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OCP Oracle9i Database: New Features for Administrators Exam Guide [Paperback]

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March 1, 2002 0072195304 978-0072195309
"The need for Oracle technical professionals has never been so great. Oracle's own certification program recently grew by 100 percent in just eight months and continues to grow at an incredible pace. Even with all these new OCP members, businesses using Oracle technologies still have a large amount of open job orders for OCPs. There just are not enough OCPs! What this really means is that should you choose to earn an Oracle certification, your opportunities will increase greatly, and recent metrics support this." - Mike Serpe, Oracle University, Certification Magazine

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Get Certified with Official Exam Prep Material from Oracle Press

Prepare for the Oracle Certified Professional Oracle9i Database: New Features for Administrators exam--a required exam for upgrading your Oracle8i or earlier DBA certification--using this Oracle Press study guide. Throughout each chapter, you'll find in-depth details on all the material covered on this challenging exam, followed by practice questions and chapter summaries to highlight what you've learned. Authorized by Oracle Corporation, this book and CD-ROM package is the most comprehensive preparation tool available for the Oracle9i Database: New Features for Administrators exam.

  • 100% complete coverage of all official exam objectives
  • Exercises at the end of all discussions that reinforce your Oracle knowledge right away
  • Tips, examples, and reviews in every chapter to help you remember key concepts
  • Two-minute drills--quick and concise checklists that summarize each chapter's main points
  • Chapter self-tests--exam-based questions complete with in-depth explanations
  • More than 300 practice questions--including scenario-based questions

Book and CD-ROM include more than 300 interactive exam-based questions. CD-ROM contains interactive exams that simulate the actual OCP exams and include hotlinked questions, answers, and explanations.

About the Author

Jason Couchman (New York, NY) is an OCP-certified Oracle DBA and author of Oracle Certified Professional DBA Certification Exam Guide, Oracle Certified Professional Application Developer Exam Guide, Oracle Certified Professional DBO Certification Exam Guide, and Oracle8 Certified Professional DBA Practice Exams. He has led Oracle database projects with Fortune 500 corporations and presented topics at the North Carolina Oracle User Group. His articles on Internet and Intranet development have been published internationally.

Product Details

  • Series: Oracle (McGraw-Hill)
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill (March 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072195304
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072195309
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,150,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shame on Osborne press. March 22, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
As soon as I saw this book on Amazon, I grabbed it. When I read about author I got already suspicious. The absence of any DBA experience shows too obvious in the book itself. May be he just thought 'it would be cool to write book about something, why not Oracle'. In the book there are Clinton and God, which is fine, but how it helps to get DBA OCP. One of the worst Oracle book I have read, and there are some really bad. I don't even know, can I trust now that questions on CD are from the real tests
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Who edited this thing? March 21, 2002
Format:Paperback
I have 8 years of Oracle experience and have completed all the certifications since v7.3. I have been waiting for a book to help prepare for the 9i upgrade exam so I was happy to finally get this book. I'm halfway through reading it and have found more errors than I have fingers to count. I'm no editor so the errors I have found are blatant and it makes me nervous as to how many subtle errors there are that I missed and thereby got misinformation. The content seems ok but it is annoying to know you spent money for a book that has information you cannot trust. Wait for the next publishing, maybe the errors will be cleared up by then.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Yesterday I passed the test with 49 of 56 correct questions at least partly thanks to this book. Together with the test questions from selftestsoftware and the ORACLE documentation you should be able to pass the test.
I found that this book covers all of the topic that I found in my exam. However sometimes it misses some minor details that might be needed in the exam (1 of the 7 questions that I answered wrongly was such a case). I you are aiming for a perfect score in the exam this is not the book but I think a perfect score in a test that you only need to pass should not be the goal of test preparation...
I will use (and already used) this book as a reference for my work with ORACLE9i new features.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Long on promise ,Short on delivery April 10, 2002
Format:Paperback
I have been around Oracle as an OCP since release 7 and i have to say this is one of the worst books i have read,or should i say, tried to read!
The explanations are meanderingly ambiguous and the structure leaves a lot to be desired.If your reading this i suggest that you seek alternative sources of information for your exam preparation!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I am sorry I waited the extra two months for this book to be published. I am an OCP DBA on 7.3 and above, and have always used the Oracle Press books as a major source for my studying. Previous books were written by Jason Couchman and were quite good. This book is not. I have only completed 2 of the 6 chapters so far, but have found numerous mistakes, and chapter study questions with incorrect answers! Unfortunately I no longer trust this book to prepare me for the exam- in fact I am tempted not to finish it. Save your money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but not enough for exam!! August 6, 2004
Format:Paperback
Its not a bad book, easy reading, good structure. Has nice CD-rom testing software.

