All about Oracle certification program

All about Oracle certification program

The oracle certification program certifies a candidate based on its skills in particular oracle product and technology. The certificate is given by Oracle corporation and they are higly valued in IT industry. If two candidate have same skill sets then employer would prefer to choose the person which has Oracle certificate. Many times first shortlisting happens on the basis of Oracle certificate.So they are important.Most of the IT companies look for individuals with OCM, OCP and OCA certifications. It not only gets you good job but also enhances your credibility, improves productivity and is good for professional development.

What official Oracle certification tracks are available?

There are 5 levels of Oracle Certification credentials:
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA):
The OCA credential ensures a candidate is equipped with fundamental skills, providing a strong foundation for supporting Oracle products.It enables the candidate to work as junior member to DBA or application developer
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
It credential builds upon the fundamental skills demonstrated by the OCA. The Oracle Certified Professional has a command of a specific area of Oracle technology and demonstrates a high level of knowledge and skills.It enables the candidate to install,maintain and other things for large critical database in the orginazation.it is a highly valued certification for database administrator

Oracle Certified Master (OCM)
This credential recognizes the highest level of Oracle technology skills. OCMs are equipped to solve the most tough problems.This is followed by OCA and OCP. This certification is given to candidate after  passing  through rigorous performance-based exams. . These are the most senior IT folks in the orginization which handles the mission critical database. They are expert in performance tuning,troubleshooting ,implementation. This is a top  notch certification
Oracle Certified Expert (OCE)
This credentials recognize competency in specific, niche oriented technologies, architectures or domains. Credentials are independent of the traditional OCA, OCP, OCM hierarchy, but often build upon skills proven as an OCA or OCP.
Oracle Certified Specialist (OCS).
This credentials are typically implementation-oriented certifications targeting employees of current Oracle partners, though the certifications are available to all candidates, partner or not. These certifications are built on very focused products or skillsets and provide a solid measure of a candidate’s level of expertise in a particular area.

Where i can the latest certification and certification path information
All the latest information can be obtained from Oracle education site
http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=39
What are the certification path for Oracle OCA?

Step 1
Pass any one SQL Exam:

Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals 1Z0-061 or
Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I 1Z0-051 or
Oracle Database SQL Expert 1Z0-047

Step 2
Pass the exam
Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration 1Z0-062
What are the certification path for Oracle OCP?
12c track :
Prerequisite:
You must hold Oracle Certified Associate
Database 12c Administrator Required Training: Complete one approved training course
Required Exam: Pass the Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration exam
Last, you must submit the Course Requirement Confirmation Form.
11g track:
Prerequisite:
You must hold Oracle Certified Associate
– Database 11g Administrator Required Training: Complete one approved training course
Required Exam: Oracle Database 11g: Administration II exam
Last, you must submit the Course Requirement Confirmation Form.

10g track:
Prerequisite:
You must hold Oracle Certified Associate
– Database 10g Administrator Required Training: Complete one approved training course
Required Exam: Oracle Database 10g: Administration II exam .
Last, you must submit the Course Requirement Confirmation Form.

Which version of the database should I certify against?

It must be on the version you are version or you aspire to.
Most of the guys go for the latest version ,as they plan to upgrade the database to it

How to prepare for the Oracle certification examination.

1) First go through all the manual. Create a revision sheet of sort for yourself
2) Practice the things on Oracle database env.
3) Practice the test paper and questions available om internet

What are the format of  the certification exams?

The exams are multiple choice questions typically have 60-70 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.
What all applications certification are provided by Oracle?
•ATG Web Commerce
•Agile
•CRM On Demand
•Demantra
•E-Business Suite
•Eloqua
•Endeca
•Fusion
•Hyperion
•JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
•Oracle Financials
•Oracle Global Trade Management
•Oracle Policy Automation
•Oracle Sales Cloud
•Oracle Social Cloud
•Oracle Transportation Management
•Oracle Unified Method
•PeopleSoft
•Primavera
•RightNow
•Siebel
What all database certifications are provided?
•Oracle 9i
•Oracle 10g
•Oracle 11g
•Oracle 12c
•Oracle Spatial 11g
•Oracle Database Cloud
•Database Application Development
•MySQL Database Administration
•MySQL Developer

How to give the certificate examination?

Examintaion can be either given at Oracle test center or Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center. You can get the Voucher from Oracle univertsity and go to Pearson VUE to fix the test center. or you can go to authorised Oracle center and give the examination

How are discounts offered on certification?

Oracle authorized test center provides lot of discount. Oracle university also provide discount coupon for certification examination