sexta-feira, 24 de junho de 2022

How to study for 1Z0-902 - Oracle Exadata Database Machine X9M Implementation Essentials

 Hi all,

About the level of the exam, it's hard! Much harder than I expected (compared with previous Exadata exams)!

Maybe that explains why we are seeing a few people with this certification!

I hope Oracle is planning to allow us to download the PDFs again because the online reader is really bad. From 0 to 10, the usability of this tool is -1, especially on mobile devices.

A good starting point is here:

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/learning-path/earn-the-oracle-exadata-x9m-certified-impl-specialist-credential/38560/95058

You have 26+ hours of videos and 1,140 PDF pages.

Some of the content of this test are not in the videos or PDFs, this is why it's always good to read the Exadata Database Machine Documentation.

Some of the questions are not in the Oracle University material.

I was not expecting to see questions about the Exadata rack Installation, but it's on the exam topics (I missed this).

In this case, I recommend you study the Installation and Configuration Guide for Exadata Database Machine

Unfortunately,  there is no practice exam to check what to expect during the exam.






And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

quinta-feira, 9 de junho de 2022

How to study for 1z0-084 - Oracle Database 19c: Performance Management and Tuning

 Hi all,

About this exam, the only thing that I can say is: "It's hard, very...very....very hard".

Maybe that explains why we are not seeing people with this certification!

I needed 2 attempts to pass!

I hope Oracle is planning to allow us to download the PDFs again because the online reader is really bad. From 0 to 10, the usability of this tool is -1, especially on mobile devices.

A good starting point is here:

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/course/oracle-database-19c-performance-management-and-tuning/38560/86062

You have 30+ hours of videos and 1,200 PDF pages.

To my surprise, for this exam you also need to study Oracle Database 19c: SQL Tuning Workshop (It's not in the exam prereqs):

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/course/oracle-database-19c-sql-tuning-workshop/38560/80293

More 15+ hours of videos and 1,128 PDF pages.

Some of the content of this test are not in the videos or PDFs, this is why it's always good to read the Oracle Database 19c Performance official documentation.

1517 PDF pages.

A lot of questions are not in the Oracle University material or Oracle Documentation.

You need to read all the Optimizer Blob, Posts from Maria Colgan, and some MOS notes.

Unfortunately,  there is no practice exam to check what to expect during the exam.








And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

terça-feira, 17 de maio de 2022

How to study for 1z0-116 - Oracle Database Security Administration

Hi all,

About this exam, the only thing that I can say is: "It's hard, very hard".

Maybe that explains why we are seeing a few people with this certification!

Having 90 questions in 150 minutes make things difficult, especially for people who don't have English as their first language.

I hope Oracle is planning to allow us to download the PDFs again because the online reader is really bad. From 0 to 10, the usability of this tool is -1, especially on mobile devices.

A good starting point is here:

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/learning-path/earn-the-oracle-database-security-expert-credential/38560/81173

You have 23+ hours of videos and 3,000 pages of PDFs.

Some of the content of this test are not in the videos or PDFs, this is why it's always good to read the Oracle Database 19c Security official documentation.

This test is very comprehensive and you need to learn content about DBA tasks, Developer concepts, Cloud Architects Security best practices, and OS Administration.

The practice exam is good and you can have a good feel of what to expect during the exam.



And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa



segunda-feira, 9 de maio de 2022

How to study for 1z0-1105-22 - Oracle Cloud Data Management 2022 Foundations Associate

Hi all,

Usually, May is the month to start renewing OCI Certifications to the latest version!

At this time, I found a new certification available: 1z0-1105-22 - Oracle Cloud Data Management 2022 Foundations Associate.

Michelle Malcher and Kay Malcolm are doing great work on the content and promoting the exam.

This is a very simple test, you have 6 hours of videos to watch and a PDF to read.

I hope Oracle is planning to allow us to download the PDFs again because the online reader is really bad. From 0 to 10, the usability of this tool is -1, especially on mobile devices.

Some of the content of this test are not in the videos or PDFs, this is why it's always good to read the OCI Official documentation.

The practice exam is good and you can have a good feel of what to expect during the exam.

You can do the exam online for free (15 attempts to pass) and it's not even proctored! 



