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  • April 17, 2019

Accelerate Your Oracle Database Developer Career with Certification

Eva Chase
Global, Sr. Marketing Manager

It’s a great time to be an Oracle Database developer. Individuals in this job role enjoy plenty of opportunities and good salaries. They face responsibilities that are stimulating and challenging. Responsible for creating or maintaining the database components of applications that use the Oracle technology stack, these developers may create new applications or convert existing applications to run in an Oracle Database environment.

According to Oracle Database documentation, some of the duties performed by Oracle Database developers include:

  • Implementing the data model required by the application
  • Creating schema objects and implementing rules for data integrity
  • Choosing a programming environment for a new development project
  • Creating the application interface with the chosen development tool
  • Writing server-side PL/SQL or Java subprograms and client-side procedural code that use SQL statements

Now is a great time to boost your career by taking training courses and following one of our Database Application Development Certification Paths. Start by enrolling in training that will:

  • Show you how to deploy secure applications.
  • Teach you how to use world-class development tools.
  • Expose you to PL/SQL, MySQL for Developers and more.

Oracle Database developers do need to know PL/SQL so they can write routines. Another optional – but not required – step to take is to take training to master and become certified in Oracle Application Express (Oracle APEX); earning this certification shows current or future employers that you are highly competent at developing professional applications using Oracle APEX. Here are some popular Oracle University training courses that cover the topics mentioned above:

Oracle Offers the Database Certifications Developers Want

We offer a few paths you can follow as a Database Developer that let you earn SQL, PL/SQL, and Oracle Application Express Certifications.

  • Take and pass the Oracle Database SQL exam (1Z0-071). To prepare for exam, take Certification Exam Prep Seminar: Oracle Database SQL, which builds your confidence and gives you tips and strategies.
  • Take and pass the Oracle Database Advanced PL/SQL exam (1Z0-148), which has prior certification requirements.
  • Take and pass the Oracle Application Express: Developing Web Applications exam (1Z0-750) to become certified.

​Certified Developer Jobs Are Hot and Salaries Are Impressive

Why does it matter whether you become a certified professional in this field? One reason is that demand for database application developers is impressive, as are salaries. Certification shows that you have the knowledge required to do the work. Check out these recent U.S. job openings and salary figures from youracclaim.com:

PL/SQL Developer Jobs  11,504 job openings, with salaries of $100,000 or more for 10,220 of these job postings

APEX Developer Jobs  19,779 job openings, with salaries of $100,000 or more for 12,736 of these job postings

SQL Developer Jobs 164,284 job openings, with salaries of $100,000 or more for 127,473 of these job postings

Now you can see why it’s a great time to polish your skills, take training, and become certified as an Oracle Database developer. We look forward to seeing you!

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