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Which is better? Oracle DBA or Maintenence project in AS/400?

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Hiii everyone,
I have recently joined an IT company I am a fresher and i have to choose a career path for me.I have been assigned a project of maintenance and ERP support of an organisation.I have to use AS/400 as my platorm.Have to code in COBOL.So please guide me that if i should work hard on this technology or i should choose Oracle DBA as my career path.
Thanks and regards,
Saad Abdullah,
Jul 22 '10 #1
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If the option persists I strongly recommend Oracle DBA. If you are a start-up in your career you will need a proper launch pad and Oracle DBA is in demand today. Can you be a bit more specific as to what does the Maintenance project in AS/400 entail? I love to code in COBOL but again it's a matter of personal choice. But global market is way more receptive to Oracle DBA.
Jul 22 '10 #2

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@Jyoti Ballabh
Actually my company is giving an ERP support to Exide Technologies.I have just started my career.So i want to choose a best path for my career nd money earning too.The server is located at client site.nd we support and maintain for them.please provide me details.And please help me in choosing a right path.I have only 1-2 days to decide.
Jul 22 '10 #3

P: 115
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Jul 24 '10 #4

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Oracle DBA gives you more of an option and a better edge.
Jul 25 '10 #5

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