Oracle Setting High Naming Standards

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Hello Folks,

As part of my preparation for the Exadata OCP Exam – Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials (1Z1-536), I was reading through the “Oracle® Exadata Storage Server Software User’s Guide” (not available publicly at the moment as far as I know). I found that in the Exadata world the two famous events “db file scattered read” and “db file sequential read” that cause so much confusion in Oracle DBAs’ minds are renamed to “cell multiblock physical read” and “cell single block physical read” accordingly.

Hopefully Oracle will port those events’ names to the RDBMS world as well in version 12c.

PS: I passed the Beta exam this morning. As with any beta, Oracle will release results after a period of time. ETA: 3-5 weeks from now.

Stay tuned, more info is coming,


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Congrats !!!


I am planning to lean exadata and get exadata certification. Is it required to have 11g OCP to write the exadata exam.

Did you took any course for exadata exam.


Hello Dear DBA,

Thank you for following my blog posts.
If you are interested in get certified in Exadata area I would say just go for it.

The exam that is currently available is – Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials (1Z1-536)

After passing that exam you got – Oracle Exadata 11g Certified Implementation Specialist – title.

I would say that 11g OCP would be beneficial however it is not obligatory for the exam.

In order to get prepared to the examination read carefully “Oracle® Exadata Storage Server Software User’s Guide”

It appears that this guide is available publicly for some time already:

Beside of that I would suggest to go through all Oracle presentations you may find on the Internet and study the technical specification of the Exadata.

Additional information about the exam context you can find here:

Good luck,


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