Free Webcast Series: Patterns and Practices in Database Administration

SSWUG.ORG’s virtual webcasts will prepare the “Accidental DBA” for patterns and practices they will experience in their role as a database administrator. I will provide easy-to-understand insights and realistic examples for professionals who have not had any formal DBA training. By the end of our four-part series, you should have the information needed to get up to speed on database planning, administration and performance tuning basics.

Session Descriptions

In the first session, you will see what is needed to fulfill the role of a (Database Administrator) DBA by learning more about what is typically expected of administrators and where the bulk of the work is done. Regardless if you are a draftee or volunteer to the position, the information applies to anybody wanting to better understand and fully own their title.

Over the course of the second session, you will find out why it is important to grasp some of the tips and tricks that DBAs have practiced for many years. I will emphasize about the need for documentation, testing, automation, sharing experiences and continuing your education.

During the third session, you will understand the reasons why the DBA is the sheriff in town! That’s why it’s important to know what you’re dealing with in your departments and inside your databases. I will explain how to inventory, determine what is not your responsibility, talk to your stakeholders, learn the business cycles and tackle important tasks.

The fourth and final session will emphasize the four essential skills needed to survive and excel in your database administration position – Communication, Troubleshooting, Benchmarking and Automation. I will explain how to leverage these abilities toward increased job security and professional successes.

·         Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT
·         Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT
·         Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT
·         Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT


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