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ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634688] Fri, 13 March 2015 04:53 Go to next message
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Hi

I found on Amazon practice questions guides about 5.6 Developer and DBA exam. It look very fishy, maybe even brain dumps. For example this Blake Bobby is a pervert gay porn star. Books are Kindle only by "Amazon Digital Services, Inc.". For me it looks like spam and also quite expensive. Even anonymous books..

Oracle 1Z0-883 Exam: MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator [Kindle Edition] Blake Bobby (Author)
Oracle 1Z0-882 Exam: MySQL 5.6 Developer [Kindle Edition] Brandon Brian (Author)
Oracle Certified Professional MySQL 5.6 Developer Marathon: Oracle 1z0-882 practice problems [Kindle Edition] M (Author)

what you think?

(no direct link because of Google PageRank)
Re: ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634691 is a reply to message #634688] Fri, 13 March 2015 05:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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this Blake Bobby is a pervert gay porn star.


Personal names aren't unique in this world.
Re: ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634693 is a reply to message #634691] Fri, 13 March 2015 07:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Littlefoot wrote on Fri, 13 March 2015 05:47


Personal names aren't unique in this world.


When you click on Bobby Blake at Amazon, you see a list of books he published. One of them is the sodomy book "My Life in Porn: The Bobby Blake Story". Maybe this name is fake and "he" is only a fan of gay buggery.

Re: ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634694 is a reply to message #634693] Fri, 13 March 2015 07:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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  • Bobby Blake wrote "My Life in Porn"
  • Blake Bobby wrote "Oracle 1Z0-883" and "Oracle 1Z0-542"
These are two authors, not one. I might be wrong, but I doubt that porn star is interested n Oracle exams.
Re: ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634726 is a reply to message #634688] Sat, 14 March 2015 01:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It look very fishy, maybe even brain dumps.


I can't provide any insight into Bobby's sexual preferences or profession, but the book is based on a brain dump.
I used the 'Look Inside' to grab a question and did a quick search. Yep... dump.
Re: ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634730 is a reply to message #634726] Sat, 14 March 2015 01:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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matthewmorris68 wrote on Sat, 14 March 2015 01:10
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It look very fishy, maybe even brain dumps.


I can't provide any insight into Bobby's sexual preferences or profession, but the book is based on a brain dump.
I used the 'Look Inside' to grab a question and did a quick search. Yep... dump.


something for OCP Fraud team? Who does the reporting it?

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Re: ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634734 is a reply to message #634730] Sat, 14 March 2015 02:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Publishing dummy OCP questions is not any sort of fraud (Matthew does it, and his ethics and professionalism are as good as it gets) unless they are copies of real questions. It is always good to be vigilant, though. You can send a mail to the author (the correct author!) to ask for more information. Usually one would go through the publisher for this, but with self-publishing you'll likely need to track him down and mail directly.
Re: ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634744 is a reply to message #634734] Sat, 14 March 2015 09:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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...unless they are copies of real questions.


The ones in this book are dump questions -- that's what I meant in my earlier reply. I pulled one from the 'Look inside' preview and did some searching online. It was on all of the standard brain dump sites.
Re: ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634745 is a reply to message #634730] Sat, 14 March 2015 09:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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something for OCP Fraud team? Who does the reporting it?


Legally, Oracle's options on stopping this are extremely limited. The OCP Fraud team can't really get this person to stop. What they can do is punish test takers who use them. There are ways of auditing test results that certification authorities use to locate suspect people. I don't know if the Oracle certification program uses it, but I have read about it being performed by other authorities.
Re: ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634770 is a reply to message #634745] Sun, 15 March 2015 06:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'd take a bit of care admitting to reading material that you acknowledge to be copies of test questions. I once did this AFTER an Oracle exam, researching a question that I found to be worded so badly there was no correct answer (of course the defense of this is that every question reads "choose the BEST answer", so once you eliminate all of the utterly ridiculous responses, the least ridiculous one remaining does actually satisfy the testing criteria).

Anyway, I was researching the question (I repeat: AFTER PASSING the exam), found it verbatim on the web with one of the two least ridiculous answers marked as the correct one. It turns out that the answer in the dump was correct for 10g, but there was no truly correct answer for 11g. I wrote to Oracle with this pretty much exact story: passed the exam, searched a question, found this dump site, and maybe you could reword this question because it has been rendered incorrect by 11g.

Oracle's response to me:

"Warning: Violation of Exam Security Policy"
It has come to Oracle's attention that you have violated the Exam Security Policy.

After conducting an investigation, Oracle has determined that you fraudulently obtained content of exam 1Z0-XXX from a pirated 'practice test' or cheat site. Per the terms and conditions of the Oracle Certification Candidate Agreement that all candidates must accept to participate in an exam, Oracle reserves the right to take action against any candidate who engages in fraudulent activity.

We have carefully reviewed this incident and, while we would be well within our rights to invalidate your exam and possibly ban you from testing for 1 year for attempted fraud, we do not feel that you were trying to cheat on the exam. Please let this be a stern warning to you for future exams.


FWIW: I vote +1 this is the most amusing thread EVER in the Cert forum.

EDIT: Just removed my sig - could make for some unwanted Google Analytics.

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Re: ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634776 is a reply to message #634770] Sun, 15 March 2015 23:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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EDIT: Just removed my sig - could make for some unwanted Google Analytics.


Are you more worried about analytics that link your sig to a thread that is referring to fraudulent certification activity or one that is repeatedly referring to 'My Life in Porn'?
Re: ExamArea.com MySQL 5.6 Kindle practice questions [message #634777 is a reply to message #634776] Sun, 15 March 2015 23:28 Go to previous message
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I was thinking #2, but thinking about it further I'll go for "Both"
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