Non-Proctored Exams: A Quick Start on Your Oracle DBA Certification

Non-Proctored Exams

If you are an Oracle DBA and have considered becoming certified (but have not begun yet), did you know that there is simple way to get started?The first steps toward an Oracle DBA certification is a non-proctored foundational SQL test. A non-proctored test means that you don't have to go into the testing center but can take it at home or in the office. There are other exam requirements (there is one additional center-based test required for OCA), but this is a good way to familiarize yourself with the types of questions, level of difficulty and style of our exam questions.

Regardless of your level of competency I encourage you to review the exam details page for the track you wish to pursue. We provide the exam topics/objectives on this page, and by reviewing the objectives - you will be able to decide how much you will need to study before trying the test. Please note that there are DBA certifications for Oracle 9i, Database 10g and Database 11g, so be sure to review the requirements for the version applicable to you. When you are ready to take the test, visit pearsonvue.com/oracle.

Good luck on your test!

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I have some concerns about taking these exams non proctored, I actually think people should consider taking them at a test center if reasonably possilble. I believe the price remains the same: I have listed below some of what I believe are advantages/disadvantages of taking an exam proctored (or non proctored):
  • Proctored @ Test Center Advantages
    • No home/office distractions
    • No temptation to cheat
    • People know you haven't cheated
    • Experience of Test Center for later more high stakes exams
    • Improved support for exam delivery problems
  • Proctored @ Test Center Disadvantages
    • Travel Time/Cost to Test Center
    • Risk of fail to attend and loss of money
  • non Proctored Advantages
    • You can choose exactly when to take test
    • No travel cost
    • Some may find their home/office environment preferable
    • No risk of last minute event causing you to no show
  • non Proctored DisAdvantages
    • Risk of distraction
    • Significant temptation to cheat
    • People may suspect you may have cheated
    • No Experience of Test Center
    • You are much more on your own with exam delivery problems .. could a network outage cause your exam to be incomplete
I actually personally believe the chance of someone cheating when taking the exam non-proctored to be high, though I equally believe that many have slowed themselves down by cheating and had time problems completing the exam. I also believe that even with online exams the software can probably detect cheating with hih degrees of accuracy, not probably that anything is done about it!

Posted by bigdelboy on July 11, 2010 at 08:02 AM PDT #

Hi! I will try to take the ONLINE test: "1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i SQL®", but I'm concerned about this situation: The situation if, my connection to the internet will be interrupted (network outage )or an electricity break-down will appear. In this situations(or other like those mentioned) what happend with a started ONLINE(NON-PROCTORED)test? Thanks!

Posted by network outage on online NON-PROCTORED exams on October 25, 2010 at 10:24 PM PDT #

If you lose your internt connection, you should first attempt to reestablish the connection to complete the exam. This could be done from the same location or you may want to go someplace else where there is a more reliable connection. If it is not possible to complete the exam, you should contact Pearson VUE customer service http://www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/contact/. The CSR taking the call will not be able to resolve the issue but will escalate the issue to Pearson VUE's support team. The support team will review the incident and take appropriate action. Regards, Brandye

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 27, 2010 at 10:55 PM PDT #

DOES NON PROCTORED EXAMS MARKS WIL HAVE CONSIDERATION IN REAL WORLD.. AND CAN IT BE CARRIED TO NEXT LEVEL EXAM

Posted by bharath kumar bs on November 09, 2010 at 03:28 PM PST #

Hey Carol, I don't think so!!! Claire

Posted by flegal insurance on November 26, 2010 at 10:54 AM PST #

hi if i take non-proctored exam for Exam 1Z0-051 : Oracle Database: SQL Fundamentals 1 from my home and 1Z0-052 from a testing center,will my score for 1Z0-051 be valid and will i get OCA certification at the end of completing both exams..??

thanks

Posted by guest on December 13, 2011 at 03:38 PM PST #

Non-proctored exams are valid exam results. It is perfectly ok to complete the first exam in your OCA path as a non-proctored exam. If you take the 051 exam online at home and the 052 exam at the test center, you will receive the OCA certification after passing both exams.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on December 14, 2011 at 05:55 AM PST #

hi i wish to take oracle non proctored 1z0-007 exam tomorrow and have bought e-voucher from oracle site.i believe i have to go to pearsonvue site tomorrow and fill the details and will get a receipt.

now could you please tell me how to start the exam from my home.

please reply asap.

thanks

Posted by kanu on December 22, 2011 at 10:57 PM PST #

Hi Kanu,
As you can see, these blog comments are not monitored as closely as customer service requests through Oracle Certification Support. I am sorry that we did not get back to you sooner, but many people have been our over the holidays, and we do not have coverage on the weekends. I hope that you got your questions answered on this issue. The next time you have a question about taking an Oracle Certification Exam with Pearson VUE, please feel free to contact Pearson VUE directly. You can find contact information at pearsonvue.com/oracle/contact. They will be best able to assist with these types of questions.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 03, 2012 at 02:55 AM PST #

hi, i have given non-proctored 1z0-007 exam at otc and got 96% in exam.Is this score is valid score to give next pl/sql exam?
suppose i can pass next proctored pl/sql exam ,then can i get oca certificate from oracle??????

