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  1. #1
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    Hi,

    i would like to make a survey on what DBA exam you think is the most difficult.
    a. SQL/PLSQL
    b. Architecture & Admin
    c. Performance Tuning
    d. Backup & Recovery
    e. Net Admin

    BTW, i encountered a question last week on my 023 exam that i'm not quite sure of my answer. I posted the question on another thread

    http://www.dbasupport.com/forums/sho...8&pagenumber=2

    Hope you guys help me out. Thanks.

    The Maverick

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    I would vote for: b. Architecture & Admin

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    I have written A, B and D thus far and out of them I would say B (A&A) was the most difficult.

    Gee

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    I would say it would differ from person to person because:

    a) The quantity & quality of study material you have on each exam.

    b) Your prior exposure.

    c) The amount of hard work put in.

    In my case, I found the Net Admin most difficult,
    primarily because of certain entirely new concepts and also because of the limited material on my disposal. Still I could pass it comfortably though.

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    Talking

    I have already passed 4 of the 5 exams , Administration is definetly the hardest because it covers many many points compared to any other exam.

    But after all there is no easy exam here , Oracle is ranked is the most hard exams after Cisco and it is the most valued certification concerning software ( Cisco mainly concentrate on hardware and networking ) ,, it is all about study and it is very common to pass the exam with one or 2 questions over the needed limit.

    Wishing you all the best
    Hisham Nagia
    IT Manager For Development
    Oracle Consultant - OCP

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    I was thinking about this last night when I was studing for my last exam, B&R, and I'd have to agree with hnagia, Julian and co. when it comes to the most difficult. That being Architecture and Admin. Simple becaus it covers such a broad range of topics. It's a combination of all exams into one.

    Ranking, for Oracle8i exams completed.

    a. Architecture & Admin
    b. SQL/PLSQL
    c. Net Admin
    d. Performance Tuning


    Cheers
    OCP 8i, 9i DBA
    Brisbane Australia

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    Ranking, for Oracle8i exams completed.

    a. Architecture & Admin
    b. SQL/PLSQL
    c. Net Admin
    d. Performance Tuning

    Here is mine:

    1. A&A (most difficult)
    2. P&T
    3. Net8
    4. B&R
    5. SQL/PLSQL


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    Backup and Recovery. Not even a close second for me.
    David Knight
    OCP DBA 8i, 9i, 10g

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    Originally posted by dknight
    Backup and Recovery. Not even a close second for me.
    Depends on what you do most at work, where you feel most confortable. I got all points - 1 or 2 from the RMAN questions and they are almost 1/3 of of B&R. If you have never used RMAN, then B&R is not that easy.


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    Julian,

    What materials did you use to study for B&R?

    TIA
    David Knight
    OCP DBA 8i, 9i, 10g

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