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Building Your Career with SQL Knowledge

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The acronym SQL stands for Standard Query Language. With its help, you can access and manipulate databases. In the mid 70's, it was discovered by IBM research team. It is used as a base of the enterprise products because everyone depends on the query language for its data management. It is considered in the spirit of open source database products. It's eminence is not only for being an important technology, it is also known as a powerful market force. SQL, along with a relational database system is the foundation of many technologies in computers.

If you are going for any job in this particular field, you should have either of these qualifications to apply for any job. You should be B.E/ B. Tech, M.E/M. Tech (ECE, EEE, CSE, IT) or MCA/ PGDCA. A minimum of 2 years of experience is required in the relevant field. If you are having any certification in the particular field, your resume will be preferred over others. One should have in-depth knowledge of SQL and related database systems. Professional stamina and good communication skills are equally important to sustain a good position in the software industry. For being a good professional in this field, you should update your knowledge and skills with time.

One should be a master in using Profiler and Query analyzer for troubleshooting the production issues. He should be able to configure replication and must be aware of how to backup and restore databases. He/she should be able to manage technical assessments and database designs for projects. One should be comfortable working in team.

If you have a proper knowledge of the query language, you can easily learn scripting languages like ASP or PHP and it will be easier for you to know how to design things for the web. Plenty of career potential in the fields like DBA, Application developer, SQL Server Architecture, SQL Programmer, etc. will be available to you and that too at a great salary offering. Your career prospect will be brighter if you have a degree of MBA concentrated in the field of Information Technology. By getting Microsoft Software training, you can strengthen your career prospect. Being a Microsoft certified IT professional adds credential points to your career.

Professionals who have a proficient knowledge of SQL and have a career in this field get very good pay according to their knowledge, skills, and experience in the related field. The highest package in this field is obtained by professionals who are at a position of Senior Software developer, getting a pay scale of $85K to $95K. If one has a sound knowledge in the allied field and working as Project Manager in IT industry, he/she will get around $80K to $85K per annum. One who is working as a Software Developer will get $60K to $65K and Database administrators will get a pay scale of $65K to $70K.

PL/SQL, a part of SQL uses the fastest available tools to manipulate data. It is being used by the Legacy systems at a high rate and thus its demand would never be scarce.
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