Database management advice

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im an it student from tanzania currently im an intern in one of the united nation org. but im only doing user support activities. but i want to build my carrier in database management may  u give me some advice on where to start and what to study. ms ashura from tanzania
ASKED: January 19, 2011  6:07 AM
UPDATED: March 6, 2012  9:26 AM

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@MS Ashura, according to ur background, u may proceed for Database Management Courses for global certifications. There several global certifications like DBA from Oracle, MCTS from Microsoft on Sql Server 2008 / MCDBA or MySql certifications and so on. Amongst them, I prefer OCP, coz at present Oracle takes the lion share of the market. To earn the Oracle DBA u have to do OCP there r two parts: a) for Developer & b) DBA Administrator. For DBA it requires passing two examinations: Any one of the following SQL exams:
Introduction to Oracle SQL, Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals, or Oracle Database SQL Expert and Oracle Database 11g-Administration
Remember, These r only available thru Oracle University or a Prometric testing center.
But…. always consult with ur nearest persons or if possible talk with expert who is nearby u.
Here providing some links….
For MySql <a href=”http://www.mysql.com/certification/”>Certification</a>

For MCTS/MCDBA <a href=”http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcdba.aspx”>Certification</a>

For General Concept, please visit <a href=”http://education-portal.com/articles/Database_Administrator_Certification%3A_Certificate_Program_Overview.html”>HERE</a>

For Oracle <a href=”http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=143″>Certification</a>
AND also look <a href=”http://www.certification-crazy.net/oca.htm”>HERE</a>

Good Luck !

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  • CompleteITProfessional
    Agreed, look for a qualification in either Microsoft SQL or Oracle. I've got experience in both but have more experience in Oracle. Oracle SQL Developer as mentioned above is a good way to start!
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