Well I've almost given in and am prepared to buy the 8i STS exams. I would prefer to get the actual CDs rather than download.
Soooo, your problem is? I hear you ask.
Well because I have the audacity to live on another continent (UK) download is the only option from STS.
This is a little akward since, due to not having broadband (Don't say a word Greg!), I have the download speed of a damp piece of string.
The point is I could use knowing the size of the downloads for IZ0-023/025 and 026. Has anyone downloaded this using a standard 56K modem and how long did it actually take them?
I know the theory but it would depend on the STS download site and ISP connection speeds.
Alternatively, does anyone know if STS have a bricks and mortar outlet either here or in the US.
56K, bwoo harr harr harr, why not get your OCP in Oracle 6 as well, get out of the stone age man!
To answer your question, I purchased the 8i upgrade exam and the .EXE is 758KB, you should have it downloaded by the time 10i hits the streets. Honestly, I am not sure how long it would take to download 758KB on a modem, probably an hour or so.
Can you download it from your company? Hopefully your company is not using dial up modem .. . Let's say if you have T1 in your company, you can just download it and burn it into a CD. Not sure if they encryp the Software tho, just a suggestion ..
You can also use GetRight software to continue the download from the point it got disconnected ..
I am from UK and I use freeserve connection at home. I have downloaded atleast 5 MB of material in two hours thru 56K modem. You can also install the trail version of Download accelerator (DAP) and try to download the STS.
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Also, I think STS are offering a "save 30% on each test" deal..
Also, modem connection, I've got a 56K modem, and if my memory serves me correctly, I can usually download 15 MB in an hour. I also use DAP (Download Accelerator), It's a free download. (Also 700K should take like 3 - 6 minutes MAX).
I think the size of the download from STS depends one the number of exams in the download, if you have a download which includes all exams the size is around 15 MB, normal individual exams size is from .5 MB to 1 MB.