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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Oracle with Unix or Linux

    Hi folks,

    Ive just graduated (msc computing) & am trying to attain a junior/trainee Oracle DBA position. Im skilled with Oracle/windows, only Im looking to learn Oracle 10g with either Unix (most prob solaris10) or Linux (most probable fedora or suse or oracle linux --or another, can you recc.?) in order to broaden my Oracle skill set and improve job prospects.

    Which would be the best option (i.e. must valuable/desirable/helpful), considering the current market & also in the long term? Or, alternatively, would working towards gaining CCNA or MSCE certification, coupled with current Oracle skills make a better option?

    All views/oppinions appreciated!

    thanks, FAC51
    Last edited by FAC51; 12-27-06 at 10:18.

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    >Ive just graduated (msc computing) & am trying to attain a junior/trainee Oracle DBA position.
    Good Luck, 'cuz you will need it to land any position with "DBA" in the title.
    Most DBAs start their career as junior programmer; where the damage they can do is limited.
    Actual job experience is MUCH more valuable than any paper certificate.
    You can lead some folks to knowledge, but you can not make them think.
    The average person thinks he's above average!
    For most folks, they don't know, what they don't know.
    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

  3. #3
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    Linux is cheaper and I believe Oracle is writing their own O/S Linux

    To me they are similar enough and Linux seems to make life easier for everyone since it is open source.

    Most shops in the Northeast tend to have production on Unix, but are interested in the cost savings of Linux.

    Go Unix/Solaris
    Linux is similar enough that the learning curve from there is negligible.
    - The_Duck
    you can lead someone to something but they will never learn anything ...

  4. #4
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    @ anacedent >> cheers for the pointer, i appreciate ur honesty.

    "Actual job experience is MUCH more valuable than any paper certificate." - yes true, but I do believe that a certificate does hold value. subjectively, its certainly helped me improve my Oracle knowledge.

    @ the_duck >> thanks for the advice too.

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