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How to become a Database Administrator? What it takes to make a successful career as a Database Administrator?

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Data is the most important segment of an organization. Data of an organization is the main source that provides information and all the necessary details that drive the organization. Data is the information and details of the important transaction that the organization withstands. In order to conserve the data and make it more presentable, a database system is required. The database can be understood as the architectural representation of data in order to make it more presentable and understandable.

Job and Key roles

A Database administrator has a specific job to do. In an organization, all the data is centralized and hence its organization and management are very important in order to reduce the complexity. This is the main role of a database administration. A Database administrator creates and implements a database in order to make the information into better insights and hence resulting in optimized results. Apart from that, the database administration also monitors the quality of database and data within it, in order to make the system more efficient and reliable.

Career path

In order to become a database administrator, a very specific set of skills are required. These skills are collected over the efficiency and better understanding of the system in order to make all the desired operations on a database possible. An explanation of all these steps is mentioned below that holds all the important aspects of the database administrator and helps you to become one.

  1. Get a bachelor’s degree in computer technology: The first step of becoming a database administrator is to get aBachelor’s degree in any of the computer science disciplines. It is because of the fact that, database management is a subset of the computer science. In order to become a database administrator any of the course can be pursued that involves a major in computer science. This will help you in order to understand all the major principles of the database and makes the better use of it in the distant future.
  2. Learn SQL: SQL stands for Sequential Query Language and is the way in which a database administrator or a user interacts with a database. In order to perform any operation on the database, the respective query to that operation is required and that can only be done with the proper knowledge of the SQL. Hence in order to proper management of the database, SQL is the most important thing to learn.
  3. Advance in SQL: After understanding the SQL properly, it is important to advance in SQL with the next successive topics like PL/SQL and Triggers which will help you with understanding the logs and logic of the database properly and hence ease up your job. Also, a good knowledge of the normalization and database architecture is also required in order to advance in these topics and hence cardinality and normalization should be focused.
  4. Choose your technology: After becoming good at SQL, it is important to learn and ace the Technology that needs to be worked on. The basics of this technology are SQL and hence learning a technology will be very easy. Some of the most used technology in the modern system are MySQL, PostegreSQL, Microsoft, Oracle, etc. and any of the following technology can be pursued as per the interest. This technology will help you to grow fast in your career.
  5. Start from small: After a complete understanding of a technology, it is time to kick start your experience. The next thing that includes in the getting you to the position of a database administrator is the experience. Hence it is the right time to start your career. For that, you will work at an entry level position, where you will be working as a database user. But as you move forward in your experience, you will understand the design principles well and hence be helping you to advance in your career. This will lead to increase in your skill set and making you able to reach to the position of the database administration in a very short time and helping you to grow very fast.

Become a database administrator

These all mentioned above is a process chart of becoming a database administrator. The job responsibility of a database administrator are very high and as an employee, you need to work with the crucial information of the company and hence making you an important person in the organization. And thus helping you in your career as a database administrator.

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