SQL Server Administrator Certificate

Online, self-paced training that is focused on giving you the skills needed to succeed.

2-course program: $1,800 3-course program: $2,700

The SQL Server Administrator certificate program includes coverage of RDB fundamentals, SQL programming and administering SQL Server 2016 databases. Students will learn SQL syntax including complex queries, as well as creating and using stored procedures, functions, views and triggers. Administration topics include installing and configuring SQL Server 2016, backing up and restoring databases, configuring security as well as monitoring and optimizing performance of a SQL Server.

Online learning gives you the flexibility to plan study time around the rest of your day. Our programs combine video, hands-on lab exercises and one-on-one facilitation to enable you to learn as your schedule allows. Labs are performed via remote access to a dedicated lab machine (unless a student requests to utilize their own equipment). Our unique commitment to student success includes a personal instructor to assure that your courses are completed on time and with full understanding of both the lecture content and the lab exercises.

Click the Curriculum tab below for detailed pdfs about each course in the program. Each course pdf contains a description of the course as well as a course overview outlining all the topics covered in the course.

Course Advisors are available at 978.256.9077 to answer any questions you may have.

  • Designing normalized table structures for relational databases
  • Creating databases and tables
  • Writing SQL queries
  • Retrieving records from multiple table using JOINs
  • Using aggregate functions to return totals and subtotals
  • Understanding the main components of databases (stored procedures, functions, views triggers, constraints and indexes)
  • Installing multiple instances of SQL Server
  • Using the SQL Server client tools to manage and configure SQL Server
  • Using Policy-Based Management to configure SQL Server   
  • Configuring security in SQL Server
  • Backing up and restoring databases
  • Transferring data into and out of SQL Server
  • Replicating data using SQL Server replication
  • Monitoring events and data changes on a SQL Server
  • Monitoring and optimizing performance of a SQL Server
  • Implementing high availability technologies
  • Managing multiple SQL Server instances using central management
Required Courses Duration PDF
Microsoft Transact-SQL Programming 35 hours
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Administration 35 hours

Optional courses can be added to the base certificate track for an additional $900 each.

Optional Course Duration PDF
SQL Server 2016 Business Intelligence: Integration Services and Analysis Services 35 hours
  • A personal facilitator is assigned to you for each course, assisting with questions or issues that arise during your training.
  • You receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of class.
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees.


Once we receive your enrollment one of our Registrars will call you to confirm. Payment is due prior to the start of your first course. For multi-course certificate programs you can either pay in full or individually before the start of each course.

  • You receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides.
  • Logins will be sent to you for the lecture and lab portion of class.
  • An instructor will be assigned to you to help answer any questions regarding the class.

About Our Online Training Platform

  • Courses are designed to be a combination of lecture and comprehensive problem solving lab exercises
  • You are provided login credentials to view the course on any device whether it be a phone, tablet or computer
  • Lab exercises are performed via a dedicated lab machine
  • An instructor is assigned to assist you in completing lab exercises and to help with any questions about the course content
  • Our support team provides you with course selection guidance, personal course setup assistance and technical support
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