Becoming a better DBAPosted: August 10, 2007
So, here’s how I plan to recompile my professional skills:
- Read the concepts guide. I’ve read parts of it, but it is probably time to give it a more through read. Pretty much everyone agrees that one cannot be a good DBA without reading it.
- Learn to do wait interface tuning. Start by reading the book and trying out the ideas in the test system. I know the theory, but currently I do all the wait interface analysis using Ignite for Oracle. A marvelous tool, but a DBA should know how to get along without fancy tools.
- Get more acquainted with Oracle security. Maybe start by reading Pete Finnigan‘s papers.
- Get Certified! This will instantly make me a better DBA, no?
This short list will probably keep me occupied well into the end of the year. Especially the performance tuning part – Millisap’s book is not exactly a short and easy read for the next flight. Hopefully I’ll be able to start the next year as slighly less invalid DBA.