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Seeking Advice [message #394943] Mon, 30 March 2009 20:10 Go to next message
ezhrs
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Location: Ontario
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Hi,
I'm a sys admin that's looking to for a career change.
I've got experience with classic ASP, Access and SQL (express).
database are something I can see mu self doing for a living and even developed a few ASP/Access apps I'm selling.
Before I get into orcale, I wanted to know if there are prequisit I should know like .net or XML also is the certification lime MCSE for networs? Should I do MS SQL first?
I need alot of info, at the moment I don't even know the right queastions to ask.
I appriciate any help I can get.
Re: Seeking Advice [message #394945 is a reply to message #394943] Mon, 30 March 2009 20:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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http://tahiti.oracle.com/
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b14220/toc.htm
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b14231/toc.htm


>Before I get into orcale, I wanted to know if there are prerequisite I should know like .net or XML also is the certification lime MCSE for networs?
Since it appears you don't know SQL, it will be required regardless of any other decision or choice.

>Should I do MS SQL first?
Oracle & MS SQL are very, very different beasts.
What is true for one is false for the other.
They are somewhat orthogonal to each other.
You can spend your whole career learning one or the other.
I wish you the best at learning multiple & disparate technologies.
Re: Seeking Advice [message #394947 is a reply to message #394945] Mon, 30 March 2009 20:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ezhrs
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Thanks, My old college offer the following intro course as part of a complete program. You think its a good start?

The Oracle Database 10gAdministrator Certified Associate (OCA) credential is the first step toward success as an Oracle database professional and provides a foundation in the administration of Oracle Database 10g. This entry-level qualification requires completion of only one exam (1Z0-042). Once you have successfully completed the two compulsory courses and the Oracle exam, you will be able to administer users' access to databases as well as to retrieve and manipulate data within the databases. The OCA credential is a prerequisite for the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) and Oracle Certified Master (OCM) credentials

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Re: Seeking Advice [message #394949 is a reply to message #394943] Mon, 30 March 2009 20:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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You will be in over your head if you started the class tomorrow.
You should read both manuals I posted before starting the class.
Re: Seeking Advice [message #394950 is a reply to message #394949] Mon, 30 March 2009 20:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ezhrs
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Thanks, I'll start reading them. Seems like a lot info.
Re: Seeking Advice [message #394953 is a reply to message #394943] Mon, 30 March 2009 21:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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Years ago when V8.1.5 was released I got the last hard copy Documentation Set.
All the manuals sitting side by side stretched 8 - 10 feet.
The Doc. Set has at least doubled since 8i.
You could spend years reading everything.
To be a good DBA it is your job to know what details are contained in EVERY Oracle manual available at http://tahiti.oracle.com/
Re: Seeking Advice [message #394955 is a reply to message #394943] Mon, 30 March 2009 21:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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Start with the Concepts Manual
Re: Seeking Advice [message #394956 is a reply to message #394955] Mon, 30 March 2009 21:27 Go to previous message
ezhrs
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The Tahiti site?
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