Database Administrator Interview Questions

Database administrators specialise in ensuring the safety of the client's data. Candidates should be well versed in database design, security and backup. Expect a technical-based interview that will test your ability to restore or find a file, manage databases and increase the efficiency of a backup. Excellent organisational and communication skills will show that you are the right fit for maintaining the company's database.

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Top Database Administrator Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top database administrator interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: Tell me about your experience with AI.

How to answer: Artificial intelligence is becoming more important in database administration. The hiring manager is assessing your skills in this area. Talk about data administration projects in which you used machine learning, developed an AI infrastructure and deployed AI algorithms. If you have no on-the-job experience, talk about an industry event or a project you worked on independently that involved the use of AI.

Question No. 2: A senior colleague disagrees with you. How do you handle this?

How to answer: A database administrator must collaborate with IT professionals, such as data analysts and senior managers, to administer the database and ensure data accessibility. With your answer, show the hiring manager that you can work effectively in a team, resolve conflicts and communicate persuasively. Provide a strategy involving a series of behavioural steps. Develop your strategy in advance, ask a professional contact for feedback on it and revise it, if necessary, before your interview.

Question No. 3: Tell me about your experience of managing cloud data.

How to answer: More companies are migrating their on-site databases to the cloud, and the hiring manager will want to know whether you have the skills to operate a cloud-based database. Provide expertise examples in this area. For example, talk about working with specific cloud storage systems, such as AWS; transitioning on-site company data to enterprise cloud; managing and securing cloud data; and improving how data interacts with distributed apps.

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G/O Digital
Database Administrator was asked...12 July 2015

There were a lot of questions in relation to the inner workings of the files and file groups.

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Thanks for your inputs. I feel very confident about SQL Server questions with 9 + years of experience.My worry is about the 1 hour online analytical test which is part of the f2f. Did you had them and any inputs you have on how to prepare for same. Less

This was a pretty straight forward SQL test where you have to determine the output of some code or write some basic code based on table examples provide. There are a few pattern recognition questions as well. Less

Was this position for MSSQL or Mysql?

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Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development, Uganda

can you briefly tell us your home back ground?

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Names: Mugyenyi Raymond Age: 37 years Gender: Male Date of Birth: Feb 20th 1979 Permanent Address: Kanungu District, Kanyantorogo Sub-County, Nyamigoye Parish, Nyabihoko Village Less

Name:Semujju Derick Age: 24 Gender: Male Date of birth: 12th May, 1996 Home District: Luwero, Luwero subcounty, kabakedi parish, nsanvu village. Less

Name:Semujju Derick Age: 24 Gender: Male Date of birth: 12th May, 1996 Home District: Luwero, Luwero subcounty, kabakedi parish, nsanvu village. Less

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Where I would live to see myself in 5years

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Being able to make great contributions and progress in the comp

To continue my education and get more experience in order to contribute to the success of the company Less

To see my self in a higher position

Tata Consultancy Services

What Will be your position in this company after 1 year?

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I will try my level best

Definately 100 % Increase Growth rate of company... i'm also on TOpmost position!!! Less


Tell me about yourself?

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my Name is B.Shanmugaraj, My father name is A.Baskaran is a auto driver My Mother name is B.Ananadhi is house wife My sister name is B.suganaya Studied Diploma in teacher education My Brother Name is B.satish kumar studying 12 th standard i have studied Diploma in Electronics & communication Engg in 2008 first class Now I am working in Cms info system pvt ltd in vellore Branch Tamilnadu state as a coustion for ATM cash loading & Maintenance . I have working in this concern past one year Less

Hi, I'm Baktha Vatsal Katakam, Done Masters in Computer Applications in 2012 from Mother Teressa P.G College, Hyderabad. Done Oracle DBA from Uclid IT Solutions, Hyderabad and searching job on it, as a fresher. Well versed with dba concepts like "9i-10g-11g", DB-Architecture, RMAN, DMTS-LMTS, LINUX(OEL). Less


how do you work under pressure.

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What do I know about the market, what motivates me. Basic other questions.

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What did they mean "what do you know about the market"?


The key in these questions is to cover the fundamentals, and be ready for the back-and-forth with the interviewer. Might be worth doing a mock interview with one of the Ticketmaster or ex-Ticketmaster Database Administrator experts on Prepfully? They give real-world practice and guidance, which is pretty helpful. Less


oracle architecture, RAC, new features performance tuning ASM RMAN

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read old version oracle books like 8i 9i for core concepts

after ow many days you received HR call

process starts once u clear 1st round. but it usually takes time.

In-N-Out Burger

Why do you want to work in IT?

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I'm confidents that I can bring this type of success to this position. I am confident that I am good fit for this position for several reasons, but most specifically because of my dedication to going above and beyond in a job. I am committed to learning any new skills on my own to succeed in this role. THANK YOU Less

I love to work with it. I just follow that the may be much success will not come, but I have to try untill get that. Less

I want to work there in to have experince in it Thank you

HCL Infosystems

Why you are leaving your current job? Why you want to join HCL Infosystems Ltd? A very practical database recovery scenario which normally don't happen at frequent intervals, were among other questions which made me to think twice before answering them.

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Most of the questions were easy and answerable if you have worked well in the past. Less

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