Question Of The Day: "How To Prepare"

At Oracle OpenWorld I received a number of questions about the “best way to study” from people who had never certified or hadn't upgraded in a while. By following this simple path you can almost certainly improve your knowledge and skills (the most important objective) and also do well on the exam(s).

Here are the steps:

 

1. Fully understand the certification requirements for the track that you are pursuing.

 

  • How many exams are there?
  • Is there a course requirement?
  • Are there any prerequisites?
  • What are the recommended courses, practice exams, etc.?

 

2. Carefully review the objectives for each exam and perform a “gap analysis”.

 

  • Review each set of exam objectives independently.
  • Grade your understanding and experience on each objective – high (10), medium (5) or low (1).

 

3. Based upon your “gap analysis,” build a comprehensive study plan and follow it.

 

  • Choose study types that you prefer (hands-on practice, course attendance, flash cards, white papers, books, etc.)

 

4. Reevaluate your gap analysis and update your study plan

 

  • By reviewing your progress you can continue to tweak and customize your study plan and will become more efficient in making progress.

 

It is important to note that multiple methods of study will expand your knowledge and skills further than just one. I highly recommend that you include a healthy amount of hands-on practice along with other more conventional methods that you choose.

 

Remember your goal in getting certified is not only to pass the exam(s), but more importantly to improve your knowledge and skills. Each gap that you identify represents an opportunity to become a better IT professional.

 


Paul Sorensen,
Director, Oracle Certification

 

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Comments:

hi,
i did my oracle 9i ocp want to upgrade to 11g can u direct me what is the procedure...

Posted by guest on October 12, 2011 at 02:30 AM PDT #

You can find upgrade information on our website at certification.oracle.com. Select the tab 'Already Certified' and then select 'Upgrade Your Certification'. You will be able to view the upgrade path on this page.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on October 17, 2011 at 08:21 AM PDT #

is there certificate for sql from oracle.

Posted by DANSU on January 06, 2012 at 06:22 AM PST #

Dansu,
There is an Oracle Database: SQL Certified Expert certification available. You can view the details on our website at http://bit.ly/JMuR.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 11, 2012 at 05:15 AM PST #

How can i get the syllabus for the introductory to oracle exams

Posted by guest on January 23, 2012 at 01:23 AM PST #

I suggest that you start by having a look at our website at certification.oracle.com. You will find a good deal of information on that site.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 23, 2012 at 09:49 AM PST #

ok

Posted by guest on January 25, 2012 at 09:38 AM PST #

Can you tell me whether it is possible to take the Oracle 11g SQL exam from home.?

Posted by Thushan on June 08, 2012 at 09:45 AM PDT #

The exam 1Z0-051 Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I is available online and you can take it from home. You will register at pearsonvue.com/oracle.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on June 11, 2012 at 09:59 AM PDT #

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