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Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2000 18:58:52 -0800
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Dear Malladi

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On Mon, 04 Dec 2000 14:50:44  
 Rama Malladi wrote:

>Hi friends!
> There is a lots of talk about Paper DBAs on this message board. With due
>respect to all the veteran DBAs without OCP and new DBAs with OCP, I would
>like to make few comments from my own personal experience (spanning 9 years+
>in USA, Europe and India)
> I have come across lots of long time DBAs with no OCP, who frown on OCP
>DBAs. Working closely with them, I noticed that these longs really count the
>hours to bill the clients. To my dismay, I came across 10+ years Oracle DBAs
>who had no clue about OPS, Partitioning, Snapshots, Stand by etc... They
>have gained experience over the years only because the client could not find
>a better alternative.
> At the same time, in the interviews and at work, I come across lots of new
>OCP DBAs who can do the job, but need lots support and help from the other
>DBAs. (It is sort of baby sitting).
> I was a DBA without OCP for long time and I had no problem in finding jobs
>without OCP. After I started preparing for OCP, I came to know of so many
>things that I did not know before. In my humble opinion, any OCP DBA with
>experience is lot better than a OCP DBA without experience or an experienced
>DBA without OCP.
> OCP helped me as a DBA to understand things that I did not know before. It
>took lots of time, confidence and enthusiasm to be a OCP DBA and change my
>self in the process.
> Without OCP, I would have been a Pumpkin DBA, doing clueless things in a
>random and unilateral way. Let's face it... OCP or No OCP is a matter of
>choice. But it helps to be OCP than be left-out and looking at SOUR
>OCP DBA with experience!
>Please see the official ORACLE-L FAQ:
>Author: Rama Malladi
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