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It also points out the shift I have seen over the past 15 years in IT.

DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA

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 rockztar life of a dba. I wrote a piece yesterday about how there are many facets to being a data professional and you can read it here: It goes something like this: Definitely worth the purchase.

But they were replaced by folks that knew how to move data, how to integrate systems together. Sambrentnall rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Who are your customers? The best part is it manages deliver this information very concisely.

Brian rated it really liked it Jan 23, Author Thomas LaRock wants much more for you than mere survival. Beecome aside some time this week to watch this dockstar and learn more.


Becoming a DBA Rockstar! – Neil Bryan

Don’t rokstar for just muddling through your job each day. Not everything is as black and white as I presented here, but you get the idea I hope.

If you could give just one thing to a person you know is starting out as a DBA, what would it be? John Sterrett rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Every four years we elect a new President, and the person in office is always subject to approval ratings. Published March 15th by Apress first published Jeff rated it it was ok Sep 09, We often have to prioritize how we handle tasks simply by whoever is yelling beocme loudest.

Second, every time you make a decision gecome plot a course of action you will constantly be criticized even by your supporters.

Trust me, it is easier than it sounds, you just need to be organized. It is a useful and amusing book, this book cover a lot of aspects of any DBA’s life, technically and personally from “what you do as a DBA” to “the food you consume during the day while you are working as DBA”. There are times when you need to make this choice.

Paperbackpages. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. I have just started into the book and am finishing the setup of my lab environment in VMware Workstation to be able to complete brcome labs as I go.

DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA by Thomas LaRock

That is why you need to put together a checklist of the bare essentials and get started. My exposure to SQL and SQL server has been fairly limited so I am looking to put in some considerable time reading and practicing over the next few weeks and months. First 70p are very good for reading but when it comes to an end we comes t 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.


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. More than you probably realize.

Most likely this will be someone outside your office, but sometimes you can get lucky and rockshar a coworker to fill this role. It was an easy and informative read.

You will have your own version of this fact of life; it is called your annual performance review. Veera rated it really liked it Dec 04, Becoming a DBA Rockstar! Most managers not only have little value when it comes to career advice but they offer little value when it comes to motivating the people that work underneath them.