Wednesday, March 24, 2010

1Z0-052 - Books

While undertaking this endeavor, I am doing my best to see if it is possible to do this using the Oracle Documentation alone. That means no study guides (other than the topics covered), no third-party books, nothing.

I don't believe I have ever purchased a book on or about Oracle. The documentation provided, especially for the database, is top notch. There is so much information available out there if you just know how to find it. Reading AskTom for years didn't hurt either.

Here are the books I have used to study for this exam. I will update this list as appropriate.


Anonymous said...

Most of the books out there are a joke anyway. They don't cover the material or cover it in any meaningful way. In fact, the class materials themselves (FROM ORACLE) don't cover everything needed on the exam. You're better off reading the Oracle docs since that is what it appears to me the exams were largely written against.

oraclenerd said...

The 1 exam I took (7 years ago, and failed) was mostly stuff from the documentation, that's why I decided to go this route.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), I've been so busy with work that I haven't had the opportunity to work on it...