I took the Oracle training in a school which provided me with the Oracle University Student Guides (9i DBA OCP).
However - when I finally got around to practicing to prepare for the OCP exams - I discovered that the STUDENT files those books refer to were not included (honestly - what a bunch of ***kokoos*** for not including the files on CD or something).
So i called up the Oracle - but they told me that "due to proprietary reasons they cant give me the files".
I contacted the school - but it came out they were even more helpless - it came out that they got those books through Oracle Workforce program and they were not able to find those files - and also their Oracle Workforce membership had expired.
Please could somebody help me - as im really frustrated about this whole situation -->
thing is that those Oracle University books are pretty useless without the student files for Practices to enforce the topics they talk about.
Note: this article covers simple compression. Oracle introduced in version 11g release 2 a new feature called Advanced Compression which is not covered here.
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