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RE: How to get a ora dba job

From: Sarnowski, Chris <>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 11:44:16 -0800
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> --- Rachel Carmichael wrote:
> > to quote the article:
> >
> > 'The handful of applicants who survive the telephone interview can
> > expect an interview at the job site and what Burleson calls the
> > "teching" of the candidate. He advises interviewers to ask specific
> > questions, such as "What is the default password for the sys user in
> > Oracle?"
> >
> > There's no faking answers to those questions, and an interviewer can
> > easily judge the technical skills of the candidates. "Only a
> > practicing
> > DBA knows the answer is '[change_on_install],'" Burleson said. "A
> > seasoned
> > DBA can spot a faker instantly."'
> >

When I first read the question you quoted, without reading down to see the answer, I thought "damn. I don't remember. I always change the passwords on install. And I never log in as sys using the password". Guess I'd better study up before my next interview.

Regardless of the perfidy of Netscape hiding underscores, one problem with these publicly available lists of interview questions is that it's more likely the fakers and non-tech interviewers will track them down and memorize them than it is that experienced DBAs will bother with them.


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