I got the newly available Kaplan test prep software for the Oracle 12c OCP upgrade exam.
I took the test in certification mode when I was tired at the end of the day some day last week and got 44% right – fail! I usually wait until I get all the questions right before taking the real test so I have a ways to go.
The practice test software has been useful in terms of showing me things I didn’t study very well or at all. I’m expecting to significantly improve my correct answer percentage on my next pass.
I’m a little nervous though because it seems that the real test involves some questions that are generic database questions and I don’t think that the test prep software includes that section. If you look at the list of topics they have a section called “Key DBA Skills”. I’d hope that after 19 years as an Oracle DBA I’d have some skills, but there are plenty of things I don’t do every day, such as setting up ASM. I guess I’ll just have to bone up on the key areas of pre-12c that I don’t use all the time and hope I’m not surprised.
Anyway, I’m at 44% but hoping to make some strides in the new few weeks.