Good luck! And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Alex Zaballa


quinta-feira, 18 de novembro de 2021

That's a wrap - OCI Certifications 2021

Hi all,

I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis. 🙂

And all done 🥳


Here, you can find a list of links to help you achieve these certifications:


How to study for 1Z0-1085-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations 2021 Associate

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/06/how-to-study-for-1z0-1085-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1z0-1067-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Cloud Operations Associate

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/06/how-to-study-for-1z0-1067-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1Z0-1084-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Developer 2021 Associate

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/06/how-to-study-for-1z0-1084-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1Z0-1088-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Enterprise Workloads Associate

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/06/how-to-study-for-1z0-1088-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1z0-931-21 - Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud 2021 Specialist

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/06/how-to-study-for-1z0-931-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1z0-1094-21 - Oracle Cloud Database Migration and Integration 2021 Specialist

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/08/how-to-study-for-1z0-1094-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1Z0-1089-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 HPC and Big Data Solutions Associate

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/08/how-to-study-for-1z0-1089-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1Z0-1072-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Architect Associate

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/09/how-to-study-for-1z0-1072-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1z0-1076-21 - Oracle Cloud Platform Systems Management 2021 Specialist

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/10/how-to-study-for-1z0-1076-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1z0-1070-21 - Oracle Cloud Platform Identity and Security Management 2021 Specialist

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/10/how-to-study-for-1z0-1070-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1Z0-997-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Architect Professional

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/10/how-to-study-for-1z0-997-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1Z0-1093-21 - Oracle Cloud Database Services 2021 Specialist

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/10/how-to-study-for-1z0-1093-21-oracle.html


How to study for 1Z0-1104-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security 2021 Associate

http://alexzaballa.blogspot.com/2021/11/how-to-study-for-1z0-1104-21-oracle.html


And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

terça-feira, 16 de novembro de 2021

How to study for 1Z0-1104-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security 2021 Associate

 Hi all,

I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis. 🙂


Some questions on this new exam are very similar to 1z0-1070-21!
Not sure what they will do in the future, I think if Oracle is planning to maintain both exams, these exams should be more specific on some topics.

A good start point is here:

Reading the Official documentation is always a plus for the exams:


I also recommend you to take a deep look at network features, peering, NSGs, SLs, connectivity, and how they relate to security. Don't forget to go deep on Vault, Keys, Secrets, etc.

10 minutes before I sat down for my exam, I found they published the practice questions.
So, no time for a try! And then, I'm not sure if these questions will help on the exam :)
But it's always good to take a look:





And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

quarta-feira, 27 de outubro de 2021

How to study for 1Z0-1093-21 - Oracle Cloud Database Services 2021 Specialist

Hi all,

I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis. 🙂


This exam is completely new and harder than 1z0-998-20/1z0-1044-20!

A good start point is here:

I recommend you to have a free account and test everything you can, especially NoSQL and MYSQL (much more focus on the 2021 version).

Exam Preparation: 




And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

terça-feira, 19 de outubro de 2021

How to study for 1Z0-997-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Architect Professional

 Hi all,

I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis. 🙂


A lot of new and very well elaborated questions on this exam!


A good start point is here:

and 2021 exam version:



What do you need to focus on? 
  • EVERYTHING :)
You can find it here:


Official Documentation:


User guide:


But I recommend you to have a free account and test everything you can! The biggest problem will be testing cross-region features because free account permits to subscribe to only one region.

Exam Preparation: OCI Architect Professional


You can find some examples of questions here:





And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

sexta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2021

How to study for 1z0-1070-21 - Oracle Cloud Platform Identity and Security Management 2021 Specialist

Hi all,

I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis 🙂


A good start point is here:

https://medium.com/@arunksingh16/oracle-cloud-platform-identity-and-security-management-notes-7edbda93c5d5


Here you can find some sample questions (official sample questions):



Oracle Official Documentation:

For the 2021 version, study hard Cloud Guard and Security Zones!


And I recommend you to have a free account and test everything you can!

