CompTIA DataSys+


CompTIA DataSys+ is a foundational level data management certification that focuses on the logistics of data administration and security.

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The Only Vendor-Neutral Database Certification Option
Develop and validate data administrator skills regardless of vendor tools.

A Standardized Skill Set
DataSys+ defines and confirms a consistent skill set appropriate for certified database administrators (DBAs).

An Ever Growing Need
The constant acquisition of big data demands qualified administrators to manage and secure those assets.

The new CompTIA DataSys+ (DS0-001) exam is now available!

The new CompTIA DataSys+ certification exam sets a unified standard of skills for the successful management and securing of data assets.

CompTIA DataSys+ will provide your employer confidence in your abilities to deploy, manage, and maintain data systems in a secure environment.

What Skills Will You Learn?

Database Fundamentals

Understand database structure types while developing, modifying and running structured query language (SQL) code, providing the groundwork to gather, store, and drive data assets on any operating system.

Database Deployment

Compare and contrast the different aspects of database design and planning and explain the various phases of the implementation, testing, deployment and optimization of collected data.

Database Management and Maintenance

Learn the purpose of monitoring and reporting database performance, explain common database maintenance processes, and produce critical documentation.

Data and Database Security

Secure databases, protect against attacks, and control authorization while ensuring governance and regulatory compliance.

Business Continuity

Prepare for and recover from incidents by implementing best practices for disaster recovery, backup and restoration of database management systems.

Jobs You Can Land With CompTIA DataSys+


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Allison Marchant
Allison Marchant
Data center technician trainer

"Take what you know and just start with the basics. Start where you feel comfortable because there's going to be a space for you there no matter where you're coming from."

As a trainer, Allison Marchant collects, analyzes and reports on data to measure the success of her program. To upskill, she participated in a CompTIA data pilot program.

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Exam Details

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How Does CompTIA DataSys+ Compare to Alternatives?

 Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate Oracle Database SQL Certified AssociateIBM Associate Certified DBA - Db2 12 for z/OS Fundamentals
Vendor NeutralYesNoNoNo
Performance-based Questions
Experience LevelFoundational Intermediate Entry-Level Entry-Level
Exam FocusDeploy, manage, and maintain databases, includingImplement and manage cloud-native & hybrid data platform solutions built on SQL Server and SQL database servicesDemonstrate understanding of fundamental SQL concepts needed to undertake any database projectAcquire the basic skills to administer a Z/OS database
Training ProductsFull suite of online test prep tools, books, labs and instructor-led trainingSelf-paced and instructor-led training coursesSelf-paced trainingInstructor-led training


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Exam Preparation

Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program.

Certification Renewal

CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program is designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skill set. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.

Get the most out of your certification
The demand for proper database management and acumen is exploding. Industries across the board are experiencing constant growth in the data they collect, and this requires skilled professionals to manage and secure those assets. Participating in our Continuing Education program will ensure that you are aware of industry updates and prepared to meet ever-changing requirements.

The CompTIA Continuing Education program
Your CompTIA DataSys+ certification is good for three years from the date of your certification exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your professional certification.

It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs to renew your CompTIA DataSys+ certification. Collect at least 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years and upload them to your certification account, and your CompTIA DataSys+ certification will automatically renew.

Want more details? Learn more about the CompTIA Continuing Education program.

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