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New to database & developing

4 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2006-06-12 15:47:14.0Z
Charles Phillips Posted on 2006-06-10 01:15:14.0Z
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Hello,
For the past 10-12 years I've been working as independent Desktop Support
Administrator/Helpdesk Administrator/PC III (Server)Tech & Field Supervisor.
I am upgrading my skillet to DB Administration & Development. I would like
to be an administrator & developer for mobile, wireless networks & become
certified. I do not have ANY idea as to go about doing this. What platforms
(OS / HW) should I concentrate on. How do I go about becoming certified as a
DB & getting certified on HW to support the mobile & wireless environments.
What affiliation should I be pursuing???

Can/will someone point me to the right information-resources to obtain my
quest????


Thank you,

Charles L. Phillips


Greg Fenton Posted on 2006-06-10 01:53:19.0Z
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Charles Phillips wrote:
> I do not have ANY idea as to go about doing this. What platforms
> (OS / HW) should I concentrate on. How do I go about becoming certified as a
> DB & getting certified on HW to support the mobile & wireless environments.
> What affiliation should I be pursuing???

I don't know either.

I am not one big on certifications (I know, I know, there are PHB's and
head hunters out there for whom certification is next to godliness...)

For me, it's about getting into the technology and mucking with it. You
could start, for example, with SQL Anywhere Studio. Play with the
database (ASA) on the desktop to start with. Then play with the
database options for different devices (ASA on CE, UltraLite on
CE/Palm/Java). Play with synchronization.

You don't have to build a big app to get "good". Come up with a simple
idea and build on it. The one that many self-taught DBA/programmers
start with is either a "CD list" or a contract/address book app.

Put your CDs in the database with different tables for artist, album,
track. Then write a UI allowing the user to browse the database.

And make use of internet resources for help. These newsgroups
(sybase.public.sqlanywhere.general or .ultralite or .mobilink) are
*fantastic* places to ask questions.

That's my take; others will say I'm wrong. I'm not ;-)

greg.fenton
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Charles Phillips Posted on 2006-06-10 03:51:30.0Z
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Hello,
"Thank You" for your comments & suggestions, but as you stated, MOST people
won't look at you if you don't have ANY certifications to support the
project or position you're aiming for. Like you, I'm not big on certs. I
rate professionals on their ability to analyze, creativity & problem solving
ability. Certs cannot give you "proven" experience...

I'll follow your suggestions & move forward, but how do you get your apps
noticed...


Thank you,

Charles L. Phillips

"Greg Fenton" <greg.fenton_NOSPAM_@ianywhere.com> wrote in message
news:448a260f$1@forums-1-dub...
> Charles Phillips wrote:
> > I do not have ANY idea as to go about doing this. What platforms
> > (OS / HW) should I concentrate on. How do I go about becoming certified
as a
> > DB & getting certified on HW to support the mobile & wireless
environments.
> > What affiliation should I be pursuing???
>
> I don't know either.
>
> I am not one big on certifications (I know, I know, there are PHB's and
> head hunters out there for whom certification is next to godliness...)
>
> For me, it's about getting into the technology and mucking with it. You
> could start, for example, with SQL Anywhere Studio. Play with the
> database (ASA) on the desktop to start with. Then play with the
> database options for different devices (ASA on CE, UltraLite on
> CE/Palm/Java). Play with synchronization.
>
> You don't have to build a big app to get "good". Come up with a simple
> idea and build on it. The one that many self-taught DBA/programmers
> start with is either a "CD list" or a contract/address book app.
>
> Put your CDs in the database with different tables for artist, album,
> track. Then write a UI allowing the user to browse the database.
>
> And make use of internet resources for help. These newsgroups
> (sybase.public.sqlanywhere.general or .ultralite or .mobilink) are
> *fantastic* places to ask questions.
>
> That's my take; others will say I'm wrong. I'm not ;-)
>
> greg.fenton
> --
> Greg Fenton
> Consultant, Solution Services, iAnywhere Solutions
> --------
> Visit the iAnywhere Solutions Developer Community
> Whitepapers, TechDocs, Downloads
> http://www.ianywhere.com/developer/


Greg Fenton Posted on 2006-06-12 15:47:14.0Z
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Greg Fenton wrote:
> For me, it's about getting into the technology and mucking with it. You
> could start, for example, with SQL Anywhere Studio. Play with the
> database (ASA) on the desktop to start with.

I failed to mention that you can get the free SQL Anywhere Studio
Developer Edition to get started quickly (and cheaply).

Start with the "Getting Started Centre":

http://www.ianywhere.com/products/sql_anywhere_getting_started.html

greg.fenton
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