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  1. 1. Secrets to DBA success | TechRepublic ZDNet Asia SmartPlanet TechRepublic Log In Join TechRepublic FAQ Go Pro! Blogs Downloads Newsletters Galleries Q&A Discussions News Research Library IT Management Development IT Support Data Center Networks Security Home / Blogs / The Enterprise Cloud Follow this blog: The Enterprise Cloud Secrets to DBA success By Mary Weilage March 9, 2009, 1:51 PM PDT Takeaway: The Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts DBA will be one of the fastest growing occupations in America through 2012. If you’re thinking about heading down this career path, these resources might be a good starting point. In October 2008, TechRepublic Editor Toni Bowers noted that, “The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) predicts DBA will be one of the fastest growing occupations in America through 2012.” If you’re thinking about heading down this career path, you might find the post, What does a DBA do all day? a good starting point. Another useful resource is Confio Software’s white paper, Top 10 Secrets for DBA Career Success, which explores the following aspects of the job: Use best-practice wait-time methodologies Be a hero, have an impact, and get raise Be proactive Make friends with developers Don’t use old techniques to find new problems Don’t waste time hunting for the problem Keep your customers happy Don’t waste the boss’s dollars on the wrong thing Work on things that people care about Don’t get blamed for other people’s problems If you’re already working as a DBA, what tips would you offer someone who is thinking of entering the field? Please post your career advice in the discussion. Related TechRepublic resources Download: Five SQL Server scripts for novice DBAs 10+ IT pros share the utilities and tools they can’t live without What is in your toolbelt? Help needed: Future DBA Wanna Be…Should I learn C#? Get IT Tips, news, and reviews delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to TechRepublic’s free newsletters.http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/datacenter/secrets-to-dba-success/710[08/29/2012 3:50:15 PM]
  2. 2. Secrets to DBA success | TechRepublic Configuring SQL Mail in SQL Changing the computer Server 2000 name on Windows Server 2008 Core Edition People who read this... Four questions you should ask a DBA job candidate What does a DBA do all day? Companies are desperate for DBAs 1 Join the conversation! Add Your Opinion Comments Follow via: Staff Picks Top Rated Most Recent My Contacts See All Comments Exceptional DBA 0 messier-david@... 2nd Apr 2009 Votes I would check out a free ebook available, written by Brad McGehee. Heres a link by the author:... Read Whole Comment + View in thread See all comments Join the TechRepublic Community and join the conversation! Signing-up is free and quick, Do it now, we want to hear your opinion. Join Loginhttp://www.techrepublic.com/blog/datacenter/secrets-to-dba-success/710[08/29/2012 3:50:15 PM]

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