MTA Database Administrator Fundamentals

MTA Database Administrator Fundamentals is the first step on the path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator or Database Developer.

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This is an entry-level course is for anyone looking for a career in IT and will help you prepare for the Microsoft exam*, 98-364. On successful completion of this course, you will be ideally placed to become a Junior Database Administrator or Database Administrator. 

 * For details about vendor specific exams, please talk with your Course Advisor

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 40 CPD points upon successful completion

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In centre, online, or a combination

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40 hours

About this course

The MTA Database Administrator Fundamentals course is a great starting point from which to build your IT career.

It’s a flexible, online IT training course which is broken down into four sessions, all designed to help you learn and increase your knowledge on relational databases, queries and database security to name just a few topics. Included within the course is a pre-test and post-test which can help to identify any skills gap you may have and from there can ensure that you focus on the areas needed to achieve the course objective.

Once you’ve achieved your MTA Database Administrator Fundamentals certification, you’ll be ideally placed to go on to study for your MCTS, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.

Speak to a Course Advisor today to find out more about our flexible, online IT training course range.


See below for a bit more of a detailed breakdown of what's involved in the four sessions of this training course: - 


Session 1:

Section A: Database Tables

Section B: Database Relationships

Section C: Understanding DML

Section D: Database Data Types

Section E: Creating and Manipulating Tables

Section F: Selecting Data Section G: Filtering Data using Comparison

Session 2:

Section A: Filtering Data using Lists and Ranges

Section B: Filtering Data using Pattern Matching

Section C: Filtering Data with NULLs

Section D: Selecting Data using Functions

Section E: Sorting Data

Section F: Working with Duplicates

Section G: Joining Data

Section H: OUTER and CROSS JOINs Section I: Combining and Limiting Result Sets

Session 3:

Section A: Adding Data

Section B: Updating and Deleting Data

Section C: Working with Views

Section D: Stored Procedures and Functions

Section E: Data Normalisation

Section F: First Normal Form

Section G: Second and Third Normal Forms Section H: Fourth and Fifth Normal Forms

Session 4:

Section A: Primary, Foreign and Composite Keys

Section B: Clustered Indexes

Section C: Non-Clustered Indexes

Section D: Database Security Concepts

Section E: Database Backup and Restore

Section F: Incremental Backups"


Aims and Objectives

This course is designed to arm you with all the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for the Microsoft Exam*, 98-364. 


* For details about vendor specific exams, please talk with your Course Advisor


There are no specific pre-requisites required before starting this course.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

This training can lead to jobs such as Junior Database Administrator, Junior IT Support or Junior Oracle admin. With further IT training, you could work towards roles such as Oracle Database Administrator, System Administrator, Systems Analyst, Data Analyst and Senior Database Administrator. 


MTA Database Administrator Fundamentals Course Training Centres

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Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Maynooth, Mullingar, Naas, Sligo, Swords, Wexford, Waterford, Laois, Courses available
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