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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
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Can anyone indicate me where i can study RAC database part?The 2 Day + Real Application Clusters Guide would be where I'd start:
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.
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.
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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=
This book is awsome.
I think this book is the best option to start.
Edited by: Hermes_Pimentel on Sep 14, 2012 10:26 PM