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October 23, 2011 7:47 PM Subscribe
It is time to refine my career. Help me become an excellent database administrator.
posted by munchingzombie to computers & internet (7 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I have been working as a political campaign manager since I asked this AskMe
question. It has been a blast. But I am trying to move my career in a new direction doing data work. I have been working with relational databases with voter information and fundraising data but it is time to step up my game.
I am utilizing some recommended recommended resources to teach myself SQL (SQLzoo, Galazql among others). But I am having some difficulty seeing the big picture. What skills I will need to have to get a full time data job from which I can afford to live so I can do political data work? What other languages should I be fluent in? Any certification programs a must? And what resources can you point me to to get me there?
Thanks ask always. Metafilter has always been helpful in my meandering career.