Archive for December 25th, 2008

referee-type-whistle-cs19and it’s time to look back a bit and see what this year brought me:

  • a daughter to come
  • an excellent summer vacation
  • OCP DBA certification
  • my first visit to US at our hq
  • lot of confidence
  • more technologies to cover
  • lot of gadgets

… and it didn’t bring me:

  • a salary increase
  • a bonus
  • a promotion

I will count it as a good year on personal side and a neutral to bad one on the professional side.

Happy new year !

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I never considered myself a good DBA and it’s not necessary my plan to become one. But in order to be convincing to the partners I had to take this certification.
After few months of study and exercises I took 1z0-043 (Administration II) exam on 18th of December. I passed it with 96,9% and this made me very proud.
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Of course I will need to take the upgrade exam to 11g and I am pretty sure I will forget some of the things if I am not facing them on a daily basis but it was a very good lecture.
What will be the benefits? Don’t know… a diploma and a certification card for sure, 40% discount on some Oracle press books and maybe knowledge and confidence…

I’m open to share my experience with anybody interested in taking this certification

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