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    OCP 8i or 9i you choose?

    I am attending oracle 8i ocp class and i got free to attend 9i class. so i am preparing for ocp exams. But should i go for 9i or 8i. Which one is easier to pass? oracle 8i then take the upgrade exam to 9i or straight away take 9i exams? Since i heard that oracle 9i performance tuning is deadly. many people have trouble passing PT paper? They are suggesting to take 8i then upgrade exam...


    Which path do you take?

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    It's not about which one is easier to pass, if you are newbie then go for 9i. If you are experienced then go for 8i. Also you need to think whether a cert can get you a job nowdays and future.

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    As guru_heaven said, neither is "EASIER" than the other. Actually, if you have NO Oracle DBA expeirence you're going to get VERY confused VERY quickly. You need practical exp.
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    I would mix it up. Take 2 exams for 8i and 2 exams for 9i. Then you have a good start on both.
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    Why do you suggest for 9i if i am a newbie to oracle.
    i have some experience in oracle though not so in depth. is it because 9i have less exam papers? easier? i dont know... please suggest...
    What is the best OCP material to study? sybex or oracle press?

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    Robby, there's been many-a-debate re: Sybex v Oracle Press, do a search on "SYBEX" and it should return some interesting reading. Let me try... 10 pages of threads to be precise.
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