I found the 1Z0-001 quite easy ... I started developing apps with databases in the mid 80's with VAX/RDB and then the last 10 years with MS SQL Server, so a lot of the concepts dealing with relation databases were quite familiar to me. I also have a strong background in programming dating back to 1981.
I found the A&A exam quite difficult ... If I had to do it again, I would have spent more time with the Oracle documentation.
The company I work for is switching to new apps all running Oracle, so I have a real opportunity to apply my new found knowledge ... also the city I work in is a government town where Oracle databases are the law of the land, so a little job insurance won't hurt either.
I love learning/working with different technologies and I look forward to all that Oracle offers (including the OCP developer track).
If anyone has some tips on the Performance Tuning I would appreciate it
I passed it yesterday. Got 44/57, questions were a little tricky and in some cases u can bet two are correct! But one has to provide the best answer.
Know thoroughly the functionality provided by V$ views.
I got a couple of questions on the file generated when Oracle detects a deadlock.