OTN Forum: Oracle Certification

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The Oracle Certification section of the popular Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Forum currently has threads such as:

  • Oracle PL/SQL Developer OCA
  • Hard discussion with the manager
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  • New Certification blog and new magazine about certification
  • How important is to have an Oracle Certification?
  • Opportunities for DBA trainees
  • Oracle EBS R12: E-Business Essentials
  • OCE Linux publishing a Oracle book

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There are a lot of hidden gems among the various discussion threads for Certification on OTN. Often the same questions are asked and the 'unofficial' forum managers (i.e. most active forum members - Hans and Sadbar. Thank you!) point them to the older threads and FAQ. I was wondering if its worthwhile to have a FAQ section on Oracle Wiki that can be frequently updated by all and any member. I can take the lead in getting the FAQ section on Oracle Wiki going. All suggestions are welcome!

Posted by OCP Advisor on August 15, 2008 at 09:53 AM PDT #

I'm new here, just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.

Posted by totCallyvat on August 17, 2008 at 04:28 PM PDT #

I have found the Oracle forum useful to students who are pursuing their certifications. There are many people who have doubts that need to be cleared. I shall refer this blog to some i know of.

Posted by Oracle Training Pune on August 18, 2008 at 08:13 PM PDT #

Can any body suggest me the latest release of OBIEE( is best support for SAP BW

Posted by atti on October 12, 2010 at 04:25 AM PDT #

Hello. I am a java application developer who has been working with a stand-alone application on a desktop PC. The operating system is Windows Vista. I have downloaded the Oracle 11g database from your website ( thank you), and created a very good dedicated 11g database instanse which is the back end of my project. There is no WebServer Application server or container... just a client application directly connected to the DB. I have been using a java DriverManager to create my database connections to the Oracle DB, but I would now like to be using an actual DataSource. Can someone help me ? I dont know where the actaul DataSource IS on my PC, or even if it exists. Thanks, ----- andy jerpe

Posted by Andrew Jerpe on October 18, 2010 at 11:57 PM PDT #

Hello Atti: This is a technical question that may be better served by being posted on the OTN forum http://forums.oracle.com/forums/main.jspa?categoryID=84. Regards, Brandye

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 27, 2010 at 11:56 PM PDT #

Hi, I am a computer professional new in oracle. I have written my first two papers for OCA and passed. I got notified by prometric each time I scheduled and exam. I still have never been contacted by Oracle stating If I passed or not or weather they will be sending or have sent my certificate. Is that Okay? Because when I wrote Microsoft I was contacted via email at least and even sent a scanned copy of my certificate before posting the hard copy. Brian

Posted by Brian on January 21, 2011 at 12:33 PM PST #

Hi Brian, You will not receive an email. If you have not received your certificate in the mail yet, you should check out our FAQ - http://bit.ly/94X2E0. QUESTION: I have not received my certification success kit. What do I do? ANSWER: If your package has not yet arrived, it could be for one of the following reasons: Less than 6-8 weeks has elapsed since completing your certification requirements. - Please allow up to 8 weeks to receive your kit after you have completed your final certification requirement. You have not completed all of the requirements for the certification exam track. - Visit certification.oracle.com and select your certification path to view remaining requirements. - Note that completion of the required training and approval of the course submission form are also required in paths that require training. Your exams were taken under different Oracle Testing IDs. - Contact www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/contact to merge your IDs (provide all IDs under which you have taken exams or submitted forms and confirm which ID should be the 'surviving id'). - Check certview.oracle.com to confirm when IDs are merged and all requirements show up under one record. - You can expect to receive your certification success kit within 6-8 weeks of the time your certification shows up in CertView. Your address is incorrect in our database and your certificate might have been returned. - Go to Pearson Vue Website and select "Personal Info" to update your address. - Check certview.oracle.com to confirm when the updated address shows up in your CertView profile. - Once the updated address shows up in your CertView profile, please email ocp-fulfillment_ww@oracle.com to request a reship of your certificate. If you still have not received your certificate after the waiting period and your address is correct in your Pearson Vue profile, please send an email message to ocp-fulfillment_ww@oracle.com. - Please include your Oracle Testing ID number in your message.

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 24, 2011 at 04:42 AM PST #

can u give me suggest for virtual machine creation. Actually i m newly about this.

Posted by Rajeev Kumar on November 21, 2011 at 04:10 AM PST #

Please advice how to use XML tag @section for multiple if condition

I am using <?if@section:CF_EDI_FLAG='YES'?> this tag and its worked for me.

But now i need to check one more condition TRX_TYPE='INV'.
i.e <?if@section:CF_EDI_FLAG='YES' AND TRX_TYPE='INV'?> like this.. i tried like this but concurent program going into warning..

Please suggest..

Posted by guest on May 30, 2012 at 09:05 AM PDT #

Please pose your question to the users on one of the OTN technical forums.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on May 30, 2012 at 01:59 PM PDT #

I am preparing for OCA examination and need softwares given OCA syllabus.
I tried to download but there is no proper version available.
If anyone has those softwares,please let me know.

Please paste link in comment

Posted by Rahul on September 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM PDT #

Did you go to the website certification.oracle.com, find the exam you wish to take and review the exam topics from there? There should be nothing to download. You should be able to review all exam topics from the exam web page.

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on September 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM PDT #

I have given 1z0-051 test(on 1st February 2016) i.e. Oracle SQL Fundamentals and I have got 42% in that exam which means that I have not passed it. I have done all 64 Questions in the exam and I have done 42 questions right which means I have my 65% exam correct and since there is no negative marking in the exam why I have got 42%. I didn't understand this.

Posted by Abhinav on February 02, 2016 at 04:11 AM PST #

You'll need to contact Oracle Certification Support for assistance on this question.


Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 03, 2016 at 09:56 AM PST #

Planning to do my first certification in SQL. Can i directly enroll 12C SQL fundamental certification?. Do I need to do 10g/11g certification (or any preliminary test) before taking 12C certification.

Posted by guest on May 21, 2016 at 02:28 AM PDT #

The SQL Fundamentals exam does not result in certification on its own. If you wish to earn a certification, you will need to pass the SQL Fundamentals exam along with another exam in your chosen certification path in order to earn a certification.

If you want to earn a SQL certification with a single exam, you can pursue one of the two certifications below.

Oracle Database 12c SQL Certified Associate

Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert

Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on May 25, 2016 at 07:21 AM PDT #

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