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IT - Database Specialist Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

ADVANCED DATA MANAGEMENT (10152333)

Credits: 3.00

Builds upon the data concepts taught in earlier courses, introducing advanced querying, database design, and data transformation. Learners will write advanced queries, design data structures and write Extract, Transfer, Load (ETL) processes. Additional topics include alternate database technologies, emerging database trends, and database administration and security.

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DATA ANALYTICS (10152337)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces the storage, manipulation, retrieval and analysis of big data. Learners will provide business intelligence and make focused organizational decisions by mining, aggregating and conducting predictive analysis on big data. Additional topics include NoSQL, database scalability, database performance metrics and database optimization.

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DATA CONCEPTS (10152331)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces relational database and structured data file storage concepts, with an emphasis on database design, normalization and query creation. Learners will define and use structured data files, design databases and write queries. Additional topics include: database terminology, data types, primary/foreign keys, relationships and entity relationship diagrams (ERDs).

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DATA REPORTING (10152335)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces database querying and reporting using leading tools and frameworks. Learners will design, create and publish reports that access both relational and XML datasets using a variety of tools including Crystal Reports and Microsoft SQL Reporting Services. Additional topics include SQL, report distribution, data security and ethical handling of sensitive data.

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DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL (10152332)

Credits: 3.00

Builds upon the basic database principles learned in Database Concepts, further exploring database design/normalization and introducing more complex and varied SQL statements. Learners will create ERDs, create/modify data objects and populate/retrieve data using SQL. Additional topics include: complex relationships, referential integrity, stored procedures, and database security.

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INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (10804189)

Credits: 3.00

Students taking Introductory Statistics display data with graphs, describe distributions with numbers, perform correlation and regression analyses and design experiments. They use probability and distributions to make predictions, estimate parameters and test hypotheses. They draw inferences about relationships including ANOVA.

National Exams Accepted:

  • AP Statistics

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.