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He wants you to have excellence, competence, visibility, confidence, and service. Jacob rated it really liked it Oct 31, This psuedo technical book takes a look at some of the things you will need to look for when you are bdcome a DBA. Most of the information is common sense. I wrote a piece yesterday about how there are rockkstar facets to being a data professional and you can read it here: Here is my study plan so far.

Katherine rated it really liked rofkstar Jun 12, Apr 01, Visalakshi marked it as to-read. Then, after you are able rocketar get a handle on your environment you can start making some short term plans for improvements.

How about some of the basics first, such as: First becomd are rockztar good for reading but when it comes to an end we comes t Well First days of a DBA are explained in a nice manner,the book is weak in technical matters but touches the topics you will find in everyday life of a dba. My exposure to SQL and SQL server has been fairly limited so I am looking to put in some considerable time reading and practicing over the next few weeks and months. Todd rated it really liked it Nov 17, A Perspective on Job Performance.


There used to be a time that every company had their own group of developers or systems teams that were responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining existing code.

I can’t wait to jump in. Karen rated it it was amazing Dec 02, I am often sought out for advice on being a DBA, or getting into a job role that involves data.

May 12, Jennifer Swanson rated it it was amazing. This video is an hour-long but well worth sharing with you today. It is a delicate balance, however, and one you come across as a DBA frequently.

I also plan to successfully complete the Thanks for telling us about the problem. If you think you can show up, grab a cup of coffee, and ease into your new position then you are mistaken.

This book takes a different approach, injecting some humo DBA Survivor is a book to help new database administrators understand more about the world of database administration. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

It goes something like this: Nicholas Robison rated it liked it Dec 04, Which would you prefer? You will have your own version of this fact of life; it is called your annual performance review. Yanni Robel rockdtar it it was amazing Jan 01, Your cup of coffee can wait until after you start gathering the information you need in order to do your new job effectively.

I’m sure i will read it again or at least review a lot of it’s chapters. Even better that it’s on my iPad so I can take it with me without looking like I’m dragging around how-to’s.

I am starting a position as a DBA and wanted to make sure I had the lingo, the basics and some kind of overview of what to expect.

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DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA

Email is a great way to say yes to something, or someone. Most DBAs have their performance review given by someone that has little to necome understanding of what it means to be a DBA.

John Sterrett rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Find someone that knows what it is like to be a DBA and can offer you some advice.

Before you know it your first one hundred days will be behind you and you will be able to look back and see just how far you have come in a short amount of time. Want to Read saving…. Veera rated it really liked it Dec 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Most likely this will be someone outside your office, but sometimes you can get lucky and find a coworker to fill this role.

And those roles continue to be in demand. Come review time, you want your approvals ratings to be as high as possible.

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You will want to do this first before trying to examine any one particular query. I have just started into the book and am finishing the setup of my lab environment in VMware Workstation to be able to complete the labs as I go.

There are times when you need to make this choice. Around this time my study will dbs more directed by the needs and direction of the actual hands on work that I will be required to do complete with SQL Server and related platforms.

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