I am planning to take my DBA Certification Exams.How long we need to prepare for the exam.Is there any online sample questions available,which all books i should purchase & read.
Please suggest all your tips & suggestions how to pass all the 5 exams i guess in one attempt.All your valuable suggestions & advice are greatly appreciated in advance.
09-28-2000, 08:38 PM
I used Jason couchman's book 'Oracle 8 DBA Certification
Exam guide' and STS.
Now a dyas, Exam Cram is available for each paper
which is purely Exam Oriented so you will find these
books are very helpful to exam point of view.
This is ashi.
I am preparing for my test intro to pl/sql, can you tell me what book are you using to prepare for the test. I have the exam cram but do you think STS byitself will be enough......did you get the JASON COUCHMANS guide.....???
10-02-2000, 12:00 PM
I have not bought any books till now.But general opinion is that if u want to pass, the exams cram & sts will do.By the by where are u located any where near DC.If u are then we can do combine studies!!!!
10-02-2000, 12:15 PM
not in DC
I am in houston (texas), I have purcahsed an Exam cram by Michael ault, but the problem is matter in it is very condensed, will definitely need a reference book or a guide.
STS are very expensive.......will buy them next week.
for now planning to get jason couchmans guide.
so what are you reading now ???
10-11-2000, 03:37 PM
I'm in DC - Sureshgane
Regarding you suggestion of being in DC area,
I'm in the area, and have Couchman's book. What
resources do you have?
10-26-2000, 02:01 PM
Jason Couchman Book
I happen to read the customer REVIEW of the Oracle DBA certification book by Jason Couchman, from Oracle Press in one of Book stores web site(BOOKPOOL.COM),.....well.....99%percent of the guys have criticised the Book,i have not read or seen the book
........just to let you guys know
10-26-2000, 02:30 PM
The Jason Couchman's book is not a good one. Though I bought the book I did not read much in it.
10-27-2000, 09:24 AM
I agree with Tamil, Jason Couchman's book is dry, but consists of good theroies. I'm using Exam Cram Series by Coriolis publication, for Pl-Sql, Administration & Backup & recovery. I believe the perfomance tuning guide is not yet released. The authors being, debbie wong, Paul Colins & Michael Ault.
10-27-2000, 10:48 AM
Also Performance tuning is available. I used it for the Performance tuning exam.
As a preperation for the exams I first read Couchman. Then after that I read the exam cram.
After that I read the online oracle 8 documentation.
During all this I practice a lot.