Posted by manish kumar singh on January 09, 2012 at 12:28 PM PST #

Hello Manish,
Passing the 007 exam makes it valid, it does not matter what your score is. Once you pass the next exam in your path, you should receive the certification, as long as your exams are taken under the same Candidate ID.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 11, 2012 at 05:28 AM PST #

Hi,

I have applied for voucher for “1Z0 – 007 Introduction to Oracle9i SQL” online exam(Non-proctored).
I have already made the payment for the same on "23/03/2012". But till now I haven't got any update on that.
Please let me know when can I get the voucher.
Please help me out!

Thanks
Bhoora Singh

Posted by guest on March 27, 2012 at 11:04 AM PDT #

Hi Bhoora,
Did you purchase your voucher from Oracle University? Please contact Oracle University http://bit.ly/14ivVR for assistance.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 28, 2012 at 04:01 AM PDT #

hi,

are there any implications in taking the test for 1Z0-052 first ?

i had pass 1Z0-052 already. Going to take 1Z0-051 non-proctored exam Oracle Database: SQL Fundamentals 1 soon

Posted by guest on May 27, 2012 at 08:43 PM PDT #

Not really any major implications. You just won't receive the certification until both exams have been passed.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on May 31, 2012 at 01:42 PM PDT #

I do not have INTERNET Connection that I can use for taking the exam.
Hence can I give NON-PROCTORED (Exam 1Z0-051) in AUTHORIZED TESTING CENTRE?

Posted by guest on November 08, 2012 at 08:28 AM PST #

Yes. Simply go to pearsonvue.com/oracle, select Schedule a test and then select 'Proctored.' You will see the these exams in the list. Just register for them as you would for any proctored exam - selecting the test center, date and time.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 08, 2012 at 08:54 AM PST #

Hi,

Please tell me the steps for taking IZ0-007 Exam from home. If Passing it do I get any Authetication or a mail that I have passed it.. Also plz let me know is thr any time restriction in the timeframe for taking the second exam after the Iz0-007?

Posted by guest on November 24, 2012 at 05:37 AM PST #

You can register for the exam and take it through pearsonvue.com/oracle. You will not receive anything in the mail. Within 30 minutes of completing the exam, you will receive an email from Oracle that your exam results are available at certview.oracle.com. There is no time restriction in taking the 2nd exam.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM PST #

For getting OCP DBA in Oracle 11g DBA Path, we have 1 instructor-led course as mandatory. Can I just check if the exam 1Z0-053 (Oracle Database 11g Administration II) can be given first and the workshop have to be taken first.

In other words,
1. Can we give 1Z0-053 first>
2. Can we then attend the workshop to complete the certification requirements?

Is there any problem with this approach?

Posted by guest on January 28, 2013 at 07:34 AM PST #

You do not need to take the training before you take the exam, but you will only receive the certification after you've completed all certification requirement. Also, it makes the most sense to take the training first in order to get the maximum value from the training. It will help you prepare for the exam.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 29, 2013 at 01:18 PM PST #

How to find the test dates for Non Proctored Exams,which i am willing to write exam online from home EXAM:1Z0-O51

Posted by Gouthamkrishna on April 18, 2013 at 12:51 AM PDT #

Hi Gouthamkrishna,
You can go to pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for the non-proctored -51 exam. You will be able to take it at your location. It is not offered only on specific dates. You register for it when you are ready and then complete the exam within 48 hours of purchase.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 18, 2013 at 11:42 AM PDT #

Hi Brandye Barrington,

Kindly inform me about the payment criteria for non-proctored exam. Is it possible only by "voucher" or we can use credit card as well ?

