The Institute for Professional Development

SQL Server Database Administration

Microsoft’s SQL Server is a comprehensive relational database providing enterprise-class data management along with superior tools in analysis, reporting, integration, and notification. The SQL Server 2012 database engine provides secure, reliable storage for both relational and structured data, enabling one to build and manage highly-available, scalable data applications for line-of-business and analytical applications.

Applicants to the SQL Server Database Administration Program should have professional database administration experience; familiarity with computer programming, including Structured Query Language (SQL); and, knowledge of relational database concepts.

View the program's details and curriculum.


SQL Server Faculty

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs are credit-bearing courses of DePaul. Individuals who enroll in the programs become non-degree-seeking students of the university, and enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities afforded to such students.​​


Certificate programs are offered on the university's quarterly schedule, with a new session beginning each fall, winter and spring. Classes are offered on evenings and weekends and can be taken on-campus or online.