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Can i change software developer to Database administrator? I have 4 + years of experience in .net. Because day by day lot of new languages comes in development. Please give me some suggestions and ideas. Thanks in advance!!!!
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Richard MacCutchan 29-Jan-16 7:16am    
There is no way we can give advice on this, beyond saying: study hard, gain experience and practice, practice, practice.
Member 10556393 29-Jan-16 7:19am    
I am asking is it possible we can change or not?
Richard MacCutchan 29-Jan-16 7:21am    
And I have given you a suggestion as to what you need to do. You need to gain a lot of experience of designing, configuring and managing databases. We have no idea whether you have the background or skills to do that, only you can judge. This forum is for technical questions, not career advice.
Member 10556393 29-Jan-16 7:22am    
Ok. Thanks
jgakenhe 29-Jan-16 7:27am    
If it were me, I'd get good at database design, queries, reports, and ETL, such as SSIS. If I still wanted to become a DBA, I'd then start trying to become certified as a DBA in my favorite DBMS and every chance I had to talk to a DBA, I'd try and shadow him or her.

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Of course you can change but it will depend on how much you already know. If you've been doing over 4 years of .Net hopefully you have also been writing the SQL that you use as well. If so, then sure, transition if that is what you want to do.

But DBA and developer are very, very different jobs so make sure that is what you want before you take the jump. A lot of DBA work is improvements to indexes and optimizing.
 
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