Re: OCP Exams & Self Test Software

From: Paul Apollo <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 16:06:22 -0400
Message-ID: <>

This is precisely the reason I asked if the exams and certification were both worth pursuing.  The consensus is that unless you're an HR type looking to hire Oracle people, the certification is pretty much useless.  I received many notes off-group relating the same sentiment.  Thanks for the warning.

Martin wrote:

Your lack of experience - yet ability to pass the test , is not a reflection
on the
quality of the STSware exams - more a reflection of the low level at which
certification exams are pitched.

I speak as a certified DBA and Developer with over 13years experience of
in real life!  I make no slight on your personal ability - only on the
farcical nature of
the Oracle Certifications - if they are to be taken seriously in the
industry, they need
to be seriously re-visited by those responsible for creating them.

Hope your listening ORACLE.

Martin Jones
OCP - Application Developer
Doug Parent <> wrote in message
news:7osjjk$dla$ [Quoted]
> I passed the first 2 exams in the Oracle DBA tract using the Oracle [Quoted]
> Certification Guide and the STSWare Practice questions. Before February of [Quoted]
> this year I had never even heard of Oracle and had, and still don't have, [Quoted]
> any practical experience using it, I think this speaks volumes for the
> STSWare practice questions they are worth every penny.
> Van Messner <> wrote in message
> news:xLpr3.3292$RD5.90579_at_typ11...
> > I have used the NETG/Oracle CDs.  The sample questions on the disks are
> very
> > like the questions on the tests.  There are four CDs - one for each of
> > exams.  I have an Oracle 7 set for sale at $1100.  A new set from Oracle
> > runs around $2500.
> >
> > Van
> >
> > Sunny <> wrote in message
> > news:U03r3.18296$
> > > Is there anyone who has used the Self Test Software for practice exams
> for
> > > OCP.
> > > Which one have you used the DBA or Developer practice exams?
> > > What was your experience with them
> > >
> > >
> >
> >


Paul Apollo
Bates College Information Services
  Received on Mon Aug 16 1999 - 22:06:22 CEST

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