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    Default Solaris 11 OCA 1z0-821

    Since there isn't a thread on here for this exam I figured I'd start one. I'm currently studying for this bad boy and i'm using the Ernest Solaris 11 OCA book from Oracle Press and Watters Solaris 11.3 book along with some test engines.

    Feel free to comment if you're studying for it as well and what path you're taking to study.
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    I'm studying for 1z0-821 as well! At the moment, I'm reading "Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Handbook" by Foxwell and Foster.
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    cool! Do you work with Solaris a lot? How do you find the studying? Difficult?Easy?
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    I used Solaris 8 before but it's already EOL(End-Of-Life). I'm also reading "OCA Solaris 11 System Administration 1z0-821 Exam guide" by Ernest.
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    Guys can you write what kind of jobs you have that you using Solaris in it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovejoi View Post
    Guys can you write what kind of jobs you have that you using Solaris in it .
    sure...a good n lol. i'm a Solaris SA....wok with S10 and we are moving the S10 boxes to11.
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    sure...a good n lol. i'm a Solaris SA....wok with S10 and we are moving the S10 boxes to11.
    Based on what I read, there is no automatic upgrade path from Solaris 10 to 11 due to mandatory ZFS on Solaris 11. So, upgrade has to be done manually!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmo88 View Post
    Based on what I read, there is no automatic upgrade path from Solaris 10 to 11 due to mandatory ZFS on Solaris 11. So, upgrade has to be done manually!
    yes that part is fun lol. Has anyone sat for 1z0-821 yet?
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    Just finished reading these books by Oracle Press are really good!

    "Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Handbook" by Foxwell and Foster.
    "OCA Solaris 11 System Administration 1z0-821 Exam guide" by Ernest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmo88 View Post
    Just finished reading these books by Oracle Press are really good!

    "Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Handbook" by Foxwell and Foster.
    "OCA Solaris 11 System Administration 1z0-821 Exam guide" by Ernest.
    cool. have you taken the exam yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp1856 View Post
    cool. have you taken the exam yet?
    Not yet, I still need to play around with Solaris 11.3 on my VMWare workstation and do some practice tests before the exam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp1856 View Post
    Since there isn't a thread on here for this exam I figured I'd start one. I'm currently studying for this bad boy and i'm using the Ernest Solaris 11 OCA book from Oracle Press and Watters Solaris 11.3 book along with some test engines.

    Feel free to comment if you're studying for it as well and what path you're taking to study.
    What kind of test engines you have? I have a few free ones that are already outdated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmo88 View Post
    What kind of test engines you have? I have a few free ones that are already outdated.
    i'm using the one that comes with the oracle book. I haven't found any good ones either
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    now, saying that, you can do the brain dumps route but that's on you entirely. I don't condone their use
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    QnAs help to reinforce your learning and hone-in on a particular topic. It's not enough to read books and practice on a test machine to pass the exam. Of course ideally, some real world experience supporting Solaris 11 on SPARC T or M series i.e. migration of S10 to S11, system updates via IPS from SRU, etc but unfortunately I don't have that privilege at the moment.
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    I've found that there is a gulf between what's in the books and what's covered in a good test engine
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    Yeah, reading books is not good enough to pass the exam. You need a good test engine to reinforce your learning by referencing QnAs to books or to Oracle's documentation website and also test command lines on your Solaris 11 VM.
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