Mailbag: Is It Too Late For Me To Start Oracle?
Dear Mr Iggy,
I am a 40 year old man who wants to change a career path, is it too late for me to start Oracle at this age? I came across your book and could not stop reading it.
A. G. [name withheld]
I apologize for the delay in my reply; I hope you did not stop reading my book. Forty is not too late an age to begin a career in database administration; I have a close friend who became a database administrator at about your age.
I cannot predict whether you will successfully make a career transition—que sera, sera—but nothing stops you from continuing your studies. Knowledge of information technology can only help you in your current career. Since you live in the UK, you can acquire academic credit for your studies by pursuing a certificate or diploma in IT from the British Computer Society.