Re: RE: Future DBA job outlook

  • From: Rachel Carmichael <wisernet100@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 18:41:39 -0700 (PDT)

as it happens, my degree is in computer science. But tell me exactly
how a degree in computer science, from 1975, before PCs, before Unix,
before Oracle and basically before relational databases has ANYTHING to
do with my ability to be an Oracle DBA.

Much more relevant is the fact that I have 12 years experience as an
Oracle DBA, have project and team management experience, a total of
almost 29 years experience in IT overall

--- ryan.gaffuri@xxxxxxx wrote:
> Certifications matter more to government contractors. Helps them sell
> you. Matters less in the private sector. Government stuff is more
> about the pretty resume. Alot of the people here do not have a
> degree(I have one) and you would get passed over for government jobs
> for someone who is clearly weaker because you do not have a degree.
> Rather silly, but happens. Or you might not get passed over, you
> might just get offered less money. 
> Also the type of degree matters. They want computer science degrees.
> I'm doing a masters now and had to take several undergraduate
> computer science degrees. Though it is not totally related, it is
> useful stuff. Helps you see Oracle as a software system and not just
> as a product. Though its not 100% essential. 

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