Jithin wrote:If by 'Application DBA Team' this means the resource covering Oracle EBS my suggestion would be to move into that as th opportunity may not come again. You've already got the 10g OCA; so it not impossible hopefully to get yourself the 1z0-043 pass as well. (A fair proportion of that exam covers backup in detail from memory). That also it probably the best pre-requisite for the Oracle -Business Admin (from memory). Hope this is helpful.
Please forgive me if I am asking this in the wrong section.
I am a s/w engineer with 2 years of exp. I have been working as a performance tuning resource for Oracle EBS in my company. The work mostly involved SQL tuning and dealing with indexes etc. In this time I took up interest in DBA stuff and I completed my OCA in Oracle 10g. Now my comany is giving me an oppurtunity to move into an Application DBA team and I am totally confused about it.
Becoming an Apps DBA will mean that the effort I put into the certification in 10g will be of no use. There are other papers for Apps DBA certification. Should I stay put in performance tuning & wait for a Core DBA chance or shall I accept the Apps DBA oppurtunity.
Also, does my exp. in SQL performace tuning hold any value as such with out an exposure to DBA activities?
Kindly guide me in this regards as I am very confused at this juncture.
Jithin wrote:The way I read it is this.
Hello bigdelboy , Thank you for your reply.
Yes, By oracle Apps DBA I meant Oracle EBS.
Clearing 1Z0-046 is an option. However, my doubt is will clearing both the exams Admin I and Admin II be of any help without having practical expericnce? The EBS DBA work involves support and patching, cloning, and new node setup etc.
Also, is my performance tuning experience going to help me in any way in the journey forward as a DBA/ EBS DBA?
Thank you for your valuable time.