Arizona Database Administration Licenses

Many Arizona residents, and people throughout the rest of the United States, are under the impression that you have to have a license and/or some kind of certification in order to work in the field of database administration. This is actually not the case at all. While it is definitely much easier to get a job in the field with some kind of formal training or, better yet, an education, there are no hard and fast rules about who can work in database administration and who cannot. In fact, sometimes having a license and/or a certification, without any formal education to back it up, can actually be viewed negatively instead of positively.

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The problem is that far too many people view licensing and certification programs as a substitute for a formal education when, in fact, they are anything but. While a licensing or certification program can be an excellent way to supplement your education or to gain knowledge in a specialized area of the field, they are in no way the same as earning and having an actual degree. In fact, if you earn a certificate or license from an unaccredited institution, you are likely to be laughed at. In any case, such "awards" are merely very expensive pieces of paper, so don't waste your time and effort! If you're going to earn a certificate or a license, make sure it is from an accredited institution and that it is intended as a supplement to your education or as a way to gain more knowledge, not in the place of a degree program.

The reason that a lot of people avoid degree programs and, instead, choose licensing and certification programs is because they fear that their educations will take too long to obtain. This doesn't have to be the case at all, however. Many people, for example, earn their associate's degrees in a mere two years. Online degrees can often be earned even more quickly, since you work at your own pace. Bachelor's degree programs, on average, only take around four years, and some master's degree programs can even be completed in as little as one to three years. So, don't fall into this trap of thinking you don't have the time for an education. No matter who you are or where you are in life, you can make time for schooling, especially when it will benefit you so much in the long run.

Not having enough money for schooling is another reason a lot of people give for not pursuing their educational goals. The good news, however, is that online colleges and universities tend to be far cheaper than traditional schooling, and even traditional community colleges are affordable to most people. At the very least, most colleges and universities offer financial assistance in the form of loans, grants, scholarships, work study, and other opportunities. It's just up to you to make those opportunities work for you. If you're willing to do that, you can excel beyond your wildest dreams.

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