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......?
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.).
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.