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Review

  1. What are the primary high-level job responsibilities of a DBA?

  2. What is the single biggest problem faced by organizations using relational databases?

  3. What is the difference between a data administrator and a database administrator?

  4. What factors determine the number of DBAs needed to support an organization's database environment properly?

  5. How does new technology impact the job of the DBA?

  6. What are the technologies that mandate the need for procedural DBAs?

  7. What is the difference between a database architect and a system administrator?

  8. Which staff member is most likely to be responsible for installing a new DBMS release?

  9. What are the three types of integrity that DBAs must understand?

  10. Is a certified DBA necessarily a qualified DBA? Why or why not?

Bonus Question

Why must the DBA be a jack-of-all-trades?

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