Its gives me immense pleasure to inform you that now I am Oracle Certified Professional in Database Administration 11g.
I am also issued the OPN Certified Specialist certificate along with this.
I have successfully upgraded my OCP 10g in DBA to OCP 11g DBA. I had appeared for the bridge paper 1Z0-050 (Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators) and passed by securing 70% in the exam. The pass mark for paper 1Z0-050 is 61%. There were 77 questions which had to be answered in 105 minutes.
Exam topics in 1Z0-050 is depicted in following image
My success mantra for clearing the paper:
1) Undergone one 5 day course from Oracle University.
2) Referred Oracle-base website for latest and new features in 11g
3) Download the software from oracle software and practice the new features.
4) Join forums and visit blogs of Oracle Guru’s (shared in the right hand panel of my blog)
5) Attend OTN events to get to know the latest in Oracle Technologies.
I heartily thank my faculty at Oracle University and friends and family who had been instrumental in this.