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  • September 17, 2019

Build an Enduring Oracle Database Administrator (DBA) Career

Brandye Barrington
Sr. Program Manager

The Oracle Database Administrator career is changing. With the advent of machine learning and autonomous database, DBAs can see the writing on the wall - grow with the DBA role, or become a dinosaur. 

Related: Three Important Things Smart DBAs Know About How Autonomous Database Will Affect Their Roles

Protect you future. Build a career around Oracle Database.

Whether you are new to Oracle Database administration and want to make it a career, or you've worked with Oracle Database for years, and want to continue this challenging, rewarding line of work, pursuing Oracle Database Certification is the best way to keep your skills sharp and continue to expand your knowledge.

Oracle Database Certification exams take the role of a DBA into account and test on features and concepts that best represent what a DBA does on the job. Preparing for certification provides a broad look at topic areas, features, and activities that you may not see or realize you need day to day on your job. This expanded learning helps you, as the DBA - as the person who knows the most about your company's database, how to secure it, and how to optimize its performance - stay on the cutting edge of what tools and features are available, what direction Oracle Database is headed, and what direction is best for your company. 

Continued learning and proving your skills and knowledge through certification puts you in a position to help make strategic decisions for the direction of your company's data gathering, management, analysis, security and more. The role of the the DBA is becoming more strategic as more of the day-to-day tasks of database management become automated. Knowing where things are headed and keeping your skills current is crucial to remaining relevant in a fast-moving climate.

A recent Pearson VUE Value of IT Certification Survey shows the positive effects of training and certification. See the full report.

When it comes to getting certified on Oracle Database, we strongly recommend that you keep up with the current release. Even if your company is still on Oracle Database 11g, you're going to want to know the latest technology so that you can make informed decisions for your strategic direction. 

Refer to the Quick Guide below on how to earn an Oracle Database Administration 2019 Certified Professional credential and get yourself on the path to a rewarding and ever-expanding career.

If you do not yet have an Oracle Database Administration Certification:

Related:  Are You Ready for the Next Generation of Oracle Database Administration Certification?

Step 1: Pass this exam Prepare for the exam with OU Training
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Oracle Database: Administration Workshop and
Oracle Database: Introduction to SQL

Or complete the Oracle Database Administration Learning Subscription that provides 12 months of 24/7 access to continually updated training content. This learning subscription gives you access to both Oracle Database Admin 2019 exams at no additional cost.

Step 2: Pass This Exam Prepare for the exam with OU Training
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All of the courses below are recommended to best prepare for the exam. You can see a breakdown of which exam topics relate to each training course on the exam details page.

Oracle Database: Managing Multitenant Architecture
Oracle Database: Backup and Recovery Workshop
Oracle Database: Deploy, Patch and Upgrade Workshop Ed 1
Oracle Database: Administration Workshop
Oracle Database 19c: New Features for Administrators Ed 1

Or complete the Oracle Database Administration Learning Subscription that provides 12 months of 24/7 access to continually updated training content. This learning subscription gives you access to both Oracle Database Admin 2019 exams at no additional cost.

 

If you need to upgrade your Oracle Database Administration Certification

Related:  The Ultimate DBA Guide to Getting Current with Oracle Database

 Pass This Exam Prepare for the exam with OU Training
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I. All of the courses below are recommended to best prepare for the exam. You can see a breakdown of which exam topics relate to each training course on the exam details page.

Oracle Database: Managing Multitenant Architecture
Oracle Database: Backup and Recovery Workshop
Oracle Database: Deploy, Patch and Upgrade Workshop Ed 1
Oracle Database: Administration Workshop
Oracle Database 19c: New Features for Administrators Ed 1

Alternatively, you could complete the Oracle Database Administration Learning Subscription that provides 12 months of 24/7 access to continually updated training content.

II. In addition to the course above, the following new features courses will meet you where you are and help you update your skills:

Upgrading from 12c R2

Upgrading from 12c R1 

Upgrading from 11g

Upgrading from 10g 

Note:  If you are upgrading and you  do not take the non-new features recommended training courses in the section above, you will need to add Oracle Database 18c: New Features for Administrators course to the New Features courses mentioned here, in your upgrade path.

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