I need to get Oracle certification as quick as possible - my new contract requirement. I was wonderring if somebody has any experience with some e-learning (online) course which prepares you for exam. Something useful what is worth the money and you'd recommand to friend :-)
I have a book with nearly 700 pages. It will take ages to get thru it :-)
hi, im studing for 10g OCA at present. in my view theres no short cuts to this exam, you've more-or-less got to learn the book cold - which could take between 400-600 hours of study if you've limited Oracle DBA experience.
I'd also rec buying the sybex book and Oracle press books together - as each one covers certain key aspects that the other misses (although this will take your reading to 1100 pages worth!)
it is tough - oracle dont give these certs away for free, but true to form, put the effort in & hopefully u'll get through it. thats my theory anyway.
I studied the sybex book, I liked that.
I thing it will be good for you to give a change at test king e-books and to try some online test as exam cram.
Also you may find some books for free downloading at pdfchm (after becoming a member)
As far as I know there are cca 80 questions and you need 68% to pass. I think 68% is not that bad. Exam costs $125 what is not bad too. I think I'll go thru all practice tests I have and will try get one exam as soon as possible without reading the book. At least I'll get an idea what kind of questions there are and maybe with some luck I'll pass. I have some experience + practice tests + there are options - so in some cases maybe I'll be able to figure out the correct answer. Will see... :-)