Students will achieve success with extensive end-of-chapter exercises and cases in this introductory Oracle10g text. The Oracle10g Developer Suite on 2 CDs is included with every book to give students more hands-on experience using the database. This comprehensive text provides students with everything they will need to succeed without certification constraints or parameters.
By James H. - January 25, 2008
For a textbook, this book isn't all that bad. I used this for my database administration courses for college, and it was written in a way that made databases very easy to understand.
Excellent book for those new to Oracle
By Web Professor "Mary" - February 18, 2009
I use this book as 1 of 2 texts I require in my Database undergrad course (the other being a database concepts book). I find my students really like the tutorial approach and learn a little bit of each of the major aspects of the Oracle DBMS and Developer components: SQL+, PL/SQL, Oracle Forms and Reports. There is more material in the book than we can cover in a semester which provides a value-added for the student after the course is over. Also, the tutorials and cases present realistic applications for the student to master. I recommend this book to anyone faced with learning the scope of important features of the Oracle DBMS.
A Bit Unorderly, But Quite Good
By DCKlingensmith - September 12, 2012
This book seems to be written for the beginner, and definitely is not made to be a reference for the knowledgeable. Why I say this is it has the feel of someone sitting down with you, explaining all of Oracle 10g, from most basic to advanced concepts, with all of the off-topic questions you as the learner might ask along the way - in other words it jumps around with the details. This makes it a little difficult to find that one piece of information you're looking for when using it as a reference. Nonetheless, notwithstanding a light section on PL/SQL it is a good guide for a beginner who has a very novice to advanced grasp of general programming concepts.
Here's the book you need to prepare for Oracle's 10g upgrade exam, Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Administrators (1Z0-040). This Study Guide was developed to meet the exacting requirements of ...