I participated in the OCP beta exam for the AS 10g.
About two years ago the beta exam for AS 10g (based on 9.0.4) was held. I did this exam without any serious preparation and succeeded. Yesterday however the exam was different.
As promised (and required by Oracle) I'm not going to give you details of the exam! Don't even try to ask :-)
The beta exam has more questions (and more time) than a normal exam. Oracle will rate you only on the questions that will make it into the real exam.
I have to admit that this time I had a lot of effort put into the preparation. I've read a lot of manuals and checked out a lot of things.
I was puzzled when I found out that the distribution of the question was somewhat skewed. Imagine that there are 16 topics in the exam, but three topics make up to 40 % of the questions.
And you feel this one coming up: these topics were not my strong point.
I'll have to wait until the autumn to find out if I have passed this one.
I'll let you know.