Im sure this has been asked, but times change and so do SQL preferences etc... I figure this place would be the best place to ask this im sure many DBA's come here.
But what do I need to know starting off. Im graduating this December with my B.S. in Computer Science, I took two Database classes as well as built my own Database driven music store for one of them (it was basic, but worked well and looked quite nice).
Anyways Im not sure what Database most companies use. I know there is Mysql (but thats usually web stuff which im not interested in), Oracle , and then MS-SQL server, along with a few others.
The path for certifications seems to make MS-SQL server a tad easier (2008) and less expensive, Oracle seems quite....."wanted" as far as jobs go, but I also see my fair share of MSSQL too. Also....are the differences even THAT big? as far as actual coding goes. And how about the job market for a DBA? good? bad? seen better days? What should I be doing next to make sure I can land a decent job, whats the right path? Any answers are helpful answers!