Why Is There No PL/SQL Developer OCM?

We occasionally receive the question as to why there is no Master Certification for the PL/SQL Developer path. This is very good question. We posted a helpful short article several years ago on How Do We Select Which Certifications To Build? which provides a good in-depth look at our evaluation process for which certifications to develop.

In short, the PL/SQL certification is a very popular certification, but few candidates move past the OCA level of certification. As with any new certification, we need to be fairly certain that the exam will reach a certain uptake threshold. This is especially true with the OCM exams because they are currently scheduled at Oracle University locations. If there is not enough enrollment in a scheduled event, the exam will be canceled, which can be frustrating for candidates who have gone through an arduous preparation process. At this time, we're not currently seeing sufficient demand to support a PL/SQL OCM exam.

That said, we do periodically evaluate areas of interest to determine the feasibility of building new certifications. We regularly look at this particular path to determine if it is a viable candidate for an OCM. We always appreciate your feedback on what certifications you would like to see released by Oracle. This helps us determine where interest lies and helps us shape our program to the needs of our students.

Comments:

Well, I'm interested :)

Posted by marek on March 26, 2013 at 01:02 PM PDT #

will you going to expire PLSQL DEV in near future???

Posted by Salman on April 01, 2013 at 06:34 AM PDT #

The Oracle Forms Developer certification path is retiring on July 31, and has been replaced with Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Forms Developer. The PL/SQL Developer OCA and the Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional certifications are not retiring.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 02, 2013 at 01:02 PM PDT #

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