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Re: Guys: Is this worth $1,749 for 8 year Oracle veteran DBA

From: Jay Wade <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 10:54:50 -0800
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I had a friend of mine take it with mixed reactions. Basically they walk you through the Sybex books and answer questions. He found it useful but it in no way prepared him to take the tests.

With 8 years of experience you might be better off just reading the Sybex books yourself. Also the Oracle Press OCP review books are really good as well. My advise would be save the money and go through the books yourself.

>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <>
>Subject: Guys: Is this worth $1,749 for 8 year Oracle veteran DBA
>Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 09:53:43 -0800
>I have been working hard on Oracle systems at various levels - various
>platforms, etc. for 8 years. It has been a long time since I have taken a
>course. Would like to go to IOUG. Reading e-mails I have made up my mind
>I think it gives me more options to get certified. Problem has been I work
>and have 2 small kids. Also, I am a consultant who has been steadily
>applied - not a problem but it means I am either working on systems or with
>my kids. I am thinking this is a way to save myself the time I don't have
>and force the commitment - is it worth it? I know an unfair question but
>taking this and the exams will I indeed completed what it takes to become
>certified for 9I?
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