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Database Administrator

Database Administrator Skills & 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


Microsoft SQL

Oracle SQL



Programming Languages

Web Application Development



Database Development

Database Management


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