Re: training for new DBA's

From: Mark Bobak <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:48:26 +0000
Message-ID: <> or cheap is going to be tough.....

There's Oracle University, of course, but that's probably not going to fit your definition of 'cheap'. They do have video and self-study that would probably be more economical than instructor lead...but probably not cheap.

When I started out, I went to a 2-week crash course that Global Knowledge did...but I think they have since discontinued their entire Oracle program, though.

Depending on where you live, the local college or university may have Oracle classes....

For free, there is the 2-Day DBA, which may be a good intro:

Of course, some of this will depend on his current knowledge level...does he know SQL? Other languages? (Java, C, etc?) Sys admin background?



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From: Jeff C <<>> Reply-To: "<>" <<>> Date: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 6:11 PM To: "<>" <<>> Subject: training for new DBA's

We are looking at training a new DBA from scratch (hiring from within) and I am looking for any opinions on where/how/what to train this person on. I was thinking of starting with just basic SQL and relational database design then onto some pl/sql. After that move on to dba stuff. Is there any good free or cheap places to get this kind of training? And how would you test a very beginner candidate to know if they would be a good fit for this position. Any questions or tests I good give them? What would you look for?

This is new to me as I have been mainly the lone dba for years and also trained on the job. Thanks for any input.


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