That is pretty expensive. I personally thinks it's not worth taking the course. i mean you have a good background in Oracle and you are already an OCP (please correct me if i'm wrong), certification and experience, that's a good combination to get a high paying job.
No accomodation :-) I take a bus each morning from home to Oracle. Food yes, and buns :-) May be the Oracle Instructor will stay at the Hilton. They found one only from America (no one in Europe who teaches that course).
You are right, I am OCP. I also have a high paying job. But I want to get the Oracle Master degree, I will be the first in Finland to have such a degree (probably one of the first ones in Europe to have a Scalability Master dwgree). It requires 3 courses:
Data Modeling and Relational Database Design
Oracle 8i: Parallel Server Implementation
Oracle 8i: Implementing Scalable Systems
I cannot find a place in Europe where to pass the $10000 course (i.e. Implementing Scalable Systems). The other two courses in Europe cost about $1000 each. I am still waiting for some European country to start organizing this course. It is a crazy thing to pay $10000!
D Maverick.. that'd be good for the Philippines right. It's like that, I mean what we all earn in our own countries is fine for where we are living, it's when you start comparing it to either the US and especally the UK you start to consider travelling abroad to make some serious money.
The best thing about going to either the US or the UK, when you eventually come back to your home country and convert your currency back... that's when it's all worthwhile.