The questions in this guide have been selected using this framework: (1) Questions should reflect understanding of concepts (2) Questions should reflect actual hands-on experience (3) Questions should t be based on memorization of arcane names or syntax (4) Questions should reflect issues seen by the majority of DBAs of that skill level. The intent of the questions is that most DBAs, for a given skill level, can successfully answer most of the interview questions. Naturally, one person could be expected to flawlessly answer all of the senior-level questions. Even the most adept DBAs have some areas of weakness. In order to test the fairness of the questions, I asked numerous DBAs, from different backgrounds and companies, to review the questions.
Chris Lawson is an Oracle Performance Consultant and Oracle Ace who lives with his family in Dublin, California. He is the author of The Art & Science of Oracle Performance Tuning, available on Amazon. Chris' web site is: www.Oraclemagician.Com. In his spare time, Chris enjoys golf, choral singing (bass), and throwing frisbees to Morgan (the border collie).