Knowledge and ability to apply the methods, practices and policies to ensure that databases are always available and in working condition.
Level 1 (Follow)
- Demonstrate basic understanding of database management, logical design concepts and levels of database security.
- Understand the difference between different database structures (e.g, relational vs. network).
- Comprehend database design (e.g., diagrams, schemas, models).
- Demonstrate basic understanding of data manipulation language (DML).
- Demonstrate an awareness of performance issues (e.g., distribution of data, size definitions).
Level 2 (Assist)
- Understand a single database management system (DBMS), its components and how they relate to each other.
- Demonstrate a good knowledge of data manipulation language (DML) and data definition language (DDL).
- Code/test basic database access modules (e.g., stored procedures).
- Troubleshoot, at a basic level, to understand database problem and identify where to direct it (e.g., basic database accessibility).
- Recognise the importance of database basic recovery and, with guidance, perform backup and recovery.
- Understand database release management, applications business rules, data integrity issues, database security implementation, workload manager and interaction with DBMS.
- Perform data population, debugging and testing.
- Conduct basic impact analysis for database change management.
- Assist in database support activities.
Level 3 (Apply)
- Use database management system software and tools to collect agreed performance statistics.
- Carry out agreed database maintenance and administration tasks.
- Demonstrate working level understanding of single DBMS relevant operating systems, applications business rules and its dependencies with other applications, databases and/or business partners.
- Apply wide range of concepts to the corporate/vendor environment (e.g., database security and/or individual profiles).
- Make recommendations on logical/physical models (e.g., converts from logical model, implements, and maintains physical model to meet storage, availability, and performance requirements).
- Develop, code, test, and review complex database access modules.
- Solve problems that impact on the business or service, resolves data integrity issues and implements data integrity safeguards, and use diagnostic and monitoring tools to prevent problems/enhance performance and availability.
- Demonstrate a solid knowledge of system testing and integration environments.
- Develop, select, recommend, and implement strategies for backup and recovery, data population and migration.
- Conduct general impact analysis on database change.
Level 4 (Ensure)
- Use database management system software and tools, and knowledge of logical database schemata, to investigate problems and collect performance statistics and create reports.
- Carry out routine configuration, installation, and reconfiguration of database and related products.
- Develop and configure tools to enable automation of database administration tasks.
- Identify problems and issues and recommend corrective actions.
Level 5 (Strategise)
- Develop and maintain procedures and documentation for databases.
- Identify, evaluate and manage the adoption of appropriate database administration tools and processes, including automation.
- Contribute to the setting of standards for definition, security and integrity of database objects and ensures conformance to these standards.
- Manage database configuration including installing and upgrading software and maintaining relevant documentation.
- Monitor database activity and resource usage.
- Optimise database performance and plans for forecast resource needs.