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Database Administrator Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Database Administrator interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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Why did you choose to apply to our company when there are so many other opportunities for someone with your skills and experience?

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List of 25 Database Administrator Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Why did you choose to apply to our company when there are so many other opportunities for someone with your skills and experience?

  2. 2.

    What are user-defined database functions, and when should you go for them?

  3. 3.

    What information is stored in the control file?

  4. 4.

    What is normalization? Explain different levels of normalization?

  5. 5.

    What excites you about this position?

  6. 6.

    What is a tablespace?

  7. 7.

    Tell me about your education relating to database management?

  8. 8.

    Why are you the best person for this position?

  9. 9.

    What is the difference between a primary key and a unique key?

  10. 10.

    Tell me about your most memorable experience during yourundergrad education?

  11. 11.

    When did you know you wanted to be a Database Administrator?

  12. 12.

    What is the job of SMON, PMON processes?

  13. 13.

    What is instance recovery?

  14. 14.

    What is written in the redo log file?

  15. 15.

    What is a checkpoint?

  16. 16.

    Explain the difference between a database manager and a data manager?

  17. 17.

    Explain the difference between explicit and implicit lock?

  18. 18.

    Tell me your most successful program, project, or whatever you worked on that you were most proud of at your last job?

  19. 19.

    How do you implement one to one, one to many, and many to many relationships while designing tables?

  20. 20.

    Are you a development DBA or a production DBA?

  21. 21.

    What are the different modes of mounting a database with a parallel server?

  22. 22.

    What about data fascinates you?

  23. 23.

    What types of databases do you work with?

  24. 24.

    Do you have experience with on-premises databases, cloud databases or both?

  25. 25.

    Can you explain what ODBC is?