Topics:



And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

sexta-feira, 1 de outubro de 2021

How to study for 1z0-1076-21 - Oracle Cloud Platform Systems Management 2021 Specialist

 Hi all,

I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis 🙂


The best start point is here:

http://courtneyllamas.com/omc-resources/

Some great blog posts:


Oracle Official Documentation:


Before taking the test, make sure you fully understand the difference between:

  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • IT Analytics
  • Log Analytics
  • Configuration and Compliance
  • Security Monitoring and Analytics

Understand the difference between Oracle Management Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Understand the Agent types and Deployments.

On the 2021 version, be prepared for questions related to Peoplesoft. I don't remember even study this topic before :)



I recommend you to have a free account and test everything you can!

And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

quinta-feira, 23 de setembro de 2021

How to study for 1Z0-1072-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Architect Associate

 Hi all,

I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis 🙂


The questions on this exam are completely new and very well elaborated.


About the new exam process, it was much easier than PearsonVue.

I decided to take this exam today at 12:00 PM and I was able to schedule for 2:30 PM.



Here, you can find a step by step of the registration and what to expect on the exam:


https://learn.oracle.com/ols/course/prepare-for-oci-architect-2021-associate-certification/35644/97447

https://blogs.oracle.com/oracleuniversity/post/guide-to-getting-oci-certified-for-free


You can find the material here:



Official Documentation:



User guide:


You can find some examples of questions here:

 

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/module/practice-exam-oracle-cloud-infrastructure-architect-associate-certification/35644/97449



Right after the exam, even seeing that I was approved, accessing the ULS, I got this:



I was afraid to have any issue with the result. But after 30 minutes, I got this:




You can access the certview.oracle.com to see your result:




The score report is also new:






And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa


sexta-feira, 20 de agosto de 2021

How to study for 1Z0-1089-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 HPC and Big Data Solutions Associate

 Hi all,

I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis 🙂


On this test, I was not expecting to see new things (comparing the exam topics with the previous one). 

I got between 3 to 5 new questions.

Of course, I don't remember the question from the 2020 exam (did it one year ago), but I didn't remember studying these topics on the new questions before.



You can find the material here:



Official Documentation:



User guide:


You can find some examples of questions here:

 

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/course/prepare-for-oci-hpc-and-big-data-solutions-associate-certification-2021/35644/91382




If you did this exam last year, try to focus on Oracle Data Science and learn these new concepts.



And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!


Best of luck

Alex Zaballa

sexta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2021

How to study for 1z0-1094-21 - Oracle Cloud Database Migration and Integration 2021 Specialist

Hi all,

This is a new exam and it's great to test your knowledge.

I have the impression that this exam was different from the previous tests.

This exam privileges the knowledge acquired on a daily basis much more than the knowledge acquired in preparation for the test.

On this preparation material, I missed having something about how to analyze the workload of environments before migration and how this impacts the decision of choosing the shape and type of service to be used in the Cloud.
It's also missing some checks you have to do before work in a big production migration.
And I think they should share more about Cloud Premigration Advisor Tool.

Since I created mig360 and I'm working on Cloud migration projects, the "regular" database migration topics on this test are ok.

For ZDM topics, I think I should have tested more. 
The material for this exam is not sufficient. 
For sure you will need some real-world experience to clear most of the questions ZDM related.

About the ODI topics, It was very deep (much more than I expect).
Even working on environments that I have to deal with ODI every day, A lot of questions are difficult to answer if you are not an ODI Developer.







And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

quinta-feira, 10 de junho de 2021

How to study for 1z0-931-21 - Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud 2021 Specialist

 Hi all,


I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis 🙂


From 2019 to 2020 exams, the only one that completely changed was the Autonomous Database Exam and I was expecting the same from 2020 to 2021 exams (You can check this by analyzing the exam topics).

I got between 30 to 35 new questions.
Of course, I don't remember the question from the 2020 exam (I did it one year ago), but I didn't remember studying these topics on the new questions before.




New topics for the 2021 version:






Study:
  • Autonomous Dedicated
  • Autonomous JSON
  • Autonomous Data Guard
  • Graph
  • Oracle Text
  • Data Insights
  • Spatial


And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

segunda-feira, 7 de junho de 2021

How to study for 1Z0-1088-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Enterprise Workloads Associate

 Hi all,


I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis 🙂


On this test, I was not expecting to see new too many new things and it was the case, I got between 3 to 5 new questions.

