New White Paper: The Career Benefits Of Certification

Is Certification Worth It?
The answer is a resounding YES for IT professionals who are looking to boost their career. While there are no guarantees, certification has been shown to enhance various aspects of an IT professional’s career, including:
  • Employability
  • Salary
  • Job Effectiveness
  • Job Satisfaction

With the economy in a slump and unemployment at record levels, it’s tougher than ever to stand out in the competitive field of IT. Numerous research studies have shown that certification can provide IT professionals the knowledge & skills they need to succeed. This new white paper from Oracle and Pearson VUE summarizes the key advantages of certification and provides examples from IT professionals on the benefits of certification.

Download your copy now.


Comments:

Lower the price for training and certification would make us happy.

Posted by guest on November 15, 2011 at 09:54 PM PST #

Well, I think the pricing for certification is OK (except of OCM, which is quite expensive).

However, the support for certified members is really annoying me. On my ID card, there is written: Oracle Certified Professional Members Website: oracle.com/education/11gocm . Guess what? yes it is not working. The same story for 10g OCM ID card and for all OCP cards, too.
Moreover, it take few weeks submitting the OCM profile on OTN and it was even impossible for 11g until recently (just have a look at number of submitted OCM profiles for 11g)

Posted by Pavol Babel on November 20, 2011 at 04:45 AM PST #

Pavol,
We're sorry that you feel annoyed by Oracle Certification Support. Actually, you may have received your certifications some time ago, and the member websites have now been merged into our new tool CertView. You can access your CertView account at certview.oracle.com. You'll need to authorize your account by entering some required information. If, for some reason, your authorization fails, go ahead and give it a try 2 more times. If the information does not match what is in our database, your auth will fail, but after 3 failed attempts the account will be referred for manual processing. You should receive a reply within 3 business days.

Regarding the OCM profile; you are right, it does take more time now that it used to to get your profile posted. Unfortunately, we have been given a new process that requires up to a two-week turn-around time. We will look into improving this process in the coming year. Thanks for your feedback on this. And, actually, 11g OCM profiles have been available for quite some time now.

Please feel free to provide us with your feedback any time. It helps us to continue to improve our program!

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 21, 2011 at 04:06 AM PST #

Hi there,
i have a big time problem which to identify the right path for my java programming certefication.I have read about associate java developer and java programmer certefications which makes me a bit confused about which one should i take at first and latter improve it. please if any one can give me a piece of advice,as to how should i start my java programming path related to certefications would be appreciated.About my self i am imtermidiatelevel java programmer.
Regards

Posted by guest on November 23, 2011 at 12:41 AM PST #

If you want to go for Java Programmer certification, you can go for SE 5, SE 6, or SE 7. In the SE 5 and 6 versions, the Associate certification is not a pre-requisite to the Professional version. In SE 7, OCA is required prior to getting OCP certification. You can have a look at the 3 paths on our website here http://bit.ly/us1YuR.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on November 27, 2011 at 11:37 PM PST #

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