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Database Certifications

The Information Technology industry is experiencing a certification craze! Whether you're looking for a valuable career credential or a structured approach to learning, database certifications are a good place to start.

Microsoft Office Specialist: Access 2013 MOS Certification
Microsoft offers a variety of professional certification programs, including a database certification for users of Microsoft Access 2013. If you use Microsoft Access as a regular part of your job, or you hope to gain employment in the field of user-level databases, you may wish to consider the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) program's Access 2013 track. This program (formerly known as the Microsoft Office User Specialist or MOUS program) allows users of the popular desktop database to prove their knowledge in a structured exam environment.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Certification Programs
Microsoft is once again overhauling its SQL Server certification program in conjunction with the release of SQL Server 2012. The short-lived MCITP and MCTS certifications are no more and now there are three levels of certification available to database professionals

Database Certification Spotlight: OCA
Want to prove your Oracle Database Administration prowess to the world? Check out the Oracle 11g certification program!

MCITP SQL Server 2008 Certifications
Looking to demonstrate your SQL Server 2008 expertise to potential employers? Perhaps you’d like a credential to help you earn a promotion or pay increase at your current job? The Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) program offers advanced certification programs for database professionals.

Database Certification Spotlight: MCTS SQL Server 2008
The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist program provides database professionals with an opportunity to showcase their SQL Server skills. If you'd like to prove your prowess to a prospective employer, take a step up the career ladder in your current job, or simply earn a nice certificate to hang on the wall, the MCTS credential may be a...

Database Certification Spotlight: MCAS Access 2007
If you use Microsoft Access 2007 as a regular part of your job, or you hope to gain employment in the field of user-level databases, you may wish to consider the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) program's Access 2007 track. This program (formerly known as the Microsoft Office User Specialist or MOUS program) allows users of the popular desktop database to prove their knowledge in a structured exam environment.

Database Certification Spotlight: Oracle Certified Associate, MySQL 5
The Oracle Certified Associate, MySQL 5 credential offers entry-level certification for MySQL database professionals. The program, formerly known as the Certified MySQL Administrator (CMA) program, provides potential and current employers with confidence that candidates have demonstrated a base level of knowledge about the MySQL database platform.

Database Certifications
Popular database certifications are always in demand, whether it's Microsoft's MCTS or MCITP, Oracle's OCA, OCP and OCM or MySql's CMA, CMDEV and CMDBA. Are you a database professional seeking to polish your resume in the hopes of landing a better gig? Database vendors offer a variety of professional certification programs that can help you...

Database Certification Spotlight: Office Specialist
If you use Microsoft Access as a regular part of your job, or you hope to gain employment in the field of user-level databases, you may wish to consider the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) program's Accesstrack. This program (formerly known as the Microsoft Office User Specialist or MOUS program) allows users of the popular desktop database to prove their knowledge in a structured exam environment.

Database Certification Spotlight: OCP
Want to prove your Oracle Database Administration prowess to the world? Check out the Oracle 9i certification program!

Database Certification Spotlight: MCDBA
Interested in earning your Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) credential? Get off to the right start with this informative article!

Certification Spotlight: MCDBA
Interested in earning your Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) credential? Get off to the right start with this informative article!

Certification Spotlight: Microsoft Office Specialist
Looking to prove that you know your stuff when it comes to Microsoft Access? The Microsoft Office Specialist program may be just what you're looking for!

Certification Spotlight: Oracle Certified Professional
Want to prove your Oracle Database Administration prowess to the world? Check out the Oracle 9i certification program!

Get Certified!
Are you a database professional seeking to polish your resume in the hopes of landing a better gig? Perhaps you're just getting started in database administration and you'd like to establish your credentials in the field.

Brainbench Certification Programs
Brainbench.com offers free online certfication programs for numerous Microsoft and Oracle database product lines as well as general database techniques.

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator
Think you're an expert at SQL Server? The MCDBA program gives you the chance to prove your mettle to current and future employers. Check out this link for the program details.

IBM DB2 Certifications
Obtain details on the various professional certification programs available from IBM for the DB2 Universal Database. Programs include database administrator, business intelligence and applications development.

Oracle Certified Professional Program Fact Sheet
This concise fact sheet from Oracle offers an overview of the various tracks in the OCP program, training options and exam information. A definite "must read" before beginning your quest for Oracle certification.

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