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Pro SQL Server 2012 Administration by Sylvester Carstarphen, Ken Simmons

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C H A P T E R  17

Secrets to Excelling as a Professional DBA

This chapter focuses on developing non-technical skills that can help separate you from every other DBA within your organization. Why is this important? In our opinion, the nontechnical skills place you in the top tier of DBAs and ultimately help you make more money. We have both been successful professionally in a short period. We would like to share with you some of the things that we have done to grow rapidly in our profession.

Be Good at What You Do

In order to excel in any profession, you have to be good at it. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it; if you’re not a good database administrator, then you will not excel in the DBA role. Just because you’re not a good DBA today ...

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