The Comprehensive Curriculum in Database Technologies
Our certificate in Database and Data Analytics is designed for technical professionals who want to learn the principles and practices involved in designing, administering, tuning, and using shared databases. It is also for data architects and analysts to generate business intelligence based on data from databases. The certificate provides not only broad, general knowledge of database systems and concepts, but also state-of-the-art practical skills in database applications. The program offers growth for established and aspiring database professionals who want to further develop their careers.
Enhanced Offering in Data Analytics and Big Data
To generate business intelligence based on data from relational or non-structured databases, enterprises need reporting and analysis capabilities. Data Analytics is the discipline that transforms data into useful information. Our enhanced certificate program provides training on the algorithms, tools, programming, infrastructure and practices needed to achieve these goals. Expert instructors from leading Silicon Valley companies offer a hand’s-on approach to learning through projects and interactions with students in the classroom.
Benefits of Studying at UCSC Extension Silicon Valley
- Hands-on experience with leading tools like Oracle 11g and Hadoop
- State-of-the-art lab featuring Oracle 11g and ER/Studio Data Architect
- Interactive learning with instructors in a disciplined environment
- Convenient course schedules and Silicon Valley location
- Courses taught by expert database professionals
- Courses offered at multiple levels to suit the needs of established and aspiring data professionals
Who Should Attend This Program
The program is geared to technical professionals seeking to augment their understanding of the latest database systems and stay current with ongoing industry changes and the evolving enterprise environment. Others wishing to start a career in databases or data analytics will find a wide range of courses to establish a solid foundation in the requisite disciplines.
Each course has different prerequisites. Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you meet the requirements, whether through job experience or education.
Recommended Course Sequence
We recommend that students begin with "Relational Database Essentials" and follow the prerequisite stated for each course; otherwise, you may take courses in this program in any order.
Note: Some courses may be listed in more than one program. However, you may only share one course between two Engineering and Technology certificate programs when applying for the certificates unless otherwise noted.
Benefits of Declaring Candidacy
We encourage you to establish candidacy in a certificate program early in your studies. There are substantial benefits in doing so:
- Curriculum changes subsequent to the date your application is received will not affect your course requirements.
- Candidates will be notified of updates or special opportunities related to the program.
Engineering & Technology Program Contact
Database Systems Certificate Requirements
Total: 14 units (min.)
Required: 1 course
Elective: 11 units (min.)
C or better in all courses.
Timeline: Complete minimum units/courses within 3 years.
Note: Courses completed more than five years prior to date of certificate issuance cannot be used to fulfill requirements.
How to Apply
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