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Re: Best way to learn Oracle?

From: DA Morgan <damorgan_at_psoug.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 08:31:06 -0800
Message-ID: <1142353846.303365@yasure.drizzle.com>


gbarbour wrote:
> "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.

Thanks for the info. Last time I looked, which was a year or so ago, I saw UK salaries in = US$. Meaning same number ... different currency and around 80K-120K.

-- 
Daniel A. Morgan
http://www.psoug.org
damorgan_at_x.washington.edu
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Received on Tue Mar 14 2006 - 10:31:06 CST

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