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Inside the Oracle DBA boot camp scam

Expert Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonAugust 24, 2015

Question:  I am working in retail sales (I sell shoes), and I have been promised opportunity to make up to $40,000 per year if I learn about the Oracle.  Is it true that I can become Oracle DBA if I spend the $900 to take the three week boot camp?

Answer:  You are currently a "mark" for an Oracle DBA boot camp scam.  Because the newspapers are full of job ads for Oracle professionals paying over $100,000 per year, all job seekers wish that they possessed the skills to make such a huge salary.

These scams promise laymen an opportunity to learn Oracle and make a professional salary without the bother of getting a four year degree in computer science (In the college of engineering) or information systems (in the AACSB college of business) at a competitive university.

Every year, young computer professionals leave the hallowed halls and ivory towers of college and survey the landscape for computer jobs. They look at the salary surveys and drool at the average Oracle DBA salary of $100,000 and the prospect of earning up to $250,000 per year as a production DBA.  Many of them don't know what a DBA does, but they sure like the money. 

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Oracle is the world's most complex and sophisticated databases.  Mastering this complex set of computer programs requires many college-level skills.

Learning Oracle is only appropriate for experienced computer scientists and information systems professionals with years of prerequisite training will be able to successfully get a career as an Oracle professional.

See here, how to become an Oracle DBA.
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