Ask the Expert

Resources for OCP exams

I recently took the Oracle9i Fundamentals I OCP exam and missed passing by one question. I studied the Oracle 1Z0-031 exam guide (from Oracle Press) for four weeks in addition to my daily hands-on DBA experience. I found the exam to contain many questions that I had no idea about even with all the experience I thought I had. What resources would you suggest I use before taking the exam a second time?

    Requires Free Membership to View

There are lots of resources. I'm assuming that you already have looked at the Exam Cram books available on Oracle Press that covers this particular exam. Other resources include:

The Oracle Docs. I know everyone hates to read them. But everything you need to know is in there. I always become thoroughly familiar with the Oracle docs before I take one of the OCP exams.

You can also look at the Self Test Software ( For about $100, you can get a CD with tons of practice questions on it. Once you learn all the answers to those questions, you should be ready to take the OCP exam.

Another good resource is a Web site called CramSessions ( They have nice study guides for you to use.

For More Information

This was first published in August 2002

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: