Steve O'Hearn
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OCA Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-047)
Published on: 2009-12-23
Copyright: 2010
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A Fully Integrated Study System for OCA Exam 1Z0-047 Prepare for the Oracle Certified Associate SQL Certified Expert exam with help from this exclusive Oracle Press guide. In each chapter, you'll find challenging exercises, practice questions, and a two-minute drill 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 objectives for exam 1Z0-047.


OCP Developer PL/SQL Program Units Exam Guide
Published on: 2002-04-23
Copyright: 2002
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Prepare for the Oracle Certified Professional Developer PL/SQL Program Units exam using this Oracle Press study guide. Throughout each chapter, youíll find in-depth details on all the material covered on this challenging exam, followed by practice questions and chapter summaries. The CD-ROM contains hundreds of practice exam questions in an adaptive format.



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Number one again in time for OOW 2014
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000

A great thank you to my readers!  See below!

SQL Expert book at number one again on Amazon's Oracle booklist

I just grabbed the above image from the Amazon website earlier tonight, September 24, 2014, at 11:52 p.m. 

It shows that my book - OCA Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-047) - is number one again at Amazon.com's Oracle category, less than one week prior to the Oracle Open World / JavaOne 2014 conference in Silicon Valley.  

A hearty thank you to all my readers on behalf of me and the writing and editorial team at McGraw-Hill and Oracle Press!  Thank you thank you!

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Congratulations to jaramill "gjaram"!
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000

A hearty congratulations to jaramill "gjaram" and a big thank you as well for the excellent review he posted of my SQL Expert book at Amazon.com.  He wrote:

"This is my review 3 months after I bought the book but just 2 days after taking the exam......and PASSING it on the first try!"

So welcome jaramill to the world of certified SQL experts! And thank you for the very nice review. 

If you wish to see jaramill's complete review click here, it's titled "Worthwhile guide to help you for the exam" and gives my book five out of five stars.
 

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"Mind blowing book"
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000

I'm sending out a huge thank you to Gobikrishnan Srinivasan for this great comment about my book that he posted online:

"I did my certification on last saturday being a sql expert u r given a class A seat and my suggestion is go for steve o hearn books its simply mind blowing book i learnt a lot from it it helped me to pass the exam"1

You can see this comment for yourself on LinkedIn, in a discussion among the elite members of the Oracle Database SQL Certified Experts group.  Gobikrishnan is a member of that group and lists himself as a Compliance Analyst at IBM. 

The book he's talking about of course is OCA Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-047).

Thank you Gobikrishnan for the great endorsement! 

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SQL Expert is number one again
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000

SQL Expert book at number one on Amazon's Orace booklist

Some friends have drawn my attention to the fact that my 2009 book OCA Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-047) has been back at number one in Amazon's "Oracle" books list.

I've observed that Amazon's best-seller lists appear to be updated as often as hourly.  So it might be at number one as I type this, but elsewhere - such as 4th or 7th - later in the day.  This latest book of mine has been bouncing around in the top 10 of all Oracle books for a few months now.  Every now and then it will show up as number one, perhaps about once every few days in my observation.  Now - if I had privileges to query Amazon's database, I could produce an accurate and comprehensive report.  If you're a reader of my book, you could create such a query too!

On the book's main page, Amazon displays a "Best Seller!" flag when it hits number one, with a link to the list.

I'm sure the interest in the book is largely driven by the exam itself, of course, which is a fantastic professional credential for anyone to get.  When you can add a blurb to your resume with the keywords "Oracle" and "expert" together, you're doing treat.  That being said, I've also received plenty of email from readers who are just honing their skills and filling in gaps in their knowledge, with or without plans to take the exam.  The book is uniquely useful for that as well.

So - a huge "thank you" to all my readers!  You're the reason this is all happening, and I thank you.


New app reads your mind
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000

A new application for the cutting edge Google Glass platform will read your mind.  The app can sense when your brain waves indicate you're focusing on an image.  When you focus, the app will snap a picture of whatever you're looking at through the eye glasses and upload the image to Twitter.

It's called MindRDR and TechCrunch wrote about it here.  To read your brainwaves, it uses a third party device called the Neurosky EEG biosensor, which integrates with your eye glasses.

What do you think?  Would you use it?

[NOTE: Co-entered at my Skere9 blog.]


Conference in Williamsburg, Sqoop, and Big Data Connectors
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000

Yesterday  - April 24, 2014 - I had the privilege of presenting at the Virginia Oracle User Group (VOUG) annual Oracle Conference on the James, or OCOJ for short.  The "James" is the James River right there in Williamsburg, Virginia.  I promised my audience I would publish the Power Point slides, so here they are:

Yesterday could not have been a more glorious day. The Doubletree Hotel in Williamsburg is really a conference center, with a variety of beautiful meeting rooms and great skylights and large glass walls.  The room in which I presented was unusual in that it had one door that led directly outside.  The hotel propped it open and the beautiful air flowed it, it was remarkably refreshing.  I particularly enjoyed it, given the many snow days we've had this past winter and even into the spring.  The air was fresh and the temperatures just perfect, what a great day.  

I was definitely in with some illustrious company - other presenters throughout the day included Mary Gable, David Mann, Craig Shallahammer, Greg Mays, Scott Poteet, Bill Myers, and Oracle's own Bob Bunting as well as Robert Freeman.  The legendary Tom Kyte (of Ask Tom fame) was the keynote speaker.  Brilliant talent was on display everywhere.

For more information about VOUG, visit their website here:  http://www.voug.org.

Here's a copy of the full conference agenda:  VOUG OCOJ Conference Agenda.

Thanks to one of my great audience members who took the photo.  And a huge thanks to Linda Hoover for making the entire event possible - thank you Linda!


 
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