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Database administration DBAD

The installation, configuration, upgrade, administration, monitoring and maintenance of databases.


Defined at these levels: 2 3 4 5

Database administration: Level 1

This skill is not typically observed when working at this level of responsibility.

Database administration: Level 2

Assists in database support activities.

Database administration: Level 3

Uses database management system software and tools to collect agreed performance statistics. Carries out agreed database maintenance and administration tasks.

Database administration: Level 4

Uses database management system software and tools, and knowledge of logical database schemata, to investigate problems and collect performance statistics and create reports. Carries out routine configuration/installation and reconfiguration of database and related products.

Database administration: Level 5

Drafts and maintains procedures and documentation for databases. Manages database configuration including installing and upgrading software and maintaining relevant documentation. Contributes to the setting of standards for definition, security and integrity of database objects and ensures conformance to these standards. Monitors database activity and resource usage. Optimises database performance and plans for forecast resource needs.

Database administration: Levels 6-7

This skill is not typically observed when working at these levels of responsibility.