Oracle University Releases New PL/SQL Certification: Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional (OCP)
By Harold Green on Apr 10, 2009
Oracle University has released the new Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional (OCP) certification.
Testing began April 1, 2009 for the new "Oracle Database 11g Advanced PL/SQL" certification exam (1Z0-146) at Prometric testing centers worldwide. This exam tests the proficiency and knowledge in key areas of PL/SQL design and tuning to ensure the most efficient interface with the database and other applications. This 68-question exam is the only requirement to upgrade the Oracle PL/SQL Developer OCA to Oracle Certified Professional (OCP). Test candidates are allowed as long as 90 minutes to complete the exam, and a minimum score of 65% is required to pass. Score details and completion status are available immediately at the end of the exam.
Although training is not a mandatory requirement for this certification, it is highly encouraged to best prepare for the certification. Oracle offers the Oracle Database 11g: Advanced PL/SQL training course (#D52601GC10). In this class, students learn through real-life examples and hands-on lab activities to use advanced features of program design, packages, cursors, extended interface methods, large objects and collections as well as to write powerful PL/SQL programs. Additionally, students are taught programming efficiency, use of external C and Java routines, fine-grained access and safeguarding code against SQL Injection attacks. Course attendees will receive a downloadable eKit containing the training materials for this course.
Certification exam candidates can register now online at Prometric.
- Oracle Certification Track: Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional (OCP)
- Oracle Certification Exam: Oracle PL/SQL Developer (1Z0-146)
- Oracle Training: Oracle Database 11g: Advanced PL/SQL (D52601GC10)
- Prometric: Register Now