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how to prepare for oracle dba

Abdul Latif
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Joined: Jul 18, 2001
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hi guys i am scjp and pursuing for oracle DBA but do not know how to proceed with it. can any body help me how should i proceed with it , i mean give me the links that will help to find the resources for oracle. also please tell me which books should i refer for the exams .
please guys help me to start the prepation of oracle
D. Rose
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Joined: Apr 25, 2003
Posts: 215
Hi Abdul,
First you would have to decide whether you want to go for 8i or 9i DBA certification. I think 9i makes sense.
Go to site

Oracle certification
and read about certification. You would need to atleast get OCP certification to start working as DBA. You would have to pass 4 exams for this.
As I have gathered from many sources Sybex books are good for enough first 2 exams. (www.sybex.com)
OCA/OCP: Introduction to Oracle9i™ SQL Study Guide
OCA/OCP: Oracle9i DBA Fundamentals I Study Guide (1Z0-031)
- By Chip Dawes; Biju Thomas

Also there is set of books by Jason Couchman for first 2 exams.
Oracle OCA Oracle9i Associate DBA Certification Exam Guide, Jason Couchman

For exam IZ01-007 only sybex books is sufficient. For 2nd exam. referring to actual Oracle documentation will be helpful. Link is

Oracle Documents
Oracle 9i concepts and Oracle 9i Database administrator's guide are 2 useful books
Also you may want to join ocp_study and oracle_certprep groups on yahoo.
Hope this helps
[ June 01, 2003: Message edited by: Rei Damle ]
Abdul Latif
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please tell me how to do oracle dba 9i and the links and books for that
Chitra Jay
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Joined: May 02, 2002
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Will a person be able to find a job as a DBA or atleast a junior DBA having passed the oracle 9i ocp exam?i have only 6months exp working with oracle SQL.Is this exam useful only for experienced oracle professionals or people like me?
SJ Adnams
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Joined: Sep 28, 2001
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you should be able to find a job as a development DBA (all things being equal), the economic climate my impact things though.
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