I have taken an Oracle 11i Applications exam (1Z0-233 - Oracle 11i Install, Patch and Maintain Applications) yesterday, and passed that exam.
I would like to share my preparation for and experience with that exam.
Pre-requisite for 1Z0-233 exam is that one should have earned Oracle9i and 10g Database Administrator Certified Professionals can achieve an upgrade to the Oracle 11i Applications Database Administrator Certified Professional credential through passing the exam Oracle 11i Install, Patch and Maintain Applications - 1Z0-233.
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Please note if you are pursuing the Oracle 11i Applications DBA OCP certification based on your prior Oracle 9i DBA or Oracle DBA 10g OCP certification, it is not necessary to submit a Hands On Course Requirement Form or Waiver.
Note: Please register for all your exams with the same Prometric ID. Using multiple ID's can cause delay in your certification and the database will recognize you as two different candidates.
Preparation: I have gone through all the ILT (Instructor Led Training) materials of the course “11i Install, Patch, and Maintain Oracle Applications” which my friend has done this course from Oracle University. These guides have helped me greatly in passing this exam, as all of the questions came from these materials topics.
Questions came from the following topics.
- APPS Schema
- Shared APPL_TOP
- Validation and Compilation of APPS Schema
- Desktop Tier
- Worker status flow, Worker log file locations.
- Rapid Clone/Install
- Server process scripts of Database and Applications.
- Patching i.e AutoPatch (Got many questions from this topic)
- Applications Top Level directories – APPL_TOP, ORA_TOP,COMMN_TOP,DATA_TOP
- Applications Context File
- Single Node and Multi Node installation
- AdAdmin – Recreate grants and synonyms for APPS schema.
- Oracle APPS tablespace model
- Syntaxes of adpatch, admrgpch etc
- Apps Tier components
- Others i.e. Error messages, log files of the utilities, definitions etc.
Update: Read my other post on "The books, guides, and materials used for my OCA/OCP/OCE Exam Preparation."