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Re: How to confirm someone is an OCP?

From: Howard J. Rogers <dba_at_hjrdba.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 22:52:08 +1000
Message-ID: <aghake$boa$1@lust.ihug.co.nz>


Naturellement.

It's all stonklingly standard stuff, really.

The only people I know who care about OCP are those that have 'em, and those that want 'em. The rest of the world just waltzes by. And you may quote me on that.

;-)
HJR "Geoff Muldoon" <gmuldoon_at_scu.edu.au> wrote in message news:MPG.1796d34f1a0e4d2b989717_at_news.suburbia.com.au...
> Howard, "newboy", "Andy",
>
> ???
> Can I use this for a FAQ-type thing (with due attributions?)
> ???
>
> >
> <snip> discussion about selection/qualification </snip>
> >
> >No need to be cynical.
> >
> >I have a Masters in Twentieth Century Domestic American Political
History.
> >
> >How much of a difference to my employment prospects do you think that
> >honestly makes to me these days?
> >
> >A degree means I can demonstrate I can learn learn. An OCP should mean
you
> >can demonstrate you are willing to learn. Nothing more, nothing less.
> >
> >The cynicism you see in these parts is in large meaasure due to the fact
> >that most of the posters you'll see here regularly would scoff at the
idea
> >that they have to demonstrate anything: their professional work
experience
> >demonstrates as much equally well, if not better.
> >
> >If all you've got is an OCP, it's better than nothing. At least you've
> >studied. If that's *all* you've done, forget it. You need experimentation
> >too.
> >
> >Regards
> >HJR
> >
> >
> >"newboy" <goldstar_at_nospam.aol.com> wrote in message
> >news:3d2c0c71$0$237$cc9e4d1f_at_news.dial.pipex.com...
> >> This is starting to worry me. I am just about to book a fast track
course
> >to
> >> OCP 9i but all I read is negative stuff. I'm not an Oracle DBA and
don't
> >> work with it every day. Oracle is only a small part of my daily work.
All
> >I
> >> want is to learn enough to help me to deploy and support my software
and
> >> also give my customers some confidence in my companies abilities.
> >>
> >> If I pass the certification I certainly won't view myself as some kind
of
> >> expert. To me it's a bit like being at university or school. You learn
> >some
> >> stuff, do some exams and then you go out and learn how to do the job.
So I
> >> suppose I can see where the cynics are coming from.
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >> James
> >>
> >> "Andy" <enzoweb_at_hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> news:8d4033cd.0207092215.183918a5_at_posting.google.com...
> >> > I am going to be looking for a DBA soon, and it's occurred to me that
> >> > if someone tells me they are an Oracle Certified Professional I think
> >> > I'll want to confirm it.
> >> >
> >> > Do the Oracle Education people keep a record, and would they tell me
> >> > if someone was an OCP if I asked
> ...........
>
> Geoff M
Received on Wed Jul 10 2002 - 07:52:08 CDT

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