Career Aspirations and Focus on?

By liberty technician ·
I have spent the last 3 years working in IT as a desktop technician, helpdesk tier1 and also system administration with windows and some linux based systems (currently still a sysadmin). I want to specialize and focus the next several years of my career on a niche or specialty. I love development but haven't gotten much real world experience and haven't focused on it as much in the past to feel comfortable. I also like System Administration but don't want to be a generalist. I was thinking should I focus on doing database administration (something I have some experience with and love) and use my time in that role to continue sharepening my development skills focusing on database development or take another route altogether? Examples for different routes would be SharePoint Administration then Development (I am certified in SharePoint and have worked with it to some degree in different working enviroments as well). Thank You.

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Career Aspirations and Focus on

by emm4all In reply to Career Aspirations and Fo ...

Well... Learning database administration is not a big challenge. Choosing Oracle will be a good option as oracle is the NO 1 database in world and most of reputed companies use it. You cam start learning oracle by going through a Oracle Database administration guide. You can install Linux O/S on a vmwara and then install oracle on it. i am insisting on linux because most of the oracle databases are running either on Linux or O/S with linux like kernel like Sun soloris , HP-ux, IBM-AiX etc.

Initially you focus on learning the Oracle database architecture, then focus on topics like space management, user management and later you can take up topics like backup and recovery etc. Once you are very much comfortable with oracle, you can start learning the performance and security related topics.

You can download Linux and oracle software free of cost. also you can download free oracle documentation/books at

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All the best.

Muneer Ahmad Dar

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by liberty technician In reply to Career Aspirations and Fo ...

Thanks for the advice! I appreciate it.

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