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Database Administrator

Database Administrators plan, develop, configure, maintain and support an organisation's database management system in accordance with user requirements, ensuring optimal database integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.

Overview

Database Administrators plan, develop, configure, maintain and support an organisation's database management system in accordance with user requirements, ensuring optimal database integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.

Day-to-day

  • designs and maintains database architecture, data structures, tables, dictionaries and names conventions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all data master files
  • performs the operational establishment and preventive maintenance of backups, recovery procedures, and enforcing security and integrity controls
  • implements and administers database documentation, guidelines, policies and procedures
  • tests database systems and upgrades, such as debugging, tracking, reproduction, logging and resolving all identified problems, according to approved quality test scripts, procedures and processes.

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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Database Administrator

  • You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as database design and development) to work as a Database Administrator. Training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET). There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers.

    Take a Diploma of Database Design and Development

    Find a Bachelor of Computer Science

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