People pursuing an Oracle certification examination often ask how a lot time they should allocate to prepare for the test. Sadly, there are such a lot of variables concerned within the period of time required that almost all solutions are merely a shot within the dark. Nobody can present a selected preparation timeline for someone who they know nothing about. Generally the most effective that anybody can do is to indicate how long they studied for a similar exam. That said, what could be accomplished is to offer some low and high values to offer you a range to work with. To that I can add some examples of the info points that are a factor in altering the research time up or down.
I have taken about twenty Oracle database administrator certification
tests. The study time assorted broadly among them for a number of reasons. Nonetheless, as a rule of thumb, I tend to spend 4 to 6 weeks making ready for any given test. The precise time I spend finding out is on the order of eighty to a hundred hours during that period. I might put eighty to a hundred hours forward as a low-finish for preparation time. I am a fast reader; I've been working with Oracle for over sixteen years; and I typically know a good amount of the subject being tested before I ever begin formally making ready for the exam. The one approach that I could see a candidate spending a lot less time than that finding out can be for someone who is actually an knowledgeable within the subjects covered by the test. I'd put the high-finish preparation time at 3 times the low-end. Call it 240 to 300 hours of study time. Given fifteen hours of research time every week, you would need sixteen to twenty weeks to prep for the exam.
To estimate how lengthy it'd take you to check for a given test, begin by assuming it's going to take concerning the midpoint of the high and low numbers, or a hundred ninety hours. Then ask yourself the following questions:
Do you already know the topic properly, or are you just studying it? If you already know it effectively, subtract ten or twenty hours. In case you are new to the topics being tested, add ten or twenty. You probably have some familiarity but not loads, leave the number as is.
Are you a quick reader with good reading comprehension? If so, drop ten or twenty hours. If you're a gradual reader, or must read something a number of times to retain it, then add ten or twenty hours.
The Oracle documentation is a superb source for getting ready for the test, but the info is usually dispersed amongst multiple manuals, which will slow you down. If you're utilizing this to review somewhat than a third-party source that gathers the data right into a single source, add fifteen or twenty hours.
Are you able to really not afford to fail this test and should pay to retake it? In that case, you must in all probability add one other ten or twenty hours to present you that a lot better likelihood to pass the test on the primary attempt.
There are other factors to consider, and more questions you can ask yourself. The above record should provide a sufficient start to can help you refine the estimate to best suit your situation. The important thing phrase is 'your situation.' The quantity of research time required has little or no bearing on the test itself. It relies upon virtually entirely on your abilities and current level of knowledge. Whatever you do, be certain to not underestimate. There has by no means been a time when I've been in a testing middle taking an Oracle examination the place I wished that I had spent a little bit less time preparing. Don't schedule the test till you are assured that you are prepared to pass it. Everything in here is just making an estimate, if you spend three hundred hours preparing and nonetheless are not confident that you realize the supplies, then research some more. The worst thing that may occur is to take it before you might be ready and fail.