Of course, I don't remember the question from the 2020 exam (did it one year ago), but I didn't remember studying these topics before.


The test focus is on how to move Apps to OCI:

  • Databases
  • WebLogic Applications
  • E-business Suite
  • JD Edwards
  • PeopleSoft 
  • Siebel
  • Hyperion


You can find the material here:


And here:



Official Documentation:



User guide:


These videos and PDFs are good to understand the test:



You can find some example of questions here:








And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!


Best of luck

Alex Zaballa

sexta-feira, 4 de junho de 2021

How to study for 1Z0-1084-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Developer 2021 Associate

Hi all,


I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis 🙂


I'm taking the tests after midnight, having two boys, it's the only quiet time at home :)

On this test, I was not expecting to see a lot of new things and it was the case, I got between 2 to 5 new questions.
Of course, I don't remember the question from the 2020 exam (did it one year ago), but I didn't remember studying these topics before.

One interesting thing about his test, if you go to the Oracle official practice test, you will find a lot of questions that you will not find the answer in the Oracle's material/documentation. And the worst part, you can find these answers on AWS, GCP, AZURE, and for my surprise, Alibaba Cloud.


A good start point is here:

https://cloudness.net/oci-developer/

You can find the official course here:

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/learning-path/new-become-oci-developer-associate-2021/35644/91486

What you need to focus on?
  • Cloud-Native Architecture
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Microservices
  • Software Testing
Bloggers and Articles you must read:

https://blogs.oracle.com/author/todd-sharp
https://technology.amis.nl/author/lucas-jellema/
https://www.facebook.com/LAOUC/videos/270000630671650/

Additional material:

https://kubernetes.io/
https://fnproject.io/

But I recommend you to have a free account and test everything you can!

You can find more material here, on the link "Download Exam Resources (ZIP)":

https://www.oracle.com/cloud/iaas/training/developers.html

Don't forget to read the Study Guide:

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/module/exam-preparation-guide-oci-developer-2021-associate/35644/92834

You can find some example of questions here:

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/module/practice-exam-for-oci-developer-2021-associate-certification/35644/92252




And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

quinta-feira, 3 de junho de 2021

How to study for 1z0-1067-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Cloud Operations Associate

 Hi all,


I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis 🙂


I'm taking the tests after midnight, having two boys, it's the only quiet time at home :)

On this test, I was not expecting to see new things(Comparing the exam topics with the previous years). But it was not the case, I got between 10 to 15 new questions.
Of course, I don't remember the question from the 2020 exam (did it one year ago), but I didn't remember studying these topics on the new questions before.

The focus for this test is day-to-day activities, you need to know the commands/syntax and not only concepts. Of course, concepts are very important to understand the questions.

What you need to focus on?
  • Oci-cli
  • Terraform
  • Policies
  • MQL
  • Quotas
  • What and how you can move Cross-region
  • Budgets and Alerts
  • What is related to Compartments and what is related to the Tenancy
  • Upload and Download files using the cli and the console
  • Tags
  • NVMe - Performance and how to protect
  • Object Storage life cycle
  • VPNs

You can find everything here:

https://www.oracle.com/cloud/iaas/training/operations.html

And here:

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/learning-path/new-manage-oci-operations-associate-2021/35644/91519


But I recommend you to have a free account and test everything you can!


These videos and PDFs are good to understand the test:

Exam Preparation: OCI Cloud Operations Associate:

quarta-feira, 2 de junho de 2021

How to study for 1Z0-1085-21 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations 2021 Associate

Hi all,

I decided to take all the 2021 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people in the process of taking these certifications.

Well, not all the exams. I will do only the ones that I did in 2019/2020 and are the things that I work on a day-to-day basis 🙂


I'm taking the tests after midnight, having two boys, it's the only quiet time at home :)

Since the Oracle Cloud certifications are valid for 18 months (24 months for other vendors), I was excepting to see a lot of new things on the exam.

Oracle is adding a lot of new features to OCI and it makes sense to have the expiration date, but they need to add new things to the exams. Otherwise, it doesn't make any sense.

