Re: training for new DBA's

From: Sruthi Annamnidu <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:06:34 -0700
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Checkout the, they have few oracle courses and I do not think the subscription is expensive although I do not know the price as the company I work for provided us with access to this site.

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 6:43 PM, Justin Mungal <> wrote:

> I don't think you really need to send the new person anywhere for training.
> Have the person study the manuals and set up Oracle in a virtualized
> environment. If the person is fairly junior at IT in general (I wouldn't
> expect this) then you can set it up for them and have them learn the basics
> of SQL and so on before moving on to the admin side. Have the person study
> the manuals... Concepts, Admin, SQL, Recovery, etc... and get a good book
> on database design. Having the person read the Concepts manual when they
> start doesn't seem like a bad idea idea to me.
> When I was getting started I had already worked in IT for a good number of
> years and knew SQL, so I was able to get up and running pretty quickly. So
> a lot of how this person will learn Oracle depends on what they already
> know.
> I'd want the person to study and do as much as possible on their own and
> ask questions as they come up. I think a big part of being a good Oracle
> DBA is actually reading the documentation ahead of time and not just
> randomly reading about topics as they come up. I know that not everyone has
> that luxury though.
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 5:11 PM, Jeff C <> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Jeff

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