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Microsoft SQL Database System Fundamentals Certificate Program

Villa Maria’s Microsoft SQL Database System Fundamentals Certificate Programs Certificate Program is a six-week course that is professionally designed and delivered and covers the fundamentals of database management systems.

Microsoft SQL Database System Fundamentals Certificate Program

Course are delivered face-to-face on Villa Maria’s centrally-located Buffalo campus in the College’s state-of-the-art computer labs.

Each week students experience approximately 2-hours of instructor-led mini-lectures, readings, and open discussions and an additional 2 hours of hands-on lab exercises.

The Microsoft SQL Database System Fundamentals Certificate Program may be offered at any time, pending student interest. Both weekday and weekend classes are available, and classes can also be held on weekdays in concurrent weeks. Please register or contact us to learn about all options. Classes cap at 12 participants.

Upon completion of the Microsoft SQL Database System Fundamentals Certificate Program course, each participant will receive a certificate of completion from Villa Maria College. 

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Villa Maria College is currently enrolling students into its Microsoft SQL Database System Fundamentals Certificate Program.

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Course Description

This course provides a foundation for MSSQL database administration and discusses the fundamental models of database management systems. It covers the definition, development, and management of databases for information systems.

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 will be used extensively to convey database concepts, design, and processing.  Topics include normalization, indexing, querying, data analysis, data modeling concurrency, transaction processing and control, security, views, stored procedures, triggers, and backup and recovery.  Data Definition Language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML) will be discussed at length as will query building and three-tier applications.


Per course: $1,995
All 7 developer courses: $12,995

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Villa Maria College
240 Pine Ridge Road
Buffalo, NY 14225
Main Building, Room 20


Per course: $1,995
All 7 dev courses: $12,995


Becky Strathearn
Director of Admissions
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Course Instructors 

Angela Rieks
Assistant Professor

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Angela Ramnarine-Rieks Ph.D. teaches courses related to content management, data science, programming, information policy, and change management at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. She is a new part time instructor at Villa College, teaching introductory computing.

As a researcher, Angela has a keen interest in understanding the implications in the adoption and adaptation of new technologies in organizations. Ramnarine-Rieks is currently part of a research team exploring the socio-technical impacts of the smart grid phenomenon in the energy industry. Exposure to this domain began with postdoctoral work with the smart grid research team at Syracuse University. Her other research track explores integrating computational and data thinking into literacy, or to restate, supports the premise that all members of society should learn to code given its priority in the future of work.

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