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September 24, 2007

Passed 1z0-042 – OCA exam

Filed under: 1z0-042, oca — oracleaide @ 2:19 pm

Thanks to:

  • The Book: Oracle Database 10g OCP Certification All-In-One Exam Guide
  • The Practice Test software from SelfTest

  • The SelfTest guide recommends to take the real exam only when you are able to answer 100% of questions correctly. There are about 400 of them – I did not believe it was possible to achieve the 100% mark. But after a few weeks of brief but regular practice – I did it easily.
    The “Randomize you answer choices” option in Preferences (off by default) helped a lot too.

    It is interesting to note that Damir Bersinic writes about Oracle and Microsoft certifications and databases.
    Maybe Oracle vs Microsoft is another false dichotomy?

    I began my exam with a Jedi mind trick: dumped the lock cheat sheet (which was very easy to memorize) on an erasable notepad.
    That helped me to concentrate and made me feel more confident. IMHO, having a legal cheat sheet on a test is always exciting.
    Too bad I didn’t get many questions on locking.

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