Chapter 2. Now What Do I Do?

Now that your dream has come true and you are the resident database administrator, what do you do first? Like any other job in the world you need to get started on...well... something, right? But what? Where do you focus your energies in order to best demonstrate your value to your organization? Knowing where to begin is crucial for your success, and this chapter is going to help you best determine how to get started, plan for your first one hundred days, and even decide who you should eat lunch with on a regular basis.


You are going to be constantly judged by your tangible results from this point forward.

In this chapter, we will discuss the following:

  1. Putting together your initial checklist

  2. What to do with the information ...

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