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David Hu
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Joined: Dec 05, 2004
Posts: 12
Hi,
I found a lot of persons here cleared Oracle9i PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate exam.Now I just has a firend want to clear it and he want self-study.Any experts can tell me:
1.Which books/materials/simulator-exam tools for this test?
TKS
Americo Souza
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Joined: Nov 22, 2004
Posts: 76
Hi Hu

Answering you questions:

I used Oracle 8i � SQL & PL/SQL Exam Guide � Jason S. Couchman � ISBN 0072191538 . It is a very good source and it covers all certification objectives. Also it has valuable mock exams, tougher that the real ones. I am not sure, but I believe that PL-SQL did not change a lot, from version 8 to 9. I guess that probably only some new functions. Anyway, because it was written for the old version, probable now it is a bookstore bargain.

Mock tests from Whizlabs are great and they cover everything which is needed in higher level. Don�t use Boson, at least for PL-SQL certifications, because some of their questions are not related to exam topics at all.


AMERICO SOUZA<br />MSCS, BSCS and BSEE <br />ACHIEVEMENTS<br />CompTIA (A+), Cisco (CCNA), Oracle (OCA - PL/SQL), Sun (Java, J2EE and EJB).<br />Currently persuing Oracle's Forms Certification
Shiang Wang
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Joined: Jun 20, 2003
Posts: 96
I used Oracle PL/SQL Programming by Steven Feuerstein and Oracle PL/SQL online documentation long time ago before there is any book targetted for the test.

I like the book a lot, it is well organized and help you learn PL/SQL in no time. It was considered PL/SQL bible back then.

Shiang


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