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Re: Oracle 8i VS Oracle 9i certificate

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sjgrad03 <me*********@dbforums.comwrote in message news:<32****************@dbforums.com>...
Hello:

I want to get certificated as a DBA in oracle. There are two
path:Oracle 8i and Oracle 9i. I am want to know which one has more
applicatioin in the industry(in other words easy to get a job)
a) I also want to know what are some good reference books for
OCA exams.

I found one titled" OCA Oracle9i Associate DBA Certification Exam
Guide" by Couchman and Marisetti. Is this book a good one?

b) What are some good online resources that provide helpfull
information on exams revieing and planty of exams questions.

c) What are the good appoach to take the exams? Self study, Taking
classes at a computer training school or remote educations?

Please give me some advises. I will appreicate your help for sharing
your experience and insights:)!
jeff

8-12-03
if you do 9i its 4 tests plus a $2000 5 days class that is during the
workday.

if you do 8i its 5 tests then an upgrade test for 6 total.

how much money do you want to spend?

Computer training is a waste of money. its not interactive so you wont
retain much of anything. I just got the osborne books in a bundle. I
read the docs at OTN.ORACLE.COM for each section of the test. I also
read the concepts guide and the server concepts guide. Then i play
around with an instance I have at home. When I have trouble following
something, I search for it on dejanews.com or ask. Its important to
use more than just the study guides. Its easier that way, but you dont
have to buy anything.

You only need to get about 70% right or less on each test.

if youi have a technical background the classes are a waste of money.
They are 5 days all day long. Too fast to retain anything. If you dont
have technical experience, you wont get a job as a DBA anyway, so dont
waste your time.
Jun 27 '08 #1
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Hello Ryan,

I want you to understand that both Oracle 8i and 9i has equal
application in the industry. it is just that 9i is a more current
version of Oracle. If you have your certification in 8i it is more
or less the same as having it in 9i. However you will need an
upgrade exams.

For Now, I will advise you to go for 9i certification path.

As for books, There aare so many of them in the market, if you go to
Amazon.com you'll get a good number of them. being a beginer I will
advise you try hands on some Oracle publications from Osbourne Mc Graw
Hill. Try their web sites . I enjouy their books a great deal.

try as much as you can to get a hands on experience as it helps a lot in
securing a job.

BEST OF LUCK

Enjoy

Originally posted by Ryan Gaffuri
sjgrad03 <me*********@dbforums.comwrote in message
news:<32****************@dbforums.com>...
Hello:
I want to get certificated as a DBA in oracle. There are
two
path:Oracle 8i and Oracle 9i. I am want to know which one
has more
applicatioin in the industry(in other words easy to get a
job)
a) I also want to know what are some good reference books
for
OCA exams.
I found one titled" OCA Oracle9i Associate DBA Certification
Exam
Guide" by Couchman and Marisetti. Is this book a good
one?
b) What are some good online resources that provide
helpfull
information on exams revieing and planty of exams
questions.
c) What are the good appoach to take the exams? Self study,
Taking
classes at a computer training school or remote
educations?
Please give me some advises. I will appreicate your help for
sharing
your experience and insights:)!
jeff
8-12-03
>
if you do 9i its 4 tests plus a $2000 5 days class that is during the
workday.
>
if you do 8i its 5 tests then an upgrade test for 6 total.
>
how much money do you want to spend?
>
Computer training is a waste of money. its not interactive so you wont
retain much of anything. I just got the osborne books in a bundle. I
read the docs at OTN.ORACLE.COM for each section of the test. I also
read the concepts guide and the server concepts guide. Then i play
around with an instance I have at home. When I have trouble following
something, I search for it on dejanews.com or ask. Its important to
use more than just the study guides. Its easier that way, but you dont
have to buy anything.
>
You only need to get about 70% right or less on each test.
>
if youi have a technical background the classes are a waste of money.
They are 5 days all day long. Too fast to retain anything. If you dont
have technical experience, you wont get a job as a DBA anyway, so dont
waste your time.
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