Sam R. Alapati (Irvine, TX) is an experienced Oracle DBA who holds the Oracle OCP DBA (11g) certification and the Hewlett-Packard UNIX System Administrator certification. He currently manages Oracle databases at the Boy Scouts of America’s national office in Irving, Texas. Previously, Sam worked for AMR Holdings (Sabre) and the Blanch Company in Dallas. Sam was a Senior Principal Consultant for Oracle Corporation in New York, in which capacity he worked at NBC and Lehman Brothers. In addition to being a professional Oracle database administrator, Sam has also taught Oracle DBA classes for many students. Sam taught college level courses at Kansas State University, University of Texas at Austin, and Rutgers University.