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  Conducting the Oracle Job Interview
IT Manager Guide for Oracle Job Interviews with Oracle Interview Questions

Mike Ault & Don Burleson
ISBN 0-9727513-1-9 
Publication Date - March 2003
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As professional consultants, Don Burleson and Mike Ault have interviewed hundreds of Oracle job candidates.  With over four decades of interviewing experience, Ault and Burleson tell you how to quickly identify acceptable Oracle job candidates by asking the right Oracle job interview questions.

Mike Ault and Don Burleson are recognized as the two best-selling Oracle Authors in the world.  With combined authorship of over 25 books, Ault & Burleson are the two most respected Oracle authorities on the planet.  For the first time ever, Ault & Burleson combine their talents in this exceptional handbook.

Using Oracle job interview questions that are not available to the general public, the IT manager will be able to quickly access the technical ability of any Oracle job candidate.  In today's market, there are thousands of under-trained Oracle professionals, and the IT manager must be able to quickly access the true ability of the Oracle job candidate.

This handy guide has a complete set of Oracle job interview questions and provides a complete method for accurately accessing the technical abilities of Oracle job candidates. By using Oracle job interview questions that only an experienced person knows, you can ask the right interview questions and fill your Oracle job with the best qualified DBA or developer.

Key Features:

  • Assists the IT manager in choosing the best-qualified Oracle professionals.

  • Provides proven techniques that can accurately ascertain a job candidates suitability for an Oracle position.

  • Lists the personality characteristics of successful Oracle professionals and how to identify candidates with the right demeanor.

  • Describes methods for evaluating academic and work history for Oracle professionals.

  • Includes managers’ checklist of personality and background characteristics that indicate a suitable Oracle job candidate.

  • Covers techniques for quickly scan resumes and find the best-qualified Oracle job candidates.

  • Includes oral interview questions for Oracle DBAs, Oracle developers and Oracle Analysts.


Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Oracle professional evaluation

    Preparing the Oracle job offering
      Preparing the incentive package
      Defining the Required Job Skills
      Basic skills for the Oracle Professional
      Basic IT skills
   Oracle Certified Professionals
   The value of Oracle certification
      Training for certification
   Characteristics of a top-notch Oracle professional
   Sample job sheet for an Oracle DBA
      Oracle Job Requirement sheet
      Work experience
      OCP Certification
      Publishing and Research
      Personal integrity
      USA Citizenship
      Additional Specialized skills

Chapter 2 - Qualities of the successful Oracle professional

 Evaluating Employment History
      Fraudulent work history
      Evaluating Personal integrity
      Evaluating Academic history
   Personality of the Successful Oracle Professional
      A Curious nature
      A Tenacious disposition
      Polite Manners
      Detail Orientation

Chapter 3 - Roles for the Oracle Professional

Managing the Oracle Job Interview
   The Role of the DBA
      Configuration management
      System security
      Monitoring and tuning
      Backup and recovery strategies
      Communication skills

Chapter 4 - Initial Screening of the Oracle Professional

 Resume evaluation for Oracle Professionals
      Developing questions for interviews
      Appropriate Appearance
   Telephone Screening Oracle Job Candidates
   After hiring the candidate

Chapter 5 - The on-site technical interview

  Telephone pre-interview questions
   In-depth Technical Interview questions
      Tips for administering the job interview questions
      PL/SQL job interview questions
      Oracle DBA job interview questions
      SQL*Plus and SQL Job Interview Questions
      Oracle Performance Tuning Job Interview Questions
      Oracle Installation and Configuration Job Interview Questions
      Data Modeling Job Interview Questions
      Oracle UNIX Job Interview Questions
      Oracle Troubleshooting Job Interview Questions
      Results of the Interview with the potential Oracle DBA


About the Authors:


Mike Ault

  Mike Ault is one of the leading names in Oracle technology.  The author of 14 books and hundreds of articles in national publications, Mike was the first popular Oracle author with his landmark book "Oracle7 Administration and Management".  Mike also wrote several of the "Exam Cram" books, and enjoys a reputation as a leading author and Oracle consultant.

Mike started working with computers in 1979 right out of a stint in the Nuclear Navy. He began working with Oracle in 1990 and has since become a World Renowned Oracle expert (in the words of his publisher anyway!) Mike has written 14 Oracle related books, dozens of articles, and has presented at conferences in Europe and the USA. Mike is a Senior Technical Management Consultant with TUSC - The Oracle Experts ( and in his spare time is the Author for ROBO Books International ( a virtual publishing company. Mike has two wonderful daughters and is kept out of trouble by his wife of 29 years, Susan.


Don Burleson

  Don Burleson is one of the world’s top Oracle Database experts with more than 20 years of full-time DBA experience.  He specializes in creating database architectures for very large online databases and he has worked with some of the world’s most powerful and complex systems.   A former Adjunct Professor, Don Burleson has written 14 books, published more than 100 articles in National Magazines, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Oracle Internals. Don is a popular lecturer and teacher and is a frequent speaker at Oracle Openworld and other international database conferences.




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