This is my first message. I am an IT professional in the field for past many years (over 30 years), have been working on Oracle since 1992, Sybase since 1996 etc... In October I decided to do Oracle 8 DBA certification, first test on 25th October, and did the last one on 18th November; cleared all in first attempt. Referred to on-line documentation, exam-cram and of course a lot of notes from here and there; generally felt quite satisfied by doing it. Now intending to do 8 to 8i test; Can someone advise how this test is structured? what is the distribution of questions in this test? will be really helpful since there are no books readily available on this yet!
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I 'm also preparing for this exam.
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Chapter # of ?'s
AVAILABILITY AND RECOVERABILITY ENHANCEMENTS 8
OPTIMIZER AND QUERY 7
SUMMARY MANAGEMENT 6
PARTITIONING IMPROVEMENTS 6
TABLESPACE MANAGEMENT 6
INDEXES AND IOT 3
OBJECT RELATIONAL FEATURES AND LOBS 3
OUI: MIGRATION & UPGRADE 3
MANAGEABILITY ENCHANCEMENT 3
SQL* PLUS, PL/SQL, AND NLS ENHANCEMENTS 3
DATABASE RESOURCE MANAGER 2
DB SECURITY 2
JAVA IN THE DB 1
FEATURES OF NET8 1
Know how to do everything that is on the top five chapters (by number of questions). The test is getting more and more practical. Know some syntax on Create
Tablespace. Focus your time on the top five chapter and learn the other thing on the side. Know how to manipulate LOBs.