Oracle Certification: Oracle Exadata Database Machine Administration

For those working on Exadata: Oracle University recently released a new test called "Oracle Exadata Database Machine Administration". This OU exam is very relevant for those designing and administrating Exadata environments.

Passing this test would give you the "Oracle Certified Expert" credential and prove you are able to work out the following key area's:
  • Architecture
  • Exadata Key Capabilities
  • Initial Configuration
  • Storage Server Configuration
  • I/O Resource Management
  • Consolidation
  • Migration
  • Bulk Data Loading
  • Monitoring & ASR
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Planned Maintenance
  • QOS

The test has been developed by Oracle Universities best instructors and I would really recommend taking the test if this is your field of expertise. It's a good opportunity to prove your skills. And for those looking for skilled Exadata specialists, I would recommend asking for people who passed this OU test additional to traditional 11g OCP and some basic Linux & Networking skills.

See: Oracle Certification: Oracle Exadata Database Machine Administration, Software Rel. 11.x

The above link also has references to recommend Exam preparation

Rene Kundersma



Comments:

Thanks Rene, but my ignorance...both this and the implementation specialist need the same level of OU training...wonder how is this different from the Exadata Implementation Spicalist exam?

Posted by jc nars on February 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM PST #

Hi,

I cannot tell exactly.

I have been doing the Implementation Specialist Exam two years ago (early 2011 probably). So what I am saying is that things may have been changed after that.

From what I recall, at the time, the Specialist Exam was meant to enable partners helping customers preparing for Exadata better, whereas this OU Exam is covering both preparation phase and maintenance/administration.

I am not saying one is better than the other. Each test serves it's own goals, but yes, it can still be possible the same training is recommended.

Rene

Posted by Rene on February 21, 2013 at 03:35 AM PST #

I did the implementation specialist as well as Expert one - and the first took me just under 30 min without much effort (provided you know the subject) when the latter (beta at a time) was so difficult, that 3 hours was not enough - some questions are 3 pages long - try to read and select 2 correct answers in under a minute!

Posted by guest on March 19, 2013 at 07:02 AM PDT #

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Blog of Rene Kundersma, Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle Development USA. I am designing and evaluating solutions and best practices around database MAA focused on Exadata. This involves HA, backup/recovery, migration and database consolidation and upgrades on Exadata. Opinions are my own and not necessarily those of Oracle Corporation. See http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/availability/htdocs/maa.htm.

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