This major prepares students to perform database administration duties such as planning, testing and coordinating database management systems and implementing security measures to safeguard computer databases. Students in this major create relational databases and using SQL and PL/SQL programming and work through administration workshop strategies. They apply a variety of modeling languages using graphic modeling software and solve advanced company-wide support problems and high-level network problems. Students plan, install, configure, troubleshoot and upgrade services for networks. Students gain the technical skills required for industry certification and may choose among Oracle, Microsoft, CIW, CompTIA and Novell network and database certifications.