Certificate in SQL Server & Database Development

Build, Deploy and Manage Relational Databases


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,705

Next start date:

January 25, 2024

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About this Program

For decades, SQL has been an essential language for many IT roles and the gold standard for working with relational databases. This three-course certificate program will focus primarily on Microsoft SQL Server, one of the most popular database development platforms. We’ll cover the fundamentals of database planning, design, deployment and management, and you’ll explore how to write advanced SQL queries for reporting.


Professionals seeking to develop and manage databases using Microsoft SQL Server.

If you're looking for a more entry-level course on this topic, you might consider our Foundations of Databases & SQL Programming course.

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Video Overview

Instructor boB Taylor of the Certificate in SQL Server & Database Development explains how the program enables students to learn how to build and manage databases using Microsoft SQL server.

Duration: 02:27


  • Relational database modeling and development using Microsoft SQL Server  
  • SQL programming with stored procedures, views and functions 
  • How to implement advanced reporting objects and structures
  • Transaction management and error handling, database management, monitoring and performance tuning strategies
  • Advanced programming techniques using both ANSI SQL and Microsoft's Transact-SQL


  • Practice using tools such as SQL Server Management Studio, Microsoft PowerShell, and Git source code control 
  • Create modular and reusable code in functions and stored procedures 
  • Design, transform and manage various data formats and structures 


Completing this program provides you with skills needed to excel as a Microsoft SQL Server professional and helps prepare you for Microsoft SQL Server certification.

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Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

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Online With Real-Time Meetings

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