Most people I know who have worked as DBA:s for many years do not have certifications. It seems like theI don't know what is the total count of 'most people' in your above statement, but the chances of it being a statistically significant number of DBAs is slim. I've worked with Oracle for over 17 years, am currently employed as a DBA/Developer and I continue to pursue certifications. I don't do this t get a position as a DBA -- I have one. My primary purpose is to keep learning new information about Oracle.
certification is used not to show that you are a professional, but that you have ambitions to get a position
as a DBA. With that in mind, perhaps a better job requirement would be that candidates not have certifications.
...that response was not something I'd expected - I'm not a DBA.I actually do more development work than DBA work, but the same basic inertia applies to either one of them. You do today what worked yesterday, and tomorrow you'll do the same thing for the same reason. When a new feature comes out, you are too busy to learn it today or tomorrow. Maybe next week after the big release/monthly backup/fiscal year end, you will take some time to see if the feature is worth implementing. Right now, you do what you know works.
...Now, if we can get the dump-users to see that!I have sympathy for them in one respect. A Google search for any test ID will return so many brain dump results that it canl make the unwary believe they are legitimate. I submitted feedback to Google a couple of nights ago about the problem. Google does like returning valid results, so they might actually police themselves. When someone from the OraFAQ forum let me know that Amazon had an advertisement for a brain dump provider on the same page as one of my study guides, I reported it to them. Amazon removed the ad within 48 hours.