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user12108967 wrote:I guess first check this: [http://blogs.oracle.com/certification/2008/10/question_of_the_day_how_to_pre.html]
I prepared to this exam well by reading and implementing the book topics of "OCA Oracle Database 11g:SQL Fundamentals I Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-051)" + plus articles reads from Oracle website itself; but unfortunately i failed twice, the reason isn't that i did not digest the SQL material or found hard topics to understand, but it is more about the timing of the exam which it limit my thinking process and make me confuse to select the right answer; as you have 70 questions to read, understand, deduce and then answer, as in average time for each question is one minutes and twenty seconds.
I admitted that sometimes i have problem in calculation, but i believe if time is aloud more to me i would easily figure out the question.
I need some advice and instruction here if that possible.
Thanks in advance
Edited by: user12108967 on Feb 15, 2010 1:56 PM
Edited by: user12108967 on Feb 15, 2010 2:02 PM
and this [http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=179]
You don't mention if you took this test online .... for various reason my personal opinion is people may be under more time pressure taking it online. I have read somewhere also that if you retake an exam within 5 days you are statisitically almost highly likely to fail it again.
The time element is obviously one part of these exams. 1z0-051 can be done within the time with a little to spare.
Not all questions will take the same amount of time.
In a proctored exam you have the following aids available to you:-
- A timer indicating time left
- The ablility to mark a question for review later.
- The ability to leave a question blank.
- The ability to make notes on wipe board.
Decide a strategy of how you are going to approach questions. For instance i may choose to:
- If I know the answer to a question straight away, mark it, double check then move to next question.
- If I am unsure mark the question, make best possilble answer, note on my wiprepad any certaily wrong answers.
- If I think I am going to take too long on a question (more than 2 mins) make notes of where I'm at, mrk it for review and move on.
Basically you should be able to get through some questions fairly quickly. Others may take longer.
You may also be resented with exhibits and things ..... its very easy to take too much time looking at all the information and getting overwhelmed.
Read the question, elminate wrong answers and move on as quickly as possilbe.
The should already have been practice exams on the CDROM with the book you have bought. These are less useful the more you use them, as you remember the answers.
Additional practice tests can be purchased from [http://www.oracle.com/global/us/education/certification/sts.html] (Either buy transcender or SelftestSoftware, not both).
You may be able to speed up your calculations with time, however if you are having trouble with them permanently then perhaps this is not the career for you, as you may have trouble if you get a job also.
However you may find with practice it all comes into place and you speed up.
Rgds - bigdelboy
DBA11G wrote:You may be better to leave it for a weeks, particularly do not do any questions you have for 2 weeks.
I did exactly what you have been mentioned; actually, even I purchased a self-test system called UCertify but really it didn't help me well unfortunately.
It seems practicing again is all what i have.
Thank you bigdelboy.
Particularly do not use the UCertify questions for 2 weeks unless you have them on 30 days or something.
Then go the book you have.
Do hands on practice on things you need to.
for each chapter:
1) do not read the chapter .... if you;ve read the chapter in the last 2 days it doesn't count.
2) do the questions at the end of the chapter. Reread the chapter. Examine questions you got wrong.
If any chapter score less than 85% revist.
Do sample exam from book (timed). This is often easier than actual exam time wise so aim to finish early.
Do online exam from book (times). This is often easier than actual exam time wise so aim to finish early.
Do Ucertify questions.
If you feel happier at this point retake exam.
If you are still unhappy conisder buying Selftestsoftware or Transcender Material. As far as I understand it is better quality and the latest stuff has somes improved technqiues.
Obioviously what I am suggesting costs money.
Also suggest you change your handle on this forum ...... 'dba11g' somehow seems inappropriate until at least DBA OCA and people do not always get respect for selling themselves as something the're not.
I understood your instructions, i will try my best to apply your methods and then see the results; Unfortunately I'm toeing up with time and limit up of budget too as I'm racing to have the certifications to handle a job as an assistant or so of administrator.
Sorry If i reflect bad image on me as i chose dba11g; i didn't intend to mislead any user in this forum.
Thanks again for reply bigdelboy.
Dont worry too much about the monicker ... as if i with 'bigdelboy' have much to moan about ... I think I am just saying what a number of people may be thinking ... in uk the pretentiousness by newbie may result subjection to a practical joke.
I think the main thing to take away if in a rush is to ensure you leave a gap between revision of a subject and doing practical test.
And as my Chemistry and English teacher used to say ... +'if all else fails read the question!'+
My request is more about business rules "methods and formula" than oracle case but everyone know to master SQL commands you need to have some knowledge on methods and formulas to transfer it into SQL.
If someone has the necessary knowledge, I'm sure there are some, please help us to fulfill our request.
Mast probably we need this kind of info and knowledge to practice on it and facilitate passing the exam 1Z0-051Oracle Database 11g: SQL.
Thanks in advance …
Edited by: DB1 on Mar 7, 2010 11:41 PM