I am an SCJP (Feb, 2001) and a Bea Certified Weblogic Developer (May, 2002). I joined this bigtime mediagroup + dotcom in delhi. I came here as a programmer in ibm's Net.data and then after programming for about 15 or so months, I pulled my leg out of it (life was literally stagnant). The only, other possible option for me was to join the companies Server Administration team as a SysAd. I got a chance to do admin stuff at things like WAS, Solaris, iPlanet, Jrun, Jonas, AIX, Linux etc etc. Then after some time, say something like one and a half month or so, our ONLY DBA jumped from here to another concern. Now, because of this, my head asked me to take over dba part along with whatever I currently do as a sysad. When I joined sysad, I had one aim ahead of me to learn as much as possible from this opportunity and then sit for Solaris i + ii exams. Now, since 60% - 70% of my official time is spent doing dba work (mainly DB2), someone suggested me to become a full fledged dba and sit for exams on DB2 and oracle. I am a hell lot confused now as to which path I should walk?
I want you to guide me through this and help me decide as to what is best for me. Just to let you know, my company DOES NOT PAY ME GOOD and I want to switch my job. Secondly, I am a normal graduate without a BE/MCA degree.