Learn the newest management methods and tools for today's data-driven world with a graduate certificate in database systems technology.

Earn your graduate certificate in database systems technology at University of Maryland Global Campus Europe, and prepare to meet the demand for data professionals who can manage complex databases for large organizations. You can develop expertise in relational and distributed databases and acquire the newest knowledge in data warehousing, mining, modeling, security, and other sought-after areas of database administration.

About the Database Systems Technology Graduate Certificate

The database systems technology graduate certificate program will give you thorough instruction on the design, development, and management of data technology and will help you develop the core competencies to conquer your career goals.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Manage, mine, model, and warehouse data
  • Utilize your database administration and security techniques and skills
  • Use ETL for data warehousing
  • Complete projects using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio
  • Apply your skills in NoSQL, Oracle 12c, SQL, and UNIX to the professional environment

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Create a distributed database solution
  • Complete a database security project using Oracle 12c security features
  • Create advanced databases using object-oriented modeling and NoSQL modeling for big data
  • Create a database for a company to increase business proficiency, backup the database using Oracle tools, and monitor the database with different commands including the Unix/Linux command
  • Mine industry data to solve real-world challenges, such as using census data or Amazon public data to extract useful patterns and predict events regarding society, nature, commerce, and the world economy

Database Systems Technology Graduate Certificate Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

  • DBST 651
  • DBST 652
  • DBST 663
  • DBST 665
  • DBST 670

Course Rules and Program Progression

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed. 
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course. The grade of C is not available for these courses. 
  • The courses in this program will have seven-day and 60-day options for the grade of Incomplete.

Vertical Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with a major in computer networks and cybersecurity, a vertical pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in that field allows you to reduce your total coursework for this program by up to 6 credits.

Overall Certificate Requirements

Initial Requirements

  • UCSP 615
  • UCSP 615 must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.
  • UCSP 615 may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Overall Graduate Certificate Requirements

  • You must be admitted as a UMGC student.
  • You may pursue a degree and certificate simultaneously or pursue a degree after completing the certificate.
  • No more than 6 credits may be earned through transfer from other schools.
  • You must satisfy all required prerequisites for certificate courses. You may need to fulfill some prerequisites before beginning certificate coursework.
  • You must complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of B (3.0) in all courses.
  • Certificate courses may not be taken pass/fail.
  • Graduate students may only complete certificates at the graduate level.

Time Limits for Graduate Certificates

You must complete the requirements for a graduate certificate within five consecutive years. The time limit is calculated from the term in which you successfully complete the first credit course that applies to the program.

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