A CIW Database Specialist plans and designs relational databases. This individual defines the structure of a database, employs Entity Relationship (ER) diagrams and normalization to optimize databases, builds database client applications, and performs database maintenance and security administration. Skills measured in the 1D0-441 exam include but are not limited to:
Database management systems (DBMS), and advantages and disadvantages of using a DBMS.
Relational model terminology, relational tables and their characteristics.
Database design life cycle and aspects of database planning.
Relational database design methodology and phases of database design.