Database Skills For Job?

Justin-Justin- Member Posts: 300
Hi everyone,

So I'm very interested in databases and I'm getting more and more experienced in PostgreSQL, and will start learning MongoDB soon after. I've been doing PostgreSQL querying/creation of db's for about 4-5 months (first learned it at school).

So the question is this: Will these PostgreSQL / MongoDB skills be useful when I transition into Network administration / Security administration? I'm currently doing IT Specialist type of work, getting some hands on experience with networks as well at work. I'm not looking for a full time position doing DBA type of work. I'm just wondering if these skills will be useful in Network/Security administration at all? Would these skills mark off some type of check box when I interview at a new company down the road ?

I hope someone can give some feedback.

Thank you.

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  • CompuTron99CompuTron99 Member Posts: 542
    Have you looked at Oracle, MYSQL, or MSSQL?
  • MowMow Member Posts: 445 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Pretty much anything you learn will aid you in your future endeavors. Might not apply directly to a job you are applying for, but it should help you in on the job communications with other teams.
  • VeritiesVerities Member Posts: 1,162
    Justin- wrote: »
    Hi everyone,

    So I'm very interested in databases and I'm getting more and more experienced in PostgreSQL, and will start learning MongoDB soon after. I've been doing PostgreSQL querying/creation of db's for about 4-5 months (first learned it at school).

    So the question is this: Will these PostgreSQL / MongoDB skills be useful when I transition into Network administration / Security administration? I'm currently doing IT Specialist type of work, getting some hands on experience with networks as well at work. I'm not looking for a full time position doing DBA type of work. I'm just wondering if these skills will be useful in Network/Security administration at all? Would these skills mark off some type of check box when I interview at a new company down the road ?

    I hope someone can give some feedback.

    Thank you.

    It's better to have SQL skills in your tool set than to not have them. Lots of applications directly rely on databases and having at least basic SQL administration skills is a must in IT. The good thing about learning SQL is that the skills are easily transferable between different flavors.
  • Justin-Justin- Member Posts: 300
    Have you looked at Oracle, MYSQL, or MSSQL?

    Not really, no. We worked with Postgres at school so I've just been using that and querying a bunch on a database. Is PostgreSQL not that well recognized in the industry?

    Thanks for your reply.
  • Justin-Justin- Member Posts: 300
    Verities wrote: »
    It's better to have SQL skills in your tool set than to not have them. Lots of applications directly rely on databases and having at least basic SQL administration skills is a must in IT. The good thing about learning SQL is that the skills are easily transferable between different flavors.


    Hi Verities,

    Thanks for your response. You are right. I have seen many job postings include knowing SQL as an asset. When they mention SQL, are they speaking in general? Or do they actually mean a specific type of RDBMS?

    Cheers.
  • VeritiesVerities Member Posts: 1,162
    Justin- wrote: »
    Hi Verities,

    Thanks for your response. You are right. I have seen many job postings include knowing SQL as an asset. When they mention SQL, are they speaking in general? Or do they actually mean a specific type of RDBMS?

    Cheers.

    Not a problem! Yes, they're are speaking in general because SQL is used to manage RDBMS therefore if you become familiar with one flavor, say MSSQL, its easy to switch to another like MySQL/MariaDB. If you know how to install and configure a database, create a schema, and create queries, you are in good shape.
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