Well, I’ve been tagged. SQLBatman has tagged me to post my New Years Resolutions. I have so much room for professional development I’m not sure where to start. So I’ll start with some pain points. So here they are:
1. Get Certified. I have been in the IT business for over 10 years and have not taken any certification exams since I was a NetWare 4.0 admin. Since I think I’ll be hanging out in the database world for the foreseeable future, I think I should prove my skills.
2. Learn to effectively use profiler. I hate how much time I spend setting up a trace because I really don’t know what I’m looking for I also need to increase my experience at reading traces to make correct resolutions to issues faster.
3. Be able to resolve some of the basic, recuring Oracle issues I get paged with and must pass off to our Oracle DBAs. I share on-call with our Oracle & Sybase DBAs. I feel so guilty to have to call them for any Oracle log I get. One has been a DBA for 10 years and the other 30 years (going all the way back to our mainframe days) they can resolve out MSSQL logs most of the time without my assistance, I need to return the favor.
4. Learn SQL Server Analysis Services. Judging from the keynotes at SQLPass, SSAS will have a much larger footprint during 2009. I need to know how to troubleshoot and support it.
So it’s my turn to share the love. I, like SQLBatman, do not know how has been blessed with this task.
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