Helpdesk to DBA in 60ish minutes


Presenter: Meredith Ryan

Session Details


Most accidental DBAs start their foray in to database administration with little knowledge of SQL server and likely even less knowledge of system administration basics.   In this presentation, Meredith will share some tips and tricks that she has picked up over the years to help you get on your feet as a DBA. Find out where your instances of SQL are, what business processes depend on them, what their current states are, and how to learn the skills you need to keep your databases safe and available. 


About the Speaker


Meredith Ryan-Smith has 11 years IT experience with responsibilities ranging from manning the help desk to VMS-VAX cluster administration.  Most recently, she has served as the senior production database administrator for The Bell Group, a supplier to the jewelry industry. She is an active PASS community volunteer with the Women in Technology Virtual Chapter, and has spoken at several SQL Saturdays.



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