Ninja's_RGR'us (4/25/2011) David Burrows (4/25/2011)
With no IT experience, it's not likely you'll be able to land a DBA job. Developer, maybe.
Wow Gail! Not sure whether, as a developer, I should feel insulted by that statement. ;-)
You mean I could never be a DBA
Only kidding really
In her world, DBA means last line of defense. You can't put someone there with no experience. If you are willing to start as dev, then the DBA can spot your problem areas and help you improve there. So her statement makes complete sense.
And yes you should be insulted
In that case I insulted myself. I am a developer.
Seriously, few companies are going to give the keys to the data that runs their business, the responsibility for securing and guarding that data, for ensuring the reliability and integrity of data that literally runs the business to someone straight out of school.
Those that do are companies that you probably want to stay away from.
A developer makes a mistake, someone files a bug report (assuming that it's not caught in testing). A DBA makes a mistake, it could result in major data loss, major downtime, major financial impact, even closing of the business.
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