Data Management and Analytics (Professional Certificate)
Data use has increased across business, industry, and the government, as well as the need to manage and analyze this data. Prepare for a data career with the professional certificate of Data Management and Analysis.
Prepare for a career in data management and analytics as a database architect, database designer, or data processing analyst.
The professional certificate in Data Management and Analytics is awarded after completing both the Database Concepts and SQL Databases courses, in addition to at least one of the elective courses listed below. Most often, these courses can be successfully completed in one year or less.
Core coursework covers a broad range of data management and analysis including database design, implementation, and administration, as well as database management and programming. Hands-on projects are incorporated into the coursework.
The professional certificate in Data Management and Analytics is awarded after completing both the Database Concepts and SQL Databases courses, in addition to at least one elective course. Hands-on projects are incorporated into the coursework.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of a database administrator is $93,750. Job growth in this area is expected to increase 9 percent through 2028.
Related job titles include database architect, database designer, and data processing analyst.
Pursuing this professional certificate would be best served by receiving guidance from a program manager of information technology courses. Some courses may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing a program manager to assist in planning the sequence of courses would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience.
- IT-D 821 Database Concepts
- IT-D 822 SQL Databases (Undergraduate Level)
- IT-D 823 Advanced SQL Databases (Graduate Level)
The third course may be chosen as an elective from the list below:
- IT-D 826 Data Warehousing
- IT-D 827 Data Analytics
- IT-D 829 Advanced Data Analytics
- IT-T 831 Object-Oriented System Analysis, Modeling and Design
- IT-D 872 Big Data Operations
- IT-D 825 *Topic: Data Mining
- IT-O 844 Cloud Computing Technologies
- IT-O 857 Storage Technologies
*Topics: Data Mining is a course that covers a specific area in databases, data science, data management, or data analytics. The topic that is studied may vary from semester to semester based on student or faculty interest.