When preparing for the 1Z0-033 Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning exam it is recommended to start by becoming familiar with the exam guide to insure that all topics and objectives are covered. During the exam knowledge of how to describe such things as roles associated with the database tuning process, tuning issues related to the buffer cache, possible causes of contention, and correct usage of extents and Oracle blocks will be tested.
In the area of monitoring several objectives will be referenced with some of them being; redo log buffer, the java pool, use of buffer cache and the different pools related, tune check points, and indexes to determine usage. This is a just a very small portion of the areas that will be presented on the exam.
In order to gain the needed knowledge to score the minimum of seventy-two percent on the 1Z0-033 exam it is recommended that the course Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning be attended. The Oracle course is designed to give the knowledge needed for the exam and to gain qualification for the Oracle9i Database Administrator Professional certification.
Using practice exam and sample questions are a good way to gauge progress and to become familiar with the exam format. The 1Z0-033 exam will consist of sixty-five multiple choice questions and there will be a time limit of two hours to complete it fully.