DBA Requirements

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I am new to this and would like to know what are the requirements for a Database Administrator? what are the knowledge, skills and ability that company are looking for in a DBA. Thanks.

-- Vince Diep (vincediep@hotmail.com), May 20, 2004


You can look up the following books: 1. Oracle Database Administration: Essential Reference 2. DBA Handbook - pocket reference


-- Muralidharan Venkatraman (vsmurali@allstate.com), July 14, 2004.

New to this? Then you are not DBA material. You must know how computers work down at the bit level. Then, and only then, can you begin to learn how RDBMSes work down to the bit level.

-- Steve Pratt (steve_pratt@isp.state.il.us), August 30, 2004.

If you want to learn about database administration I recommend you take a look at my book: "Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures." (Publisher: Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 0201741296).

You can order it at a discount on amazon at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201741296/mullinassoci-20/104- 5103018-5662342?creative=125581&camp=2321&link_code=as1

-- Craig Mullins (craig_mullins@bmc.com), September 07, 2004.

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