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egrizzly
Hello. I am new to these forums. I am seriously considering Database Administrator as a career. Was wondering what the best education would be for a "to-be" DBA. Is it ok to go for an Associates degree, bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, or MIS, or would certifications be ok starting out.

Also, what would be the most ideal career path for an Oracle DBA. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
burleson
Hi,


>> or would certifications be ok starting out.

No way. In this recesssion, there are lots of people with masters degrees competing for DBA jobs.

I'm hiring now, here are my minimum requirements:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/jobs.htm

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>> Is it ok to go for an Associates degree, bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, or MIS.

Oracle DBA is a profession, not a trade, but learning to write computer programs in a CC would be a great idea.

As for the IT ir MIS degree, you MUST get it from an AACSB accredited Business school. Many lie and say that they are fully accredited, but they are not:

http://dba-oracle.com/googlesearchsite_pro...ealth_check.htm

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>> I am seriously considering Database Administrator as a career

It's a great carer, I've been doing it sinve 1983.

You need to start bwith going to a good state university (e.g. University fs Statename) and not a "clown college" like Phoenix or DeVry.

I recommend an undergrand in computer science, followed by an MBA in Information Systems.

That will get you an entry level job.

PLease read:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/t_how_to_become_an_oracle_dba.htm

The average USA salary is over $100,000, and some DBA can earn upwards of $250,000.

Remember, a DBA is both a technican and a manager/designer.
egrizzly
Well, thanks for the advice. So, in your experience, you dont tend to see employers discriminating in favor of those with CS degrees over those with MIS or CIS degrees. I mean CS does tend to more gruelling in math/programming. just an observation.

QUOTE (burleson @ Jan 24 2012, 04:23 AM) *
Hi,


>> or would certifications be ok starting out.

No way. In this recesssion, there are lots of people with masters degrees competing for DBA jobs.

I'm hiring now, here are my minimum requirements:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/jobs.htm

****************************************************
>> Is it ok to go for an Associates degree, bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, or MIS.

Oracle DBA is a profession, not a trade, but learning to write computer programs in a CC would be a great idea.

As for the IT ir MIS degree, you MUST get it from an AACSB accredited Business school. Many lie and say that they are fully accredited, but they are not:

http://dba-oracle.com/googlesearchsite_pro...ealth_check.htm

**************************************************
>> I am seriously considering Database Administrator as a career

It's a great carer, I've been doing it sinve 1983.

You need to start bwith going to a good state university (e.g. University fs Statename) and not a "clown college" like Phoenix or DeVry.

I recommend an undergrand in computer science, followed by an MBA in Information Systems.

That will get you an entry level job.

PLease read:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/t_how_to_become_an_oracle_dba.htm

The average USA salary is over $100,000, and some DBA can earn upwards of $250,000.

Remember, a DBA is both a technican and a manager/designer.

burleson
Hi,

>> I mean CS does tend to more gruelling in math/programming. just an observation.

True, but MIS grads know how to use Oracle to document and solve businesss problems.
egrizzly
QUOTE (burleson @ Jan 30 2012, 10:21 PM) *
Hi,

>> I mean CS does tend to more gruelling in math/programming. just an observation.

True, but MIS grads know how to use Oracle to document and solve businesss problems.


I hear you. well, the education is enjoyable either way... thanks for the info.
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