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Benjoe Reyes
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if Sun's SCJP is for Java certification and Microsoft is for VB6, what is for SQL???
SJ Adnams
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Joined: Sep 28, 2001
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there are many who would argue (me included) that is is no good knowing SQL (syntax) if you don't understand what happens underneath the hood (i.e. database fundamentals).
If you're working with Oracle go for the OCA cert. For DB2 the DBA cert is not very highly regarded. Don't know much about sybase...
Sumit Amar
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Joined: Jun 08, 2002
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For SQL, there are multiple vendors like Oracle (Introduction to Oracle9i-SQL) and Microsoft (Design and Implement SQL Server) etc.
Hey Simon, good to see you around. You were preparing for Oracle9i Performance Tuning test, have you done that? I have just that one left.


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Sumit Amar
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For SQL, there are multiple vendors like Oracle (Introduction to Oracle9i-SQL) and Microsoft (Design and Implement SQL Server) etc.
Hey Simon, good to see you around. You were preparing for Oracle9i Performance Tuning test, have you done that? I have just that one left.
SJ Adnams
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Joined: Sep 28, 2001
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Oracle is on the back burner for a while.
I've registered for CFA level 1 (www.aimr.org), and am concentrating on collecting material and building a study plan for that at the moment.
Back with Oracle, I'll probably do the Fundamentals II exam next. I've revised all of the 'non RMAN' material. I've never used RMAN before so started playing around with it and got bored :roll:
I'd be interested on how you found that exam, I know the pass rate is only 65% so does that means the questions are really tough? How many RMAN questions are there?
If you download www.x-nt.org/webroot.zip you'll find some performance tuning questions.
HTH Simon
Sumit Amar
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Simon, when I prepared for DB-II test I was confident of getting about 92-96%, but the test was really hot like pepper, I could only manage 80%, The test is not well designed, because :
1. There are 10 dumb ass dummy questions (73-63)2. Networking and Backup-Reco questions come in together (its good practice to first mark all network questions and get back to them after finishing with B&R)
3. Network questions are the ones that will make to panic, network topics are not covered properly in the oracle books. however you will need to pay double attention on whatever you find in the books regarding network part.
4. Regarding RMAN, everything will be cool.
all the best.
Benjoe Reyes
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it is jaust that when i studied java NIIT included SQL and because there is some relations i thought of digging deeper into it and perhaps get certified
 
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