deebee_eh wrote:I would say for someone in the OP's position, he should NOT download the pre-configured systems like that. It will serve his training much better if he downloads the components seperately (virtual box, oracle linux, oracle database) and builds the system from scratch. Yes, it will be a painful learning experience, but will put the OP in a much stronger position of understanding than if he picks up a preconfigured systems that "just magically works".
earlier advice is good. Get installs/configs/maintenance/alerting/backups. First few years of your DBA life you have to have it engrained in what you need to do make sure a database wont go down and what to do if it does. Then you can start making a name for yourself as tuning/apps/dev guy.
download Oracle VMs with databases installed and play with them.
Learn administration. This is the A in DBA. when you go into your first DBA interview. Stress how much youve been learning about the A bit yourself. although nice if you ahve it you wont be expected to know tuning/plsql for a junior position.
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-obtained proficiency in "fundamental" SQL and taken the Oracle Fundamental SQL Examination.
-obtained proficiency in "fundamental" PL/SQL
-obtained a job doing PL/SQL development in a data warehouse Oracle shop.
Reread your original post and you won't seen one mention of anything computer-related that you have actually DONE.I'd say getting a dev DW job is a good start.