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  1. #1
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    Anyone have any thoughts on how much $$ certification preparation should cost? I was working as an 8i DBA for about a year but was recently laid off. I thought getting certified would help me in looking for a new job. However, I don't want to spend $1800 to get certified if it's not necessary.

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    The exams cost $100 each (with discount from OTN). To get adequate coverage of the material, I suggest buying prep guides from two sources. I would think $200 should cover the books. Personally, I like Jason Couchman's books as well as the ExamCram series (for 8 & 8i, not for 7).
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    Jeff, in Europe each exam costs a bit more than $200.

    Couchman's books are very good.




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    In Germany, they are 125 Euros or about 250 DM.

    Julian, where are you located?
    David Knight
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    In Australia it's US$125 per exam about $250 Australian. Certification for 8i in Oz would cost minumim say, $1250 + $250 for texts.
    OCP 8i, 9i DBA
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    In Canada with the 20% discount with the promotion code S36 you will end up paying 156 $ Canadian.

    Gee

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    In India you pay Rs 2880/- (appx $60) per exam if you have S36 concession.

    Raminder Singh

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    Originally posted by dknight
    In Germany, they are 125 Euros or about 250 DM.

    Julian, where are you located?
    Helsinki, Finland.


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    Everything is more expensive in Scandanavia.
    David Knight
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    Originally posted by dknight
    Everything is more expensive in Scandanavia.
    Oracle Univeristy wanted to charge me ~$10.000 for the 3 day course Oracle 8i: Implementing Scalable Systems 8.-10.10.2001 (organized just for me). Now, tell me please, could a 3 days Oracle course be worth ten thousand US dolars??

    Compared to that the $220 OCP exams are chicken****.

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