RE: Microsoft Excel Expert exam useful for junior SQL pro job?

From: Mark W. Farnham <>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 06:04:59 -0500
Message-ID: <049e01cf2d62$6f314aa0$4d93dfe0$>

I use Excel quite a bit managing my business. I'm glad I know how to noodle around in Excel.  

I do not believe I have ever used Excel or Excel skills while working on SQL.   I sense a bit of a language barrier here, but that is essentially a specific example of what Tim already told you. I hope it is helpful.  

The short answer to the question I think you meant to ask is: "NO."  


From: [] On Behalf Of Lukas Lehner
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:37 AM To:
Cc: Oracle-L
Subject: Re: Microsoft Excel Expert exam useful for junior SQL pro job?  

I ask for career advice to work as a SQL pro. Do you never use Excel? Is Excel skills not useful for SQL pro?

Excel is an output option for data in Oracle DB. That's the connection.  

On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 9:44 PM, Tim Gorman <> wrote:

It might have many uses, but nothing relevant to SQL.

On 2/18/2014 12:45 PM, Lukas Lehner wrote:


I passed Oracle SQL Expert. I work 5% of my job with SQL but I am searching for a full time SQL job.

Is the Excel exam (Microsoft Office Specialist - MOS) useful for getting a junior SQL pro job? What do you think?



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