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Re: Using 10g XE to study for OCA/OCP

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Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 03:19:14 -0700
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Thanks for reply. I did research this newsgroup (and others), the web and (apparently not well enough). That is why I posted this question. I thought this was the appropriate forum to ask a question like this (since newsgroups are for the good of all ) I was not aware of Oracle's single user license (it has changed since 8i).


On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 06:12:26 -0700, "" <> wrote:

>On Jul 3, 3:56 pm, wrote:
>> I was wondering if using 10g XE is sufficent to study for OCA/OCP. Or
>> do I need to buy a named user license for 10g. I would really like to
>> have some hands on experience with the product.
>> My ultimate goal is to have the skill set of a entry/junior level DBA
>> since I spend most of my time as a developer. I would like to know how
>> 10g works in order to be a more efficent developer.
>> If someone could point me in the right direction, I would really
>> appreciate it.
>> I have 5 years of experience with MS-SQL 7/2000 as a DBA.
>> Thank you in advance.
>> Sam Berry
>You do what countless others have already done:
>Go to and find the Downloads page.
>You download a current, full version of 10.2.0.
>You install it according to the package directions (you have, by the
>mere act of downloading the software, a single-user, no-cost developer
>You use the full version (Standard or Enterprise) to learn how Oracle
>works and how to manage it.
>Why you'd need to purchase a single-user development license is
>confusing to me, as Oracle isn't SQL Server and the full copy of the
>RDBMS you download has no 'expiration date'. This has been explained
>numerous times in this newsgroup and on the web. If you are an
>experienced SQL Server DBA you should be familiar with using the
>internet to find that which you do not know.
>David Fitzjarrell
Received on Wed Jul 04 2007 - 05:19:14 CDT

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