Lee Markum

Information & Communications Technology

SQL Server DBA Database Administration Database Performance Microsoft SQL Server Availability Groups Temporal Tables SQL Server Indexes PowerShell DBATools Query Store Query Performance relational databases

Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Four Focus Points In A New DBA Role

You’re a newly minted Database Administrator. You’ve landed your first DBA role or maybe you’re the new lone DBA at a company. Either way, you’re walking into the role a bit unaware of your environment. Where do you start from a technical standpoint? What should you focus on? What tasks should have your attention?

In this presentation you will learn the four areas that you should focus on first in your new role. You will be given specific steps you should take in those four areas so that you make a good impression as a competent professional who can be trusted. Not only will this help you achieve a sense of control and order to your environment, but it will help you build relationships with your fellow employees.

First delivered to the DBAVUG Meetup, which is a virtual SQL Server Meetup based in Boston.


Lee Markum

Cloud Database Administrator

Lee is a SQL Server Database Administrator who got his start with SQL Server back in 2009. He earned an MCTS certification on SQL Server 2008 and recently passed the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals and DP-900 Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals certifications.

Lee blogs at LeeMarkum.com and he loves finding and experimenting with new features in SQL Server. High availability and disaster recovery as well as performance monitoring and troubleshooting are of special interest to Lee. He is also a co-organizer of the Saint Charles SQL Server Meetup Group.

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