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DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR CAREER INTERVIEW QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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INTERVIEW QUESTION [1]: WHAT ARE THE MAIN JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR EMPLOYEE?

Answer[1]: database administrator responsibilities are to test programs or databases, correct errors and make necessary modifications; specify users and user access levels for each segment of database; modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes; train users and answer questions; work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations; plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure; approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems such as the installation of new databases; review procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to database; review project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project; develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information; develop methods for integrating different products so they work properly together such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs; develop data model describing data elements and how they are used, following procedures and using pen, template or computer software; identify and evaluate industry trends in database systems to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management; write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions; select and enter codes to monitor database performance and to create production database; establish and calculate optimum values for database parameters, using manuals and calculator; review workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records; revise company definition of data as defined in data dictionary.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [2]: WHAT ARE THE SKILLS REQUIRED FOR DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR EMPLOYEE IN ORDER TO SUCCESS IN HIS WORK?

Answer[2]: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions, Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action, Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making, Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [3]: DESCRIBE THE ABILITIES YOU HAVE IN ORDER TO WORK WITH US AS DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR?

Answer[3]: I have the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem, arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations), apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense, combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events), listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [4]: WHAT ARE THE KNOWLEDGE ELEMENTS YOU OBTAINED FROM YOUR EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE WOULD SUPPORT YOUR DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR CAREER?

Answer[4]: The Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming, principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction, the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications, administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

INTERVIEW QUESTION [5]: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE (NEEDED DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR OR YOUR) WORK STYLE?

Answer[5]: My work style matching exactlty what cashier job requires by: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks, being honest and ethical, analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems, being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations, being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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