Finding experienced Oracle experts
Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson
Question: I need a
read-deal Oracle performance tuning expert, someone that I can
trust, and I need to choose a respected expert as CYA for my top
management. I see lots of people claiming to be Oracle
experts, some of whom I know to be inexperienced. How do I
tell a real Oracle expert?
recognized Oracle experts believe that "real" Oracle
expertise comes only from years of paid full-time job
experience, and you should look for experts who have been hired
by major corporations for mission critical Oracle jobs that
require proven Oracle experts.
Sadly, there are lots of posers,
Oracle expert wannabees who puff their work experience and
credentials. Some resort to outright deception,
like the infamous Oracle expert Ed Haskins who
created a fake Oracle expert. Several years ago, Ed
Haskins used this stock photo to create "Robert Allen", a
fictional Oracle expert that he used to entice unsuspecting
Oracle Security Expert
My name is Robert Allen,
and I?m the Founder of OraSecure, Inc. With over 9
years of trial and error from painstaking research, I?m now
acknowledged as a promising top expert in the field of
Oracle database security.
For the past 7 years, I've consulted dozens of Fortune 1000
companies on all areas of Oracle Database Administration.
The areas I've focused my most attention to are Oracle
Security Features and Security Audits.
I've personally audited over 400 Oracle
instances over the years, as well as taught and mentored
more than 80 DBAs to do the same.
here from eWeek how I helped to uncover this scamming Oracle
expert and also see my notes here on
evaluating the credibility of Oracle experts on the web.
When evaluating a self-appointed Oracle expert,
I look for this:
Open-minded - Some Oracle experts
advocate a singular Oracle tuning approach, (often their own method) and
ignore all alternatives, often to your detriment. A real Oracle tuning
expert will use a variety of methods and techniques.
Published resumes - Never use an Oracle
expert who does not publish their resume and credentials online. There
are many pretenders, inexperienced tuning experts with no real-world
experience and even more "fake" Oracle experts who publish puffed resumes,
exaggerating their true tuning expertise.
Verifiable references - A real Oracle
tuning expert will publish verifiable customer feedback.
Here at BC, I personally vet my
Oracle tuning experts to hire only proven Oracle tuning experts,
certified Oracle professionals with extensive real-world Oracle
tuning experience. BC Oracle tuning experts have real,
verifiable experience and references from satisfied customers.
BC is the home of real Oracle experts. I personally