Attention 10g OCAs! Upgrade Now to OCP

Attention 10g OCAs - Upgrade to OCP

2009-0119A.jpgDue to a recent change in the 10g OCA track structure, a record number of people got certified as 10g OCA in August, September and November 2008. It was an incredibly busy time! I want to congratulate all those who passed their exam earned their 10g OCA credential.

I also want to encourage you to be diligent about continuing on the path to 10g OCP. It may be tempting to drop out or take a break at the OCA level – it would be a disappointment to see you do this when they have made such great progress towards the OCP level. The OCP is a industry-recognized, flagship level of Oracle database certification and should be your ultimate goal (or maybe OCM is your goal).

So keep studying, practicing, training – Good Luck!

Paul Sorensen,
Director, Oracle Certification



I agree- actually, it took me less time to pass the OCP exam after I passed 10g OCA. I was able to study and pass both exams in 3 months time. Now, I hope to do upgrade exam to 11g OCP then 11g OCM. Of course, since I work with a lot of EBS customers, my focus is to sit for the EBS exam to become EBS OCP and then take the RAC OCE exam. It keeps me on my toes and helps sharpen my Oracle knowledge.

Posted by Ben Prusinski on January 25, 2009 at 02:57 PM PST #

Its true and easy to pass the second exam to get the OCP. the only difficulty i find is getting the trianing that is required to actually get the certificate.

Posted by srinivasa on February 16, 2009 at 08:01 AM PST #

dear sir i want to know that how i can be oracle certified i.e which certificate is necessary for the begineer give a full information about oracle certificate starting to end and please mentition the syallabus of each certificate. I am waiting for your responce

Posted by kunal on March 01, 2009 at 10:58 PM PST #

Hi Kunal - our customer service team can likely best help you with this question - please email directly them at Cheers, - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on March 02, 2009 at 10:59 PM PST #

upgrading to OCP is my aim.I finished my OCA programe with an excellent result.I wish to upgrade to OCp in a few months time.What advice to you have for me esp as it concerns running oracle on other operating systems like: Linux and Solaris.Is it compulsory,what are my chances in.

Posted by lucky on March 10, 2009 at 02:10 AM PDT #

Sir, i want write my ocp now, how do i register?

Posted by Kasumu olusola on September 25, 2009 at 01:15 PM PDT #

Hi Kasumu - please follow the instructions on the Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate (OCA) & Professional (OCP) track page.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on October 01, 2009 at 02:22 AM PDT #

Hello Everybody, I am Oracle 10g Certified Professional and I wanted to write the Upgrade Exam to OCP 11g. please what is the Exam Code I will need to write and do I need hands-on experience for it since I have hands-on experience for OCP 10g? Best Regards, Actual IT Solutions Limited Olamiji Akeem Odeyemi +2348084474273 +2347041423375

Posted by Olamiji Akeem Odeyemi on December 13, 2009 at 09:33 PM PST #

You can upgrade from 10g to 11g OCP with a single exam: "Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators" (1Z0-050) - see for more details.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on December 14, 2009 at 12:18 AM PST #

Dear Paul Sorensen, I have taken my OCP DBA and OCE RAC Administration certification exams in Sept 2009. But I didn't received my certifcates till now. My details are as follows: Oracle Certification Program ID: SP2578835 Kindly look into this matter. Regards Aamir Malik

Posted by Aamir Malik on January 26, 2010 at 03:53 PM PST #

Hi - Thanks for engaging with us here on the Oracle Certification Blog. I encourage you to please see our recent blog post on customer service issues on the blog. For best response, please email Customer Service directly. Thanks!

Posted by Paul Sorensen on January 29, 2010 at 05:36 AM PST #

hi this is thirumal i want to know about ocp and how to get it and how much fee we have to pay for examinaton

Posted by thirumal on February 04, 2010 at 05:51 PM PST #

I want to give my OCE RAC exam and want to know if there are any material availbale which i can buy for preparing for exam just like we have the selftest by Kaplan for OCP , i have been trying hard to find some thing for RAC certification but could not find any , also would like to hear from guy's who have done their RAC cert about were to study from thanks for any help

Posted by pradeep pandey on January 26, 2011 at 01:32 PM PST #

The exam format for OCP has changed recently. Though I studied STS, but the OCP exam do not match with the training materials. There are lots of decision making questions, which need time. Answering 70 questions within 90 minute is not enough! Even any experienced DBA will not be able to pass, someone taking Oracle Training can not pass the exam easily. Oracle is not providing adequate information for the test preparation, that's sad!

