Database Administrator

Also known as: DBA/Developer or DB Specialist

About the Role

A database administrator (DBA) is responsible for the installation, configuration, upgrading, administration, monitoring, maintenance, and security of databases in an organisation.

Education Options

  • NZ Diploma in Database Administration (Level 6) (More info at NZQA)

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

  • Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems (or equiv Info Science, Info Mngmt)

  • Bachelor of IT/ICT/Computing (and various names) through ITP Sector

Relevant Professional Certification

Certified Technologist (CTech) (More info at IT Professionals NZ)

Recognised Industry Certifications

  • Certified Data Management Professional (ICCP CDMP)

  • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server (MCSA)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Data Platform / Business Intelligence (MCSE)

  • MongoDB Certified DBA

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