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  1. #1
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    Hi folks,

    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.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks people

    Have a good day

    Nick.

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    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.

    MH
    I remember when this place was cool.

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    Ah thanks Mr. Hanky,

    I knew someone out there would be sympathetic to my plight of lousy telcos and a wife who monitors the joint account!

    758K sound pretty small. I thought they were closer to 15MB.

    If the latter is right, it would be a race between the download competing and my retirement party!

    Any other experiences, especially a bricks and mortar option.

    Cheers

    Nick "Spare a quid for cable broadband Guv" Hobbs

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    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 ..

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    Thanks for the suggestion e-quality.

    Unfortunately I work as a consultant on a client site, so they get a bit funny about large downloads or connecting CD burners, zip drives etc.

    If they really are less than meg it would be fine, but I have info that B&R at least has 15MB.

    I buzzed a mail off to STS to check sizes, I guess I'll have to see what they say.

    Cheers

    Nick

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    The files can download in zipped format, and at 56K, it doesn't take but a few minutes.

    BR is 677
    PT is 663
    The rest are similar in size.

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    Cheers stecal, that's what I wanted to hear!

    I'll give it a go at the weekend.

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    Hi Nick,

    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.

    -- Anurag.
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    Nick,

    My lips are sealed.....

    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.

    Cheers,

    [Edited by grjohnson on 08-01-2002 at 06:56 PM]
    OCP 8i, 9i DBA
    Brisbane Australia

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    Hi Greg,

    Yep you're right.

    Just got confirmation from STS.

    8MB for the prep engine and then 2MB each for the tests.

    That'll be 4 hours then. I've got DAP 5.3 coming down so it'll be interesting to see how whether it finishes before I get up!

    Cheers All

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