Advice for potential DBA’s
Craig Mullins, the DBA guru at BMC software, has just published an
excellent advisor article to those who are considering a career as a
A good DBA must become a jack-of-all-trades.
DBAs are expected to know everything about everything -- at least in
terms of how it works with databases. From technical and business
jargon to the latest management and technology fads, the DBA is
expected to be "in the know." And do not expect any private time: A
DBA must be prepared for interruptions at any time to answer any
type of question -- and not just about databases, either.
We also see this advice from Steve Callan:
Your Oracle Certified Professional certificate may mean even less
to some hiring managers (they don't know what it is, they've been
burned by the paper MCSE, they value experience over a piece of
paper, and so on). In this case, a certificate's true value lies
within helping you get an interview with a company that uses Oracle.