Oracle Certified Professional Dba Certification Exam Guide

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9780078825491: Oracle Certified Professional Dba Certification Exam Guide

The Oracle Certified Profession (OCP) designation is proof of your ability to handle the demands of today's increasingly complex system environments. Certify yur skills--and demonstrate your expertise--by earning your OCP credential. In addition, the guide covers the Oracle8 upgrade exam for DBAs who want to extend their certification to include Oracle8. Fully endorsed by Oracle Corporation and developed in conjunction with Oracle's OCP program, this book with CD-ROM is a powerful preparation tool that features more than 450 exam questions. Featuring a logical methodology designed to reinforce your learning experience, this guide offers the following study aids: tips, examples, and exercises to help you remember key concepts; two-minute drills--quick and concise checklists that summarize a chapter's main points; perfect for last-minute review; chapter self-tests--chapter-specific questions similar to those found on the exam with detailed answers to each question; the latest information on the new scenario-based exam questions; comprehensive coverage of Oracle-designated exam objectives, including SQL and Pl/SQL, advanced performance tuning, database administration, backup and recovery, Oracle8, and much more; interactive exam on CD allows you to hotlink directly to the relevant part of the text--the entire book is in electronic format. Make a smart career move and begin enjoying all the rewards of OCP certification. This officially endorsed study guide offers a complete preparation system geared to help you pass your exams with flying colors!

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The Oracle Certified Professional DBA Certification Exam Guide was written by an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) for those aspiring to that coveted label. Jason S. Couchman has written a definitive guide to the Oracle certification process that cuts through esoteric database theory and presents the critical information for Oracle mastery in a clear and direct manner.

The book is organized into five units, each corresponding to the four basic OCP examinations and the Oracle8 upgrade examination. Within each unit, there are several chapters that build your knowledge quickly and efficiently. Chapter summaries, chapter questions, and a wonderful "Two-Minute Drill" of key concepts of each chapter give this title real studying value.

The book begins by discussing Oracle's structured query language (SQL) syntax and creating and managing Oracle databases. After this key discussion, the author presents the "big picture" of Oracle architecture and administration. This is followed by an exhaustive discussion of backup and recovery techniques and strategies. The fourth unit focuses on the essential topic of performance tuning, with logically divided chapters on memory, disk, and other performance subsystems. The book wraps up with a unit of preparation for the Oracle8 upgrade examination. This final unit takes you through state-of-the-art features, such as partitioning, object relational design, parallel data manipulation language (DML), security issues, and more.

Whether you're endeavoring to become an OCP or simply looking for a definitive reference guide to Oracle, this hefty tome is worth its weight in critical knowledge. --Steven Plain

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