Would anyone know what would be the best line to pursue if I already have an oracle8 DBA certification knowing that it is difficult to obtain an entry level DBA position? Is certification in any of the unix, linux or sun solaris a good idea for someone with little to no exerience in the IT field and with the present slump in jobs?
I don't remember my scores exactly, but this is rough:
Strong on SQL/PLSQL
Strong on Architecture and Admin
Strong on Performance Tuning
Mediocre on Network
Very weak on Backup and Recovery
My scores reflect my experience and ability to practice. I know my configuration for network and b&r well, but have limited experience with the other options. My shop has no test environment, so it is difficult to practice new things. I have less than 2 years of experience with DBA duties.
How are your scores? How many years of DBA experience do you have?
Originally posted by dknight What would you consider a good mix? Fewer or more DBAs?
Probably fewer DBAs but it depends on the number of DBs, how complicated they are, the amount of development work done, etc. As a developer, I remember there was development work and development work :-)