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  •  Hahaha, I did teach yourself Oracle ;-) (0+ / 0-)

    Before my current gig, I was an oracle junior DBA having done OTJ training when my organization dumped the WANG mainframe for a customized database using InfoMaker back in the 1990s.  Now I'm the one learning as much as I can about the customized version of Oracle Financials my government agency switched to on October 1st last year .

    I think I'm the John Hodges character from the Daily Show, every night he was an "expert" in a different crazy field.

    •  I started with MS SQL Server... (1+ / 0-)
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      ..and later moved up to Oracle.   I made a more detailed response to another of your posts down below, but I took a couple classes at Comm. College.  My first job as a database designer was at some fly-by-night outfit in Los Angeles who really wanted someone with more verifiable database experience than I had, but they gave me a chance (at a laughably low salary!) and the rest is history.  Within six months, I was off and running.  I left that place and went to the small software company I mention above, then to a private venture capital firm, then onto state government and finally federal...   By the time I got to that level, I was burned out, and decided to go back to college to study what I wanted to study all along -- humanities.   ;)  

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