Another emphatic suggestion is NEVER use any dumps for passing the exam. Dumps demoralizes, demotivates and decreases one's passion towards learning something by referring books and documents. I am a great admirer of Oracle documentation as they contains all the information that is required for certification exams.
OCPA: Oracle is constantly releasing new versions and technologies. How do you keep updated with he changes and upgrade your skills?
SJH: This is the very competitive world and one must be up to date with Oracle skills and knowledge in order to cope with the challenges in IT market. I always like to have a look at the new release features , whether they are applicable to my current production environment or not. I believe practice makes a person perfect.
OCPA: Which Oracle technologies excite you most?
SJH: For the past one year I have been extensively working with Oracle RAC technologies. I have been excited about performance tuning, RMAN and Data Guard (standby database). Presently, my work involves implementing 8+ node RAC production environment. I have also given one day exclusive RMAN seminars on behalf of Oracle EMEA in Denmark and Sweden. Recently, I was appointed Oracle RAC SIG representative for Saudi region.
OCPA: You are also a very popular blogger. Please tell us what you blog about.
SJH: I discuss about the problems that were faced the production environment and how I resolved the issue or implemented a workaround. I feel sharing such knowledge would be useful to my blog readers.Please visit my blog at http://jaffardba.blogspot.com
OCPA: On behalf of OCP Blog community, I want to thank you for setting aside your some time within your busy work day for this interview feature.
SJH: Thank you, OCP Advisor, for this opportunity to share my Oracle certification experience with others. Keep the hard work going mate!