But let me tell you.. its not nearly detailed enough. I just took the OCP 9i and you need to cover way more material than is covered in this book. I'd say 50% of the exam is in this book, so that is not very good coverage.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good book that needs more technical content August 30, 2002
By Siva
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have passed the 9i upgrade test partly thanks to this book. This books needs to be updated with more technical content. Topics like supplemental logging and minimum no. of granules that a database can have, etc must be added. Also lot of topics needs more explanation from an OCP exam view. It would be nice if the typo errors are corrected.
I read Oracle 9i new features written by Robert Freeman which has good technical content and oracle doc's to pass the test.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Was this book proof read? August 27, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
So many mistakes - the exam questions and answers contradict what is in the chapters, and Oracle documentation completely.
It is a shame the publisher / author hasn't released a corrections bulletin.
I've but lots of corrections in mine - I'm temped to ask for a refund.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to sharpen your skills and prepare you for the test
This is a great addition to your exam preparation. Plus it can be a great source of information for those who just seek to understand the new features.
Published 9 months ago by Jorge Lallemand
3.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: Oracle changed the exam
Just wanted to warn everyone that Oracle appears to have changed this test (in the last month), only requiring a 50% to pass (down from 68%). Read more
Published on February 25, 2008 by Michael Ort
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful presentation. Lots of mistakes.
I hate reading this book - boring.

Lots of mistakes in the text and in the software.

Test software is awful - multiple choice questions often have single... Read more
Published on October 4, 2004 by Alex Gorbachev
3.0 out of 5 stars Lacks depth and language geared towards experienced DBAs
This is book is geared for Oracle DBAs as the title indicates and is therefore written accordingly. It does have a few mistakes that you should be able to spot. Read more
Published on October 3, 2004 by Animal
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for study guide
This book is good as a study guide, but you HAVE to go more deeper with the official documentation and exercise the topics with a real database. Read more
Published on September 23, 2004 by Jose Javier Diaz Chilian
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor and lack of detail
Poor book with many mistakes. lack of broad and detail regarding the test. I dont understand Oracle Press even allowed it be puplished. Read more
Published on May 28, 2004 by "john_usa"
3.0 out of 5 stars Well, it works. A kind of ..
I just passed the test and I think it is possible to pass the test using only this book for preparation. However, I wouldn't rate the book too high. The language is really boring. Read more
Published on April 6, 2004 by Ruslan Moskalenko
4.0 out of 5 stars Great way to target your studies
I used this book in conjunction with the Oracle documentation set to study for my 9i upgrade exam. I would not rely on this book alone, but it provides a structured way to target... Read more
Published on September 5, 2003 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
The content is exactly you need for prepare the exam 1Z0-030, however you should practice each new feature before take the test
Published on July 17, 2003 by William Quintero
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference But don't Completely Rely Only on this
I just Passed the OCP-9i Upgrade Exam .
I Mostly relied on this book.
After the exam i'm realising that,i should have read Documents parallely. Read more
Published on February 19, 2003 by SENTHIL N MANICKAM
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