I want to start off work being a junior DBA very soon. At the moment I have a Bsc in ICT 2:2 but my database marks was very strong including an 86 in my oracle assessment which is following a worksheet using oracle 11g at university computers.
Now I can do php and sql and I have used oracle and mysql. My question is that before looking for junior DBA jobs, as I have no experience in the workplace, is it best if I purchase a couple of books and try to develop my skills? I am planning to purchase the following books:
- oracle 11g for dummies
- php and mysql for dummies
- sql for dummies
Will these books be correct to use and be recommended to go through to help me be ready for a junior DBA position soon? Is there any other books to recommended and finally am i able to get phpmyadmin mysql and oracle 11g on a trial basis so I can use them to go through the books and for own use?