Re: Poll: Expert user vs. Internals Expert

From: JXStern <>
Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 15:09:59 GMT
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On Tue, 23 May 2006 22:16:46 GMT, "Rich Ryan" <> wrote:
>To be considered a relational database expert ( in the eyes of a potential
>client) , is relational theory more important than knowledge of the
>internals and administration of a particular implementation(Oracle, MS SQL
>Server, MySQL)? Or the other way around.


To be considered an expert, the most important thing is that you make the statement, "I am an expert!"

Then come in, work some magic, and they will believe you.

They can't tell theory knowledge from product knowledge - heck, RDBMS vendors often have the same problem.

Anywho, there ain't no "experts" out there, you're either a zero or you're competent, there is no higher category in this industry today. Binary domain, huh?

There is however the job title of "architect", which as near as I can tell, generally means that somewhere, at some time, you read a book on the subject for which you are now an architect.

Have a nice resume,
J. Received on Sat Jun 03 2006 - 17:09:59 CEST

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