My thoughts on Oracle Certification(interview to ICM)

Recently I have answered several question on Oracle Certification topic during the interview for IT Certification Master.

There are some my thoughts about current Oracle Certification strategy, info on OCM exam and some useful suggestions for newbies.

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I have passed 1Z0-536 Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials

Continuing certification Saga I have passed 1Z0-536 Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials.

So now I have one more Oracle Certification Program status – Oracle Exadata 11g Certified Implementation Specialist.

For those who plan to take this exam:

1) it wasn’t difficult to pass it(especially in comparison with 1Z0-048 Oracle Database 10g R2: Administering RAC, 1Z0-054 Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning, Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Master…)

2) exam is highly based on official preparation course – Exadata and Database Machine Administration Workshop, so try to visit it.

3) there were a lot of questions related to IORM(IO Resource Manager), so please give additional attention to this topic

4) access to Exadata or Exadata Simulator will be very useful for training and real experience – it will be quite difficult to pass exam without them…

5) You have to guess only 2 questions from 3, because passing score is only 67% 😉

6) there were not any exhibits on exam…

7) use good post Oracle exam strategies for preparation and taking exam. The most valuable recommendations are these:  “Answer the EASY QUESTIONS FIRST“, “Delete alternative choices which YOU KNOW ARE WRONG”, “Make BEST GUESS”, but the whole post worth reading.

Good Luck!

PS.  I’m looking for Oracle Exadata-related activities/projects

I have passed 1Z0-054 Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning

I have passed 1Z0-054 Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning. By tradition it was done with score 98%.

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.

Good luck!

PS. It seems that this blog becomes a story about “how one man became  overqualified”  🙂

I have passed OCM 10g Exam. How to prepare ?

Hi.

I have successfully passed Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Master Exam.

It took some time for preparation, so there were almost no blog posts…

For those who are going to take this exam I decided to write this post. Here will be no internals…

About exam:

  • OCM exam is positioned as advanced exam, but it’s not so complex as it may be expected
  • it’s quite expensive exam – take into consideration additional requirement for 2 advanced courses and being 10g or 11g OCP DBA before exam…
  • before even thinking of preparation for OCM exam, please decide WHY DO YOU NEED IT ?

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Just passed 1Z0-050 Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators

Just passed 1Z0-050  Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators with score 98% – have to prepare better… 🙂

For those who are going to pass this exam in near future – it still contains question only about version 11gR1 regardless that at Oracle site You may see something like “The exam has been validated against Oracle® Database 11g Release 2 version 11.2.0.1.0”.

Good Luck!