Any advice for a future dba, about getting started.
Hi, I'm finishing my undergraduate degree in Computer Science. I am than going to go to graduate school and getting a masters in computer systems management, with an actually emphasis in database technology. During that year or so of graduate school I'm gonna try to intern a few days a week with a DBA (if possible).
My question is when I do get my master's what is it best to start as? (i.e systems administrator, programmer, etc). I know there are very little entry level DBA jobs, I believe its more of career you enter after years of experience.
Go and get a certification like Oracle OCA
-- That will show other people you are serious about it
-- That will give you a glimpse about what are you going to get into.
Download into your home computer Oracle software and build your own lab
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