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Re: Need some advice please !!

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Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 07:06:54 -0700
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On Sep 4, 6:52 pm, joel garry <> wrote:
> On Sep 2, 7:03 pm, Mihir <> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am a fresh graduate and would like to know the difference between
> > the skill sets required for an Oracle Applications Developer, an
> > Oracle Apps DBA and an Oracle DBA. Also can someone please shed some
> > light as to which of these three fields have a better opportunity and
> > what should be ones interests to get into any one of these fields. I
> > need an insight on these three branches of Oracle.
> The skill sets vary wildly depending on companies and countries. The
> better opportunity is as a developer. While it does happen that
> people fall into DBA positions without development experience, I would
> strongly advise any fresh graduate away from the admin. In reality,
> the DBA skill that is necessary (as opposed to required by companies)
> include experience. There are usually an order of magnitude more
> development jobs available, especially for newbies. Once you have 2-5
> years experience, you will see what a DBA really needs to do, and
> perhaps see the opportunities. It's not for everyone.
> > On another note, people who can tell me to read articles and Google
> > things can please aviod wasting their and my time and only those
> > replies would be really appreciated who can guide me to any articles
> > or whitepapers as to select one of these three as a career path.
> Well, I'd definitely steer you away from DBA work with that attitude.
> A DBA has to be able to instantly adapt to a rigid set of rules, and
> just as instantly adapt to extreme flexibility and creativity as the
> situation warrants. A good DBA has to be curious, and willing to
> research problems, create hypothesis and test them, and be sceptical
> when evaluating articles and information found googling. Developers
> can find their own niche, there's a wide range of skills needed
> there. Then there are people who have gone beyond mere DBA and
> development work. The classifications you desire are for large sites,
> government and HR departments, in many places your label and what you
> actually do aren't necessarily tightly coupled.
> > Also people who can name and explain me the relation between these
> > branches of Oracle and SAP would be appreciated.
> I could, but it would be pointless. You can google it.
> > Thanks a lot !!
> jg
> --
> is bogus.
> I know! Let's all call 911 at the same time!,0,3741158.stor...

Well said.

David Fitzjarrell Received on Wed Sep 05 2007 - 09:06:54 CDT

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