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  1. #1 i want to be a DBA 
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    I WANT TO BE A DBA BUT DONT KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT IT I NEED HELP


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    whats DBA?


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    database administrator, and to become one you have to learn all about databases.. get all the MS certs you can, learn SQL Server 2005 through and through, and/or Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, Access (Jet), learn great SQL (SQL92 is probably the best choice), learn a few languages which integrate well into database systems, then get some experience and you'll be on the way..

    I hope you're not asking this without having a love of databases though.. if not you'll be extremely lucky to get anywhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by wandia
    I WANT TO BE A DBA BUT DONT KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT IT I NEED HELP
    Do you have any computer experience? If so, what? Have you selected a particular database? Which one. Most companies provide free copies of their database and lots of documentation, so you can play to your heart's content for free. Certification will cost money, of course. I work with Oracle and DB2 mostly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kestasjk
    learn great SQL (SQL92 is probably the best choice),
    Why do you think so? SQL 99 is widely supported and used.
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    Just want to say, learn Access but don't dwell on it; it's horrible!

    I recommend MS Certification above all else..
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscast
    Just want to say, learn Access but don't dwell on it; it's horrible!
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    Surely Access is pretty simple? I mean even I can use Access, whereas I abandoned my attempts to learn Oracle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscast
    Just want to say, learn Access but don't dwell on it; it's horrible!
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    Surely Access is pretty simple? I mean even I can use Access, whereas I abandoned my attempts to learn Oracle.
    In the light of your pedantic attempt to pin down the right meaning of 'right' in a recent post of mine.

    May I seek clarification as to which oracle have you abandoned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by miscast
    Just want to say, learn Access but don't dwell on it; it's horrible!
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    Surely Access is pretty simple? I mean even I can use Access, whereas I abandoned my attempts to learn Oracle.
    Yes but access has the worst UI of any application I've ever seen, and if you use it for more than 1-user desktop database usage it starts randomly silently corrupting data, grinds to a halt for no good reason, and the file expands to 10x its size in days. That's only the beginning of the list of problems with it.. but simple yes :-)

    bilco, you missed a trick here - what does he mean by 'learning'? You could go to town on that!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes
    Have you selected a particular database?
    Can you please refrain from using the word "select" in a database topic ? My brain got confused and tried to come up with a SQL statement.
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    Can you please refrain from using the word "select" in a database topic ? My brain got confused and tried to come up with a SQL statement.
    Haha, nerd humor I understand . To the original poster, if you're not willing to do some basic research on your own, you're not going to do any better being spoon fed.
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    Where do you reside?
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    Database Management is usually in the field of IS (Information Systems). You will take classes on MySQL, SQL, etc.. These are actually very nicely paid jobs right now.

    However, I can't find such a thing being any fun. You will also find SQL/MySQL fairly easy to grasp (especially if you have a CS background).

    So if you are interested in database management, majoring in IS is the major for you.
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

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