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    Unanswered: student who wants to dba

    i'm currently a student in computer information sciences, and i wanted to give my studying some more focus thus choosing dba. now i'd like to dba but be as broad as possible when i first start out my career. i know some programming languages and recently finished a C# book for doing .net development and a ASP.net book for scripting. but where should i go from here? should i just start studying ms sql server? what about a microsoft certification? i'm very curious to know where the next step in my studying should be, so anyone who was in my shoes, i'd love to hear any information you have to offer. TIA

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    Sure...forget the platform, or anything that has to do with computers...
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    choose a career that has future in this country and the possibility of professional fullfillment and personal happiness like health care, being a manger at walmart or pizza delivery.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    what exactly are you trying to say lol. forget the windows platform?

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    I didn't finish...

    Being a dba has less to do with technology than you would think.

    You need to understand normalization, data modeling, process models, ect

    And the need to understand which technology fits best....

    Let me ask this...WHY do you want to be a "dba"
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    The glamour and adoration, of course. Duh.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    No silly, the exorbitant pay! Either that or being in utter control!
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    Right. Utter control. In what other profession can you kill a user and get away with it?
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindman
    Right. Utter control. In what other profession can you kill a user and get away with it?
    Medicine. In some jurisdictions, law enforcement.

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    You Guys are so funny

    I read your replies and almost fell off my seat laughing.

    I think you should go full speed ahead on the DBA decision but thats just my opinion becuase I like it so much. The more I work in it the more I learn its kind of an adventure for me. Also DBAs are always needed I have found you, I always see job posting for dba's

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    Thrasy

    ROFL...Pizza Delivery???????????????/

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    the girls

    I got into databases for the girls. Definitly for the girls. There is nothing like going to happy hour and telling some young thing you are a database administrator. It gets them all worked up.

    This is by the way why a lot of programmers have weird hobbies. So they have other things to talk about.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    yes pizza delivery...

    this girl a couple years behind me in high school has worked for dominos since she was 16. Manages a store 2 now and makes about 150K. I would be very happy.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    Time to make the donughts...
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    Donuts???

    Your making donuts or is that a joke???

    if not can i have some???

    LOL

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