills with the ability to explain complex systems
  • Information ordering - Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules

 

Sample Certifications:

These are examples of certifications that some companies may look for/require

  • MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator)
  • Oracle Certified Professional

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar

Skills required

RDBMS

Microsoft SQL

Oracle SQL

MongoDB

Had

Programming Languages

Web Application Development

ITIL

API

Database Development

Database Management

Databases

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