Oracle 10g: Database Administrator: Implementation and Administration (DBA1) uses the most current database release from Oracle to provide thorough coverage of an Oracle database through the day-to-day duties of a database administrator. This real-world approach, combined with topics ranging from initialization parameters and table space storage to data integrity, constraints, and user profiles, provides good preparation for the update Oracle certification exam, Database Fundamentals I (#1Z0-041). In addition to extensive review material, the end of chapter content also includes comprehensive coverage of the exam objectives and exam-like practice questions.
Brand: Cengage Learning
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I'm glad my professor gave us lists of terms to look for in this book, because that's the only way I'd get anything out of it. It's very disjointed, and at times it seems like it's written for someone who already knows Oracle. The review questions at the end of the chapters are next to impossible, since the information they're asking for doesn't seem to be in the book. The hands-on stuff is mostly impossible since you probably won't have the programs it's asking for. Also, the CD is pretty much worthless. It's highly unlikely that the software will work on your computer. My professor told us not to even try. Someone did try, and has to reinstall Windows now.
This book is the worst book that I ever purchased.
I have purchased two other Thomson Course Technology Books and both were excellent:
Oracle9i: SQL, with an Introduction to PL/SQL Oracle9i Developer: PL/SQL Programming
This book was required for an Oracle Admin Class that I'm taking. I have a 4.0 cumulative GPA and I have already passed the 1Z0-042.
I had read the reviews prior to purchasing the book but I was hoping that they were a little exaggerated. Unfortunately I have to agree with the other negative reviews of this book.
To put it mildly, this book is very unstructured, inaccurate and repetitive.
To study in preparation for the Exam for my course, I had to create my own outline and Google to gather correct information.
If you need a good book try Oracle Database 10g OCP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, or any other book...
unless like me you have no choice. I had to get this book because it was required for the course I am taking. You can believe what the other reviewers have said. I am looking for another book to use as a companion to get through the course. I am a 4.0 GPA student and I am worried about my standing trying to pass this course with only this book to study.
The author flips back and forth between Windows and Unix seemingly at a whim. Topics jump back and forth between chapters. Trying to answer the questions at the end of the chapters is impossible based on the material within the chapter. We are into chapter 5 and I have yet to find a redeeming thing to say about this book. I think that in over 8 years of reading tech books this has to be the absolute worst.
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