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Increasing database knowledge

Discussion in 'MySQL' started by The Stealthy One, Dec 30, 2006.

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    Hi guys,
    SEMrush
    I'm specifically posting looking for folks who need help with their databases. I am taking many database courses (Oracle 9i and MySQL) as I finish up college, and really hope to get a job as a DBA when I get out. However, as of yet, I have no (real world) experience. I am not looking to charge anything --- just want to help folks out and get the experience. So, if you have a database problem, feel free to shoot me a pm and I'll see what I can do. All I ask is that you backup your database first; I know what I'm doing, but accidents can and do happen. :) (I have gotten an 'A' in each of my database classes so far. :)) In turn, I would hope that I could use you as a reference when I go hunting for my DBA job. :)
     
    The Stealthy One, Dec 30, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
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    drewbe121212 Well-Known Member

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    Hey mate;
    I am in the same boat as you. I graduate here in July. With a major in computer information systems and a minor in database administration. DBA is such a hard field to get into at entry level... its rediculous and unfair to us I think :p

    Anyways, There are some things I will recomend that will help you out (to do after you graduate).
    I assume you have been studying ORACLE ?


    - A++ certification if you havn't yet
    - MSCE certification
    - Oracle Certification http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=39

    Those are on my todo list as well.... :)
     
    drewbe121212, Dec 31, 2006 IP
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    Freewebspace Notable Member

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    are you doing it for free or shall we want to pay you?
     
    Freewebspace, Dec 31, 2006 IP
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    drewbe121212 Well-Known Member

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    If I were to guess as I am in the same boat as him, I would say free. No one wants a DBA with no experience. heh.
     
    drewbe121212, Jan 1, 2007 IP
  5. The Stealthy One

    The Stealthy One Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Yes, it is for free. :)
     
    The Stealthy One, Jan 1, 2007 IP
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    The Stealthy One Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Hey, thanks for that! I guess it never occurred to me that Oracle has certifications! D'oh! :p :)
     
    The Stealthy One, Jan 1, 2007 IP
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    Jez Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Do I ever need help?? :confused:

    I need help with databases. Oddly enough, I am booked into a course that I hope will get me started on my way, but it's not until the end of Feb :(

    I have 8 databases that I need to import to MySQL (on 8 different sites) and sort the data into new categories etc.. I need help getting started so that I can plod on on my own.


    Let me know if either of you can or want to help. I can also pay if I am asking above and beyond your call of duty :)

    Thanks.

    (Hi Drew!!)
     
    Jez, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    joesgraphics Peon

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  9. The Stealthy One

    The Stealthy One Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Hi!

    I can possibly help. I would only ask that you back everything up first! :p

    How large is each database? And what format are they currently in?

    ~ D
     
    The Stealthy One, Jan 13, 2007 IP
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    Jez Well-Known Member

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    Everything is either backed up or at a point where it's easy enough to reload everything to get it back to where it is now.

    The largest DB is about 7meg

    The format is SQL.

    Please let me know if you are still able to help and I will PM you access details and what I am trying to achieve.

    Hope you can help! I appreciate it.

    Jez.
     
    Jez, Jan 17, 2007 IP
  11. The Stealthy One

    The Stealthy One Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Ok, go ahead and send me a PM. :)

    Daniel
     
    The Stealthy One, Jan 17, 2007 IP