Re: Any tips for an Oracle Newbie?

From: joel garry <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 08:51:42 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 22, 10:26 pm, (jj) wrote:
> Hello All,
> Well I'm cracking the books and learning about Oracle.   I'm figuring
> I'll start on the admin side and see how it goes.    I'm more into
> structures and workflow than UI/Usability.   Are there any areas of
> the Oracle universe that are particularly hot/in demand now?
> I've joined the OTN and downloaded  10g, 11g (32 bit Win), example
> files and a bunch of docs.  I've started the tutorials and also am
> reading the various OTN forums.   There's quite a few oceans of
> material.  Any suggestions on what items/area are "must" read?
> Any suggestions on other info resources for the aspiring newbie?
> Also any suggested Oracle job websites?  (I know about
> ?
> ?
> ?
> Thanks!
> JJ

I second Mark, there has always been an order of magnitude more dev than admin jobs. I'd add, what other skills you have can help determine what direction you should go.

You must read the concepts manual, and periodically read it again. Tom Kyte's books are excellent for understanding how and why things work the way they do.

That and what you have could keep you busy for months. Try to put together a little app that does something you would like, to really understand how it works.


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