In my dba journey sometimes, I was heavily motivated and excited to perform tasks like,
automating routine activities.
It happens in such a way to write an SSIS package to read from a CSV file and import it to the DB.
Parse XML file and extract data to a CSV file.
Why am I telling all these?
May be many people might have come across these scenarios, I was just connecting the dots to explain which made me to establish a path towards Data Engineering.
How to learn?
I went online and watched videos and skimmed through free courses.
Common sources which are encouraging self-learning and my next words talk about the Mentor.
Which learning methods work?
This is the stage I figured out a need for a mentor.
The general pipeline which most people follow to learn a technology. Mentor plays a key role in fine-tuning the pipeline.
I am fortunate that the same person who wrote the blogs I read and made videos I watched has come up with an awesome coaching program, I subscribed it
As a part of my coaching, I need to figure out a way to extract a list of skills that you need to improve/learn.
Talk to people already working in the same profile.
Attend the local meetups.
Check job boards.
I automated the process to get the job, location, and skills by web scraping, probably I will share those details in another post.
Literally, this post reflects the way I am thinking at this moment to upskill and work on the desired technology platform.
I would like to see any thoughts in comment.