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
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
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
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.
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