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    DBA Survivor- Become a Rock Star DBA

    DBA Survivor- Become a Rock Star DBA
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    DBA Survivor is a book to help new DBAs understand more about the world of database administration. More and more people are moving into the DBA profession, and many are looking for a getting-started guide. Blogs are written about how to be an exceptional DBA and what to do in your first 100 days. This book takes a different approach, injecting some humor into helping you understand how to hit the ground running, and most importantly how tosurvive as a DBA.

    And it?s not just survival that matters. Author Thomas LaRock wants much more for you than mere survival. He wants you to have excellence, competence, visibility, confidence, and service. These are the traits and characteristics of DBAs who truly succeed and become respected in their profession. Don?t settle for just muddling through your job each day. Strive to excel. Aim to make a difference, for your clients, and for your colleagues.

    * Focuses on the soft skills that distinguish truly exceptional DBAs
    * Takes a humorous approach to keep readers engaged
    * Written a SQL Server MVP and board member of PASS

    What you?ll learn

    * Get off to a solid start on day one.
    * Learn the basics of database administration.
    * Understand different types of database support.
    * Benefit from ongoing DBA training.
    * Stay in top physical, mental, and emotional shape.
    * Raise your profile in the DBA community.

    Who is this book for?
    The general audience for this book consists of new database administrators, including people who have been in the role for one to two years, regardless of company size.

    About the Author

    Thomas LaRock is a seasoned IT professional with over a decade of technical and management experience. Currently serving as a database administration manager with ING Investment Management, Thomas has progressed through several roles at ING, including programmer, analyst, and DBA. Prior to ING, he worked at severalsoftware and consulting companies, working at customer sites in the United States and abroad. Thomas holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from Washington State University and is a member of the Usability Professional?s Association. Thomas is also a member of Quest?s Association of SQL Server Experts, currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), and is a SQL Server MVP.

    Product Details

    * Paperback: 250 pages
    * Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (March 15, 2010)
    * Language: English
    * ISBN-10: 1430227877
    * ISBN-13: 978-1430227878

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