Re: How do you conduct technical interviews ?

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 10:21:04 -0700
Message-ID: <>


Yes there are a number of new processes, and some only appear when certain features are enabled.

If however an interviewee can't give a general idea of the difference between
SMON and PMON, then his DBA skills would be in question.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Dba DBA <>wrote:

> I actually don't like the tom kyte question. Does anyone else like this one
> ?
> "
> I can remember Tom Kyte let the people explain what is inside the
> instance. What is SGA, which oracle processes do we have and what is their
> task. It's the same kind of question. Let the technical people try to
> explain some technical stuff. They often cannot. "
> it is too much memorization. I see no reason to make someone memorize every
> background process (which is what Tom wants when he mentions it). I think
> general understanding of a database and an instance and how oracle works is
> more important. I have trouble keeping track of the difference between the
> SMON and the PMON myself and don't bother to keep that in my head.
> --

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

Received on Thu Aug 14 2008 - 12:21:04 CDT

Original text of this message