Upgrade Your Certification to 12c

Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professionals (OCP) can upgrade to the ground-breaking new Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional certification by taking a single exam, "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" (1Z1-060). This is an opportunity for candidates certified on the very early Oracle7.3, Oracle8, Oracle8i, and Oracle9i Databases, as well as the more current Oracle Database 10g and 11g to upgrade to the latest version with only one exam.

While training is not mandatory for candidates to upgrade their certifications, the Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators training course is highly recommended to help prepare for the exam, as it highlights an array of advanced subjects and technologies, such as the new concept of multitenant architecture, its benefits and usage.

With Oracle Database 12c, candidates will experience the benefits of an Oracle Database that is re-engineered for Cloud computing. Multitenant architecture brings enterprises unprecedented hardware and software efficiencies, performance and manageability benefits, and fast and efficient Cloud provisioning. Oracle Database 12c certifications emphasize the full set of skills that DBAs need in today's competitive marketplace.



Looking for oracle 12c (1z0-060) database upgrade exam guide.

Posted by guest on October 18, 2013 at 02:14 PM PDT #

There is not likely an exam guide for this exam yet, since the production version of the exam is not yet released. Authors do not yet know which topics will be included on the exam, so they would not be sure which topics to include in the guides yet.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 21, 2013 at 01:51 PM PDT #

Hi Everyon
Is the 1Z1-060 examen still available?

I've check recently the Oracle Page and the only certification path is the OCA-OCP 12c
There is no Upgrade Path.

Hope you can help me

Posted by guest on February 24, 2014 at 07:52 PM PST #

The 1Z0-060 upgrade exam is still available. You can go to http://bit.ly/Kx7iac and select the 'upgrade' tab. There you will see the upgrade paths.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 26, 2014 at 01:38 PM PST #


Is the 1Z0-050 exam still available ??


Posted by guest on September 05, 2014 at 12:27 PM PDT #

Yes, the 050 exam is still available http://bit.ly/1m8KksR.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on September 16, 2014 at 01:11 PM PDT #

The test referenced above is 1Z1-060 yet the link takes you to 1Z0-060. Where is the info for 1Z1-060?

Posted by guest on November 01, 2014 at 10:24 AM PDT #

Exam 1Z1-060 is the beta version of the exam. This exam is no longer available in beta. It is in production.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 07, 2014 at 12:43 PM PST #

I am 9i OCP, which exam is required to upgrade to 11g OCP...

Posted by Rajat on November 27, 2014 at 05:45 AM PST #

Hi Rajat,
You can upgrade from 9i OCP to 11g OCP with exam 055 http://bit.ly/1FKmmaE.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 02, 2014 at 12:45 PM PST #

How about an upgrade for oracle 8i OCP?
What is the exam code for the upgrade??


Posted by guest on January 26, 2015 at 11:25 AM PST #

I am 11g OCP, which exam is required to upgrade to 12c OCP?

Posted by guest on January 27, 2015 at 07:52 AM PST #

To upgrade from 8i OCP to 12c OCP, you will need to pass the exam 1Z0-060.

Mike, you wil also need to pass exam 1Z0-060 to upgrade from 11g OCP to 12c OCP.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 03, 2015 at 12:17 PM PST #


I have completed my oracle certification Exam 1Z0-042. Oracle 10g OCA.
which exam should i give to upgrade to 12C..

Posted by Muhib on February 05, 2015 at 10:06 PM PST #

If you are a 10g DBA OCA, you can upgrade to 12c DBA OCP by passing exam 067 and completing a 12c training class.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 13, 2015 at 03:18 PM PST #

Dear Sir,

I am presently a 9i DBA OCP. I would like to upgrade to 12c DBA OCP to safeguard my investment. Does it mean that I just need to take 1Z0-060? Thanks for your confirmation.

Posted by BT on March 01, 2015 at 03:30 AM PST #

Yes - you only need to pass exam 060. Good luck with your exam!

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 02, 2015 at 12:22 PM PST #

If you are an OCM in 11g and you do the 1z0-060 exam..will you still be a master in 12c?. thanks folk.

Posted by DUNCAN OCHIENG on March 06, 2015 at 11:05 PM PST #


Is May 1, 2015 the deadline to take 1Z0-060 for 9i DBA OCP?

Thanks in advance

Posted by YI on March 08, 2015 at 03:28 PM PDT #

Hi Duncan,
The 1Z0-060 exam will not upgrade your OCM certification. There will be an OCM upgrade exam released a little later this year.

When you pass the OCM upgrade exam, your OCP certification will be automatically upgraded, so you can take the 060 exam if you like to upgrade your OCP, or you can wait for the OCM upgrade exam and upgrade both OCP and OCM with the same exam.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 09, 2015 at 01:26 PM PDT #

Hi Yi,
The deadline to upgrade your 9i DBA OCP to 12c via the 060 exam is November 1, 2015.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 09, 2015 at 01:27 PM PDT #


I am Oracle Database Administrator OCP Can I appear for 1Z0-060 now and acquire 12C OCP ? Or is My certification expired and have to retake the exam?

What should I exactly do to keep my certification Active ?

Posted by Atif Iqbal on March 11, 2015 at 04:29 AM PDT #

Hi Atif,
If you hold the Oracle DBA OCP certification - any version - you are eligible to take the 060 exam and upgrade to 12c DBA OCP now.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 13, 2015 at 01:41 PM PDT #


I have completed my 10g OCA, OCP and 11g [Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators - 1z0-050].

What would be the best suggestion to go for next level of exam in ORACLE?

Sanjay G

Posted by sanjay on March 16, 2015 at 03:21 AM PDT #

I would suggest that you first upgrade to Oracle Database 12c OCP by passing exam 1Z0-060 http://bit.ly/1O0zBet.

After that, there are several Expert-level exams that are being released this year that you may be interested in. Exams on Performance Management and Tuning, RAC, and Data Guard. The Performance Management and Tuning exam is currently in beta http://bit.ly/1Frileh.

Another option would be to continue on to 11g Database OCM http://bit.ly/1Frileh and then upgrade to 12c Database OCM when the upgrade exam is available.

There are also a couple of 11g Oracle Certified Expert options:
11g RAC Expert - http://bit.ly/1qs4hb4
11g Performance Tuning - http://bit.ly/1wRnriF

As you can see, you have lots of options. Good luck with picking a path from here!

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 16, 2015 at 12:19 PM PDT #

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am 8i OCP and have been teaching almost all the version of oracle for the last 15 years, which includes Oracle 11G for the last 3 years. Please advice me if i can appear directly for Oracle 12C exam.
Please advice me through email either i can appear directly for 12C exam and i need to get approval from my company for the same.
My Testing ID is I00120608.

Sincere regards
Shahid Sheikh

Posted by Shahid Sheikh on March 21, 2015 at 09:13 PM PDT #

If you hold the 8i OCP, then you can move directly to 12c OCP by passing exam 1Z0-060. Be sure when you create your Pearson VUE web account that you use your existing Testing ID. If Pearson assigns you a new ID, you will need to have the 2 IDs merged. I would suggest contact Pearson VUE for assistance with account set up to avoid issues and avoid delays in receiving your upgraded certification.


After you've created your Pearson VUE web account, you'll need to authenticate your account at certview.oracle.com. I would suggest doing this as soon as you can - wait at least one hour after creating the Pearson VUE account. CertView is where you will access your exam score, so I would recommend authenticating and signing in well before your exam so that you have time to work out any authentication issues that may appear.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 23, 2015 at 12:27 PM PDT #

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