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Re: Re: Linux OR Solaris- Certification

From: Lyndon Tiu <>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 07:46:37 -0800
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Depends on which planet you come from. A lot of Oracle databases run on Windows NT/2000. And in a mixed shop, you'll probably won't be allowed to touch Oracle on UNIX before you have touched Oracle on Windows for a few years - for experience purposes - pointy haired boses don't like inexperienced people touching multi-million dollar Oracle on Unix boxes. You'd probably get started minding small Oracle on NT/2000 first.

My experience.

Lyndon Tiu


> MCSE is slightly better than worthless. Solaris is a higher end
> skillset that Linux. I have noticed a few jobs which are DBA/Unix
> Admin. These are generally smaller projects where they want you to
> wear multiple hats.
> If you want to do one of your choices do the Solaris certification.
> However, make it clear to an employer that your expertise is DBA,
> and that you learned Solaris in order to make you a better DBA. If
> not they will think you are mediocre at both. Ive noticed that Unix
> info is about as endless as Oracle info. So its impossible to be
> truly specialized in both.
> one point, if your not already experience in Oracle, these
> certifications dont help at all. They really only help experienced
> people go over the top.
> >
> > From: Lyndon Tiu <>
> > Date: 2003/04/28 Mon AM 02:16:51 EDT
> > To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <>
> > Subject: Re: Linux OR Solaris- Certification
> >
> > MCSE
> >
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