New Certification Soon To Be Live: Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional (OCP)

New Certification Soon To Be Live - Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional (OCP)The new Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional (OCP) certification will soon be live.

The beta period recently closed for certification exam 1Z1-053 – Oracle Database 11g: Administration II, which is a single exam requirement for those holding the Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate (OCA) to upgrade to Oracle Certified Professional (OCP).

Beta analysis and processing is currently underway, and the production exam is expected to be released in mid-September as exam 1Z0-053. Candidates can register now for the live exam, which will be available at Prometric testing centers worldwide with immediate scoring and pass/fail status. Candidates who participated in the beta can expect their beta score results soon after the live production exam is released.

For specific dates and details, visit the Oracle Certification Blog as well as our website.



Hi, If I have Oracle 10g OCP, how do I upgrade to Oracle 11g OCP? Do I need to attend a course to do that? Thanks!

Posted by Genie on August 06, 2009 at 12:04 AM PDT #

It's actually just the "Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators" exam (1Z0-050). Here is a handy link to the upgrades page.


Posted by Harold Green on August 06, 2009 at 06:21 AM PDT #

Hi, I have cleared OCA 11g DBA and now want to give 1z0-053.If i write the exam today,will i get the score and pass fail status ???.Also on the certification site,the number of questions,duration,passing to be still TBD Please advice. Thanks & Regards, Gaurav Sawhney

Posted by Gaurav Sawhney on August 11, 2009 at 02:27 PM PDT #

Hi Gaurav – the exam data will not update on our website until the final production version of the exam goes live (anticipating the end of this month). If you take the exam right now, it would still be the beta version and hence you would not receive an immediate score. Keep an eye here on the Oracle Certification Blog for the live 1Z0-053 release announcement, at which point you will be able to take the final exam with immediate scoring and pass/fail status. Good luck! —Harold

Posted by Paul Sorensen on August 12, 2009 at 03:06 AM PDT #

Hi, I am OCP 8.0 Certified but now i want to upgrade to OCP 11g. i want to be certified from OCP 8,8i,9i,10g,11g. Can i appear directly in OCP 11g exams to become a throughout OCP till 11g? Is there any other to become OCP11g other than 1). IZ0-035 and IZ0-050? Thanks in Advance. Hamza

Posted by Hamza on September 01, 2009 at 02:48 PM PDT #

Hi Hamsa - glad to see you upgrading your OCP 8! This page lists exactly which exams are needed to upgrade to each of the newer versions: Good luck!

Posted by Paul Sorensen on September 02, 2009 at 03:33 AM PDT #

Hi I have taken 10g RAC Administrators hands-on Training in past. Now I am planning to go for OCP. Could you please let me know if I can go for 11g OCP based on 10g Course or I need to go for 10g OCP only and then upgrade. Thanks

Posted by Tushar on July 05, 2010 at 02:20 PM PDT #

i complete the ocp exam but i have no id in person vue to chek my certificayion so plz give me id and password

Posted by shoaib on October 13, 2011 at 07:51 PM PDT #

The 10g training will not count for the 11g certification. You can view all the courses that will count toward 11g DBA OCP certification by checking our website at You will probably be better off to pursue the 10g certification and then upgrade your OCP certification to 11g.

Please contact Oracle Certification Support

Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on October 17, 2011 at 09:01 AM PDT #

i have not done any oracle certifications yet..plz suggest me which one is d best certification for a beginer...thanks in advance

Posted by vinayak on December 17, 2013 at 11:28 PM PST #

I commend you on your decision to follow certification. The certification that you follow depends on your current area of interest and skills. There are many options: SQL, DBA, Developer, Java, etc. . .

I suggest that you start by having a look at our website to see what certifications are available. You can select the 'View All Certifications' link to see everything that is available.

Brandye Barrinton

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 18, 2013 at 07:39 AM PST #


I have completed Oracle 10g papers for administration(OCP). But still the training is not yet completed.

In order to do OCP in oracle 11g. Should i complete the oracle 10g training first or shall i go ahead and write the paper "Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators" exam (1Z0-050) and then i can write oracle 10g training paper. Kindly advice

Posted by Pragalathan.K on May 29, 2014 at 02:42 AM PDT #

You can do the steps in any order. Your certification will only be granted when you have completed all the steps, though (including the training). If you decide to to exam 050 first and then do the training, once you have completed the training and submitted the course form, both certifications will be granted at the same time.

Good luck with your path!

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on May 30, 2014 at 09:24 AM PDT #

Hi , I have completed my OCA 11g certification. Now I am planning for OCP 11g certification. Need to know whether to complete the training first or the exam.
Also can you let me know the training centers in Pune (INDIA) and the fee structure for the same.

Posted by Rahul chaudhary on April 06, 2015 at 09:04 PM PDT #

Hi Rahul,
You do not have to take the training prior to taking the exam. Certification will only be granted once you have completed all the certification requirements.

You can find training locations on our website You may also want to contact Oracle University for assistance with courses and course costs.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on April 15, 2015 at 11:40 AM PDT #

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