Re: Are Oracle's Live Virtual Courses worth doing?

From: Mark D Powell <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:12:34 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 9, 7:38 pm, DG problem <> wrote:
> I've been trapped on Oracle for years now and finally there is
> talk of upgrading to 11g. So, I've tried to get onto some courses,
> however, there are none in my city. So my boss wants me to do a live
> virtual course. Has anyone done any of these courses and if so do you
> recommend them? Or would it be much better value to fly some where
> that has the courses on?
> I've been doing Oracle DB work for about 10 years and was thinking
> that the courses that would be most useful would be Oracle Admin II,
> Data Guard and Enterprise Manager. Although, I currently use Korn
> shell scripts for all of my admin on HP-UX boxes.
> I realise that these are very general questions so I'm only after very
> general answers. I personally think I might be better off just setting
> up Data Guard, EM and the DBs on my two Linux test boxes and learn by
> getting my hands dirty.
> How useful is EM these days?

I have taken an Oracle self-paced online course and it was OK. Oracle offers actual online class style training also. I have never tried one of those.

I think reading the actual 11.2 Concepts, DBA Admin, and Installation Manual plus those manuals for any special features you plan to use such as Data Guard would be the place to start.

HTH -- Mark D Powell -- Received on Thu Jan 12 2012 - 13:12:34 CST

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