Thursday, February 11, 2016

Free Oracle certification practice quizzes -- the sequel

In June of last year, I provided a set of six practice quizzes to GoCertify that corresponded to the Oracle Certification Prep practice tests I had available at the time. When I released eight more practice tests in November of last year, GoCertify asked if I would create quizzes for them as well. It took me a while, but I was able to squeeze that in among my other projects. At the time of this blog post, GoCertify has published the first two in their free quiz section:

Over the next couple of months, they will be putting out additional quizzes approximately once per week -- if they follow the pattern of the first set. The original quizzes that I provided last year were five questions each. GoCertify requested that I bump the count to a round ten per quiz. I'm flexible... so that's exactly what I did. Ten questions will give certification candidates a small indicator of how well prepared they are for the exam and a bit of insight into the types of questions that they might encounter. They will not get the same level of insight as you would from taking a full-up practice exam... but on the other hand, it won't cost a dime.

The six exams that will be released in the coming weeks (not necessarily in this order) are:
  • 1Z0-055: Oracle Database 11g: New Features for 9i OCPs
  • 1Z0-067: Upgrade 9i/10g/11g OCA to Oracle Database 12c OCP
  • 1Z0-052: Oracle 11g Administration I
  • 1Z0-053: Oracle 11g: Administration II
  • 1Z0-062: Oracle 12c: Installation and Administration
  • 1Z0-063: Oracle 12c: Advanced Administration

I will be creating several more Oracle Certification Prep practice tests this year. Once I have a block of four to six new ones, I will most likely supply GoCertify with a third round of quizzes. Each of the questions on my quizzes had their origin in a question from the corresponding OCPrep practice test.  However, I modify them all to some degree. None of the quiz questions has the exact same questions and answers as what exists in the practice test. I did not want the quiz to have a significant impact on the experience of taking the full practice exam.

If you are interested in getting a feel for the types of questions that appear on the real exams, but have zero interest in spending any money, please check out the quizzes. If the one you need is not published at GoCertify yet... check back in a couple of weeks.