What is the highest level of certification an entry level database administrator should consider obtaining?
Today I earned my first entry-level IT certification, the CompTIA A+. By the time I complete my degree, I would like to take the Oracle 12c Administrator Certified Associate. Without any experience in the field, would this certification increase or decrease the chance of getting interviews? #information-technology #databases
woo-hoo! Congratulations on the A+ cert - definitely on the right path. There are several certifications from Architecture, Database, Security to Networking, and Software Engineering. You're smart to focus on what you enjoy the most, in this case, databases. To help narrow the choices down a bit further, consider what databases are used in which environment. A database like Oracle with many packages and extensions is used by large organizations that can afford the license, maintenance, and training need to implement, use, and update that particular database. Smaller databases are generally used in smaller organizations. Certainly a Degree + Certification = more visibility which generally lends itself to more interviews. My recommendation? Focus on the users. Database users generally = Interviewers. Learn how the database is used, what limitations the users encounter. Find a need & fill it. Database administrators, engineers, and designers are a foundation in many industries. Database security is ad added specialty. Good Luck.
Saravana Kumar’s Answer
Great to know you completed Oracle 12C Certification. I strongly suggest you to consider SNOW FLAKES , H2BASE ,MONGO DB, REDIS, POSTGRES, MYSQL.
Most of the above DB's are widely used in today's Industry . Please consider obtaining expertise in the above DB's.
I know it has been a while since you posted but I was reviewing unanswered questions today and wanted to give you a little information at least.
I found this link about Database certifications, hope it helps a little: