RE: DBA Skill tree

  • From: William Wagman <wjwagman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cary.millsap@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <cary.millsap@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Oracle-L Freelists <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 08:48:59 -0700

I would agree with both Dan and Cary. As an 'old school DBA' having worked in 
the same position for nearly 15 years I often feel that I don't have the 
opportunity to broaden my experience 'under fire' if you will. I've often 
wished, and asked the University to investigate, the possibility of an 
occasional 3 month internship with a another company (faculty get sabbaticals 
after all). I think (although I might be holding too high an expectation) that 
the different experience I would pick up there and be able to bring back would 
be most useful. Granted, I have to learn new things regularly but nevertheless 
in the same environment. I'm not sure I am articulating well but I often felt 
that I learned the most when placed in a new environment. Just my $0.02.


Bill Wagman
Univ. of California at Davis
IET Campus Data Center
(530) 754-6208
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Cary Millsap
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 8:07 AM
To: Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: Re: DBA Skill tree

To amplify Dan's point a little bit, I don't remember where I saw the quote, 
but somewhere I've read:
"You don't have twenty years of experience. You have only one year of 
experience twenty times."

I think that's important.

Cary Millsap

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Rajeev Prabhakar 
<rprabha01@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:rprabha01@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Fellow Listers,

I have time and again come to believe that good old values like solid research,
due diligence, initiative, dedication and ultimately your judgement related to
problem solving is the key.

The old or new school classification of the DBAs is a red herring..

My 2cents,

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