OCA: Oracle 10g Administration I Study Guide (1Z0-042)
Here's the book you need to prepare for the Oracle Database 10g Administration I exam, 1Z0-042. 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 database administration with 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 Oracle Database 10g Software
Creating and Controlling Oracle Databases
Managing Schema Objects and Data
Implementing Oracle Security Features
Performing Database Backup and Recovery
Look to Sybex for the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's competitive IT marketplace
Good to give you the basics but the test has changed
By Aebares2006 - September 4, 2007
I used this book to study for the OCA test for a month and thought I would pass with my SQL & limited Oracle experience. I did not pass the test because the test has changed to Senario Driven with Multiple Choice & Multiple answers. You would receive a long paragraph about a user's needs. You would need to select two answers out of five; 1 would be easy to pick, 2 would seem wrong and 2 would seem almost identical and right. That is where the test has gotten harder.
Where this book gives you the foundation of all the "What's" involved, the test needs the "Whys".
I recommend SELFTEST software Oracle pushes on thier site. I find the questions and style are very similar to what I had experienced.
I still recommend this book if would like to understand the concepts and have an oracle DB at your disposal If you then need or want the cert buy the selftest software because I'm positive half of my questions came from that product. By spending your money... read more
good if you have oracle preknowledge
By J. Suciadi "Passionate Learner" - May 25, 2006
this is the first book i read to prepare for my OCA exam. at first i was a bit overwhelmed because the chapters are quite long and the languages are not very easy to understand (sometimes i have to reread a sentence two or three times before it clicks). but i guess it was also because by then oracle was still rather new for me. if you are an experienced dba (maybe a 9i oca or ocp) then i guess this book alone should be enough to get you a 10g oca. but if you are new to oracle, i would suggest you to study John & Damir book first (OCP All-in-one exam prep guide), it's easier to absorb and the chapters are shorter (although there are more chapters). then, if you still have the time (and the money) get this book to wrap up your preparation for the oca. i'm sure you will pass the exam like i did.
Book is good enough to get you 50% of marks
By S. vandanam - February 3, 2006
I cleared my OCA exam with help of sybex and selftest software..could get 73/75 . I would recommend to go for selftest(65% of questions came from selftest in the actual exam) along with sybex..just reading sybex might not be of much help.
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