Database and Data Analytics

“The artificial intelligence field is exploding. Companies are trying to leverage data science to improve their products, gain competitive advantage and bring a stronger business value.”

Hien Luu, Engineering Manager, LinkedIn
Chair/Instructor, Database and Data Analytics Certificate Program, UCSC Extension

The field of big data and analytics is flourishing as public and private organizations work to harness the growing body of information available to them. With the right data analytics, enhanced by machine learning and artificial intelligence, companies are able to better serve customers, understand the impact of past decision, and map effective business strategy. The UCSC Extension program is designed to serve the beginner data analyst, as well as the seasoned professional looking to sharpen up on analytics skills or redefine his or her career path. Students learn to apply analytics to business decision-making through the study of data analysis, data science, and data engineering.

The Database and Data Analytics certificate program consists of two fields of study:
• Database training for enterprise data professionals who are involved in designing, administering and using shared databases, including building business intelligence; and
• Data analytics course sequences that offer a comprehensive introduction to the field, including algorithms, tools, frameworks and practices in managing big data and performing data mining.

Our Silicon Valley instructors provide practical instruction in active teaching environments for predictive analytics, Hadoop, LAMP, Python, relational database and SQL programming, as well as a series of courses on Oracle database administration.

Our courses are ideal for: aspiring data analysts, business analysts, data scientists and architects, market researchers, mechanical and software engineers, and database administrators. People in other professions also benefit from learning about data to understand the potential of big data analytics for their organization and how to collaborate with data professionals in their company.

“There is little question that Big Data has the potential to have a considerable impact on just about every industry. Its promise speaks to the pressure to improve margins and performance while simultaneously enhancing responsiveness and delighting customers and prospects.”

Jessica Goepfert, IDC market analyst

Program Format

Courses are offered in classroom and online.

Credit Required

14 unit minimum; 1 required course

Program Duration

Most courses take between 4 - 10 weeks to complete. Certificate, if pursued full-time, can take between 9 months and one year

Approximate Program Cost

$ 6,000

(Program costs are higher for F-1 students.)