I've missed quite a bunch opportunities to become a millionaire...
Too bad. But Nigerian scams can be fun, too.
Did you see this case where a scam-baiter made the scammers recreate a Monty Python sketch?
I am in last year of Computer Programmer Analyst program... have big interest in databases. Thought having Orcale certification would boost my career. But once i was on few job sites.. I searched for DBA positions and didnt find many. Moreover all the jobs that were listed there asked for atleast couple of years of experience. So from where would the freshers start? ... well here are my questions..
1) - Is it worth to be a DBA as compared to other jobs like netwrking or programming?
2) - From where would Freshers or people with no experience start?
3) - How much can we earn with 0-2 years experience?
4) - How to find jobs that ask for people wich 0-2 years experience.
These are some questions that I can think of at the moment. Sorry again in acse its a wrong forum. I would welcome any kind of help in regarding this post of mine. It would help me make a career for myself.
My dear friend:
Being DBA is wonderful but it takes years to become a good one, I started without any experience, I was programmer and analyst, my beginning was hard, I had a lot of problems, but with patience and endurance, and my good boss, who as very hard instructor for me, I could also have a price in Bancomer, for me it was the starting point, even when I was 10 year old talking about IT. I loved her, but it is all up to you, don't you look for money, look for a job that you can enjoy such that game that made you smile a lot when you were a child.
And what do You all say about the Oracle DBA future ?
I mean how will our job evaluate in next 20 years ?
According to Don Burleson, and even if we try to look through some logic and facts,
it seems that many DBA tasks will become automated by consolidation, centralization, lower hardware costs and
functionalitys that will come with new Oracle RDBMS releases .....
So,is there place for worrying about keeping our job in the comming years ?
Like every craft; being a DBA is not a learn it once and master it. Being an DBA is always learning. Personally I think that knowing your fundamentals and having a solid understanding of the basic is very important. Getting the RIGHT experience and taking advantage of learning something new at each assignment is important also.
I started by reading the Concepts Manual and all the manuals related to being a DBA.
Yes the documentation suck and the reading is boring. But, it is the source and regardless of how it written you should know it.
Now a days there are those GUI DBAs around. The one I give most respect to though and the ones that make the most money are the HARDCORE DBAs who can do it without a GUI.
My advice . . . RTFM and learn your fundamentals at the same time practice, practice, practice. Get a certification if you think its worth it. I do certification to prove to myself I know it.
Is it worth to be a DBA as compared to other jobs like netwrking or programming?
Well, the DBA job is predicted to outpace all other IT jobs through 2014:
See my notes here on how to become an Oracle DBA: