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  •  database administrators need college degrees (0+ / 0-)

    It's a speciality within computer science, so it's not a trade.
    But I see where you're going with the rest of the post.

    •  No they don't. (1+ / 0-)
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      Trust me, I do DBA - it has relatively little to do with computer science. Granted, computer science has been perverted into all kinds of different corners, but keeping a database running well has a hell of a lot more to do with knowing the inner voodoo of Oracle and your deployment platform and such than anything you'll learn in a CS course. The only thing the CS degree delivers toward a DBA is a lot of familiarity and comfort with using computers, but that's something you can just as easily find coming out of HS now and steer into a dedicated trade program.

      Building database engines, and doing database programming is a different case, but DBA can easily be handled in an intensive 1 year trade program.

      Honestly, I'd consider a DBA to being the same as a GM mechanic in terms of needed knowledge and skills.

      Leave it to Republicans to set the house on fire and then rant that the fire department is socialist.

      by johnsonwax on Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 12:27:12 PM PDT

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