Regards

Samad

Posted by guest on April 23, 2013 at 03:05 AM PDT #

Hi Samad,
You can use a credit card to pay for your exams. When you register for an exam at pearsonvue.com/oracle, you will ultimately end up on a payment screen where you will be able to enter your credit card number for payment.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 26, 2013 at 12:36 PM PDT #

hi there, i want OCA certificate for 10g as i have completed training oracle 9i dba(exam of introduction to oracle 9i:SQL had given and Administration fundamental 1 is left). so what i have to do to have the certificate OCA 10g DBA...
reply ASAP!!

regards:
SHAHANA

Posted by shahana on June 19, 2013 at 03:00 AM PDT #

You should have a look at our website certification.oracle.com. This will give you a comprehensive view of what is required.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on June 20, 2013 at 08:22 AM PDT #

Hello all!

I have just failed in my first non-proctored 1z0-051 exam and I really need the following question to be answered because I am stunned by the size of the failure.

Is there a possibility for some answers NOT to be shown as answered in the "completed" exam file that was sent to Oracle even if they were actually answered by the examined person?

I understand that this is probably impossible but I need a definite answer because I have never been totally out of the score in my whole life and I am in confussion!

I mean I expected something like 80-90% and the final result was 46%! I repeat that I have been always correct with my predictions in every exam in my whole life because I knew in which specific topics I could be right or wrong.

This was not my first time taking an Oracle exam, I am already an OCP in another area, but my other exams took place in a testing center (where I also knew about what to expect as a result). So it is quite a surprise to me that the difference between my prediction (80-90) was extremely far from the result (46).

I would appreciate any answer.

Posted by dimitrios ntakoulas on September 02, 2013 at 04:13 AM PDT #

Hi Dimitrios,
Responses to all questions are recorded. Some exams may have items that are not scored. They are in the exam to 'test' the item and see how it performs. These items do not affect your score at all. The exam appears to be operating properly. I know this score must be frustrating for you.

Did you use the exam topics to prepare? Did you consult any books? You may find a good book recommendation on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on September 04, 2013 at 11:59 AM PDT #

Hi Dimitrios,
Responses to all questions are recorded. Some exams may have items that are not scored. They are in the exam to 'test' the item and see how it performs. These items do not affect your score at all. The exam appears to be operating properly. I know this score must be frustrating for you.

Did you use the exam topics to prepare? Did you consult any books? You may find a good book recommendation on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on September 04, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT #

I am giving a non proctored oracle 11g exam.Will I get a mail with my exam results which I can use to reimburse the exam fees from company.will that result email be comparable to what we will get for proctored exam?

Posted by guest on September 25, 2013 at 10:51 AM PDT #

When you register for the non-proctored exam, you will receive a conformation email/receipt that you can use for reimbursement. You will also be able to download and print your score report from CertView.oracle.com, our candidate self-service tool.

The results are comparable to taking the exam at a test center. Keep in mind that there are only a few exams that are available as non-proctored.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on September 27, 2013 at 09:01 AM PDT #

Is it necessary to have a webcam while taking a non proctored exam

Posted by guest on January 07, 2014 at 04:28 AM PST #

It is not necessary to have a webcam for a non-proctored exam.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 07, 2014 at 08:41 AM PST #

Hi,

I am willing to register for 1Z0-051 oracle certification which is a non-proctored exam. But I am scared of using my internet connection at home for the exam, as there might be a possibility of some technical or network problems.

Is it possible to give non-proctored exam at the Testing Center?
If yes, then please let me know the procedure.

Posted by guest on February 18, 2014 at 09:44 PM PST #

Yes, you can take the non-proctored exam at a test center. Simply register the way you would for a proctored exam. Select the option to register for a proctored exam instead of a non-proctored exam.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 19, 2014 at 12:55 PM PST #

Hi,
I understand that the 1Z0-051 exam,which I plan to attend, can be proctored or non-proctored. I read the comments and replies too. Please tell me if it is mandatory to undergo instructor-led training/online training anytime during the preparation for acheiving Oracle Database 10g: OCA certification. If yes, how to and where to begin. I have been through the official website for certs but not able to understand.
Please help.

Regards, Saba.

Posted by guest on March 13, 2014 at 12:24 AM PDT #

Hi Saba,
You are not required to take training prior to taking this exam. However, in order to obtain the 10g DBA OCA certification, you will also need to pass the 052 exam.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 18, 2014 at 12:20 PM PDT #

Hi,

I need to be Certified in SQL Fundamentals. Currently I am planning to appear for 1Z0-051: Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I Exam. Please Let me know after this exam is it necessary to appear for SQL Fundamental II exam to be known as certified in SQL. Or alone first part is sufficient and is acceptable by IT industry. currently I am a Fresher and Job seeker and need to certified in SQL.

and also tell me whether I should give Non Proctored Exam. Is there any difference in 1Z0-051-ENU-ONLINE: Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I and 1Z0-051: Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I. Whether Certificates of both of this will vary or will be same.

