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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by dan2107, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. dan2107

    dan2107 New Member

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    Hi,

    Just wanted to quickly introduce myself to the forums as a new member. I am looking to pursue a new career in IT, having worked in railway engineering for the past ten years. My past role involved a lot of computer aided design work, so I am familiar with using computers and know the basics. I'm looking to get myself qualified, but not too sure where to start. Database administration appeals to me as I have played around with SQL in the past. From what I can gather the ideal course would be the MCDBA, but not sure where to start. I am currently employed in sales, hopefully for a temporary period while I train. Would it be worth doing a tech support or systems engineer course and getting a foot in the door in the IT world while training? Any advice would be warmly welcomed :D

    Cheers,

    Dan
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Actually, I would probably stick to the DBA side of things if that's what you're interested in, I can't see the point in going down a different route if you're not interested in it long term.

    Have a look at the SQL MCTS and then move towards the MCITP in SQL (by the looks of things the MCDBA is pretty much retired now).

    Getting work as a DBA won't be easy with little previous experience but it won't hurt your chances if you start hanging around dedicated SQL forums to pick up knowledge.
     
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    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF :)
     
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  4. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!

    Most people don't start out as DBAs... they typically start out in IT and work into a DBA role over time. However, it's certainly something to shoot for long term.
     
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    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome:D

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