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Re: Best way to learn Oracle?

From: gbarbour <gbarbour_at_csc>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 10:02:14 -0000
Message-ID: <441692e4$1_1@glkas0286.greenlnk.net>

"DA Morgan" <damorgan_at_psoug.org> wrote in message news:1142267373.564709_at_yasure.drizzle.com...
> gbarbour wrote:
>> <jonathan.conway_at_gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:1141566620.431325.3010_at_e56g2000cwe.googlegroups.com...
>>> G'day folks!
>>>
>>> I've been in I.T. for a while, but web development isn't so lucrative
>>> nowadays.
>>>
>>> I'm very interested in learning Oracle as well as doing some Oracle
>>> exams.
>>>
>>> Can anyone point me in the right direction as far as books, websites,
>>> etc.? Based on your own experience learning Oracle?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> JAC
>>>
>> And, what makes you think being an Oracle dba is lucrative?
>> DBA's are ten a penny, in this country anyway, and get paid accordingly.
>> Latest adds 18,000 - 20,000. Programmers are better paid.
>> Shabble.
>

> And your country is?

United Kingdom.

> And those DBAs are skilled with 9i and 10g or are a bunch of v7 and v8
> dinosaurs hanging on for a few more years until retirement.
>

These DBAs are skilled with 9i and 10g; also v7 and v8 come to that. Study the Capability Maturity Model provided by Carnegie Mellon and ITIL/ ITSM. There was a good article by Iggy Fernandez about it. http://www.nocoug.org/download/2005-02/Structured_Approach_to_Database_Administration_-_NoCOUG_-_Feb_2005.pps

'Tis not the job it used to be. No more hero's. Shabble. Received on Tue Mar 14 2006 - 04:02:14 CST

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