I just passed the first exam for DBA certification and I whant to give my impression.
First, I have 2 years experience like ASP-Oracle developper.
I was prepare this exam with 'OCP DBA Certification Exam Guide by Jason Couchman' and STS.
My score was 5 points higher than necessary but I found this exam hard enough to think I was in truble.
I made 0 in Working with composite datatypes, I had no ideea where I was wrong.
Also 1/3 in Multiple-Column Subqueries, and until now I was ignoring the existence of multiple-column subqueries.
Somebody can post a example to see what this look like?
So, like someone said before here, if you can get 99% with STS, you pass, no problem, (59/60 is 98%), seriously, if you do 98-97 with STS, you ok,
I too have registered for the Oracle 8i DBA exam. schedule is
Oct 18, 2000. Preparing with the same book you have mentioned. Is it good ? If I cover the entire Q&A section in the book, Can I expect some of those questions in the exam ?
BTW, Can I have a copy of your STS, please ? It is very expensive....
if you read it with good understanding than ONCE is enough !
If you read it with understanding each and evry part of
it than you don't need to read it again and again!
I also recommend you that if you don't understand
anything just post it on this online forum to discuss it.
Good Luck, Ashi :)
OCP DBA 7.3, 8, 8i, 9i
Sun Solaris 8 Sys. Admin.