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FW: Oracle DBA evolution path - please share your opinion

From: O'Neill, Sean <>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 02:53:44 -0800
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Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 09:20 To: 'andrey'; 'List, ORACLE-L_at_LISTS.SUNYSB.EDU'

>>Where do i go to from here ?

Where do you want to be career wise in 5 years time?  

Do you like DBAing?. If so, unless you are quite exceptional and have crammed that two years with loads of experience and lots of reading, I'd imagine that if DBAing appeals to you then there is lots more to learn. A possible pointer might be to go for DBA OCP. If you find this a total breeze then thats feedback of some kind. If not, it certainly won't hurt learning more about Oracle. Oracle corp have quite a range of large products out there with what I would consider are long learning curves and even longer experience curves.  

Having said above I'm not much longer at Oracle than yourself.  

As for the more GUI interfaces they are a fact of life, but at the end of the day it's all SQL.  

They are some of my thoughts shared!  

Sean :)

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-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 16:41

Dear List !
Some background : i've been around Oracle for several years , i'm DBAing for 2+ years now , i have written some java code (jdbc , some XML etc) , perl , PL/SQL , Tcl/Tk , a lot of UNIX scripting . .Where do i go to from here ?  

Many people say that the profession of Oracle DBA is going to be less demanded in future , because of :
1) either other DB ( like less-expensive MS SQL Server or free MySQL) will occupy the market , especially in small enterprises ; 2) or Oracle will "improve" the DB management and make it "point and click" , so you do not need a dedicated Oracle DBA at all or you need less Oracle DBAs .  

So , the bottom line is : what should i learn now ? how can i extend my expertise ? In which fields ?  

Please share your thoughts !
Thanks a lot in advance !  

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