Database Management System Certification

In this article, we will explore what a DBMS certification is, why it is important, and how you can go about getting certified in Database Management System by Sanfoundry for free.

What is a DBMS certification?
A DBMS certification is a professional credential demonstrating an individual’s proficiency in Database Management System. The certified professional has in-depth knowledge of topics such as:

  • classification of the modern and futuristic database applications based on size and complexity.
  • mapping ER model to Relational model to perform database design effectively.
  • writing queries using normalization criteria and optimizing queries.
  • comparing and contrasting various indexing strategies in different database systems.
  • knowledge of advanced databases and how it differs from traditional databases.
  • design and implementation of database objects, enforce integrity constraints on a database using RDBMS.
  • Use appropriate Structured Query Language (SQL) query for database manipulation.
  • designing and building simple database systems.
  • development of an application to interact with databases.

Which certification is best to work in the field of Database?
If you are looking to work in the field of Database Management Systems (DBMS), there are a number of certifications like the free Certification offered by Sanfoundry. Other certification include DBMS is the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Data Management and Analytics, Sanfoundry Certification and Oracle Certified Professional – Database Administrator (OCP-DBA) by Oracle. Additionally, IBM, and MongoDB also offers certifications which will give you a well-rounded understanding of the industry.

What type of job can I get with a DBMS certification?
A Database Management System (DBMS) certification is an excellent way to open up a world of opportunities in the IT industry. With this certification you can get joba Database Administrator, Database Designer, Database Manager. You will be able to work in various industries such as finance, healthcare and retail.

What topics are covered in the DBMS certification course exam?
Here’s the complete syllabus of the exam.

Database Management System Certification Syllabus
The Relational Model Relational Query Operations Relational Operators
SQL: Queries, Constraints and Triggers Modification of Database Relational Algebra
Database Systems Design and Implementation Atomic Domains Normalization
Multivalued Dependencies Algorithms for Decomposition Database Programming Techniques
Servlets and JSP Storage and File Structures Buffer
RAID Indexing and Hashing Bitmap Indices
Query Processing Techniques Materialized Views Transactions
Concurrency Control Recovery System ARIES

Sanfoundry DBMS Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Database Management System for free. The certification exam is divided into two parts: Qualifier Test and Certification Test.

First step is to take the "Qualifier Test". If you have scored at least a B grade in the "Qualifier Test", then only you would be eligible to take part in the online "Certification Test". If you have scored an A* (Genius) or A (Excellent) grade in the certification test, then you will be awarded a “Certificate of Merit” in DBMS from Sanfoundry.

DBMS Certification Exam Overview:

Here are the details and format of the Certification Exam:

  • Format: Online & Multiple Choice
  • Prerequisite: Yes (Qualifier Test)
  • Total Questions: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Negative Marking: Yes
  • Fee: Free
Marking Scheme:
In the online certification test, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer. So, you have to be more careful in your test. If needed, you should skip to the next question and come back to that question later so that you can manage the time more effectively during the test.

Based on your score, you would be given one of the following Grades:

Grade A* – Genius (You scored 100%)
Grade A – Excellent (Your score is in the range of 80% to 99%)
Grade B – Good (Your score is in the range of 60% to 80%)
Grade C – Average (Your score is in the range of 40% to 60%)
Grade D – Poor (Your score is in the range of 0% to 40%)

Steps to get the Free DBMS Certificate

How to prepare for DBMS Certification Exam?
Before you start taking the certification test, it is important to study and practice our collection of 1000 DBMS MCQs and check your progress by taking this subject specific Practice & Mock Tests.

Once you are ready, follow the below mentioned steps:
  1. Sign up with Sanfoundry.
  2. Take this Database Management System Qualifier Test.
  3. Score at least B Grade in the Qualifier test in order to be qualified to take the certification exam.
  4. Once you have qualified, you can take this Database Management System Certification Test anytime (24×7).
  5. If you have scored either A* Grade (Genius) or A Grade (Excellent) in the test, then you are eligible for a "Certificate of Merit".
  6. Fill this feedback form and download your certificate of merit from here. Kindly note that we issue certificate-of-merit on a monthly basis only i.e., on 5th of the next month.
  7. Check your name in the list of top-rankers live here.
Note: If you face a technical problem during the test, you should take a screenshot of your Monitor and send it to [email protected] along with your contact number so we can call you back soon.

DBMS Certification FAQs

1. Is a certification required to work in DBMS? Will it get me a job?
A certification is not mandatory, but it demonstrates your expertise in this field. So the benefit of a certification is that it can help make the process easier by showing employers that you have the skills necessary for the given job.

2. Can I do DBMS certification if I am a beginner?
Yes, but you should prepare the subject thoroughly by studying all the chapters and topics.

3. Is the DBMS exam hard?
This subject is not difficult to learn, but it's not an easy subject either. If you've practiced Database Management System in-depth, then the test might be a little easier for you.

4. How long does it take to earn a DBMS certification?
The amount of time it takes to earn the certification varies depending on individual circumstances and level of experience. It typically takes several months of studying and practice to prepare for the certification exam.

5. Can I earn a college credit for my Database Management System course if I am certified?
It depends on your college. There are few colleges and institutions which prefer the students to be certified by external institutions for a credit course. So, kindly check with your college.

6. Can I get certified in DBMS online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Database Management System.

7. Which online Database Management System Certification Course is the best?
Each online certification course has a specific focus and it prepares you for different skillset. So, there is no single best course on Database Management System. The best you can do is to get a free certificate on this from Sanfoundry. If you are doing a self-study, you can learn the basics in the free Database Management System Certification Course.

8. Can I get DBMS certification for free? How much it cost?
Yes, you can get the certification for free. A Certificate by Sanfoundry is 100% free for everyone.

9. How long is DBMS certification valid? Does it expire?
The certificate is valid for life. There is no need to renew your certificate or take any further steps to keep your certification active.

10. Who is eligible to take the DBMS certification exam?
Anyone who has been "working" or "studying" the subject can take the certification exam.

11. What is the format of the certification exam?
It is MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) based.

12. Is there any negative marking in the online certification exam?
In the Certification exam, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer.

13. How many times can I take the certification exam?
You can attempt the certification exam 2 times a month.

14. Are there any resources or materials available to help me prepare for the DBMS Certification exam?
You should practice Sanfoundry DBMS MCQs. Additionally, you can refer to the collection of best Database Management System Books.

15. Are there any prerequisites for DBMS certification?
Yes, there is one prerequisite. You have to complete the qualifier test before taking the certification test.

16. How do I get certified in Database Management System?
Take the Sanfoundry test, get either an A* Grade (Genius) or an A Grade (Excellent) in the DBMS certification exam, and earn a free certificate of merit from us.

17. How do I register for the certification exam? How to get started?
Simply signup with Sanfoundry and take the test as mentioned here.

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