MCITP Database Administrator

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A Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Database Administrator installs and maintains Microsoft SQL Server, multidimensional databases and user accounts as well as ensures database availability, recovery, and reporting. They create and execute server automation scripts and monitor and resolve SQL server activity. They further have input in the design and technical decision-making that are essential for successfully implementing technology projects. Administrators also deploy, build, design, optimize and operate various technologies.

Database Administrators monitor and maintain SQL Server DBMS. They create database solutions, configure databases and offer technical assistance for SQL Server databases. Administrators engage in data management tasks and optimize SQL Server performance.

Job Description

MCITP Database Administrator job role involves designing and developing logical data models, create physical databases and create data services by using Transact-SQL. They manage, monitor and optimize databases. Administrators also play an important role in the installation and configuration of SQL Server.

Database administrators have to maintain SQL Server instances and manage SQL Server security. Database Administrators monitor and resolve any issues related to SQL Server. They further assist in developing solutions relating to SQL Server instances and databases. They must also successfully implement high-availability database solutions.

Administrators also must monitor security issues and respond to threats. They must have strong knowledge of data archiving, consolidation, distribution and recovery techniques. Administrators must understand the importance of capacity analysis and be able to focus on its design. It is their responsibility to design security measures for database systems using Microsoft SQL Server.

Database Administrators play an active role in providing backup and recovery solutions. They assist in designing the monitoring strategies for maintaining and managing databases. They are responsible for crafting data distribution and database server security solutions.

Database Administrators must take into consideration the entire working environment, which includes regulatory requirements, network systems and database considerations. They must document and test high-availability database solutions. They further must identify and rectify performance issues using SQL Server. They are also responsible for data integrity and system availability.

Administrators are responsible for protecting user data from unauthorized access. They must be able to work with complex database servers and develop databases that fulfill the needs of users. Database Administrators also must be able to merge old databases with new ones to ensure smooth functionality.

Administrators create and implement relational database objects. They play an important role in the designing and deployment of database servers. They must also take responsibility for database security, including backups and disaster recovery.

Database Administrators must conduct performance analyses and are responsible for disaster recovery as well. They must put into place security policies for tracking data access. They must also develop data solutions as well for a wide range of business applications.

Administrators must plan and execute applications related to data provisioning. They must know how to transfer database information to integrated mobile devices. Administrators must design and develop corporate databases. They further must analyze and document data, which may be useful for making certain business decisions.

Educational Qualifications

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications or some related field. Some organizations give preference to those with one or two years of experience, while others prefer those with a master’s degree or some specialization. Currently, organizations are giving preference to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) when hiring database administrators.


MCITP Database Administrator

This MCITP certification certifies that a person has a specific set of skills that are required to carry out the responsibilities of a database administrator. This Microsoft certification provides professionals with a strong understanding of deploying, building, designing, optimizing and operating technologies. Those with MCITP Database Administrator 2008 certificates will be able to monitor and resolve any issues related to SQL Server activity.


According to Payscale, on average Database Administrators earn $98,000 per year in the United States. As per Paysa, Database Administrators earn an average of $103,304, ranging from $87,111 at the 25th percentile to $116,840 at the 75th percentile. Top earners make about 10% more, which is $133,345. The Indeed salary estimate shows that, on average, the salaries of Database Administrators vary from approximately $75,997 per year for Systems Administrators to $104,535 per year for Senior Database Administrators.

Career Opportunities

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is an excellent demand for database administrators. Recent data shows that overall employment opportunities for database administrators will increase by 15% from 2012-2020. Increasing information security needs will ensure a strong job market for database administrators.

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