Session ID: 359


The ever-changing IT industry requires DBA's to keep their skills up-to-date. While only a few years ago, being a good Oracle, IBM or Microsoft DBA may have been sufficient to build and maintain a reasonable career, employers today look for a vastly broader and more adaptive skill set in their DBAs. This high-level session discusses skills that any DBA should have, but also those that any DBA should obtain and nurture regardless of which new technology is entering the hype cycle.

Objective 1: Identify soft- and technical skills that any DBA should have, obtain and nurture.

Objective 2: Match your current skill set against skills required on the market and build a plan for success.

Objective 3: Plan your next career step considering a review of your skills and market requirements.

Audience: Introductory