Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (January 14, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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I like the Dummies series because of the good technical information contained in them and their cool sense of humor.Most database books are good for curing insomnia, but this is actually interesting. Nice job!
This is a horrible book. Lots of content/steps are glossed over and left for the reader to figure out on their own - how did they get from point A to point D? I bought this book as a MS SQL DBA needing to get familiar with Oracle. I figured the "for dummies" part would break this down into something easy to digest. Granted Oracle is a little more complex than MS SQL but this book was a bunch of random steps with no clear instructions, the author assumes you are familiar with the oracle environment already and you know how to navigate in it. This is not a good book to become familiar with Oracle 11g. I found the online oracle documentation to be much more useful for someone new to oracle. Don't waste your money on this one.
It's good. Easy to read and understand. Provides good step by step instructions. Great for those who are doing independent studies.
Many Dummy books break down the subject matter in a satisfactory, yet simplified way. This book disappoints in that department, but might be useful for someone whose company is not training or paying someone to learn the topic, but holds them responsible for daily backups.
I bought the kindle version so made it a little harder to read, but I got bored with it after 3 chapters because it just dumps information in your lap and no real good examples. If I decided to finish it I will update the review...
i just got the book 2 weeks ago and it's a pretty good book for starters and experts alike. You know there are somethings one may have forgotten but this book brings them back to you(the basics). still enjoying the book as i prepare for my OCP exams.
I was really hoping that this was going to be a SQL command book for Oracle. Instead, it is a server installation and server admin manual. It might be handy for that application but Oracle already has books available to download from their website for free.
Don't recommend if you don't already know it.
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