Oracle 11g Admin 1 course

I have working in the IT technical side more than 15 yeas and now interested to do something different area . Is it practical to lean the oracle 11g admin and look for a new change in the industry  or moving to the Security or any other demanding area worth to select  .

Please advice from your experience before   start my course  next week

I have  more than 10 years of Microsoft AD  experience  . Is there any other new demanding platform in the Microsoft tract  like mobile technology ..etc
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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
people usually drive their career towards what they are interested in ...
what are you really interested in ?

sit down with someone you know, and have them evaluate your strong points ...
an hr person who knows you for example

and then base your career strategy in that direction
curAuthor Commented:
HR has confirm my career with the highest level . But they will not interested any further in the individual case  . I am interested in the both the areas  on the same level . but I didn't know the oracle DBA path can possible with the age and other thing due to my stating age compared with the industry norms .
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Oracle DBA and Security are 2 very different directions.

Oracle DBA is a specific job with lots of available trainings, both commercial and through self study.

Security however is a very broad subject that would require that you think of which area in Security you want to pursue.

Are there job opportunities in either direction within your company? That would make making a choice easier for you.
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curAuthor Commented:
thanks you for your comment . security is very broad subject and generally  I hope security will be the key factor due to the technology rapid advance in Developing countries . I have Good experience in Active directory and the networking . I did like see the IT security personal can possible path to select ? coz lost of jobs are in the market with the title . but know clear qualification address in that . I will not referring to Cisco or any other specific path . Generally work as a security professional in the organization covering application ,......etc
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
If you want to go in the security direction you will have a lot to learn, a lot more than what you would need to start as an Oracle DBA. To become good at security you will need to know more than what can be taught through self study, personal experience etc. If this is about a career change and you are worried about age then make a founded decision together with HR.
curAuthor Commented:
still I am in the early 40's . I don't think that the issue . any way I will thing on  the AD side .
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You will 'thing on the AD side'? I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean?

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