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wisdom
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Posted - 04/16/2008 :  11:26:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

can someone please advise me, that if i were to do those video tutorials on sql server 2000, 2005 on:

http://www.computer-training-software.com/data.htm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MCSE-MCSA-2003-DVD-VIDEO-SUPERB-10-DVDS_W0QQitemZ230242309797QQihZ013QQcategoryZ41865QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Will i be able to do a contract which requires about 2 years experience?

nr
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 04/16/2008 :  12:22:26  Show Profile  Visit nr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you also have 2 years experience then maybe.

I've seen a lot of people bluff their way into contracts and some have been quite successful at learning.
It is dishonest though and depending on the country you can end up being prosecuted for it.

I've also seen people who've been on the job for years and seem to have learnt very little.



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DTS can be used in a similar way.
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tosscrosby
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2008 :  14:11:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree. If they're looking for 2 years experience, they most likely will expect some type of quality work from you in a short period of time, whether it's dev or admin work. They'll probably allow a little bit of time to come up to speed on their application, standards, requirements or environment but not enough time where you won't be exposed as inexperienced and probably quickly relieved of your contract. Go through the tutorials, see where your skills are lacking and make an effort to learn what you need. There will be other contracts where you'll get the opportunity to shine. Those will enhance your resume!

Terry
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tkizer
Almighty SQL Goddess

USA
37119 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2008 :  14:27:21  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You wouldn't be able to get a job here by just looking at tutorials. We extensively interview all of our candidates and are able to find out who does not have actual real world experience.

Tara Kizer
Microsoft MVP for Windows Server System - SQL Server
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/
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sodeep
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

USA
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Posted - 04/16/2008 :  16:15:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Tara. We do face to face for confirmation.
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jsmith8858
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USA
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Posted - 04/18/2008 :  09:59:48  Show Profile  Visit jsmith8858's Homepage  Reply with Quote
wisdom --

suppose you have a house, and you want major repairs or renovations done on that house.

Would you hire a contractor who never has done any actual work, but did watch several "how to" tutorial videos?

I sure hope not.

Do you think he would truly be qualified for the job?



- Jeff
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/JeffS

Edited by - jsmith8858 on 04/18/2008 11:40:02
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jackv
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Posted - 04/19/2008 :  05:14:45  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Focus on learning the underlying concepts , and then apply this knowledge to an increasingly wider range of problems. Experience is imperative

Jack Vamvas
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