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1.0 out of 5 stars Irrelevant book for the OCA exam, 2 Sept. 2010
This review is from: OCA/OCP Oracle Database 11g All-in-One Exam Guide with CD-ROM: Exams 1Z0-051, 1Z0-052, 1Z0-053 (Oracle Press) (Hardcover)
Don't bother buying the book, it's a waste of money. I just finished the OCA course and none of the questions in the exams were in the book. There this sentence on page 2 "McGawr-Hill is an independent company from Oracle Corp", I thought this was an official Oracle book, supported by Oracle to help you study and pass the the OCA/OCP exam, so I expected a reasonably close wording, syntax, question style between the test exams and the real ones. It turns out it wasn't the case, at all !
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Initial post: 29 Feb 2012 16:17:17 GMT
PaulA says:
Real questions would be illegal. I thought they tested everything that was tested in the exam, which is what you need. And the text is excellent.

Posted on 11 Sep 2012 15:56:07 BDT
pjr@aws says:
"none of the questions in the exams were in the book" - You were expecting the exam to repeat question from the text? If you need that kind of spoon-feeding for an exam you're not smart enough to work with Oracle (or even walk and chew simultaneously!) Hilarious post. The books are totally adequate for an intelligent person to pass the exams. Thousands have done so.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2012 16:04:42 BDT
Parkthefrog says:
what you are looking for when buying the book is a similar set of questions in the wording, not the questions themselves. many of the questions are ambiguous on the terms, you have different ways of reading the same text and coming out with two different meanings. but that would be lost on you i guess...
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