OCA Oracle Database 11g SQL Fundamentals I Exam Guide: Exam 1Z0-051

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 20, 2008 - Computers - 581 pages
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A Fully Integrated Study System for OCA Exam 1Z0-051

Prepare for the Oracle Certified Associate Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I exam with help from this exclusive Oracle Press guide. In each chapter, you'll find challenging exercises, practice questions, a two-minute drill, and a chapter summary to highlight what you've learned. This authoritative guide will help you pass the test and serve as your essential on-the-job reference. Get complete coverage of all OCA objectives for exam 1Z0-051, including:

  • SQL SELECT statements
  • Restricting and sorting data
  • Single-row functions
  • Conversion functions and conditional expressions
  • Group functions
  • Displaying data from multiple tables
  • Subqueries
  • Set operators
  • DML and DDL statements
  • Schema objects

On the CD-ROM:

  • One full practice exam that simulates the actual OCA exam
  • Detailed answers and explanations
  • Score report performance assessment tool
  • Complete electronic book
  • Bonus exam available free with online registration

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1 Oracle Server Technologies and the Relational Paradigm
2 Data Retrieval Using the SQL SELECT Statement
3 Restricting and Sorting Data
4 SingleRow Functions
5 Using Conversion Functions and Conditional Expressions
6 Reporting Aggregated Data Using the Group Functions
7 Displaying Data from Multiple Tables
8 Using Subqueries to Solve Problems
9 Using the Set Operators
10 Manipulating Data
11 Using DDL Statements to Create and Manage Tables
12 Creating Other Schema Objects

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Page xx - The Certification Summary is a succinct review of the chapter and a restatement of salient points regarding the exam. The Two-Minute Drill at the end of every chapter is a checklist of the main points of the chapter. It can be used for last-minute review. The Self Test offers questions similar to those found on the certification exams.
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About the author (2008)

John Watson, OCP, is a senior consultant with BLP management Consultants and taught for Oracle University in South Africa for four years. He is the coauthor of Oracle Database 10g OCP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide.

Roopesh Ramklass, OCP, is a technical specialist with 10 years of experience in a wide variety of IT environments.

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