Yowch! Tough crowd! ;-)
I agree... I don't see anything in the title or the text that suggests you can become a DBA in 60 seconds (although it did catch my attention :-D). Nor do I see anything that belittles anyone's fine efforts or experience of becoming a DBA whether by accident or by plan.
What I do see is 5 excellent starter steps towards becoming a DBA. If folks take the time to read them, they represent a substantial investment in time, effort, and maybe even money (for the certs/tests). Barry is also correct in another area... I can't speak for anyone else but I recommend similar (if not identical) steps to many on this forum because I've personally followed most of those steps. I'm actually pretty happy that Barry turned these into an article so that I can stop typing them as a recommendation over and over and over...
Nicely done, Barry. I hope people take the time to read these the right way.
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