Friday, July 24, 2009

Is DBA Enough?

IT is a very broad field filled with every position and every dream

I thought my transition from a Database Developer, then a Developer/DBA, and finally becoming a true DBA with MCITP certification will be the finish line. Now I am asking myself - is this it?

Let's ignore the shift from Junior DBA to Senior DBA with salary increase for the moment, I sometimes wonder if SQL is all I can talk about for my whole life. This thought freightened me, just as I do not like settling my life and always wanting to do more, at my job, at my personal life, at my goals

I have found the answer to my question, which means more efforts for the next few years, but I know it will be worthwhile, to challenge myself to be all I can be.


  1. How did you get your junior DNA role, did you have some prior experience

  2. I think most of the time, people started with Database Developer, and got into DBA; unless you're lucky to have a company that willing to develop you

    Or... you could've been the one man shop where you did everything (Developer+DBA+Sys Admin+Network Admin+etc...)