Re: DBA Skill tree

From: Charles Schultz <>
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 20:05:41 -0500
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So.... still looking for a skill tree. =) All I have so far is Oracle's certification path, and the topics outlined for each test.

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Charles Schultz <>wrote:

> Just to put a different spin on this; when I originally posted, I was not
> thinking about interviews and hiring questions at all. More, rather, on how
> does one know what one needs to stay competent (proficient, experienced, etc
> *grin*)? I used the model of a skill tree because I like pictures, and some
> sort of a dependency graph conveys to me better than words alone. I am much
> more concerned about ongoing training than getting your foot in the door.
> Sure, any type of "certification" or governing body that declares a level of
> exposure (I dare not call it "experience") could use some of the same
> methods, but again, my focus is after you have already been hired. How to
> keep the "old school" guys on track? How to take a Jr. DBA and turn him/her
> into standard DBA, or even a Sr. DBA? People do this on their own, but the
> career path has always seemed rather nebulous to me. Maybe that's just me.
> Interesting how this little molehill has grown.... =) I definitely
> appreciate the comments and perspectives.
> On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 7:49 AM, Charles Schultz <>wrote:
>> After mulling this over with a few folks, I thought to hit a larger
>> audience. Has anyone done work to identify basic, standard and advanced DBA
>> skills? Oracle University has an interesting framework with their
>> certification program, but I find it lacking in several different ways and
>> looking for something a little more realistic and practical.
>> Tying together some other blog posts, I had a strange thought about basing
>> it off RPG-style skill points and how one builds a character in the virtual
>> world (so all you WOW fans should jump on this! *grin*):

Charles Schultz
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