7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2012 12:26 AM by Hermes_Pimentel RSS

    Exam 1Z0-058

    user258571
      Hi,
      i want to do 1Z0-058 exam.
      I've a doc "Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g: Manage Clusterware and ASM".
      Can anyone indicate me where i can study RAC database part?

      Tnx
        • 1. Re: Exam 1Z0-058
          Rene Argento
          Hello!

          Good sources to study RAC are:

          The book Oracle Database 11g Release 2 High Availability: Maximize Your Availability with Grid Infrastructure, RAC and Data Guard by Scott Jesse, Bill Burton and Bryan Vongray
          and the documentation: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/rac.112/e16795/toc.htm
          • 2. Re: Exam 1Z0-058
            matthew_morris
            Can anyone indicate me where i can study RAC database part?
            The 2 Day + Real Application Clusters Guide would be where I'd start:

            http://www.oracle.com/pls/db112/to_pdf?pathname=rac.112/e17264.pdf
            • 3. Re: Exam 1Z0-058
              user258571
              matthew_morris wrote:

              The 2 Day + Real Application Clusters Guide would be where I'd start:

              http://www.oracle.com/pls/db112/to_pdf?pathname=rac.112/e17264.pdf
              Can i study only this?
              • 4. Re: Exam 1Z0-058
                matthew_morris
                Can i study only this?
                I would not use it as a sole source if I were taking the test, no. I suggest it as a place to start. I know one of the authors of the 2-Day RAC course and I have been told by people I trust that it is a good introduction to implementing RAC on Oracle. However, it obviously can't be an incredibly in-depth and also be a 2-day course. You will want to use other sources/documentation in studying for this test.
                • 5. Re: Exam 1Z0-058
                  user258571
                  >
                  I would not use it as a sole source if I were taking the test, no. I suggest it as a place to start. I know one of the authors of the 2-Day RAC course and I have been told by people I trust that it is a good introduction to implementing RAC on Oracle. However, it obviously can't be an incredibly in-depth and also be a 2-day course. You will want to use other sources/documentation in studying for this test.
                  Thank you.
                  I already know how to implement a RAC on Oracle.
                  I need a book to prepare me for the 058.
                  • 6. Re: Exam 1Z0-058
                    matthew_morris
                    I need a book to prepare me for the 058.
                    I do not believe that a 3rd-party book for that test exists yet. Until one does, your options to study for the test are to either take the Oracle RAC training (which is closely geared to the test... or vice versa), or use the Oracle Education topics for the exam as a checklist for looking information up in the manual. Real-world knowledge of the subject is of course extremely valuable in taking the exam but it isn't really what they test. It can't be, because there's no way to create a test like that. Certification exams tend to test documented facts. In the real world you may or may not do things the way the documentation says you should. If a question is asked and your answer matches how you do something, but not how the book says to do it, then you'll miss the question.

                    I write certification guides, but I have not yet done one for 058 (it's on the list, but not in my next five targets) or I could give more specifics on which manuals had the most for the exam. The 2-day is useful because in a single source it will tend to have a broad overview of the 'important' (as defined by Oracle) facets of RAC. This also tends to be what is in the certification exams. If you already know RAC reasonably well, then you might skip that book entirely and go to the individual guides. 95% or better of what is in the exam is likely to be answered in one of the following three manuals:

                    Real Application Clusters Administration and Deployment Guide
                    Clusterware Administration and Deployment Guide
                    Automatic Storage Management Administrator's Guide

                    All are available here: http://www.oracle.com/pls/db112/portal.portal_db?selected=16&frame=
                    • 7. Re: Exam 1Z0-058
                      Hermes_Pimentel
                      Hi Everyone,

                      This book is awsome.

                      http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Oracle-Database-11g-Linux/dp/1430229586

                      I think this book is the best option to start.

                      Edited by: Hermes_Pimentel on Sep 14, 2012 10:26 PM