Re: Solaris expert needs to break into as entry-level Oracle dba

From: cyber-arkitect <>
Date: 12 Dec 2003 20:31:51 -0800
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Thanks, Sybrand. I do have cert in c/c++ programming and have worked as a developer for a bit. But I still didn't get any answer to my original query. I have, in past and at present am studying SQL and that would be not my main problem.

Any craetive suggestions that might help me break into the field? wrote in message news:<>...
> (cyber-arkitect) wrote in message news:<>...
> > Hello all:
> >
> > I am a Solaris Unix Administrator with 6+ yrs. of experience in major
> > companies who also has experience with AIX. Since I am good at Unix I
> > would like to move into Oracle world, preferrably as an entry-level
> > DBA. I have started preparing for the first OCA exams but am looking
> > for an entry-level Oracle job. (even if it is an intern its fine for
> > now).
> > How do I break into Oracle world? Although I have Unix certifications,
> > an engineering bachelors, some shell scripting etc, I find that nobody
> > is willing to let me in. I just need to get my foot in the door.
> > Please advise.
> Oracle is completely different from Unix. A good command of SQL is
> mandatory. Likely your problem is going to be you have insufficient
> programming experience.
> Most competent DBAs have originally worked as developer.
> Sybrand Bakker
> Senior Oracle DBA
Received on Sat Dec 13 2003 - 05:31:51 CET

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