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OCP Instructors Guide for Oracle DBA Certification

Chapter 1 - Getting Started


We also learned the importance of education and becoming certified.  Oracle certifications, once known as something “nice to have”, are becoming job requirements.  The key to successful test taking is to understand the requirements of the test and study, study, study.  I have seen administrators with years of experience fail entry-level certification tests because of a lack of preparation. 

One final thought bears repeating.  "The hallmark of a being a good DBA is not knowing everything, but knowing where to look when you don't."  Read the Oracle manuals and trust the information they provide.  They contain virtually everything you need to know to successfully administer an Oracle database.   Only after becoming well versed in the documentation should you begin reading third-party offerings.

In the next chapter, we will learn that an application is only as good as the database architecture that it runs on.  Chapter two starts with an in-depth discussion of the three most popular operating systems (Windows, Linux, UNIX) and ends with an operating system comparison table.

The above text is an excerpt from:

OCP Instructors Guide for Oracle DBA Certification
A Study Guide to Advanced Oracle Certified Professional Database
Administration Techniques

ISBN 0-9744355-3-8

by Christopher T. Foot

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