Currently I am working on providing Support on Testing Enviornment which is kind of a distributed platform, where I use some Linux Commands, Sql Queries and working on Incidents co-ordinating. Currently I met my collegue who is a DBA in my Project and is member of our Project. Since he has got a good package i am thinking to do DBA and he has recommended me one of the Professors name who is very renowned .
Needed assistance from the expertise over here, how shall i proceed since my current Profile is not into DBA and currently working on Executing Linux Commands, SQL Queries to monitor the Testing Enviornment. Shall i proceed with doing the DBA Course? If not what shall be the other alternatives. The Course fee is 20,000 INR hence dont want to risk it blindly.Please advise
Yes, a DBA job is a good step up for someone who is essentially playing a Tier 2 technical support role. You might want to find out what the DBA courses cover. Typically, DBAs tend to be certified in certain database technologies, and certification (alteast in the US) runs much more than 20,000 INR. If the course allows you to get your foot in as a junior DBA, then 20,000 INR is worth it. You can do certification later.
Please update me is this the right course for DBA? Anybdy working in DBA and in this Ranch? I have no DBA Background hence asking and execute some Linux commands and Run some SQL Queries, monitor the jobs in Web Portals do sanity check for the Test Enviornment making sure that the enviornment is Up and running fine.
I attended the DBA demo course and was not quite convinced by the way he was teaching ..some students who was attending the course recommended some Linux Course after hearing my story. So I gave up DBA and attended demo session of Linux in Thane.. since he was in middle phase of teaching 100's of students, It was going bouncer but later when he invited me to come for a demo course, I found him convincing that too at reasonable price. So I am gaining understanding on Linux OS, which is completly different from coding. Being in this scenario Will I be able to become a Good Programmer. I am scared to ask my Managers to put me into programming since being in this Operational Project, I Feel like, I have lost touch and its been long time.Even i dont feel like coding and havent been in touch with core Java much for months and neither with this coderanch very often. Is there anybody who is having a powerful inutiton who can Suggest me what to do, shall I opt out for RHCE Certifications or try programming practise from scratch.
PS: I am an outdoor person who goes trekking, cycling and I heard Programmers spend most of their time indoors or in cubicles. Please consider this case too