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    Unanswered: Where can I learn Oracle 11g from scratch?

    Hello everyone and tanks in advance for any answer.

    For some reasons that do not apply to my question , I want to start learning how to be an Oracle DBA, and hopefully with time sit for OCA and OCP certifications. I am thinking of purchasing a book called "Oracle 11g DBA from beggining to professional", but I'm not sure that's the better way to learn. Also, any book / forums / tutorial recommendations and any tip will be very much appreciated.

    Thank you very much people.

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    Last edited by anacedent; 11-18-10 at 16:11.
    You can lead some folks to knowledge, but you can not make them think.
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    For most folks, they don't know, what they don't know.
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    Thanks man!. First link doesn't work but whatever. I'll try searching that tom page now for clues.

    Any further tips will be appreciated.

    Also please note: I know NOTHING about oracle, I am a strictly perl/html/actionscript programmer and I NEVER saw ANTHING about oracle.

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    try 1st URL again. I fixed it.

    Contents
    Read the Concept Manual (URL above), then read it again.
    You can lead some folks to knowledge, but you can not make them think.
    The average person thinks he's above average!
    For most folks, they don't know, what they don't know.
    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

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    OK, that's great.. so I'll guess I'll read that URL a couple of times. It's pretty extensive so I'm guessing that when I'm done with it, I'll have my own basic knowledge to decide/know where to continue, am I right?

    Thanks again man, you've been helpful, now I'm praying for this to be a good path to follow cause it will take quite some time to read.

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    "Concepts" is, by all means, the first book to read. Without it, you'll be lost.

    Then, you could go to Oracle Technology Network (OTN), visit its Download section and ... well, download a database you'll use to practice. Note that you'll have to register (for free). All downloads are free for educational purposes (you'll see the license agreement). The latest database is 11g (or, you could try with 10g Express Edition).

    Documentation contains the "2 day DBA" book - that might be your next reading. Knowing the concepts, you should be able to successfully install and start using Oracle. Your first tool will be SQL*Plus, a command-line tool. Then go to "Administrator's Guide" and any other book you find interesting.

    You'll probably want to discuss problems with other people. This (dBforums) is one forum you might want to visit. Then, there are OTN forums, OraFAQ one - just to name a few.

    Welcome to Oracle world! I hope you'll enjoy it!

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    >I am a strictly perl/html/actionscript programmer and I NEVER saw ANTHING about oracle.
    PERL's DBI/DBD interfaces nicely with Oracle.

    You should consider reading something similar to SQL for Dummies.
    You can lead some folks to knowledge, but you can not make them think.
    The average person thinks he's above average!
    For most folks, they don't know, what they don't know.
    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

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    The Concepts Guide Littlefoot referenced can be found here. I completely agree with his suggestion. Everyone who uses Oracle would benefit from it, but for a DBA it is essential.

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    tutorial?

    Try to check this step by step tutorial. I also had problem with installations of Oracle 11g before. I hope this helps.

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