i m not sure whether this is the place to start this thread. any way, i m quite interested in databases and learning mysql on my own with the helps of online tutorials and forums like this. i would like to know from people who are professional database developers/administrators etc with mysql and/or oracle database experience behind them. i would like to know:
1. how they started their database career
2. what IT qualifications/database certifications they have
3. how they learn it
4. how the future for database professionals look like
5. any tips/advice they would like to give to budding database learners or future database professionals/students in terms of how they should study databases using books/online tutorials etc.