So you want to be a Database Administrator


About the Presentation

In 2014, and Forbes Magazine ranked Database Administrator as the #1 happiest job. But what exactly does a DBA do? How does someone become a DBA? And why are they so darned happy? In this session we’ll explore the different types of DBA, their roles and responsibilities, and the career path for database professionals. Whether you’re just starting your career and trying to find your footing, or you’re a seasoned veteran wondering where to go from here, this session will show you the possibilities.

Session Level: Intermediate

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So you want to be a Database Administrator (DBA)

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About the Author

SQL Server Consultant

Colleen Morrow

UpSearch Alum Colleen Morrow is a database strategist, community advocate, author, blogger and public speaker. She is passionate about helping technology leaders use Microsoft's SQL Server to protect, optimize and unlock data's value.

Colleen has been working with relational databases for almost 20 years. Since 2000, Colleen has specialized in SQL Server and Oracle database management solutions. She excels at performance tuning, troubleshooting mission critical SQL Server environments, and training technology professionals and business users of all levels.

Since 2011, Colleen has maintained a SQL Server focused blog at She is an active member of the Ohio North SQL Server User Group, as well as a volunteer for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). Colleen earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems from Cleveland State University.

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About UpSearch


UpSearch is a company of data management and analytics experts who enable digital maturity with Microsoft’s technologies. Its mission is to enable every leader to unlock data’s full potential. UpSearch provides full lifecycle support for SQL Server, SQL Server in Azure (IaaS), Azure SQL DB (PaaS), Azure SQL DW (PaaS), Analytics Platform System (APS), and Power BI.

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