quarta-feira, 22 de novembro de 2023

That's a wrap - Certifications 2023

Hello everyone,

I decided to take the 2023 OCI exams to check what changed and guide people taking these certifications.

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

The 2 exams I didn't take will be available only in February/2024 (expected).

How to study for 1z0-1085-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Certified Foundations Associate

How to study for 1z0-1105-23 - Oracle Cloud Data Management 2023 Foundations Associate

How to study for 1Z0-1122-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 AI Foundations Associate

How to study for 1Z0-1115-23-Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Multicloud Architect Associate

How to study for 1z0-1094-23 - Oracle Cloud Database Migration and Integration 2023 Professional

How to study for 1z0-931-23 - Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud 2023 Professional

How to study for 1z0-1093-23 - Oracle Cloud Database Services 2023 Professional

How to study for 1Z0-1072-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Architect Associate

How to study for 1Z0-1096-23 - Oracle Machine Learning using Autonomous Database 2023 Associate

How to study for 1Z0-1110-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science 2023 Professional

How to study for 1Z0-1109-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 DevOps Certified Professional

How to study for 1Z0-1084-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Certified Developer Professional

How to study for 1Z0-1111-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Observability Professional

How to study for 1Z0-1042-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Application Integration Professional

How to study for 1Z0-997-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Architect Professional

How to study for 1z0-1067-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Cloud Operations Professional

How to study for 1Z0-1104-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Security Professional

How to study for 1Z0-1041-23 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Enterprise Analytics Professional

How to study for 1Z0-770 - Oracle APEX Cloud Developer Professional

How to study for 1Z0-1121-24 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2024 Certified Networking Professional

Certifications that I need to create the study guide:
  • Oracle Redwood Application 2023 Developer Associate
  • Oracle Cloud Fusion Analytics Warehouse 2023 Implementation Professional
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2023 Digital Assistant Professional
Total: 23 OCI Exams

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

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa

sexta-feira, 3 de novembro de 2023

Stepping Out of Accenture: A Personal Journey Towards New Horizons

After an incredible almost 9 years journey at Accenture, the time has come for me to bid farewell to this remarkable organization and embark on a new adventure. This decision was not made lightly, and it is with mixed emotions that I announce my departure. As I look back on my time here, I am filled with gratitude for the invaluable experiences, lasting relationships, and professional growth that this company has offered me.

My journey at Accenture Enkitec Group began in 2015, and over the years, I have had the privilege of working on diverse projects, collaborating with talented colleagues, and contributing to meaningful technological advancements. From the very beginning, Enkitec's commitment to innovation and excellence has fueled my passion for technology and helped me evolve as a professional.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my time at Enkitec has been the opportunity to work with a team of dedicated and visionary individuals. I am immensely grateful for the mentorship and guidance I received from my colleagues and leaders. Their unwavering support has been instrumental in my personal and professional development.

The decision to leave Accenture was not made lightly, and it is driven by my desire to explore new horizons, tackle fresh challenges, and continue to grow both personally and professionally. I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and the chance to leverage the skills and experiences I have gained at Enkitec in new ways.

As I step into this new chapter, I am eager to bring the knowledge, skills, and values I have cultivated during my tenure at Enkitec into new environments, where I hope to make a meaningful impact. I am excited about the opportunities for growth and the chance to explore new avenues in the technology industry.

To my colleagues and friends at Enkitec, please know that this farewell is not a goodbye, but rather a "see you later." I look forward to staying connected and continuing to collaborate in the future.

Thank you, Accenture Enkitec Group, for an incredible 8.5 years of growth, learning, and unforgettable memories. The lessons and experiences I have gained here will always be a part of my professional journey.

As I set forth on this new adventure, I am excited about the opportunities ahead and the chance to make a positive impact in new ways. I am grateful for the memories, the friendships, and the lessons learned during my time at Enkitec. Here's to the future and the exciting challenges it holds!


Alex Zaballa

quinta-feira, 2 de novembro de 2023

How to study for 1Z0-1121-24 - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2024 Certified Networking Professional

Hi everyone,

This is a brand-new exam and I decided to try it!
I set for the exam and when I was starting, my internet went down and I had to reschedule for the next day. On the first try, I failed, but I was to pass on the second try :)

This exam is the hardest and most elaborate exam that I have taken in the past few years, so be prepared :)

To start your learning, a good starting point is here:


Don't forget to read the topics:


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

1st attempt: Failed 

After failing and fighting to find the answer for some topics that I was not prepared enough, I contacted 
some friends who passed the exam and asked for some guidance on the documentation to study.

Later, I contacted Sergio Castro from Oracle University and he kindly shared some great links to prepare for the exam:






































2nd attempt:

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

Best of luck
Alex Zaballa