Thanking You

Regard,
Nikhil Tolani

Posted by Nikhil Tolani on July 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM PDT #

Nikhil,
If you want a SQL certification, you can pass exam 047 and obtain the SQL Expert certification. If you pass exam 051 and 052, you'll have the Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate certification.

If you pass exam 047 and 052, you'll have both certifications.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on July 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM PDT #

I have registered for non proctored exam (oracle SQL fundamentals 1) and unfortunately i could not start the exam, can i retake the test. if yes how could i....?

will i get a certificate if i clear the exam.. will nonproctured and proctored exams have the same preference..

Posted by Rajkumar on September 06, 2014 at 01:13 PM PDT #

Rajkumar,
I'm not sure what you mean when you say that you could not start the exam. Was there a technical issue that prevented you from starting the exam? If so, you should contact Pearson VUE and request assistance. There is a time-limit on taking those online exams once you register for and launch them.

Regarding earning certification based on a non-proctored exam, they count toward certification the same way that proctored versions do. However, a non-proctored exam on its own will not result in certification. The non-proctored exams are always paired with a proctored exam in a certification path.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on September 16, 2014 at 12:48 PM PDT #

Hello Brandye,

My name is Adrian.

Are there any difference between the proctored and non proctored title?

In the non proctored title, Are there any note indicating that the exam was not done on a oracle trusted center?

Thank you in advance.
BR.

Posted by Adrian on November 22, 2014 at 11:33 AM PST #

hello Brandye Barrington,
am already done 051 exam in authorised test center..now i want to do a 042 10g.can i eligible to write 052 exam? or if i take 042 instead 052 what could be the difference between 042 and 052.

Posted by prasanth on January 18, 2015 at 10:46 PM PST #

Prasanth,
You are eligible to take either 042 or 052. If you pass 042, you will receive the 10g DBA OCA certification. If you pass the 052 exam, you will receive the 11g DBA OCA certification.

The 10g certification paths are retiring on March 1, 2015, so you may want to consider moving forward with 11g instead of 10g. It is a newer, more current certification. Alternatively, you could take 062 and go for the latest version of DBA certification - 12c.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 26, 2015 at 09:28 AM PST #

Hi Brandye,

I am planning to take 1Z0-051 exam next month.

Could you please let me know where I can buy exam vouchers, can I buy it from a testing center as well?

Thanks

Posted by guest on February 18, 2015 at 05:51 AM PST #

You can register for and pay for the exam directly with Pearson VUE - pearsonvue.com/oracle.

If you want to purchase a voucher, you can purchase from Oracle, but it is not necessary:

http://bit.ly/1DLljLp

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 23, 2015 at 12:27 PM PST #

dear sir,
Today i appeared for 1Z0-051 exam but got 32% percent score only. AM i eligible to retake exam for free. Please suggest me the idea.

Avishek

Posted by guest on March 16, 2015 at 06:56 AM PDT #

Avishek,
In specific countries, there is a retake promotion currently available for specific exam. You can see which countries are participating, and which exams qualify at pearsonvue.com/oracle. If you are in one of those countries, and you provided the necessary promo code when registering for the first attempt of your exam, then your retake will be free.

If you are not in one of those countries and/or you did not enter the promo code when you registered for the exam, or your exam is not covered under the promo in your country, then you will need to pay for your retake.

I hope that is not too confusing!

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 16, 2015 at 11:54 AM PDT #

Hello Brandye,

I appreciate if you can help me,

simply i want to register for 1Z0-051 non proctored exam, and i want to pay using my credit card ,

can you advice the direct way to do that ??

Thank you .

Posted by guest on April 21, 2015 at 01:33 PM PDT #

You can go to pearsonvue.com/oracle to register for this exam and pay using your credit card.

Good luck on your exam!
Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on April 23, 2015 at 10:17 AM PDT #

Hi Brandye,

You wrote in one of your above comments "You register for it when you are ready and then complete the exam within 48 hours of purchase."

I Registered the exam yesterday at pearsonvue.com/oracle/, and I would like to take the exam after 6 days for review purposes, so is this exam is restricted within a specific date and time for example within 48 hours of purchase? And if so, what should i do? I need detailed info about regarding that issue.

Thanks
Abka

Posted by Abka on May 21, 2015 at 04:55 AM PDT #

Hi Abka,
You will need to access the exam within 48 hours of purchase.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on May 26, 2015 at 10:25 AM PDT #

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