Hello there, new to the forums. Stumbled here and noticed you guys have a great community.
I'm requesting assistance with some career advice. Currently I'm working as an Access developer/admin and am looking for a job in the Hartford area. I do enjoy working with Access, but I feel that it has limited career potential. I love and have a passion for anything database related and I assume most of you do as well. Last year at this time I was looking at the job market/contemplating graduate school. I started getting into SQL Server and started reading the MCTS EXAM 432 training kit from Microsoft. That's when I decided to go to graduate school and I am expecting my MBA degree in a few weeks. I took the Access job a couple months ago because I finally had a time in my hectic school schedule, in addition to the need of money and experience.
I have little knowledge with SQL Server, but once my courses are over, I plan to dive into the SQL Server books. I will be looking for a job that has anything to deal with SQL Server, but my ultimate goal is to become a DBA. I have an extreme desire to learn new things, either computer or business related (hence the MBA).
I have seen many jobs that deal with SQL Server, but many are coupled with C or Java requirements, which I have no experience with other than college courses. I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice on how to get started? I always see jobs such as Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, but they all require a few years experience. It is rare to find anything entry level related to SQL Server.
Anyways, thanks in advance!