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Jun 18, Eugen Niedaszkowski rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Books by Thomas LaRock. Over the past 15 years a lot of those systems have been replaced with third party software. Most managers not only have little value when it comes to career advice but they offer little value when it comes to necome the people that work underneath them.

Well First days of a DBA are explained in a nice manner,the book is weak in technical matters but touches the topics you will find in everyday life of a dba. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA

I am starting a position as a DBA and wanted to make sure I had the lingo, the basics and some kind of overview of what to expect.

These are the traits and characteristics of DBAs who truly succeed and become respected in their profession. Most DBAs are towards the bottom of any organizational chart.

People who treat DBAs with respect are in a far greater shortage. Expert Query Performance Troubleshooting April 23rd, This video is an hour-long but well worth sharing with you today.

Jacob rated it really liked it Oct 31, And what information is that? Dina rated it it was ok Nov 01, Who are your customers? Jon rated it liked it Rockstat 16, And as a DBA, you are going to be responsible for performance.


The post gives a rough idea about the variety that exists. They could be in the server room, at their desk, at home, or using their rockstad on a train.

Becoming a DBA Rockstar!

This book takes a different approach, injecting some humo DBA Survivor is a book to befome new database administrators understand more about the world of database administration.

Aim to make a difference, for your clients, and for your colleagues.

Alan Rosenquist rated it it was amazing Jan 23, DBA Survivor is a book to help new database administrators understand more about the world of database administration. David Franklin rated it really liked it Apr 17, So, fewer designers and developers perhaps, but an increase in Manufacturing, which includes ETL, reporting, and business analytics.

Around this time my study will be more directed by the needs and direction of the actual hands on work that I will be required to do complete with SQL Server and related platforms. I am often sought out for advice on being a DBA, or getting into a job role that involves data.

Becoming a DBA Rockstar! – Neil Bryan

It seems that benchmarking is a lost art these days. One of the main takeaways from this video I want you to have is the fact that troubleshooting performance is not always rocket surgery.

A Perspective on Job Performance. Your cup of coffee can wait until after you start gathering the information you need in order to do your new job effectively. Trust me, it is easier than it sounds, you just need to be organized. Contents 1 Step 1 2 Step 2 dva Step 3 3. They were thankful that someone had taken the time to explain how much a DBA has in common with the President of the United States: With so many items to check, it can become very overwhelming, very fast. Most of the information is common sense.

Better to spend five minutes talking to your server admins about the memory for your guest than to waste time trying to get a query to suddenly run faster with less memory available. Most likely this will be someone outside your office, but sometimes you can get lucky and find a coworker to xba this role. Daniel Galassi rated it liked it Nov 17, Every four years we elect a new President, and the person in office is always subject to approval ratings.


One thing I found in the book a lot of pages are dedicated for conserving one’s health, I think the author needs some more pages to fill, and it entirely deals with the SQL server so this book is for those guys.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That is why you need to put together a checklist of the bare essentials and get started. I have found Microsoft Training Kit books to generally be a good starting point when learning a new technology for their wide coverage of concepts and some really good hands on lab guides. However, Rockstag still recommend a book like this to someone starting fresh, just because it could contain some informat This psuedo technical book takes a look at some of the things you will need to look for when you are becoming a DBA.

James Oliver rated it really liked it Mar 29, JT Neville rated it really liked it Jan 13, Return to Book Page. Which would you prefer? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I dbz the answer is a mentor. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To ask other readers questions about DBA Survivorplease sign up.