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!




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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

sexta-feira, 19 de junho de 2020

How to study for 1Z0-997-20 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2020 Architect Professional

Hi all,

A good start point is here:

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

And 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.

These videos and PDFs are good to understand the test:

Exam Preparation: OCI Architect Professional


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


Don't forget to read the Study Guide:



New topics:

  • Implement and operate solutions in OCI
  1. (NEW for 2020) Conduct Monitoring, observability and alerting in OCI
  2. (NEW for 2020) Manage infrastructure using OCI CLI, APIs and SDKs
**Learn Kubernetes




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

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

segunda-feira, 15 de junho de 2020

How to study for 1z0-1067-20 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2020 Cloud Operations Associate

Hi all,

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/foundation.html

And here:

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/course/oracle-cloud-infrastructure-operations-associate-workshop/35644/60996


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
  https://objectstorage.us-ashburn-1.oraclecloud.com/n/ociobtnas/b/webinars/o/webinars-dynamic.html


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

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

Don't forget to read the topics:

https://education.oracle.com/oracle-cloud-infrastructure-2020-cloud-operations-associate/pexam_1Z0-1067-20

You can find some example of questions here:

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/module/practice-exam-for-oracle-cloud-infrastructure-2020-cloud-operations-associate/35644/78022

New topic:

  • Security and Compliance
  1. Utilize CASB to remediate security vulnerabilities



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

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

quinta-feira, 11 de junho de 2020

How to study for 1z0-1070-20 - Oracle Cloud Platform Identity and Security Management 2020 Associate

Hi all,

One advantage of not using BrainDumps when preparing for tests:

You can go for the 2020 version right after 2019 :)


A good start point is here:

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


You can find some pdfs and videos here (it's not sufficient to take the test):

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/learning-path/become-a-cloud-security-administrator/35644/38707

OPN Material:

Access the Partner Readiness and Enablement Platform to take the new training



The 2020 version:
  • The number of questions decreased from 66 to 55!
  • The exam time decreased from 105 minutes to 85 minutes!

New topics:
  • Design for Security and Compliance in OCI
  1. Describe OCI Shared Security Responsibility Module
  2. Describe features and benefits of Customer Isolation, Data Encryption, Security Control, Visibility, and Verifiably Secure Infrastructure.
  3. Design Hybrid Cloud Architecture on OCI using FastConnect, IPSec VPN and Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  4. Describe typical use cases for Multi-Factor Authentication and Identity Federation
  5. Describe typical use cases for OCI Vault (Keys and Secrets)
  6. Describe key capabilities provided by Oracle Data Safe
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security Fundamentals
  1. Create and use IAM Policies, Compartments, Policy Inheritance & IAM-Tags
  2. Configure & troubleshoot OCI network resources to secure cloud deployment, this includes VCN, Routing Tables, Security Rules, Gateways, Virtual Firewall
  3. Understand how OCI implements Encryption and Key management
  • Identity Cloud Service Fundamentals
  1. Use EBS Asserter, Identity Bridge and Integrations
  2. Configure Application Gateway

These new topics are not fully covered on ULS course, I recommend you to take a look at OCI Level 100 and OCI Level 200:



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




Oracle Identity Security Operations Center is huge, Oracle could easily break the exam in 3! 
I'm reading and testing IDCS, CASB, and OMC since December. About 30 hours in videos and 5,000 pages in PDFs. 

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

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

quarta-feira, 10 de junho de 2020

How to study for 1z0-998-20 - Oracle Database Cloud Service 2020 Specialist

Hi all,

Some people were asking me on how to study for 1z0-998-20!

A good start point is here:

OCI Level 100, 200 and 300, especially the Database part:



The 2020 version:

The number of questions on the official website is saying 55, but it's 77 on the exam!

New topics:

  • OCI CLI for Oracle Database for Cloud
  1. Describe how OCI CLI works
  2. Create VCN and DB System using OCI CLI
  3. Manage DB System using OCI CLI
  • Creating and Managing Bare Metal and Virtual Machine DB Systems
  1. Manage a DB System
  2. Launch a DB System From a Backup

  • Updating and Configuring a DB System on OCI
  1. Scale a DB System

And 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

segunda-feira, 8 de junho de 2020

How to study for 1z0-1076-20 - Oracle Cloud Platform Systems Management 2020 Associate

Hi all,

One advantage of not using BrainDumps when preparing for tests:

You do the 2019 version on Friday, study on the weekend on what you need to improve and take the new version on Monday.

The best start point is here:

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

Some great blog posts:


You can find some pdfs and videos here(it's not sufficient to take the test):

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/learning-path/35644/60885

Oracle Official Documentation:


Before taking the test, make sure you 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.


New topics for the 2020 version:

  • Set up OMC OCI Network Gateway
    1. I didn't find this topic on the documentation!



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

sexta-feira, 5 de junho de 2020

How to study for 1z0-1076 - Oracle Cloud Platform Systems Management 2019 Associate

Hi all,

Some people were asking me on how to study for 1z0-1076!

The best start point is here:

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

Some great blog posts:


You can find some pdfs and videos here(it's not sufficient to take the test):

https://learn.oracle.com/ols/learning-path/35644/60885

Oracle Official Documentation:


Before taking the test, make sure you 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.



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