Have you ever met one of those rare breed of people who is unusually fond of his/her job and, says, TGIM (Thanks God its Monday) instead of TGIF (Thanks God its Friday)?
Chances are he/she is a DBA (database administrator).
Most of us already know that the DBA position can be a very rewarding career. But now its been proven by research as well as the DBA position tops the FORBES magazine list of the most satisfactory jobs for 2014!
If you have a job that you love, you would never feel like you are working but always have fun. The Forbes article that we mentioned above shows that the DBA job is one such position.
Why DBA is a safe job?
You might think, that such a fun job is not possible, and/or that it would soon vanish since all good things vanish soon. But no; that ain’t right. With the growth of data globally, databases are growing in size. The most important piece of any application is the data itself which is either placed and/or retrieved from the database.
This means a DBA position is here to stay.
Obviously it takes some hard work and long hours until a person becomes skilled.
How to Get a DBA Job?
An Oracle Database Administrator primarily manages databases. They are also expected to have knowledge of, and experience in Real Application Clusters (RAC), GoldenGate Replication, etc. While experience has no substitute, folks who want to get into this field may have an easier time being accepted for a Junior DBA if they have the right Certifications.
How to Improve Skill Sets?
There are several avenues to achieve this. Obviously there is nothing that can replace experience. However if you are hardworking you can prepare for the Oracle DBA certification exam. Visit VST Training Courses Page in this regard at: http://www.vitalsofttech.com/training/
Attending conferences is also another option which will help you pick up on the latest and the greatest. Some of the well known conferences are Oracle Open World, IOUG Collaborate and BWI. If you don’t want to travel plug-ins to these conferences are also avaialable at very affordable rates.
Another related link for newbies is: UK Oracle User Group – Students Section