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more Oracle Database SQL Expert [1Z0-047] study guides in pipeline?

Philippe Ludwig Newbie
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Hi

Are there more study resources (other than official Oracle book and Oracle Certification Prep summary) in pipeline or on market?
  • 1. Re: more Oracle Database SQL Expert [1Z0-047] study guides in pipeline?
    matthew_morris Expert
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    Are there more study resources (other than official Oracle book and Oracle Certification Prep summary) in pipeline or on market?
    The Oracle Press series isn't really 'from' Oracle, but rather is from McGraw Hill, so 'official' is a strong word to use. I know that Oracle provides some materials to the authors, but not the extent or type. There are very few authors/publishers that compete with Oracle Press in writing Oracle certification books. The three tests required for the DBA OCP (SQL, DBA1, DBA2) will normally generate competing books from Sybex and sometimes Packt. Beyond those tests, however, unless Oracle Press writes a certification guide, normally no one else does (and if Oracle Press writes a guide, then especially no one else does). This lack of certification materials for Oracle tests is a large portion of the reason I started writing my guides. Even then, one of the primary reasons why I designed them as a series of study guides rather than full-blown soup-to-nuts manuals is to avoid 'competing' with Oracle Press. I'd lose that fight, so I avoid it.

    What I'm getting at (in a very roundabout way), is that I consider it very unlikely that another publisher will come out with a manual for 1Z0-047. The exam has been in production since early 2008 and the Oracle Press book has been out since late 2009. I don't think anyone is writing another one.
  • 2. Re: more Oracle Database SQL Expert [1Z0-047] study guides in pipeline?
    Philippe Ludwig Newbie
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    Thank you Matthew for your insights. How many people took 1Z0-047? Oracle server the market leader?!
    Also would love a video training for 1Z0-047.
  • 3. Re: more Oracle Database SQL Expert [1Z0-047] study guides in pipeline?
    Justin_Mungal Journeyer
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    You can also check the certification page for preparation materials:
    http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=5001&get_params=p_exam_id:1Z0-047

    I'm studying for the OCE Performance Tuning exam... there are no study guides. What I've noticed is that the student guide that came with the performance tuning training I did correlates to the exam topics exactly. So you can see what Oracle is doing here...
  • 4. Re: more Oracle Database SQL Expert [1Z0-047] study guides in pipeline?
    Brandye Barrington Expert
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    Pilippe,
    You say you're looking for video training. The recommended Oracle course is the Oracle Database: Introduction to SQL bundle http://bit.ly/YmNlto that is available as a Live Virtual Class and also as Training On Demand. If the bundle is not available in your region, the alternative is SQL Fundamentals I http://bit.ly/11XOZyH and SQL Fundamentals II http://bit.ly/ZmWz3S.

    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington

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