About Show #24
Brad McGehee discusses the career path of a professional database administrator. Often the DBA role is thrust upon an IT professional or developer without much in the way of specific training. Growing into the role is largely a self-motivated exercise. Brad talks about the habits that successful DBAs have, focused on on-going education and working to protect their organizations data.
Brad M. McGehee is a MCSE+I, MCSD, and MCT (former) with a Bachelors' degree in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. Currently the Director of DBA Education for Red Gate Software, Brad is an accomplished Microsoft SQL Server MVP with over 10 years' SQL Server experience. Having founded the popular community site SQL-Server-Performance.Com, where he now acts as the technical editor and forum moderator, Brad specializes in SQL Server Administration, Performance Tuning, and High Availability. He regularly consults with multiple clients, helping them to get the most out of SQL Server.
Brad is a frequent speaker at SQL PASS, SQLTeach, SQL Connections, SQL Server user groups, and other industry seminars, where he shares his 10 years' cumulative knowledge.
A well-respected and trusted name in SQL Server literature, Brad is the author or co-author of more than 12 technical books and over 100 published articles. His most recent book (as a co-author) is Professional SQL Server 2005 Administration by Wrox Press.