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Old 04-20-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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Steps to become a Database Administrator


Best steps to become a database administrator.

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Old 04-20-2009, 03:09 PM   #2
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Study and practise database administration... what else can we say?

Pick a database that you wish to specialise in... Oracle, Mysql, Postgresql, MSSQL even, and use it, learn it. Get a junior job working with it, and climb the ladder.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 05:44 PM   #3
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Which one will you recommend for a Junior Position:

Oracle
Mysql
Postgresql
MSSQ
 
Old 04-20-2009, 08:21 PM   #4
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1. Learn Database Administration stuff.
2. ???
3. Profit.


(sorry had to)
 
Old 04-21-2009, 04:06 AM   #5
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Depends what kind of DBA you want to be. Oracle is probably the "safest" choice in enterprise environments.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 01:31 AM   #6
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All good DBAs are mathematicians.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 02:26 AM   #7
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Get a basic qualification As acid_kewpie says, Oracle is probably the "safest".

Entry level job after this should be to join a service organisation where you will be part of a team that does administration for clients. Most of these jobs involve monitoring and recording the health of the data base and raising alerts. This will teach you good practices and procedures for basic server maintenenace and uptime.

Ideally an entry level person shouldn't join clint organisations strainght away since there will be less likelihood of learning the best practices and procedures (relating to your chosen field of DBA).

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Old 04-22-2009, 08:32 AM   #8
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A lot of developers think they're DBAs and a lot of sysadmins think they're DBAs too.

IMHO, if you can't create a Venn diagram for union, intersect, difference and compliment, then you're not a DBA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venn_diagram
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set_theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_F._Codd

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Old 04-22-2009, 01:45 PM   #9
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Thanks for all you advise and information. I will take a look in oracle, but first I will do a review on SQL.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 02:31 PM   #10
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and a lot of sysadmins think they're DBAs too.
I do not wish nor think I'm a DBA.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 03:00 PM   #11
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Having spent half a day screwing around with Oracle XE, I am also no DBA.
 
  


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