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Oracle 11g DBA OCP – Passed 1Z0-050, Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators today

Since I’ve been working on getting my Oracle certifications current, I kept studying after I passed the 10g upgrade test a couple of weeks ago.  I passed the 11g upgrade test today, 2 weeks later.  That’s a pretty fast turnaround time, I don’t recommend it.  It worked for me because I have a solid Oracle background.

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Oracle 10g DBA OCP – Passed 1Z0-040, Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Administrators today

I’ve been an Oracle geek a long time, I’ve been certified since Oracle 8 days.  Recently I haven’t kept up with these like I should, so I decided to freshen my certification up before Oracle retired the upgrade exams.  I’m a current Oracle 9i Database Administrator Oracle Certified Professional (DBA OCP), so to get Oracle 10g DBA OCP all I need is to pass the 10g upgrade exam (1Z0-040) .


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Hands On with Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM)

I’m an Oracle DBA and Oracle Master.  I’ve been certified since Oracle 8 (they’re on 11 now…)  I take care of a couple of databases now, but I’m not doing mainly database stuff anymore.  I like to keep up with new things as they come out, so I have been messing with ASM and did a write up on  How to get started with ASM on Linux.

“ASM is a volume manager and a file system for Oracle database files that supports single-instance Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) configurations. ASM is Oracle’s recommended storage management solution that provides an alternative to conventional volume managers, file systems, and raw devices.”