Advice needed regarding learning path

Friends, I have completed my OCP certification in 11g recently. I want to do OCM in 11g in long run. I need to learn skill-sets named  RAC and Performance tuning before preparing for OCM. So what learning can  I do next after OCP- RAC or Performance tuning ,any inputs will be highly appreciated !!

921871 wrote:
Thanks for your suggestions. I am already working as a production DBA for last 1.5 years for a organization. My project has no scope of RAC and performance tuning as of now. But I am very eager to learn them. I am confused what I need to start learning first, hence asked. In the long run, my aim is to gain practical exposure, experience along with OCM certification.
I am confused what I need to start learning first
Too many people seem to think learning is linear.  Yes, there are some things you have to learn before you can learn some other things.  But "learning" Oracle never ends.  Pick a subject area (RAC, or SQL, or Performance Tuning, or .. or ..).  Doesn't matter which.  Spend enough time with it to get a fundamental, working understanding of it.  Then do the same with another subject while at the same time keep your eyes open for adding to your understanding of the first subject.  "Rinse and repeat".  Spend time on this and one or two other high-quality oracle forums.  Participate and be willing to take your lumps and learn when you offer advice that is shot down.   Build yourself a virtual test system (Opinion | Ed Stevens, DBA) and then break it.  And then fix it using only the facilities you would have available to you in the real world.

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