From 2019 to 2020 exams, the only one that completely change was the Autonomous Database Exam and looks like it will be the same from 2020 to 2021 exams (You can check this by analyzing the exam topics).


For 1z0-1085-21. you can find the material here:


Official Documentation:



User guide:





And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!


Best of luck

Alex Zaballa



segunda-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2021

How to study for Google Professional Data Engineer (GCP)

 Hi all,

Some people were asking me how to study for Google Professional Data Engineer certification!


The first place to go is: https://cloud.google.com/certification/data-engineer

Make sure you achieve 100% on sample questions before seat to take the exam.


This book is a great starting point to understand the GCP concepts: https://www.amazon.com/Official-Google-Certified-Professional-Engineer/dp/1119618436


I also did this course: https://googlecourses.qwiklabs.com/


I'm not a fan of Udemy (because most of the sample questions there are DUMPS), but this course from Dan Sullivan is great: 


https://www.udemy.com/course/google-cloud-professional-data-engineer-get-certified/


This link has all the official documentation separated by subject and by GCP Certification.


The youtube channel "AwesomeGCP" is very good to understand the logic of the question:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UOX2R-xf8I&list=PLQMsfKRZZviSLraRoqXulcMKFvIXQkHdA




https://www.credential.net/profile/alexzaballa/wallet



And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!


Best of luck

Alex Zaballa





sexta-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2020

No more Flash, even for old SQL Monitor Reports

 Hi all,

Yesterday, I was working helping a customer with some performance issues.

After getting an active SQL Monitor Report, I just realize the look and feel changed and Flash is not needed. Even for a 12.1 database.

I knew Oracle has changed for the new database versions, on the new version of the Enterprise Manager, and on the SQL Developer.

But I got using this SQL Monitor using dbms_sqltune.report_sql_monitor.


set linesize 1000 pagesize 100 verify off trimout on trimspool on echo off head off feed off timing off termout off long 1000000 longchunksize 1000000

set serveroutput on size 1000000

spool sqlmon.html replace

clear scr

select dbms_sqltune.report_sql_monitor(

                sql_id => 'gnsttp2mawhty',

                report_level=>'ALL',

                type => 'ACTIVE')

from dual;

spool off


My first thought was to check if any patch was applied to the database and it was not.

Then I tried to open an old SQL Monitor from January/2020 and I saw the new format and no flash needed:


I posted this on Twitter (you can follow the thread here):

https://twitter.com/alexzaballa/status/1337188209298726915


Andi Schloegl pointed to this:



Looks like Oracle changed the JS on their side, which makes sense since Flash will be not supported in all browsers after December/2020.

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html


When I have time, I will try to investigate the changes in http://download.oracle.com/otn_software/emviewers/scripts/activeReportInit.js and related files.

 








sexta-feira, 14 de agosto de 2020

How to study for 1Z0-1089-20 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2020 HPC and Big Data Solutions Associate

 Hi all,

Some people were asking me on how to study for 1z0-1089-20!


I needed two attempts to pass because the material on ULS (When I did the exam) was not even close to what you need to achieve 70%.
It's hard when you go to an exam without having any idea about the questions. Sample questions help a lot in this case.


I saw a lot of words spelling incorrect on the exam, it is hard because you don't know if it was on purpose, to invalidate the answer.


You can find the material here:



Official Documentation:



User guide:


These videos can help to understand the test (When I did the exam it was not available, so I cannot say if it will help ):


https://learn.oracle.com/ols/course/prepare-for-oci-2020-hpc-and-big-data-solutions-associate-certification/35644/80132


You can find some example of questions here (When I did the exam it was not available, so I cannot say if it will help ):






Second attempt:





And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!


Best of luck

Alex Zaballa

sexta-feira, 24 de julho de 2020

GUOB TECH DAY 2020 - Groundbreakers Tour LATAM 2020 - Brazil



Por conta da pandemia do COVID19, o evento será totalmente online e gratuito!

Sábado, dia 15/08/2020, das 9:00 hrs às 16:30 hrs.




O evento contará com 5 salas online simultâneas:


segunda-feira, 20 de julho de 2020

How to study for 1Z0-1088-20 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2020 Enterprise Workloads Associate

Hi all,


Some people were asking me on how to study for 1z0-1088-20!


