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Database Administrator Interview Questions

"Database administrators specialize in ensuring the safety of the client's data. Candidates should be well-versed in database design, security, and backup. Expect a technical-based interview that will test your ability to restore or find a file, manage databases, and increase the efficiency of a backup. Excellent organizational and communication skills will show that you are the right fit for maintaining the company's database."

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Always the personal issues, how do you handle a case were your boss is technically wrong but unwilling to admit it.

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How many diapers should Germany plan to make for 2016?

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How do you make a data pump export fit into a file system that is smaller that the dump file size ?

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If a parent record was accidentally deleted without removing the child records, what query could you use to determine what records were "orphaned".

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Not many. Had no set interview questions pertaining to the job.

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explain a mistake you made and how you dealt with it

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The most difficult question was about my weaknesses. However, I have learned how to handle that particular question. Other difficult questions were technical in nature. For example, questions about web servers and dot net applications.

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First started off with about a 20 min call from HR. She just dived in asking questions, and provide oversight on the company and position.

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i was asked to reduce the time taken by the query for execution. standard query passing values in where clause separated by comma.

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What is your experience with production databases.

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