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    **discouraged**

    Hi all

    I am and have been working with SQL since 7.0. Nothing deep into sql but I want to obtain my MCDBA and venture in the database admin career but I don't have a BA - all the job openings I see require the candidate to have a BA in CS or MIS.

    Question, if I pass all my exams will I be marketable?

    Signed

    Andrew

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    Yes, you will as a Journeyman or Junior DBA. A college degree is preferred most of the time, but there is no better teacher than experience for most companies. I've found that my experience actually holds more weight than degrees, but certifications are also highly regarded.
    "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly understood; an inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." ~G.K. Chesterton

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    Experience trumps all ... But, there are some backasswards companies with neolithic hiring practices who require a degree ... Gov't is notorious for this.
    Back to Access ... ADO is not the way to go for speed ...

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    Don't forget the MCDBA refers to SS 2000 not 2005. Check out the exams on MSDN for info re 2005.
    Testimonial:
    pootle flump
    ur codings are working excelent.

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