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    Hi, all:
    i am a certified Oracle 8 DBA but still have lots of difficulties to get a job. Can anybody give me some advice about what other computer skills (such as Linix ??) should i learn and have experience with in order to find a job soon......?

    Thanks

    wayne

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    Sure, I'll give you some help. First, you need to learn to read so you can put your posts in the right forum...
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    Here's some advice:
    Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically.
    Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality
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    hey not just being certified would get you a job

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    At the risk of taking another spear from pando today, let me offer this observation:

    You claim to be a certified Oracle DBA and have no idea about other computer skills you need? How did you become certified? Brain dump or cheat sheet? Did you really learn anything? Chapter 1 of most DBA books talk about the day to day duties/activities of a DBA. Didn't the exam questions give you a hint about needing to know something about UNIX? Or NT?

    You're certified. Good for you. Now go do some reading on your own (books, other Oracle-related web sites, Oracle magazine, etc.) and learn something about what a decent Oracle DBA would know when interviewing for a job. For example, do you need to be a UNIX sys admin? No, but you surely need to have quite a few of those skills (set up accounts, change environment variables, change permissions, how to install software, how to write a shell script, how to navigate the UFS, etc.).

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    I never been certified as Oracle DBA.
    And please don't cry "i'm certified Oracle DBA" on an each coner.
    This is'n pletty good practice in each situation.

    About ur computer skills:
    dba have (not must) to know:
    -- hadrware (common system architecture, differense between for example
    scsii adb ide ..., types of raids ..., type of buses ... what difference between SMP an MPP...)
    -- network architecture (a lot of topics ...)
    -- os (filesystems, process managment, user accounts, enviroment,
    shell scripting, memory structure, kernel parameters ...+ ...)
    -- no less then one programing language (except sql/plsql)
    -- OPTION web application servers (no less then "in common")
    and HOW IT CAN WOKS TOGETHER and with DB.

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    Originally posted by stecal
    At the risk of taking another spear from pando today, let me offer this observation:


    nah just that many people think with certs they can get a job.... probably if we were in late 90's IT boom but nowdays even experienced and skilled people... hard hard time!

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    pando u are absolutely right.

    It is hard time now a days to get a job.
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