Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
The Microsoft Certified Database Administrator certification is appropriate for professionals who derive physical database designs, develop logical data models, create physical databases, create data services by using Transact-SQL, manage and maintain databases, configure and manage security, monitor and optimise databases, and install and configure SQL Server.

In our modern business climate business both big and small will use databases to manage their clients, products, staff and security information. Its essential to have this information held in a secure and stable way that is only accessible by the right people. More

The MCDBA uses SQL Server 2000, the latest SQL course is Server 2005, if you would like the latest version please refer to the MCTS SQL Server 2005 page.

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Those that are new to the IT industry or are looking change or start a new career you will be interested to find out the MCDBA may not be the best course to start with. Microsoft recommends a minimum of 12 months experience with Microsoft servers and databases, if you don’t have this you will see that our Career Packages, that includes our job guarantee, the best place to start.

Examples of MCDBA job titles include:
Database Administrator
Database Analyst
Database Developer
Web Application Developer
Internet Developer

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What’s the salary for an MCDBA?

The MCDBA certification will help to increase your value in the workplace and qualify your IT skills. With a couple of years experience you would expect to earn £25-35k and the average wage for a MCDBA in the UK is £39,723 (

Around 90% of UK companies use Microsoft technologies to run their business networks, making Microsoft certifications the most valuable and recognised in the industry. For more information on salaries and the job opportunities an MCDBA certification will lead to click here.

How long to study for MCDBA?

You gain MCDBA certification once you have passed 4 MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) exams. If you are familiar with the Microsoft Windows platform and use, servers, networks and SQL on a daily basis you should expect to take between 3-6 months to complete the MCDBA.

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What courses do I need to study?

MCDBA candidates are required to pass four exams to achieve certification, three core exams and one elective. For the core section, candidates are required to pass one SQL Server administration exam, one SQL Server design exam and a Windows 2000 Server exam to fulfil the networking systems core requirements. The elective provides proof of expertise with a specific Microsoft server product.

Core Exams (3 Exams Required)

SQL Server Administration

13 hour(s)
60 hour(s)

SQL Server Design

21 hour(s)
60 hour(s)

Networking Systems

54 hour(s)
54 hour(s)
46 hour(s)

Elective Exams (1 Exam Required)

22 hour(s)
51 hour(s)
19 hour(s)
14 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
48 hour(s)
12 hour(s)
53 hour(s)


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