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Master in-demand database skills

MicroMasters® Program in
Database Management Systems

What you will learn

  • Build design models of databases.
  • Create Relational databases.
  • Create NoSQL databases.
  • Gain experience with multiple database technologies.

Databases are pervasive in corporations, government agencies and almost any organization across the globe. A number of jobs work solely with databases, like Database Administrator, Database Developer and Database Architect. Numerous other in-demand occupations also need to have database skills, including Software Engineers, Data Scientists and Cybersecurity Engineers. For many decades, organizations have been using Relational Databases. But recently, a new type of database has begun to emerge, NoSQL Databases, adding complexity for professionals seeking to learn how to use database management systems.

In this program, you will learn all aspects needed to work as a Database Administrator and Architect and will learn key database skills beneficial in other occupations. The program covers both Relational Databases and NoSQL Databases. It also covers how to create your own databases and how to interact with the data within them.

Expert instruction
3 graduate-level courses
Progress at your own speed
5 months
8 - 10 hours per week
Discounted price: $672.30
Pre-discounted price: $747USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. UMBC and USMx's Database Management Systems MicroMasters® Program

  2. 8–10 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Learn how to create and interact with a relational database. The course includes Data Definition Language (DDL) used for database creation and Data Manipulation Language (DML) used for inserting, updating and deleting data in the database.

  3. 8–10 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn how to design relational databases, including many popular relational database models. Relational database normal form will also be covered, so your design will conform to industry best practices.

  4. 8–10 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Build a foundation of the four NoSQL (non-relational) databases: Document-oriented, Key-Value Pair, Column-oriented, and Graph.

  5. What is a MicroMasters Program?
    MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. MicroMasters program certificates showcase deep learning and in-demand skills to employers and can help you get started on a path toward completing an advanced degree.

    How to Earn a MicroMasters Program Certificate
    To earn the program certificate, learners must successfully earn a verified certificate in all three project management courses, and pass the final comprehensive capstone exam.

    From Program Certificate to a Master’s Degree
    MicroMasters programs are designed to offer learners a pathway to an advanced degree and can count as credit toward completing a Master’s degree program. Learners who successfully earn this MicroMasters program certificate may apply for admission to a Master’s program, and if accepted, the MicroMasters program certificate will count towards the degree.

    The Database Management System MicroMasters program certificate will count for 3 credits toward the full Online MS in Information System degree at UMBC(30 credits are required for graduation with the Online MS in Information System degree).

    Learn More About the Masters Degree Program.

    • According to BLS there are 168,000 jobs for Database Administrators and Architects. It is a growing field.
    • Also, according to BLS Database Administrators and Architects earn nearly $100,000 on average.
    • Knowing databases are important in other high-demand occupations including Software Engineer, Data Scientist and Cybersecurity Engineer.

Meet your instructors
from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), University System of Maryland (USMx)

Dr. Michael Brown
Dr. Augusto Casas

Experts from UMBC, USMx committed to teaching online learning

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