Database Business Intelligence Developer Certificate Program

Acquire developer skills to leverage databases and reports for business intelligence that helps organizations and individuals perform better.

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Why invest in Database Business Intelligence Developer Certificate Program

  • DBI professionals earn an average salary of $92,000 per year


204 hours of instruction

Typically takes 12-18 months to complete


Evenings, Days, Weekends




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Database Business Intelligence Developer Certificate Program

Acquire developer skills to leverage databases and reports for business intelligence that helps organizations and individuals perform better.

What you’ll be able to do—competencies

  • Learn and apply Structured Query Language (SQL) and T-SQL programming languages
  • Design and manage SQL databases for integration, analysis and reporting
  • Apply learning and skills to capstone project


What previous students are saying about this program

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Program description

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Program description

If you are interested in developing data-organizing and report-generating skills that are in demand by local businesses, you’ll find the training you need with the Database Business Intelligence Developer Certificate Program.

This program was designed for those who need to design, create and integrate reports in their current position or who want to learn new skills for a future position. Industry professionals guided the development of the program to target skills that employers value most. Courses are engaging, interactive and emphasize lab work and hands-on learning.

Digital BadgeA digital badge (shown left) will be issued to students who successfully complete the certificate program.

This certificate program begins twice each year during spring and fall. Get notified on start dates by our newsletter here.



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Current Database Business Intelligence Developer Certificate Program Classes

Database Design

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Grasp the basics of designing new databases or redesigning existing databases.

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Structured Query Language: (SQL) Level 1

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Gain hands-on practice using a standard structured query language (SQL).

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Beginning SQL Server

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Use SQL Management Studio to perform a core set of job-related tasks.

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Structured Query Language: (T-SQL) Level 2

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Create queries using transact structured query language (T-SQL) commands.

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T-SQL Programming

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Explore SQL Server programming techniques using Transact-SQL programming constructs.

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SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

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Design data marts, develop multi-dimensional cubes and utilize Office tools to present BI analytical data.

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SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

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Explore the technical skills required to Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) data using SQL Server Integration Services.

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SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

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Explore the advanced functionality, report server administration and security issues of SSRS.

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Database Business Intelligence Developer Certificate Capstone

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Put your Certificate Program skills to work and form a central part of your portfolio.

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Who should consider this program

This certificate program is designed for technically oriented professionals who want a career in database intelligence. If you are already working with databases or you are a beginner, the Database Business Intelligence Developer Certificate Program will teach you to extract, combine and clean up data to prepare it for analysis and prepare you for this fast-growing field.


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What does it take to be successful in this field?

  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Technology design
  • Quality control analysis
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Operations analysis

What industries employ database professionals?

According to the Washington State Employment Security Department, the top 15 industries that employ database professionals in King County are:

  • Computer and peripheral equipment
  • Aerospace product and parts manufacturing
  • Computer systems design and related services
  • Software publishers
  • Commercial goods merchant wholesalers
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Wireless telecommunications carriers
  • Scientific research and development services
  • Newspaper, book and directory publishers
  • Management and technical consulting services
  • Data processing and related services
  • Depository credit intermediation
  • Insurance carriers
  • Advertising and related services
  • Architectural and engineering services

Are there websites listing database jobs?

Yes, there are both industry-specific and many general websites you can search for database jobs. The list below is only a sampling of sites, and we do not endorse any specific company.


We recommend that, before you make a training commitment, you research many job descriptions to familiarize yourself with the types of skills employers require.

What are the technical and non-technical skills a database professional typically needs to have?

Because software is used extensively and changes frequently, this list is just a guideline. Skills can vary immensely from industry to industry. The following list provides some of the basic common technical skills potential job seekers might find in a job posting.


  • Extract data from one or more operational databases
  • Combine and clean up extracted data to prepare it for analysis
  • Create data repositories (data warehouses and OLAP cubes)
  • Use a variety of analysis tools to examine data in data repositories
  • Design and create queries using data in data repositories
  • Design and create reports that will be run on a regular schedule
  • Generate one-time, ad-hoc reports based on needs of company leaders
  • Design and implement strategies to verify observed trends and patterns


  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to learn technical concepts and tools quickly
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to manage time
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to resolve conflicts
  • Able to work effectively with others who may want to do things differently
  • Able to be flexible and change objectives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand an organization’s business goals and operations
  • Ability to work well with organization decision makers
  • Ability to think logically
  • Ability to devise strategies to make sense out of mounds of data
  • Ability to apply the scientific method to problem solving
  • Requires working in a seated position and looking at a computer screen for prolonged periods

What level of skill maintenance is required for this field?

It’s high. This technology is changing rapidly, and one must stay current to be effective. Remaining current can be accomplished by reading industry publications and books as they come out, attending conferences, and taking short courses.

If I have no experience and complete this program, are there entry-level jobs? What is the salary range?

After finishing this program, you should have enough technical tools to pursue entry-level database jobs. Often you will be working with a team and will learn additional skills from your experienced coworkers. The salary range varies by experience, industry and geographic area. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook ( provides information on demand and salary ranges.

How long does it take to complete one of the database programs?

These database certificate programs usually take up to 1.5 years on a part-time basis to complete but need to be completed in no more than 13 quarters, starting with the quarter in which you begin your first class.

Is there a minimum number of classes I need to take per quarter?

The program was created with a busy student in mind. It’s up to you to select the number of classes you take in a quarter. Our only requirement is that you complete the certificate within 13 quarters, starting with the quarter in which you begin your first class. This assures your knowledge is current.

Do you have to take classes in a specific order?

You can take classes in any order except where otherwise noted in class prerequisites (for example, you will need to take Structured Query Language: (SQL) Level 1 before taking Structured Query Language: (T-SQL) Level 2). In any case, instructors will assume a readiness for the class materials and will not use class time to discuss prerequisite material.

All required classes must be completed before enrolling in capstone course.

What if I have extensive experience in some of the topics taught? Can I skip or substitute classes?

Yes, on a case-by-case basis and subject to approval based on work history/experience and prior education, one of the required classes might be substituted with an elective class. However, you must still complete the total number of required/substituted classes and elective classes to receive your certificate. To request a class substitution, please fill out the Class Substitution Request Form.

Is there a formal sign-up for this certificate program?

No, there is no formal entry process. You can start the program any time you like by simply enrolling in a class of your choice.

What happens if I’m close to the end of the program and a class is cancelled or not given that quarter?

We will allow for an extension or select/approve a substitute class for you to complete the program.

May I retake a class if I miss a session or want a refresher?

We cannot manage student absences by offering make-up sessions. No-charge retakes are not available.

How do I get my certificate when I finish the courses?

You must complete all required and elective courses in your program before receiving a Certificate of Completion. Once you’ve completed all your courses, request a Certificate of Completion. You’ll be asked to complete a brief program survey, and then will be directed to the certificate request page. Your request will be forwarded electronically to an advisor for review. You will be contacted by the college if there are any questions. You can expect to receive your Certificate of Completion in the mail about three weeks after filling out your request. Retain your individual class completion certificates in case there is any discrepancy.

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