This concentration in Database Administration is designed to prepare students to be Database Administrators. Large organizations have entire teams or even departments responsible for the DBA function, while small organizations may have just one DBA. In general, DBA's are responsible for the validity, reliability, security, and online responsiveness of their organization's database. They design both the physical and logical structure of these databases, develop processes and procedures to ensure both security and business continuity and disaster recovery.
Note: Students in this concentration are advised to take CSC 451 as their first foundation course. After successful completion of CSC 451, students in the concentration can take Advanced Phase courses at the same time as Foundation courses, if they so desire. Advisors may wish to suggest that their students in this concentration take one more technical database course along with one more traditional IS course, or, if they are taking just one course at a time, that they alternate courses between the two categories.
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Online Learning Options
This concentration is available online. CDM online degrees are delivered mostly through COL-enabled courses, although other delivery technologies are also used. If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. To complete this degree a student may take any combination of online and on campus courses. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.