Posted by Roger on March 05, 2011 at 04:06 PM PST #

Hi, I was completed OCA -9i certification (Developer Track).Now i want to give OCP -10g certification exam.So, is it compulsory to join any institute of oracle for this exam Or I can give this exam directly without joining any institute.Anyone can guide me for this query? With regards , Bharat

Posted by Bharat on March 16, 2011 at 03:25 PM PDT #

Hi Bharat, In order to achieve the 10g DBA OCP certification, you can take the exams at any time, but you will need to take one of the approved hands-on training courses to receive the certification. You can see more details on our website here Regards, Brandye

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 18, 2011 at 04:03 AM PDT #

I did 10g OCA in Aug 27, 2008. Can i give now the 10G OCP.

Posted by guest on October 18, 2011 at 12:39 AM PDT #

Yes, your 10g OCA certification is valid. You may go on now to OCP by passing the required exam and completing the required training.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 19, 2011 at 06:37 AM PDT #

I am a OCA 9i certified in Aug 2008. Want to know if i can write the 1z0-146 exam to be OCP certified directly. Or do i need to upgrade my previous OCA certification.

Vinay Raj.

Posted by guest on March 07, 2012 at 02:10 AM PST #

Hi Vinay,
Is your OCA certification "Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate?" If so, you may go directly to "Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional" by passing exam 146.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on March 07, 2012 at 09:27 AM PST #

I had my 10gOCA since March 2007, I will like to upgrade my certification.

I am so much interested in Cloud, how do I achieve this through my existing 10gOCA since 2007.

Seun Tijani
Skype: Click-Five

Posted by Seun Tijani on February 24, 2013 at 08:25 AM PST #

You have two choices for upgrading your DBA certification to 11g. You can go ahead and complete your 10g OCP certification and then take a single exam to upgrade from 10g DBA OCP to 11g DBA OCP, or you can take the 052 exam to obtain 11g DBA OCA and then take the 053 exam and required training to obtain the 11g DBA OCP.

Which path you follow will depend largely on any training that you have already completed. If you have completed 10g training, I suggest that you follow the 10g DBA OCP and upgrade path so that you do not have to complete an additional training course. Your 10g training will not count toward the 11g OCP training requirement for certification.

Also, here is the page that contains the Database Cloud certification requirements -

Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on February 25, 2013 at 02:59 PM PST #


I want to do OCA and OCP in 11g, i am not getting any notes.

Let me know where i get Fundamentals 1 and 2 pdf of oracle 11g.

Should i need to attend any training classes for this.


Posted by satish kumar o on April 04, 2013 at 12:58 AM PDT #

I'm not sure what PDFs you're looking for - not brain dumps I hope. Brain dumps are cheating. I suggest that you visit the Oracle Certification Forum and do a search on books to help you prepare for the exams that you'll be taking. There is some great information there.

Training is not required to obtain the OCA certification, but when you move on to the OCP certification, training will be required.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 04, 2013 at 08:28 AM PDT #

hello sir i did finished my ocp exam 30 th sat at 2012. but i did not get my certificate. can u sent me the procedure how to get my ocp certificate.

Posted by mohamed umar on June 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM PDT #

Hi Mohamed,
You should go to and check your account. Be sure that all of your exams are recorded in your account and also that your certification has been granted (under Exam History and Certification History). You should also be sure that your address is correct. If it is not, you can update it at

There could be several reasons why you have not received your certificate. These reasons are outlined in CertView under Certification Status>Certification History, with instructions for rectifying the issue and requesting your certificate.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on June 20, 2013 at 08:11 AM PDT #


I completed 1z0-042 & 1z0-043 exams but my Hands on course is still pending.

I want to become 10g OCP and upgrade it to 11g OCP. Kindly suggest me right path.

<> Please let me know whether i have to go for 10g training or 11g training to full fill the 10g OCP.

<> If i go for 10g training and submit hands on course details then i will be 10g OCP then i can go for upgrade to 11g OCP 1z0-050 (which doesn't require any training)

Posted by guest on November 30, 2014 at 05:45 AM PST #

Hi Mujeeb,
You can take either the 10g or 11g training to earn the 10g OCP certification. Then you can upgrade to 11g or even 12c if you like.

And you are correct, upgrading does not require training.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 02, 2014 at 12:41 PM PST #


I had passed oracle 9i OCA exam (izo-07,izo-031).Can I directly give exam for 11g dba exam?

Posted by dharmendra kumar on March 09, 2015 at 05:41 AM PDT #

You can upgrade directly to 11g or 12c DBA OCP. You can find the details on our website.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 09, 2015 at 01:06 PM PDT #

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