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Oracle Certification?

 
hasan khan
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i am preparing for Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate. It includes 2 papers (http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=48#1)

a) 1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL� (http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=41&p_org_id=1001&lang=US&p_exam_id=1Z0_007)
b) 1Z0-147 Program with PL/SQL (http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=41&p_org_id=1001&lang=US&p_exam_id=1Z0_147)

please suggest me some good books
 
Chris Hendy
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For starters you can download the free documentation from

http://www.oracle.com/pls/db92/db92.docindex?remark=homepage

To understand how the DB works I suggest

Concepts
http://www.oracle.com/pls/db92/db92.to_pdf?pathname=server.920%2Fa96524.pdf&remark=docindex

(strictly speaking you won't need this for the exam - but for true mastery of Oracle this should be your starting point).


In addition to cover the actual exam topics you will want:

SQL Reference
http://www.oracle.com/pls/db92/db92.to_pdf?pathname=server.920%2Fa96540.pdf&remark=docindex

PL/SQL User's Guide and Reference
http://www.oracle.com/pls/db92/db92.to_pdf?pathname=appdev.920%2Fa96624.pdf&remark=docindex

Check the syllabus, you may also want the

Supplied PL/SQL Packages and Types Reference
http://www.oracle.com/pls/db92/db92.to_pdf?pathname=appdev.920%2Fa96612.pdf&remark=docindex

To learn how to use the features I suggest

Application Developer's Guide - Fundamentals
http://www.oracle.com/pls/db92/db92.to_pdf?pathname=appdev.920%2Fa96590.pdf&remark=docindex

If you prefer paper based books I suggest you buy Steve Feuerstein's

Oracle PL/SQL Programming

The 3rd edition (ISBN: 0596003811) covers up to Database 9ir2, the 4th edition (ISBN: 0596009771) covers 10gr2.

For SQL I used various editions of Oracle: The Complete Reference

I can't speak from personal experience but for a tutorial approach you may prefer

Mastering Oracle SQL and SQL*Plus
Lex de Haan
ISBN: 1590594487

The Amazon reviews look reasonable.
 
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