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What is the future for system and database administration [closed]

Let me present myself for better understanding of my challenge. I love coding, it's been 5 years that I've been in a company as software developer. But for the past 3 years I've been quite pushed into ...
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Database development/admin - What exactly should I be trying to learn? [closed]

(I tried posting to programmers.se but was told this might be a better place) My apologies if this isn't true I've been a bit weary about approaching learning databases. I've dabbled into them ...
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DBA to work from home [closed]

I was wondering is it feasible or doable to work from home as a DBA or Database designer/developer or Business intelligence developer. I have seen developers doing great working from home, but can ...
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Possible career paths for Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) [closed]

In order to be confident in databases as a entry level job candidate, I completed the OCA certification. Now I want to know what career paths follow this. Can one go into data-mining, BI, or ...
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The Value of Certifications [closed]

Questions What certifications do you have? Has your certification (or lack of one) ever worked for or against you? Do you intend to reach out for certification? Do you renew your certifications? ...
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how did you become a DBA? [closed]

maybe this is more of a wiki type question, but I'd like to learn more about the (no doubt many) paths taken to become a DBA. What path lead you to become a DBA?
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How can I learn to become a DBA?

Question for you DBAs and such: How do you go about learning the skills to become a DBA without having the 'on hands' or on-the-job training? My experience in DB work has been messing with MySQL via ...