The DBA Fundamentals VG offers training and support to individuals interested in a solid DBA foundation.

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Tue, Dec 03 2013 11:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


The Minimalist Guide to Database Administration

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The Minimalist Guide to Database Administration

"The best DBA is a lazy DBA…or at least a Minimalist DBA” Every profession has a core set of responsibilities that are expected of every practitioner. For anyone that has the letters “DBA” in their job description their job function is a black box to anyone on the outside. "What do you do here?" is a common question for most DBAs. Some DBAs are a part-time data modelers, SAN admins, VM admins. Sometimes they know all about security, or Active Directory, or .NET. It differs from one shop to another. Whether it is day one or one hundred in your career as a DBA you need to make certain you stay focused on your core duties. If you slip up then you will find out why DBA often stands for Default Blame Acceptor. Attend this webinar to make sure that no matter what your level of efficiency and laziness you are able to focus on the bare essentials (the minimum) necessary to be a Rockstar DBA."


Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft Certified Master, Data Platform MVP, VMware vExpert, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator.

The Mimimalist Guide to Database Administration

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Karen Lopez is a Sr. Project Manager and Architect for InfoAdvisors. A frequent speaker at conferences and local user groups, she has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen is a chronic volunteer, a Data Platform MVP, and an active advocate for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and data quality. Karen’s presentations are known for their lively and interactive approach to learning. Her motto: “Love Your Data!”

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