For those who plan to take this exam:
1) It’s quite difficult exam… Broad range of topics and really not enough time to carefully read and understand each question. BTW, there are about 60% questions with exhibits, some of them contain 3 or even 4 exhibits… I remember another exam that was too quite difficult(many questions and not enough time) for me – Oracle Database 10g R2: Administering RAC. The good news that passing score for mentioned exam is only 64%.
2) if You may afford it, visit course Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning. Exam topics are directly correlate with Course Topics. Both R1 and R2 courses will be good for preparation.
3) use good post Oracle exam strategies for preparation and taking exam. The most valuable is this one – “Answer the easy questions first“, but the whole post worth reading.
PS. It seems that this blog becomes a story about “how one man became overqualified” 🙂