I am planning to take my DBA Certification Exams.How long we need to prepare for the exam.Is there any online sample questions available,which all books i should purchase & read.
Please suggest all your tips & suggestions how to pass all the 5 exams i guess in one attempt.All your valuable suggestions & advice are greatly appreciated in advance.
I used Jason couchman's book 'Oracle 8 DBA Certification
Exam guide' and STS.
Now a dyas, Exam Cram is available for each paper
which is purely Exam Oriented so you will find these
books are very helpful to exam point of view.
You can also visit [url]http://www.education.oracle.com[/url] for
more info on certification and student guide.
OCP DBA 7.3, 8, 8i, 9i
Sun Solaris 8 Sys. Admin.
This is ashi.
I am preparing for my test intro to pl/sql, can you tell me what book are you using to prepare for the test. I have the exam cram but do you think STS byitself will be enough......did you get the JASON COUCHMANS guide.....???
thank you much
I have not bought any books till now.But general opinion is that if u want to pass, the exams cram & sts will do.By the by where are u located any where near DC.If u are then we can do combine studies!!!!
not in DC
I am in houston (texas), I have purcahsed an Exam cram by Michael ault, but the problem is matter in it is very condensed, will definitely need a reference book or a guide.
STS are very expensive.......will buy them next week.
for now planning to get jason couchmans guide.
so what are you reading now ???
thank you much
I'm in DC - Sureshgane
Regarding you suggestion of being in DC area,
I'm in the area, and have Couchman's book. What
resources do you have?
Jason Couchman Book
I happen to read the customer REVIEW of the Oracle DBA certification book by Jason Couchman, from Oracle Press in one of Book stores web site(BOOKPOOL.COM),.....well.....99%percent of the guys have criticised the Book,i have not read or seen the book
........just to let you guys know
The Jason Couchman's book is not a good one. Though I bought the book I did not read much in it.
I agree with Tamil, Jason Couchman's book is dry, but consists of good theroies. I'm using Exam Cram Series by Coriolis publication, for Pl-Sql, Administration & Backup & recovery. I believe the perfomance tuning guide is not yet released. The authors being, debbie wong, Paul Colins & Michael Ault.
A Winner never Quits, A Quitter never Wins
Also Performance tuning is available. I used it for the Performance tuning exam.
As a preperation for the exams I first read Couchman. Then after that I read the exam cram.
After that I read the online oracle 8 documentation.
During all this I practice a lot.
When feeling confident enough I do the exam.
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