Database Management - Training, Courses and Certifications

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Introduction to Database Management

The digitization of information has made the management and upkeep of databases much easier and fluid than ever before. Companies now store and manage their confidential information on databases and require professionals to maintain them. Broadly speaking, there are four types of database management systems,

  • Hierarchical

  • Network

  • Relational

  • Object-oriented

There are many different programming languages with which a database may be created. Some of the most popular ones are,

  • MySQL

  • PostgreSQL

  • SQLite

  • Microsoft SQL Server

  • Microsoft Access

  • Oracle

  • dBASE

  • FoxPro

  • IBM DB2

  • LibreOffice Base

Students doing database management courses may be exposed to and taught principles, tools and techniques used in the design, programming, administration and security of database management systems.


  1. 10+2 from any recognized education board in the country.

  2. One must be familiar with the scripting language being used in a particular database.

  3. Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Master of Computer Applications (M.CA.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or similar degrees could be the eligibility criteria at some institutes as well.

Scope of Database Management

Database Management systems are widely used by companies and organizations to maintain and manage their knowledge and information resources. After completing a database management course, students might work in any number of industries including,

  1. Automotive

  2. Banking

  3. Education

  4. Legal

  5. Insurance

  6. Government

  7. Pharmaceutical

  8. Retail

As virtually all industries make use of database management systems at some level, the scope for career opportunities for database management professionals may be wide. Professionals in this field may work in the capacity of,

  1. Database Analysis

  2. Database Administration

  3. Database Engineering

  4. Business Intelligence Consulting

  5. Software Implementation

Topics covered under Database Management & Database Administration

The curriculum of database management courses is subject to the language used in the establishment of the database management system. There are institutions that offer basic and advanced courses.

The curriculum for a basic database management course may include database design and application, relational models, relational algebra, SQL, XML data such as DTDs and XML Schema for query and validation.

Transformation languages could include XQuery, XPath and XSLT, database design in UML and relational design principles.

Other database subjects like views, indexes, authorization, transactions, triggers, integrity constraints, JSON, on-line analytical processing (OLAP) and NoSQL could also be taught, as they form the basics of database establishment and administration.

Short list of courses

A short list of courses in Database Management and Database Administration are mentioned below.

  • Database Theory
  • Database Administration
  • Systems Analysis
  • Web Application Database Development
  • Computer Networking, Backup and Recovery
  • Unix Operating System

Top Colleges/Institutions for Database Management

Below is a list of some institutions that offer database management courses in India:

DBAMetrix Solutions - Ahmedabad

Kepler Technologies - New Delhi

Aptech - Multiple Centres

NIIT - Multiple Centres

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