Hi - For the last year and a half I have been working as a QA analyst in a company. However I am now realising that QA may not be a long term career for me. My current role has allowed me to do lots of things. If I was to change my career I feel I could go 1 of 2 ways:
1. Networking/Switches/Servers/infrustructure etc
2. DBA in SQL
Out of the 2 options, I am warming to the idea of a DBA. I would say I am an high amateur SQL user currently. I can set up jobs, schedules, backups, replication, write basic queries and have had a hand in writing basic stored procedures.
Now my question, what else would I need to learn? Clearly the things I can do already are not difficult so what skills do I need to learn for me to become an junior DBA? There is some room for side movement in the company but I would need to learn the skills off my own back (either at home or participate in tasks at work) before requesting a role move. There is currently no DBA person in my company which makes it slightly more difficult but there are a few developers which are handy with SQL.
Thank you for your replies.