OCP: Oracle 10g New Features for Administrators Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-040 (Certification Study Guide)
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 today's Oracle certification candidates. In addition to the consistent and accessible instructional approach that has earned Sybex the "Best Study Guide" selection in CertCities Readers Choice Awards for two consecutive years, this book provides:
Clear and concise information on the enhancements included in Oracle 10g
Practical examples and insights drawn from the authors' real-world experiences
Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine and electronic flashcards
You'll also find authoritative coverage of key exam topics, including:
Installing and Configuring the Server
Loading and Unloading Data
Supporting Analytical Applications
Backing Up and Recovering Data
Automating Data Storage Management
Applying Security Policies
Supporting Upgrade Paths to Oracle 10g
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Good Upgrade Exam Study Guide for 10G
By TLAW_DBA "OCP Oracle 6i/9i/10g, SCSA Solaris ... - January 25, 2005
I took my exam today (Tuesday January 25, 2005) and scored 51/61. This study guide is very detailed, and informative. I used this book along with the Oracle Press Book and the OOD (Oracle Online Documentation). This book covers all the objectives on the exam in a clear way. I was well-prepared for the exam. I went through this book at least 3 times. I took my time to prepare for the exam. The screenshots in the book were good. I had a few question on them. The OOD was also helpful. I used it constantly if I wanted to double check something said in the book. I strongly believe if you use this book alone you can pass the exam. There was not a question on the exam that this book has not discussed. I give a lot credit to the authors for the book. They did a good job writing this study guide.
My advice for you on the exam: make sure you understand the concept of ASM, Indexes with Partitions, Advisory Framework chapter, Materialized Views, Security Policies, and Datapump... read more
A good book to prepare for 10g OCP upgrade exam
By Siva - November 20, 2004
I have passed the OCP 10g upgrade exam this afternoon(Nov. 20th). I found this book an excellent reference to prepare for the exam. It was a matter of preference that I chose this book. Make sure that you have read each page, reviewed all the questions and the bonus tests on the CD, before you go for the real test. The authors have covered the topics well and also shown them where to check these features in Enterprise Manager. This book would serve as a good reference to check the new features of Oracle 10g database.
Effective resource for passing the OCP 10g Exam
By E. Phillips - December 15, 2004
This book was effective for passing the exam. There was too much detail in some areas, mainly from chapter 8. From ch.8 the exam mainly covered FGA, VPD (also understand the policy types), and a few questions on materialized views. The ASM section of chapter 5 is very helpful, but review the Oracle Documentation as well. The rest of the book is practically flawless. My second resource for studying was using Self Test Software. This is my ninth Oracle exam using STS and they have been very accurate covering the exam topics and simulating the exam questions; this is a very effective test question tool. It will also help you focus on what exam concepts are most important. Overall, I do recommend this book for helping you pass the test, but the questions at the end of each chapter are not that helpful and do not really reflect the type of questions asked on the real exam. Using this book and STS I passed this test with a good score.