The test focus is on how to move Apps to OCI:

  • Databases
  • WebLogic Applications
  • E-business Suite
  • JD Edwards
  • PeopleSoft 
  • Siebel
  • Hyperion


You can find the material here:


And here:



Official Documentation:



User guide:


These videos and PDFs are good to understand the test:



You can find some example of questions here:





And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!


Best of luck

Alex Zaballa

quarta-feira, 8 de julho de 2020

How to study for 1Z0-1072-20 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2020 Architect Associate

Hi all,

Some people were asking me on how to study for 1z0-1072-20!

I found a lot of questions that the topics are not on the study guide!
I recommend you study OKE, Kubernetes, Oracle Registry, OCI APIs, SDKs, and CLI.


You can find the material here:

And here:


Official Documentation:

User guide:

These videos and PDFs are good to understand the test:

Exam Preparation: OCI Architect Associate

You can find more material here, on the link "Download Exam Resources (ZIP)":

Don't forget to read the Study Guide:


And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

sábado, 27 de junho de 2020

How to study for 1z0-931-20 - Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud 2020 Specialist

Hi all,

Some people were asking me on how to study for 1z0-931-20!

First thing, forget about 1z0-931.
This new test is completely different.




New topics for the 2020 version:

  • Autonomous Database Technical Overview
  1. (Added in 2020) Describe the Different ADB offerings
  2. (Added in 2020) Describe License type, requirements and changing options
  3. (Added in 2020) Describe a typical workflow for using ADB Dedicated Infrastructure
  4. (Added in 2020) Describe the added functionality unique to ADB Dedicated Infrastructure
  5. (Added in 2020) Describe the Autonomous Dedicated Fleet Admin Role
  6. (Added in 2020) Use Service Limits and Compartment Quotas
  • Connectivity
  1. (Added in 2020) Connect to APEX
  2. (Added in 2020) Use Wallet Change and Wallet Expire
  3. (Added in 2020) Use ACL and Private End Points
  4. (Added in 2020) Use Market Place Developer Image to connect to ADB
  • Monitoring Autonomous Database
  1. (Added in 2020) Use SQL Dev Web to monitor ADB
  2. (Added in 2020) Monitor Dedicated Infrastructure
  3. (Added in 2020) Describe  Enterprise Manager  
  4. (Added in 2020) Monitor ADB auto-scaling
  5. (Added in 2020) Set up service notifications
  • Provisioning
  1. (Added in 2020) Provision a Dedicated Autonomous Database
  2. (Added in 2020) Provision Dedicated Infrastructure
  3. (Added in 2020) Provision Auto scaling and billing
  4. (Added in 2020) Provision OCI policies needed for ADB including Fleet Admin, Market Place, and Notifications
  5. (Added in 2020) Provision a Dedicated Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure
  6. (Added in 2020) Provision a Dedicated Autonomous Container Database
  • Managing and Maintaining Autonomous Database
  1. (Added in 2020) Move resources options and results
  2. (Added in 2020) Explain Patching and Upgrade Processes
  3. (Added in 2020) Explain Data Safe
  4. Load data using DBMS_CLOUD
  5. Migrate to ADB using Data Pump
  6. (Added in 2020)  Use Auto Indexing
  7. (Added in 2020) Set up Compartment Quotas
  8. (Added in 2020) Perform Cloning (backup or live, version to clone to)

The 2020 version:

  • The number of questions increased from to 60!
  • The exam time still the same 85 minutes!




Study Autonomous Dedicated*****


And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

terça-feira, 23 de junho de 2020

How to study for 1z0-1044-20 - Oracle Cloud Platform Data Management 2020 Specialist

Hi all,

Some people were asking me on how to study for 1z0-1044-20!

You can find everything you need (pdfs and videos) here:



New topics:
  • Big Data Cloud Service
    1. Describe Big Data Cloud Service
  • NoSQL Cloud Service
    1. Describe NoSQL Cloud Service

The number of questions decreased from 80 to 55.
Time from 120 minutes to 85 minutes.





 I recommend you to have a free account and test everything you can!

And last but not least, stay away from Brain Dumps!

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa