Welcome to the Oracle Certification Blog

Hi everyone, Welcome to the new Oracle Certification Program Blog. We hope that you’ll enjoy this as a great way for those of us on the Oracle Certification team to share information and updates into what’s going on in the program. Because we here at Oracle are hard at work each day to maximize the value of your Oracle certification, we look forward to sharing insights with you about what we are doing and why are doing it. Several weeks of brainstorming amongst the certification team has resulted in a list of topics that we feel I should discuss in the blog. Honestly - this list got pretty long. Sparing you the lengthy details, here are a few examples: - What is the Oracle program doing to help curb cheating? - What is the real value of certification? - How should I go about studying for the Oracle exams? - My certificate took longer than I expected to arrive. Why? - Why does Oracle have a training requirement? - What should I do if I have a problem? I look forward to covering not only these topics, but many more as well. Watch for new posts once or twice per week. My hope that it will give you some good insight to the ‘behind the scenes’ workings of the Oracle Certification Program. For comments, ideas, and/or suggestions, please email us at paul-blog_ww@oracle.com.

Regards,

Paul

Paul Sorensen
Director, Oracle Certification

Comments:

Hi Paul, I would like to thank you for have started this Oracle Certification Program Blog ... I'm sure that will help not only the members of Oracle community, but also anyone who is interested to become an Oracle certified. Congratulations and best regards ... Legatti

Posted by Eduardo Legatti on July 23, 2008 at 02:36 AM PDT #

I have studied Oracle 10g Administration Workshop I , I already passed 1z0-042 ,Now I am planing to appear in 1zo-043 exam . What requirments , you need for the DBA certification ??. I already got the traning from University of Toronto ?? they provided me a certificate for the completation of the DBA Oracle 10g course , Regards

Posted by Najam on July 24, 2008 at 06:26 AM PDT #

Hey Paul, Congratulations for the Blog. I believe Oracle professionals as well as beginners would entertain you with a good feedback. I appreciate the way Oracle corporation is putting efforts to define a healthy communication. Regards, Shehzad (OCP 9i & 10g)

Posted by M.Shehzad on August 01, 2008 at 05:53 PM PDT #

Paul, I recently cleared OCA (1z0-007 and 1z0-147) Now I'm studying for 1z0-141. Did I hear that the review questions are obsolete? Also, is there another path for OCP besides 1z0-141? Thanks for hosting this Blog. CL

Posted by Coleman Leviter on August 03, 2008 at 03:31 AM PDT #

Great job Paul! ;) Can you do me a favour and push ECM Certification with the Oracle UCM application - at the moment theres no certification for this that I`m aware of.. And Oracle have now owned this peace of software for just over a year. Thanks

Posted by John Sim on August 07, 2008 at 12:41 AM PDT #

Hello All, My self Hemant Joshi. I am working for MNC as a developer. From last month I got responsiblity of oracle DBA. To enhanced my knowledge in Oracle I want to do Oracle certification in Oracle 11G but i confused between developer and dba track. Can you please let me know which track should i opt. Is the certification module different for developer track and DBA tack. Can you please give me pointer to OCA \ OCP paper information, Reference Book, other course material. Thanks With Regards Hemant. hem_kec@yahoo.com

Posted by Hemant on August 09, 2008 at 02:20 AM PDT #

Hello All, My self Hemant Joshi. I am working for MNC as a developer. From last month I got responsibility of oracle DBA. To enhance my knowledge in Oracle I want to do Oracle certification in Oracle 11G but I am confused between developer and dba track. Can you please let me know which track should I opt. Is the certification module different for developer track and DBA tack? Can you please give the OCA \ OCP paper information, Reference Book, other course material? Thanks With Regards Hemant.

Posted by Hemant on August 09, 2008 at 08:28 PM PDT #

Hemant - yes, the Developer and DBA tracks are indeed different. The technical specifics of the Oracle Database 11g certification track series are detailed at http://tinyurl.com/3lxkmu.

Posted by mediaguy on August 10, 2008 at 10:29 PM PDT #

Dear all, I was going through Oracle's certification site where I found for Exam Number 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL®) under Recommended Training and Preparation category: # Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL # or Oracle Database 10g: Introduction to SQL # or Oracle Database 10g: SQL Fundamentals I & for Exam Number 1Z0-147(Program with PL/SQL) under Recommended Training and Preparation category: Oracle9i: Program with PL/SQL Oracle Database 10g: Program with PL/SQL Does this mean same exam code is applicable for 9i and 10g exam? Moreover, are the question sets same for these versions? How can one opt for 9i 0r 10g as same exam code is ther? What is the difference in these versions paper? Please enlighten me on this. thanks and regards

Posted by pramod on September 02, 2008 at 09:57 PM PDT #

hi,,, I completed my B.TECH (I.T) now i am currently working in oracle and SQL server!!! I am interested in doing oracle certification!!! I don't known what do and where to start !!! Can u able to suggest me what are the stages and how to start

Posted by Balakrishnan on September 07, 2008 at 03:40 AM PDT #

Hello all, I have done MCA in May 2008. I just want to do the oracle certification that will give my career bright. But I am confused between Oracle developer and a DBA. I dont know the responsibilties of DBA and a developer. Can anybody plz guide me about the responsibilities and the certification papers of both. My email id is amit.k08@gmail.com Thanks and Regards Amit Kumar

Posted by Amit on September 10, 2008 at 11:08 PM PDT #

Hey Paul... I'v successfully gone through ORACLE 9i schedule [on LINUX REHL#4] at M/s. SQL* International, New Delhi. M/s. SQL* International is a channel partner of ORACLE corp. Additionally I had a workshop on ORACLE DISCOVERER Business Intelligence tool. For past 4 years I'm working in ORACLE 8i + D2K 4.5 on WinServer2000, ORACLE 8i + Forms 6i on WindowsXP, ORACLE 9i + Discoverer on RHEL#3 in 3 different softwares with OLTP, OLTP and Warehousing requirements respectively for my company. I'v still not gone in for my certification. Is it worth going in for certification? If yes, what all certifications will fetch me Global Career opportunities? Would it be good to combine FORMS 6i Developer and Java Developer in my Qualifications? I'v some exposure of programming with FoxPro, PL/SQL and VB Currently I'm working for a Public Sector Company and feel that I'm not drawing as much package in accordance with my skill set. However, I'm not a Science graduate and that proves a stepping stone. Please reply Regards, Tapesh

Posted by Tapesh on September 17, 2008 at 05:08 PM PDT #

Dear All, As I have both Developer and DBA OCP Certifications. I can say that it is all matter of deciding what career path you are pursuing decides the OCP Exam to be taken. I personally believe that if you are a Developer and development DBA. It is very good to get some education towards Oracle Database Administration and then practice a lot all the DBA activities on a PC to get some understanding. This gives you a very good start to pursue OCP DBA Certification. Also subscribe to otn.oracle.com to get more information on DBA articles. Remember that OCP Cerification is just a start but it is very essential to get all the information. As it covers all aspects of DBA job role which normally a development DBA may not be able to experience in reality. Best of luck ! regards Sandeep

Posted by Sandeep Padhye on September 17, 2008 at 09:04 PM PDT #

I have cleared the OCA exam for 9i. I like to know which exam do i need to give for Oracle 10g or for 11g. Please sent the reply at the earliest as i need to plan accordingly.

Posted by Hanish Nair on September 23, 2008 at 08:22 PM PDT #

Hi I need to know the order in which the exams need to be given by a developer. The sql as wellas pl/sql Please do respond at the earliest

Posted by Melani on September 30, 2008 at 02:39 PM PDT #

Hi Melani - there is not a required sequence for the Oracle PL/SQL and Oracle Forms Developer exams on http://bit.ly/1oyl6E, so they may be taken in any order.

Posted by Harold Green on September 30, 2008 at 11:38 PM PDT #

Hi, i am a software developer working in Java for last six months and i wish to switch over to database side.I would like to go for Oracle application developer stream.please gide me guidance on how to start and proceed.thanks in advance

Posted by Deepu on October 06, 2008 at 02:27 PM PDT #

Hi, Is there any certification available for Oracle Apps. If so, pls. give me the link. tks mani

Posted by Mani on November 06, 2008 at 03:46 PM PST #

Oracle does indeed have certification for many Oracle applications. Visit http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=142 for more the actual certification tracks and details.

Posted by Harold Green on November 06, 2008 at 10:59 PM PST #

Hi, I am a certfied tester.Can anyone please let me know which oracle certification is best suitable for me. Thanks, Prabhavathi

Posted by Prabhavathi on November 24, 2008 at 06:58 PM PST #

Hi ! i am a fresh graduate of computer sciences.i want to start my professional life with the oracle.i have little experience of using E-business suite R12 and i like it. i want a guideline for a beautiful and opportunistic career. Thanks, Munib iqbal

Posted by Munib Iqbal on November 27, 2008 at 03:42 AM PST #

i just concluded my O.C.A training programm and have just taken my O.C.A exams and am preparing for my O.C.P training program .How do i continue to practice wht i have learnt as a O.C.A DBA

Posted by chris on November 30, 2008 at 08:12 PM PST #

I'm working in PL/SQL .Please let me know what type of certification I need to do.Can you please List the Certification Exams in Oracle and the use of the exam.

Posted by Subathra on December 18, 2008 at 06:26 PM PST #

Subathra - here is an excellent source of information for what you're looking for: http://bit.ly/lNI6 Cheers, - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on December 18, 2008 at 11:56 PM PST #

Hi, I want to know about complete oracle certification. Initially what are the basics we need to know for this? Which is the starting phase of the certification(SQL server certification etc)? I want to know detailedly about the steps for the certification o be a DBA. Related sites for studies Thanks a lot Bhavani

Posted by Bhavani on December 28, 2008 at 08:26 PM PST #

Hi Bhavani - Oracle has multiple certifications and therefore there is not just a single route to take to get certified. It primarily depends on what services you provide or intend to provide. You can then use the certification path for your area. For example, if you intend to work with Oracle Database 11g, then you would follow this route. But if instead you worked with, say Oracle E-Business Suite R12, you might instead follow one of the paths shown here. Good luck! We look forward to having you onboard and Oracle Certified! Cheers, - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on January 05, 2009 at 02:57 AM PST #

Could you please suggest any study material for 1Z0-141. I searched oracle press publications and no book is covering the whole syllabus given in the oracle site for the exam. The pdfs provided by oracle are at a very high level. Please help. Thanks vamsi

Posted by vamsi on January 05, 2009 at 07:37 PM PST #

Hi Vamsi - there is a "Recommended Training and Preparation" section on the exam page that has some good resources. Cheers, - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on January 05, 2009 at 10:42 PM PST #

hii paul, i have just completed my engineering in computer science and was interested in taking up oracle certifications.i wanted to know that how can the certifications help me in fetching a job?please sugest me all the possible options also.also please give me the future perspective of the career after taking the certifications. thankin u..

Posted by ritesh on January 06, 2009 at 02:46 AM PST #

Hi Ritesh, Congratulations on your degree. This is a great accomplishment! The next few blog posts (after this one) discuss using certification to build your career. I suggest that you take a look. Your CS degree is a great addition and a great start. Certification is another important step. Additionally you should look to gain some experience, hone your communication skills and build your network. There are a number of Oracle-related professionals that read this blog. I hope that some of them will comment on their perspective of their careers as DBAs, Developers or Implementation Consultants.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on January 06, 2009 at 06:34 AM PST #

Hi, If anybody can help me in clearing my doubts regarding OCA certification it would be appreciable. I am planning to do OCA certfication as an application developer in Oracle 9i. What i understood from various sites is that i have to first appear for exam IZ0 007 following another exam, here is where i am stuck up . I am not clear which is the second exam i have to prepare for . On some site i can find second exam as IZ0 031 wheras other sites shows IZ0 147. Please help me in selection of appropriate exam number. Thanks

Posted by sonali on January 19, 2009 at 11:58 AM PST #

Hi Sonali - the track page at http://bit.ly/TcVb is the official source of information for the Oracle 9i Database certification tracks. To earn the Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Associate ()CA), there are two steps you must take: (1) Take any one of four exams (your choice): 1Z0-001 (Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL), 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL), 1Z0-047 (Oracle Database SQL Expert), or 1Z0-051 (Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I). (2) Take 1Z0-031 (Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I) Good luck! - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on January 20, 2009 at 12:29 AM PST #

hello my qualification is mca and i want to do oracle certification ocp but i don't know whether i select application developer or database administration and where jobs are available more either in administrator or development Regards Sumit Sharma

Posted by sumit sharma on January 25, 2009 at 12:55 AM PST #

Hi all I live in Jacksonville, FL and would like to be get my certification. Where can I go?

Posted by Barbara Robinson on February 05, 2009 at 05:31 AM PST #

hi all......... i hav completed OCA.....nw want to do OCP i.e oracle 9i forms developer(1z0-141) but i m nt getting its ebook of any reference book......if any hav plz send it 2 me(31biswas@gmail.com).... plz help me...........

Posted by amit on February 07, 2009 at 12:16 PM PST #

hi paul i m B.E fresher and want to start my career in oracle10g dba please suggest me the steps and exams to be given 10g administration..................

Posted by kishore on February 09, 2009 at 06:00 PM PST #

Hi all, I have completed OCA (1ZO-311) for Oracle Application Server 10G Administration. Now that Oracle has acquired Weblogic , where do i stand ? should i progress in Fusion line or Weblogic line ? Any thoughts? Oracle Guys what is the future product line....? Regards Ram

Posted by Ram on February 10, 2009 at 07:04 AM PST #

Hi Ram - Congrats on successfully completing the -311 exam and hence - your new OCA certification! OCP for Oracle Application Server 10G Administration would definitely be the next step. (re: product & certification information – can only be released only when a date is confirmed) Cheers, - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on February 11, 2009 at 02:53 AM PST #

Hi, I had completed "1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL" exam. Now I want complete PL/SQL certification, so which exam i need to take ...I need the exam name. After completion "1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL" exam I had not received any hardcopy of certificate ....if i complete PL/SQL then i think i will receive. If anyone knows the exact name of PL/SQL exam please let me know.

Posted by Mahesh on February 17, 2009 at 11:58 AM PST #

Hi Harold, How do the OCA/OCP/OCM/OCE certifications and those done through OPN like some Sales Champion Certification differ? I know it greatly adds value to the Partner organization but I would like to know what exactly is the real value of certification done through OPN from an individual's point of view? Expecting a quick and positive reply. Regards, Shekhar

Posted by Shekhar on February 18, 2009 at 08:40 PM PST #

Hi, I recently cleared the exam 1z0-007. Do i receive any preliminary certificate acknowledging this certification? Thanks Sridhar Kumar K

Posted by Sridhar Kimar K on March 04, 2009 at 04:37 AM PST #

Hi, I want to certify in the E-Biz suite (11i). The certification requires "hands-on" classroom training. I live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area and cannot find any provider supporting the E-business suite. So - without the classroom training I can't achieve the Certification. I cannot use Oracle University. I have to pay for this out of my own pocket and have limited means. I have been to the Oracle Workforce Development Program site (https://workforce.oracle.com) and reviewed all the providers in Texas. What can I do to achieve the certification given that I can't find a classroom training I can afford?

Posted by Art Babb on March 10, 2009 at 01:33 PM PDT #

I'm sorry Art, but I don't know that there's really an option for 'free' or really low-cost training (particularly in specialized areas such as Oracle's applications). The training providers - both at Oracle and partners (and even non-partners) - work hard and at a significant expense to produce and deliver the training courses. I don't know the exact details, but my understanding is that the costs of courseware development, classroom, equipment, instructors, back-end systems, etc. really adds up. Regards, - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on March 11, 2009 at 12:36 AM PDT #

I'm working in PL/SQL .Please let me know what type of certification I need to do.Can you please List the Certification Exams in Oracle and the use of the exam. Dear all, I was going through Oracle's certification site where I found for Exam Number 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL®) under Recommended Training and Preparation category: # Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL # or Oracle Database 10g: Introduction to SQL # or Oracle Database 10g: SQL Fundamentals I & for Exam Number 1Z0-147(Program with PL/SQL) under Recommended Training and Preparation category: Oracle9i: Program with PL/SQL Oracle Database 10g: Program with PL/SQL Does this mean same exam code is applicable for 9i and 10g exam? Moreover, are the question sets same for these versions? How can one opt for 9i 0r 10g as same exam code is ther? What is the difference in these versions paper? Please enlighten me on this. thanks and regards

Posted by M P CHANDAN on March 12, 2009 at 03:25 PM PDT #

Hello I am totally new to Oracle . Could you please guide me as to where to begin Thanks Chris

Posted by Christopher Rai on March 16, 2009 at 02:50 PM PDT #

Hello MP Chandan, Regarding your question on which exams you need to take for a PL/SQL certification, you can check on our website at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=155 for the PL/SQL certification paths. You may also contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com for further information. Regarding your question about exam 147: The 147 exam is one single exam. It has been validated against both the 9i and 10g courses. There is not a 9i and a 10g version of this exam. Either the 9i or the 10g courses will help you to prepare for this exam. If you will notice, the PL/SQL Developer OCA certification is not version-specific. Regards, Brandye

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 17, 2009 at 01:06 AM PDT #

I hear people say there are dumps for every exams. And does the questions which appear in the dumps appear in the exams too. If this is the case, is this certification really worth it.

Posted by Ajith on March 19, 2009 at 07:37 PM PDT #

Hi, I have cleared 3 papers in OCP track (intr to 9i SQL IZO-007, 9i DB Fund-I IZ0-031 & 9i Performance Tuning IZ0-033). The last paper on this track is 9i DB Fund-II IZ0-033. I wrote well, but failed. Later came to know that I have to register for atleast 1 paper in this track. Is it true? Why not Oracle put a check and stop me from taking the exam? It is total waste of time and money. Thanks, Rajini

Posted by rajini on March 22, 2009 at 10:07 PM PDT #

HI... I am srikanth just finished my engineering in the stream of computer science. i have got a job in a small company in the filed of sql/plsql and developer2000. since i am a fresher i would like yo know which oracle certifications will help me to succeed and progress in my work.. please through some light on this..

Posted by Srikanth on March 23, 2009 at 09:09 PM PDT #

Hi Rajini - We'd like to know more about which "paper" you had to "register" for. Please email our customer service team directly them at ocpexam_ww@oracle.com. Cheers, - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on March 24, 2009 at 11:11 PM PDT #

Hi Srikanth - Congratulations on your new position! Oracle offers the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate (OCA) and the Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional (OCP) certifications. First step would be earning the OCA certification, which can also be later applied towards the OCP certification with more experience. You can find all the details on the certification track and exams at http://bit.ly/ghz2. Good luck! - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on March 24, 2009 at 11:16 PM PDT #

hi i am working in bpo industry since last three years and want to go in it sector and planning to take oracle certifications for dba can you help me by elaborating the possible chances of getting jobs and salary as fresher.

Posted by nick on March 25, 2009 at 03:22 AM PDT #

Hi Nick - this question will likely get a best response over on the Oracle Certification Forum. Good luck! - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on March 25, 2009 at 03:33 AM PDT #

I want to do WebLogic Server Adimin certitification. Can anybody guide me from where to register for it in New Delhi.

Posted by prem saharan on March 25, 2009 at 01:45 PM PDT #

Hello, Could somebody please let me know the difference between 1Z0-001 (Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL), 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL), 1Z0-047 (Oracle Database SQL Expert), or 1Z0-051 (Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I). Which one should be given? Thanks in advance

Posted by arti on March 26, 2009 at 05:02 PM PDT #

Hi Arti – the View All Exams page is a great resource that allows you to compare the exams and objectives. Good luck! - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on March 27, 2009 at 06:57 AM PDT #

Hi, When opting for OCA there are multiple choices.Like one may go for oracle 11i,oracle 10g,Oracle 9i. All of them have different tests to attempt. Can anybody please elaborate on which exam exactly would be beneficial and why. Getting certified on latest technology i.e Oracle 10g /Oracle 11i would help or Oracle 9i holds the same importance?

Posted by shweta on April 07, 2009 at 02:44 AM PDT #

Hi Shweta - there are some good discussions going on in the Oracle Certification Forum, with many folks sharing even from their own personal experiences. You can check it out at http://bit.ly/2qi6PK. Good luck! - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on April 07, 2009 at 03:20 AM PDT #

Hi, Is there a cheaper alternative to the oracle approved courses for OCP 10g DBA certification? I have completed the test but can't afford the price for the course.

Posted by Raj on April 10, 2009 at 02:58 AM PDT #

Hi, I am working on the Oracle Identity Manager since past 1 year. I wish to be certified in this. So, I searched a lot if Oracle has any certification test/program for this but could not find any. Can anyone please let me know, if Oracle is planning to start any certification in OIM? If yes, how long it will take to be available for registration? If no, then are there any other OIM related certifications available? Thanks, Kulesh...

Posted by Kulesh on April 13, 2009 at 08:09 PM PDT #

Hi Kulesh, There is currently no OIM certification under the Oracle Certification Program and there are currently no plans to create an OIM certification. You can always find the most up-to-date information on available certifications and upcoming certifications on the Oracle Certification Website at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=39. Thank you for your query. Regards, Brandye Barrington Certification Program Manager

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 14, 2009 at 04:53 AM PDT #

Hello Mr. Barrington, Thank you for the instant reply. I'll keep checking the website you mentioned. Have a great time ahead... Regards, Kulesh...

Posted by Kulesh on April 19, 2009 at 03:45 PM PDT #

Dear Paul, I've completed 1z0-007 and 1z0-147 for Oracle 9i. But now I like to go for DBA track 1Z0-042 for 10g. Is it possible to appear for DBA fundamentals I, with Oracle 9i SQL exam cleared? Thanks in advance. Regards, Saravanan G

Posted by Saravanan Ganesan on April 19, 2009 at 07:58 PM PDT #

Hi Saravanan - congratulations on your new Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate! And as you've correctly pointed out, your 1Z0-007 exam counts for credit on the 10g DBA track too. The only exam needed to earn your 10g DBA OCA certification would be "Oracle Database 10g: Administration I" (1Z0-042). (see the 10g DBA certification track here: http://bit.ly/bwXV) Cheers, - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on April 20, 2009 at 01:58 AM PDT #

hi! sir, my name is JOHN JULIUS RUGINA, i took the OCA examj(1z0-042) on February 28th and i also cleared my (1z0-007) exam on march 28th. but i havent received my certificate untill today. I wanted to know the status of my certificate,please help me because i don't know what to do. My prometri ID is 1007550. my email id is johnrugina@yahoo.co.in. Please send me all the replies to the email above. thankyou sir, hope to here from you soon.

Posted by JOHN on June 13, 2009 at 05:14 PM PDT #

Hi John - thank you for your participation here in the Oracle Certification blog. Our customer service team can likely best help you with this question - please email directly them at ocpexam_ww@oracle.com. Good luck! - Harold

Posted by Harold Green on June 15, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT #

Hi, I am having over 4 years experiance Oracle Apps(Techno-Functional) . Now i am feeling to do Oracle Certifications , Basically i am working as Techno-Funtional Consultant , I am good in SQL,PL/SQL ,Forms & Reports 6i, BI/XML Publisher and Beginer in OAF Advise me Best Certification Path. Is it better to complete OCA in 10g and then OAF Certifications(if any ) Regards, B.Gowda

Posted by Basavanagowda on July 08, 2009 at 03:32 PM PDT #

Can you please give me pointer to OCA \ OCP paper information, Reference Book, other course material.

Posted by Anand kandhare on July 13, 2009 at 09:52 PM PDT #

Hi Anand - your best resource will be the Oracle Certification website: www.oracle.com/education/certification. Cheers, —Harold

Posted by Harold Green on July 14, 2009 at 06:43 AM PDT #

sir why sql stat and other oracle partners do not provide 10g/11g OCA/OCP training in kolkata??

Posted by sayantan chakraborty on July 16, 2009 at 12:32 AM PDT #

Hi Sayantan, For all training queries, your local OU representative will be best able to assist. You can find the correct number at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=225. Regards, Brandye

Posted by Brandye Barrington on July 17, 2009 at 12:32 AM PDT #

I recently cleared the exam 1z0-007, and i want to know wich track would be best Developer or DBA and which one have good demand in industry

Posted by sumeet on July 26, 2009 at 06:49 PM PDT #

Hi Sumeet - this might also be a good question for the the Oracle Certification Tech Forum, where folks from many different industries can help weigh in.

Good luck!
—Harold

Posted by Harold Green on July 27, 2009 at 02:37 AM PDT #

Hi to everybody, I dont know how to get the Certifications from the Oracle. But i have good knowledge(not fully but medium) in oracle. So pls suggest me which Certification is suitable and be best in the future. Now i am in medium stage. So pls suggest me and wt is the procedure i have to follow to get the certification.

Posted by Naresh on August 12, 2009 at 06:38 PM PDT #

Nawazish: I have cleared the OCA exam for 9i. I like to know which exam do i need to give for Oracle 10g or for 11g. Please sent the reply at the earliest as i need to plan accordingly. email: nawazish_01@yahoo.com

Posted by Nawazish on August 12, 2009 at 09:34 PM PDT #

Hi Nawazish – congratulations on successfully completing the 9i exam! The 10g and 11g certification paths can be found at http://bit.ly/bmS3z. Good luck!

Posted by Paul Sorensen on August 14, 2009 at 12:51 AM PDT #

Hi Naresh – this depends on your situation and goals. I would try this question over on the OTN Certification Forum at http://bit.ly/HGWo to get some feedback from colleagues who can share their experiences. Good luck!

Posted by Paul Sorensen on August 14, 2009 at 12:54 AM PDT #

Hi Paul, I have completed my IZO-007,IZO-147 and I got OCA. I am planning to prepare for OCP . In the exam path I saw IZO-146 syllabus and started searching for material. But I couldn't found any material or books for this IZO-146. Could you please suggest me the book name or material. Thanks in advance Regards, Roopa.

Posted by roopa on August 19, 2009 at 06:41 AM PDT #

Hi Roopa – many of these test prep books and exam guides are written by outside publishers, so I'm not sure if one exists right now for 1Z0-146. Oracle University does offer the "Oracle Database 11g: Advanced PL/SQL" training course (http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/show_desc.redirect?dc=D52601GC10) but obviously that's a full training course (versus a standalone training book).

Posted by Paul Sorensen on August 19, 2009 at 08:04 AM PDT #

Hi, Recently I appeared for OCP IZO - 050 11g Upgrade Exam but failed. I got 48 % and passing marks were 61 %. I observed that this exam had 79 questions in 1hr. 45 minutes instead of usual 60 questions....also the questions were very difficult and lengthy. Please suggest how to study for this exam and whether I should retake this exam soon ? Regards, Manish.

Posted by Manish Orkey on August 30, 2009 at 01:03 PM PDT #

Hi Manish – each of our certification exams has a unique number of test questions (in other words, there are no "set number of questions"). So what we recommend is a careful study of the exam page, which in this case is http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=41&p_org_id=1080544&lang=US&p_exam_id=1Z0_050. This page will also provide you the best possible guidance on when you will be ready for the next exam, as it specifically lists each exam objective. My recommendation is to carefully assess your knowledge and skills against each of these objectives. Good luck!

Posted by Paul Sorensen on August 30, 2009 at 11:37 PM PDT #

Hi Paul, I am OCP 8.0 Certified and want to upgrade to OCP 11g with status of OCP 8,8i,9i,10g,11g. Can i appear directly in OCP 11g exams for as said above? Is there any way other than 1). IZ0-035 and IZ0-050. Thanks

Posted by Hamza on September 01, 2009 at 03:15 PM PDT #

Hi Hamza - just saw your question over on http://bit.ly/VvXNp too so have answered it there.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on September 02, 2009 at 03:34 AM PDT #

hi all i want to know about oracle certification exams,how to start preparing and what is the fees and the schedule of exams.. can i get any free books onlin to study.. please help me

Posted by mayuri on September 06, 2009 at 03:40 PM PDT #

I am a newbie...I would like to become certified in Oracle,am interested in the database.I have a an IT degree but would like to be more marketable. Please advise where I should start from...what kind of books should i buy and how many exams do I need to take? Thank you!

Posted by Sibeso on September 15, 2009 at 09:08 AM PDT #

I am new to Oracle. I want a DBA certification. Which is better - start with oracle 9i and then upgrade to 10g or just go for Oracle 10g?

Posted by Piyali Dey on September 16, 2009 at 12:46 AM PDT #

Hi Piyali - a good question. The shortest route (least exams) would be to start with 10g, which would require three exams, and in the end - you would have 2 certifications (10g OCA, 10g OCP). However, if you took the 9i /10g upgrade route, it would be 5 exams but you would actually come out of it with 3 certifications (9i OCA,9i OCP, 10g OCP). It might be good to check with some of the folks over on the OTN Certification Forum for some peer advice and experiences as well. Good luck!

Posted by Paul Sorensen on September 16, 2009 at 02:41 AM PDT #

Hi Sibeso - this is great and I hope for a great successful career for you. Since I know there is no single "right answer" to this, I would recommend asking your colleagues over on the OTN Forum, who can share their experience and recommendations. http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=459

Posted by Paul Sorensen on September 16, 2009 at 03:01 AM PDT #

Hi, i did oca 1st paper ( SQL) and when i checked in the prometric center for the 2nd paper to complete the OCA, they were telling the contract with oracle is finished and now certview is the one for the oracle exams. Can any one tell me how to goahead now. i need to finish my oca certification.

Posted by Srilekha on October 17, 2009 at 08:04 PM PDT #

Hi, I would say that the mechanism to get the access to CertView is prone to create problems. I tried the first time to access the CertView on Sep, 30th and still have problems (I posted in right place the details). I would suggest to find a better way to manage the link process which could save time. Thanks -- Fabio D'Alfonso 'Your Partner in Business' cell. +39.348.059.40.22 web: www.fabiodalfonso.com email: fabio.dalfonso@fabiodalfonso.com fax: +39.06.874.599.581 BlackBerry® Wireless Enabled Address.

Posted by Fabio D'Alfonso on October 28, 2009 at 12:49 AM PDT #

Respected Farooq Sir, First I completed Ist and IInd papers training in Oracle 9i from UPTEC, Kanpur which is the only Oracle Authorised and APPROVED TRAINING centre in Kanpur. I recieved the OCA certificate within one month of giving the IInd exam paper. For the OCP classes they had no Certified Teacher. So after that I studied the IIIrd and IVth paper of Oracle 9i from private teacher who was OCP in 9i and 10g and gave the exams from UPTEC, Kanpur. He was working in a Pharma Company as System Administrator in Kanpur at that time. Now he too has left Kanpur to some unknown destination. So I seek your help and advice. I hope I am not disturbing you. Thanks Irfan

Posted by IRFAN AHMAD ANSARI on November 14, 2009 at 09:02 PM PST #

Hi Paul I am about to start my OCA studies, but am wondering what the best resource is? I have attended a 10g Admin Workshop I class at a training provider, and own a copy of the Oracle Press "OCP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide". Will studying 'Part I' of the book cover all the topics currently in exam 1Z0-042? I was considering buying the self study NetG CD-ROM's, but am wary of doing this if they do not cover all the material. If neither of these cover all the material, can you reccomend a resource that does? I would like to be able to have a definitive item that I can say 'this is it', and get started! Thanks Gary

Posted by Gary on November 20, 2009 at 06:59 PM PST #

Hi Gary - the ultimate 'guide' to what is on the exam is of course the exam objectives themselves, as outlined on the exam page. That said though, the "OCP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide" certainly appears to be an excellent resource based on its contents. I would recommend checking other's experiences on the OTN Forum as well.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on November 24, 2009 at 01:17 AM PST #

Thanks Paul - the Certification Forum is really useful at http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=459

Posted by Gary on November 24, 2009 at 06:15 AM PST #

Hi Paul, I am preparing for 1z007 OCA certification. Could you please let me know where can I write the exam in Toronto.

Posted by Aliva Das on December 11, 2009 at 12:54 AM PST #

Hi Aliva - you can find your closest testing center by going to Pearson VUE's Test Center Locator.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on December 14, 2009 at 12:53 AM PST #

Hi Irfan - I suspect that Customer Service on this may have already contacted you on this, but if not - please check with them at ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on December 14, 2009 at 02:52 AM PST #

Hello I am new to this blog. I have a bit of experience with SQL. I want to do certification with oracle(OCA). I need your help regarding the study material for the exam. Which books will you refer for the IZ0-047 exam? Can i find some material online for preparing for this exam? If yes, can you please mention the site. Thank you for your help in advance. Manya

Posted by Manya on December 28, 2009 at 03:09 AM PST #

Hi Paul I am a MCA Pass-out,i am keen to lean Oracle 11i,Can you please tell the authorized training or learning center in Chandigarh or Delhi in INDIA. And Also tell me from where i have to start to learn Oracle 11i.

Posted by Ravneet Singh on January 12, 2010 at 02:14 AM PST #

Hello, I want to have certification in oracle developer track in 10g or in latest technology.Please guide me. Thanks Vaneet Malhotra

Posted by Vaneet on January 14, 2010 at 12:41 PM PST #

Hi, I have completed my IZO-007,IZO-147 and I got OCA. Now i want to shift DBA side. Let me know which certification i have to finish ? What are the prerequisites ? Fee details Give me url or oracle site which can go directly to that page. Regards Rama

Posted by rama on February 07, 2010 at 05:21 PM PST #

Hi Rama - good news: just one exam - Oracle Database 11g: Administration I 1Z0-052. See the certification track at http://bit.ly/fadC. Good luck!

Posted by Paul Sorensen on February 09, 2010 at 11:49 PM PST #

Hi I wanted to do OCA(DBA) but im confused that should i do it in 9i or 10g? Also what are the benefits of doing oracle certification. What edge it gives to my career.?

Posted by Gaurav Singh Samant on February 14, 2010 at 11:04 PM PST #

Hi Gaurav - each of our certifications has advantages for their respective technical areas. You need to determine which near-term and long-term technical areas you want to pursue. It would be good to take a look at the discussions on the OTN Certification Forum to see and discuss what others are doing as well. We've also just published a short two-part video series on The Benefits of Oracle Certification which you watch now.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on February 17, 2010 at 10:59 PM PST #

Hello sir, i am a beginer to ORACLE field. I want to appear for certification exams. I came to know that there are two tracks DBA & DEVELOPER ,but i am getting confused that which track should i choose.???? Which one has good job opportunities???? Kindly, clarify my doubts..........

Posted by Anjali on March 08, 2010 at 01:53 PM PST #

Anjali - they BOTH do - the opportunities depend on the route you choose. Check over on the OTN Certification Forum for a wealth of advice from your peers.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on March 09, 2010 at 01:17 AM PST #

Hi all, Thank you for starting this blog, I'm new in this blog but i've got the OCA and OCP in 2006 from that time i seek for a community for OCPs at oracle.com, like a blog or forum or anything that will keep OCPs live and fresh, as an OCPs we gain many things at place of work, but is there any privileges for an OCP to aword or granted by oracle/oracle.com for us? please tell me if any; thanks for your efforts, best regards

Posted by Gehad Ali on March 16, 2010 at 03:19 AM PDT #

Hi Gehad - yes, check out CertView, which is a new Oracle Certification Program management system that we just launched last year which gives you the ability to: * View your Oracle certification transcript and exam history * Download your authorized certification logos * Get an update on the status of your certification success kit, and * Send an official verification of your certification status to third parties on demand.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on March 17, 2010 at 02:32 AM PDT #

Hi, I have 8 years of experience and I have passed Oracle10g OCA and OCP exams last year, I didn't take Oracle Training, Now I need OCP certificate and for that I need to attend one Oracle Training Course, Question: Can I take training of Oracle11g Workshop II and obtain my Oracle10g OCP and Oarcle11g OCP?

Posted by Mustafa Ali on March 18, 2010 at 12:55 AM PDT #

Hi, I am pursuing MCA -5 sem from IGNOU, now I just want to do the oracle certification that will give my career bright. But, I am confused between Oracle developer and a DBA. Can anybody plz guide me about the where jobs are available more either in administrator or development. I want to oracle certification from UPTEC kanpur. So, Is best for certification or not,pls suggest me. Thanks....

Posted by Puja pal on May 26, 2010 at 01:23 PM PDT #

Hi Puja pal - For this, I'd recommend checking on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Certification Forum, where you can engage in peer-to-peer discussions, share techniques, advice and best practices with others in the field.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on May 28, 2010 at 03:29 AM PDT #

Sir, Plz let me know passing criteria for Oracle 9i exam 1Z0-147. I want to appear for the exam.

Posted by Kashmira on May 30, 2010 at 05:59 PM PDT #

Hi, What is the cost of taking certification test of R12 GL, AP and AR in India. Can i take the test in Pune. Is there any guide which contain old question paper of the test. Can you please inform me. Thanks and Best regards, Giju

Posted by Gijumon Chellappan on May 31, 2010 at 10:26 PM PDT #

Hi, I am planning to appear for the below oracle certification exams 1Z0-051 Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I 1Z0-144 Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL 1Z0-146 Oracle 11g Advanced PL/SQL Could you please suggest some books or study materials to prepare for these exams... Thank you for your time and consideration. Robin

Posted by Robin on June 01, 2010 at 12:49 AM PDT #

hi all, I am a MBA in marketing and IT. i want to shift my domain to IT and that too in DBA. I am a MSc in bioinformatics too. Kindly suggest me if OCP can help me in framing my career. regards nishant thakur nishantthakur57@gmail.com

Posted by Nishant Thakur on July 03, 2010 at 10:09 PM PDT #

hello sir, first of all i would like to thank u for creating such type of blog which would really help the oracle certification aspirant. i m pursuing mca from dehradun institute of technology and m 2nd year. sir i would like to become oracle certified database administrator. and for that i would like to join best institute in delhi which would really help me. bcoz i believe in quality education. sir will u let me know is there any other certification provided by oracle which would really help me. sir i want to become developer and administrator to. i have a keen interest in it. i can do anything for it. sir plz let me know what is the correct time to join such certification. plz help me out sir. thank u.

Posted by rahul sharma on July 14, 2010 at 04:13 PM PDT #

Hi paul, I done OCA for 9i in the year 2009. Now I want to do my OCP level in 10g. Is there any chance to do like this? Please suggest me....Is there any way to do the course through online?

Posted by HimaBindu on July 14, 2010 at 06:18 PM PDT #

HI, I have completed my OCA(1Z0-007 & 1Z-147) yesterday. Can u please tell me when i will get the hard copy of my certificate. Or do i need to do anything extra for that ?. Thanks & Regards

Posted by SMRUTI RANJAN SAMAL on July 26, 2010 at 02:02 PM PDT #

Smruti - congratulations on completing the requirements for your Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate certification. No further action is required, and you should receive your certification success kit within 4-6 weeks.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on July 26, 2010 at 11:46 PM PDT #

Dear all, I am interested in doing Oracle Developers Certification in 10g. I found out the Exam Number to be 1Z0-007. But I dint get clear information if this exam number is for 10g or 9i. And also if this Exam Number is for OCA or for Oracle Developers Certification. Kindly let me know if the Exam Number 1Z0-007 is for Oracle Developers Certification in 10g. Thanks and Regards, Kavya

Posted by Kavya Shri on August 07, 2010 at 03:48 AM PDT #

Kavya - Exam 1Z0-07 is "Introduction to Oracle9i SQL" so is therefore based on 9i. The exam is currently used on four certification tracks: (1) Oracle9i DBA OCA, (2) Oracle 10g DBA OCA, (3) Oracle 11g DBA OCA, and (4) PL/SQL Developer OCA.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on August 09, 2010 at 01:15 AM PDT #

Hi Paul, I am working on Oracle Agile PLM as End User/Administrator, I am interested in getting training and certification on implementation / Upgrade of Oralce Agile PLM. Please let me know with the useful information on the same. Thanks Phaniraj Rao

Posted by Phaniraj rao on August 18, 2010 at 08:47 PM PDT #

Hi, I would like to do a oracle certification in 10g. where can i get the exam code and materials for my preparation.

Posted by sharmele on August 22, 2010 at 07:44 PM PDT #

i have completed B.E.(IT). i am interested in oracle certification.but, i don't know where to start and how to register for exams.can u help me?

Posted by solunke pallavi on August 26, 2010 at 02:17 PM PDT #

hi, i am vinod i am learning m.c.a and i am looking for OCA certification so i want to know how much it worth(in case money) for me to have a oracle oca certified.

Posted by vinod on September 01, 2010 at 07:09 PM PDT #

Hi, myself Elango Gopal, completed my ORACLE DBA course & Global OCP certification at SQLSTAR INTERNATIONAL LTD,MUMBAI,INDIA. After that i completed my OCP certification exam and passed also .But still I have not received my OCP certifications. Please find the oracle DBA 9i completed's certification's attachment of SQLSTAR INTERNATIONAL,MUMBAI,INDIA where i completed my ORACLE DBA classes. and Please send either my OCP certification or revert me with reply why you are delay to send the certifications.

Posted by Elango Gopal on September 01, 2010 at 08:33 PM PDT #

Hi Elango - our customer service team can best help you with this - please email directly them at ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on September 01, 2010 at 11:32 PM PDT #

Hi, I'm 9i OCA and now want to 11g OCP. What is my certification path, is 9i OCA certification help me or I will need to do fresh certification in 11g. Waiting for your valuable suggestion. Regards, Mritunjay

Posted by Mritunjay on September 22, 2010 at 08:56 PM PDT #

Hello, I've got the cool e-mail from OCP Team: "Please note that exam 1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g: Administration I is updated as 1Z0-942 Oracle Database 10g OCA Exception to SQL Requirement to provide you the Oracle Database 10g OCA Exception to SQL Requirement, since you have completed your exam before 01 December, 2008. Kindly revert if you have further queries on this. Regards, OCP Team" I "kindly reverted" and noted that my original exam “1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g: Administration I” record was replaced with the fake "1Z0-942 Oracle Database 10g OCA Exception to SQL Requirement" record. Does it mean that any original historical record created in your certification database before December 1st, 2008 was (is) replaceable? Could you say "Hello" to our glorious OCP Team? Thanks, VT

Posted by VT on September 29, 2010 at 12:50 AM PDT #

Hello, I noted that "...exam 1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g: Administration I is updated as 1Z0-942 Oracle Database 10g OCA Exception to SQL Requirement to provide you the Oracle Database 10g OCA Exception to SQL Requirement, since you have completed your exam before 01 December, 2008." I have only one suggestion: The historical records created in your certification database (on, before, and after December 1st, 2008) should be read-only. Regards, VT

Posted by VT on September 29, 2010 at 01:22 AM PDT #

Mr.Paul, I have done OCA course and tried for OCp,but unfortunetly i couldn't pass that exam last time.could you please suggest me some websites to download some sample question papers.I have gone through all the chapter and i am sure this time i am thorough with the lessons.But still i need some question papers to revise.Please forward me some links if it is available.Hope to hear from you soon!!... Regards, Aswathy Arun

Posted by Aswathy on October 08, 2010 at 12:22 AM PDT #

HI I have successfully completed my Oracle 9i SQL and PL/SQL certification exams in august 2010. I have 2 questions to ask you.. 1. I have not received the hard copy of OCA certificate from the university. When will I get the certificate? 2. Is there any validity/expiry date to the above certifications? I already have an account in oracle as well as in pearsonvue.. but I couldn't get proper information on the certification status. Please reply.

Posted by Bhargav on October 11, 2010 at 10:55 PM PDT #

Hi Bhargav, You should recieve the certificate approximately 6-8 weeks after completing the final certification requirement. Please login to certview.oracle.com to ensure that the certification has been granted and that the kit has been mailed. If CertView indicates that the kit has been mailed and you have not yet received it, please contact ocp-fulfillment_ww@oracle.com to inquire about having the kit reshipped. They will ask you to confirm that your address is correct in your Pearson VUE profile. To answer your second question, there is no expiration date on certifications. Once you become certified you retain that certification, it does not expire. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 21, 2010 at 06:05 AM PDT #

Hi Mritunjay, There are no upgrade paths for OCA. You will need to either become 9i OCP and upgrade to 11g or go ahead and follow the full 11g OCP path (which requires 11g OCA as a prerequisite). You can find information on the 11g DBA OCP certification path as well as upgrade paths on our webstie www.oracle.com/education/certification. Regards, Brandye

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 22, 2010 at 12:45 AM PDT #

Hi friends, I want to do oracle 1z0-047 certification. Any one can u please tell me how to start the preparation or i need to take any daily sample test or how can i study for the exam?Please..any one help me.

Posted by srivathson on October 26, 2010 at 04:43 PM PDT #

Hello VT, I believe that the customer service team has helped to sort this issue out for you. If you have any further questions on this, please contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com Regards, Brandye

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 27, 2010 at 11:57 PM PDT #

dear sir i happy to join oracle blog...my question is tht i m studing Admin 2 wht should i do after complete oracle 10g i m also done graduation in b.com...wht should b my next step...thx

Posted by Noman Razzak on November 06, 2010 at 11:16 PM PDT #

****************** Time Limits Not Reasonable!!!!! **************

I just completed two certifications tests: “1Z0-047 Oracle Database SQL Expert” and “1Z0-144 Oracle Database 11g Program with PL/SQL”. The first I passed, but only by one point. The second I failed by three points. I am certain that my scores would have been significantly higher had I had more time. Let’s do the math. 1Z0-047 had 70 questions. Two hours (120 minutes) were allowed. Since each question had at least four choices (some had more), I was allowed about 26 seconds to review each option. Keep in mind, about 75% of the questions required me to review a section of code, and often the structure of one or more tables, before I could intelligently evaluate the options. 1Z0-144 was much worse. It had 80 questions, and allowed only 90 minutes. That’s 17 seconds per option! And like the first test, most of the questions required me to review code and table structures before I could evaluate the choices. I worked as quickly as I could, but was not able to complete the test. I answered the last eight questions almost blindly. I have been working with PL/SQL since it first came out (20 years ago?). And I’ve been working with SQL even longer. I studied extensively for each test. I’m not saying I would have aced the tests if I had had more time, but I certainly would have passed the tests. I would be very interested to learn the score distributions on those particular tests. At $195 a pop, I expect a test to be validated and beta tested. I don’t see how these tests could have passed beta testing with such unreasonable time constraints.

Posted by Mark Sullivan on November 13, 2010 at 02:54 AM PST #

Mark - although we get very few complaints about test times, we are always open to feedback and will initiate a review of the tests that you indicate in your comment.

Posted by Paul Sorensen on November 15, 2010 at 12:22 AM PST #

Paul, Could you let me know how I could get the oracle BEA Certification logos? One of my friend has just passed the web logic exam and bads needs it Thanks in advance. Satish

Posted by satish on December 09, 2010 at 02:09 PM PST #

Hi, Regarding 1Z0-451 (Oracle SOA Foundation Exam) i got required infomation from oracle site. May i know is Pearson vendor is the only way to attaend this exam. Or any other sources avaialble to attand this exam. Basically, when i attand person site it is showing that i am already user. contact customer care. But i failed to get the details India region. Regards, Raj

Posted by Rajasekhar on December 15, 2010 at 03:26 PM PST #

Satish, If your friend has passed the WebLogic Exam, he should be able to login to his account at certview.oracle.com and download the logo(s) for the certification(s) that he holds. If he needs assistance in accessing his CertView account, he can contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 16, 2010 at 04:13 AM PST #

You can take this exam through Pearson VUE at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle or you can take it at an Oracle Testing Center (http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=51). Either way, you'll need to have a Pearson VUE web account set up. Please do not set up a new account. You should contact Pearson VUE to assist you with locating your login details, including your Oracle Testing ID. Taking exams under different accounts can cause you to not receive your certificates. You can contact Pearson VUE at http://www.pearsonvue.com/contact/asiapac/customerservice/ Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 16, 2010 at 04:39 AM PST #

I just passed 1Z0-051 exam. Now I want to view the exam history. 2 days after passing the exam, I tried setting an account in Pearson, and end up getting new testing ID. How to resolve this? thanks.

Posted by Joseph on December 24, 2010 at 08:38 AM PST #

Hi Joseph, First - You can view your complete exam and certification history in CertView. Regarding your new Pearson VUE ID, you can request Pearson VUE to merge your two IDs at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/contact. Though this is not entirely necessary as long as you do not use the new account to take any exams. If you need further support with this issue, please contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 27, 2010 at 05:31 AM PST #

Gaurav: i wanted to ask whether OCA 1Z0-007 certfication is a prerequisite for giving the exam OCA 1Z0-042,or else one can give OCA 1Z0-042 certfication exam directly???

Posted by Gaurav Singh on January 22, 2011 at 03:45 PM PST #

Hi Gaurav, Just to clear up a confusion, the items that you mention in your post are exams and not certifications. Those two exams taken together, result in a certification, but those are exams. It is not required to take the 007 exam before the 042 exam, but you will receive the 10g DBA OCA certification only after you have passed the 042 exam as well as a SQL exam (007, 047, or 051). Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 24, 2011 at 04:48 AM PST #

dear Paul i am from Bangladesh. i want to be a professional oracle certified. so sir what step i need to take first. Mashud

Posted by Md. Mashud on January 26, 2011 at 06:13 PM PST #

Mahud, The first step you need to take is to visit our website at certification.oracle.com and determine which certification you would like to pursue. Click on that particular certification and you will be able to view the requirements, recommened or required training etc. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 27, 2011 at 01:17 AM PST #

Hello, I have a question related to oracle exam: 1Z0-001 (Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL). On July 08, 2008 i have passed exam 1Z0-001 (Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL). This year I would like to continue examination on OCA. Question is: can I continue with an examination on 1Z0-147(Program with PL/SQL), or I must first pass 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL) and only then I can continue on exam 1Z0-147 (Program with PL/SQL). Does my passed exam 1Z0-001 is still valid to continue with next exam as 1Z0-147? Best regards

Posted by Valentine on January 29, 2011 at 04:31 AM PST #

Hello, I have ten years of experience in Oracle ERP, I have mainly worked in SCM and P2P technical areas (workflow, oracle reports, interfaces, bolt on packages, unix script). I have good exposure to oracle framework as well. My experience is from 11.5.6 to 11.5.10. At present I don't have any oracle certification with me. I have just hands on experience which I have gathered while working with different projects for prestigious clients eg, unisys, applied materials, walkers, O2 etc. I've recently moved to dubai, and would like to gearup myself with the latest knowledge/certification here for getting the good job in the IT market. I want to get into techno - functional role..what should be the good track for me...please suggest as per dubai job market. regards deepti

Posted by Deepti on January 29, 2011 at 02:26 PM PST #

Hi, I would like to ask about 1ZO-O47 Oracle Database SQL Expert Exam. I am a Sr. Java developer who use SQL a lot. I also developed reports, write PL/SQL troubleshooting SQL performance. I am wondering if 1. this exam is designed to developer like me 2. this exam is considered "expert or intermediate" or "beginer" My goal is to get a certification(if it exist) that is considered for experienced SQL user. Other exam recommendation is welcome as well. Have a good day!

Posted by Exiter2000 on January 30, 2011 at 04:22 AM PST #

Hi Valentine, Your 1Z0-001 exam results are still valid and will count toward your PL/SQL Developer OCA certification. You may go ahead and take the 1Z0-147 exam - no need to take another SQL exam. You can see these details on our website at http://bit.ly/fnzPpk. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 31, 2011 at 12:50 AM PST #

Hi Exiter2000, We typically do not assign 'levels' to our exams. This certification falls under the 'Expert' category of certification which basically means that it is more niche oriented – based upon specific products or technologies rather than broad job roles. You can get a good idea of who the exam is geared toward by taking a look at the exam topics http://bit.ly/eiewOG. Though we do not assign levels to our exams, I can tell you that this exam is quite hard. One other piece of information that may help you make a decision is that this exam counts toward the SQL exam requirement in several OCA paths. So, you will take this exam and receive a certification, but you will also be on your way to expanding your certification portfolio. I also welcome anyone in the field who has taken this exam and obtained this certification to weigh in. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 31, 2011 at 01:00 AM PST #

Hi, Is there a cheaper alternative to the oracle approved courses for OCP 10g DBA certification? I have completed the test but can't afford the price for the course. Hi! Is there not so expensive oracle cources for DBA? It's a real problem for me to purchase the cource for its price. Will be there any cuts of prices?

Posted by Ugene Fadeev on February 08, 2011 at 07:08 PM PST #

Ugene, You can check on courses through Oracle Workforce Development Program https://workforce.oracle.com/pls/wdp/new_home.main or Oracle Academy https://academy.oracle.com/ if they are available in your region. You could also check with Oracle Univeristy http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=225 to see if they have any available discounts. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 09, 2011 at 02:07 AM PST #

Is there any official document or link that sustains the second answer that Brandye Barrington answered on October 21, 2010 1:05 PM in this blog? "To answer your second question, there is no expiration date on certifications. Once you become certified you retain that certification, it does not expire." Thanks.

Posted by Nelson on February 22, 2011 at 01:36 AM PST #

Hi Nelson, There is not a written policy on this that you could link to, but my response is official, as a representative of the Oracle Certifciation Program. I will look into having a written policy posted on our policies page. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 23, 2011 at 01:15 AM PST #

I have cleared 1Z0-451 (Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner) exam recently. I am looking for next level of certification in Oracle Fusion middleware area. Could you please suggest which exam i can take to achieve next level? i.e. Exam related to Oracle SOA Architect etc. Regards, Sachin

Posted by Sachin on February 23, 2011 at 04:15 PM PST #

Hi Sachin, Currently, there is no certification releated to SOA Architect. There is no real 'next level' SOA certification at this time. Perhaps there are other certifications you would be interested in pursuing? http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=141 Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 25, 2011 at 01:14 AM PST #

I am planning to do Peoplesoft HR. Can anyone suggest me how to start with. Where will I get the study materials? Immaculate Punitha

Posted by Immaculate Punitha on March 14, 2011 at 06:56 AM PDT #

Hi Immaculate, You can find the exam details, including recommended training and exam topics on our website at http://bit.ly/CWgP. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 16, 2011 at 02:05 AM PDT #

Hi, I need to authenticate/Legalize my OCP certificates to use them in some government processes in my country, So my question is, if my OCP Certifications can be attested by the US Department of state and then my Embassy in USA? P.S I told them about publishing credentials to 3rd party via certview but they didn't accept that. Please advise, Best Regards

Posted by Yousef on May 10, 2011 at 07:55 PM PDT #

Hi, I am currently pursuing B.Tech(IT) and just going to finish my second year. I was thinking of preparing for OCA . Should i consider it ? And how to go about it ? Thanks.

Posted by tushar on May 21, 2011 at 07:10 PM PDT #

hi. I've cleared oracle 9i PL/SQL assosiate exam 2 months ago. but I haven't recieved my certificate.but my friend who has cleare along with me has got his certificate 2 weeks ago. I've enquired my local postal service but they said that they haven't recieved any post from Oracle. Can u please help me out?? My Oracle Testing ID: OC0920514

Posted by harsha on May 25, 2011 at 05:29 PM PDT #

Hi Harsha, You can find the answer to this question in our FAQ http://bit.ly/chs7nA, under Certificate and Logo> I have not received my certification success kit. What do I do? Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on May 26, 2011 at 02:01 AM PDT #

Tushar, The decision to pursue certification is a personal one. However, many candidates have found that certification can help to increase their salaries and improve their job performance. I have two suggestions for you. 1) Post this question on our Certification Forum http://bitly.com/iRHsSl and get feedback from your peers and 2) check out our most recent salary survey results http://bit.ly/ZEhYX. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on May 31, 2011 at 06:27 AM PDT #

Hello all, I am pursuing MSc(IT) and i have enrolled my self in Oracle 10g DBA track. I want to know whether it is a good career options and which is the authorized test center for Oracle certifications.Is it Pro metric or Pearson vue. And whats the difference in these test centers.Please do reply as I am looking forward to your reply.Thanks

Posted by Sameer on May 31, 2011 at 07:16 PM PDT #

Hello Sameer, All Oracle Certification tests are now delivered through Pearson VUE testing centers www.pearsonvue.com/oracle. Regarding your career move, I encourage your peers on this blog to comment and you may also want to post this question on our Certification Forum http://bitly.com/iRHsSl. Regards, Brandye Barrigton

Posted by Brandye Barrington on June 02, 2011 at 01:12 AM PDT #

Yousef, Sorry for the delay in replying. We've had some issues with blog comments. I am not sure what you mean by attesting certifications. Please contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/f39Dny and tell them EXACTLY what you need for this attestation. They will be able to better assist you on this. However, they will need to know exactly what you need. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on June 02, 2011 at 03:10 AM PDT #

I am an MBA and BE with an year's experience as developer using PL/SQL. Can you please guide me for proper certification required to get back into the field of ICT. And what are the suitable roles for me.

Posted by guest on June 05, 2011 at 09:05 PM PDT #

Guest, Thank you for your interest in Oracle Certification. You should take a look at our website certification.oracle.com. Under Java and Middleware, thre are developer certifications that may interst you. I also encourage your peers here on the blog to comment. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on June 06, 2011 at 05:37 AM PDT #

Hi Paul, I am aware that a 1z0-051 + 1z0-052 will fetch me an OCA in 11g DBA track. Similarly what exams do we need to take up to be an OCA in oracle 11g Developer track? Regards, Swetha

Posted by guest on June 07, 2011 at 12:58 AM PDT #

Hi I am planning for Oracle 1z-146 paper for Advanced PL/SQL 11g.Can you please suggest me any books for the same.Currently i have not found any oracle Press book for it.

Posted by vikram bage on June 07, 2011 at 01:49 AM PDT #

@Guest, you can find the information you are looking for on our website here http://bit.ly/1oyl6E. Good luck with your certification path! @Vikram, Oracle does not endorse any 3rd party materials, but you should also post this question on our certification forum http://bitly.com/iRHsSl. The users there are very glad to offer up this type of assistance. We wish you the best in your certification path. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on June 07, 2011 at 04:40 AM PDT #

Hey, I want to apply oracle certification but I don't know how to process please any body help me.

Posted by guest on June 07, 2011 at 05:20 PM PDT #

Hello Sir, I have enrolled myself in Oracle 10g DBA Track.I am from India.Is doing only SQL makes me eligible for OCA certification exam

Posted by Sameer on June 07, 2011 at 07:18 PM PDT #

Hello Sir, I am pursuing Oracle 10g DBA track.I have a little doubt regarding OCA and OCP certifications.As I am new in this field your guidance and assistance will be of great help.Sir Is there any time-frame to complete my certifications like one year or two years after training or I can pursue them whenever I like? And If I be eligible for OCA certification after SQL, or after Admin-1 training?

Posted by Sameer on June 08, 2011 at 12:18 AM PDT #

Sameer, I am not sure what you mean by having enrolled yourself in the 10g DBA track. Do you mean that you have registered for a 10g DBA exam? For the 10g DBA OCA certifciation, you will need to pass 2 exams - choose one of the SQL exams and pass the Admin I exam http://bit.ly/bwXV. Training is not required for the 10g DBA OCA certification. There is no time limit on completing your certifications after training. However, you must pay attention to retirments. If you have completed 10g training and the 10g exams retire before you complete your certification, the 10g training will not count toward 11g certification. That is the only time limitation you may have. You can keep up with any upcoming retirements by subscribing to this blog. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on June 09, 2011 at 12:55 AM PDT #

Dear Guest, Thank you for your interest in Oracle Certification. You will need to start by having a look around at certification.oracle.com. This website will give you all the information you need. You will first need to determine which certification you are intersted in. Then you'll need to take a look at the requirements. Once you have done a little research, if you have questions specific to your certification path, please feel free to contact our Certification Support team at http://bit.ly/f39Dny. They will be happy to assist. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on June 09, 2011 at 01:03 AM PDT #

Hi, What is the main difference between 1Z0-144 and 1Z0-146 exams?

Posted by guest on June 17, 2011 at 01:28 PM PDT #

Guest, you should 1) check the exam topics for each exam to determine the difference between these two exams at certification.oracle.com. You can also research this question on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/HGWo. Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on June 20, 2011 at 03:09 AM PDT #

Hi,

I am interested in writing Oracle WLS System Admin, 11g. I know currently that there is 10g. Is 11g in the pipeline or You have not thought about it?

Kind regards
Xolile

Posted by guest on June 22, 2011 at 10:45 PM PDT #

Xolile, We are planning to release an 11g version later this summer. Release of the beta exam will be announced on this blog. Please subscribe to our blog feed to stay up-to-date! Regards, Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on June 23, 2011 at 12:55 AM PDT #

Hello all, I just want to do the oracle certification that will give my career bright? But I am confused between Oracle developer and a DBA. I dont know the responsibilties of DBA and a developer. Can anybody plz guide me about the responsibilities and the certification papers of both.
is that really gives me a bright future or placement? i have no idea about this course i belongs to an information technology engineering second year student. please guide me i want to join this course i have an interest in oracle
contact me : manya1287@rediffmail.com

Posted by guest on June 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM PDT #

You can also post this question on our Certification Forum http://bitly.com/iRHsSl. However we strongly recommend against posting your email address on a public forum for security purposes.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on June 28, 2011 at 04:35 AM PDT #

hi

this is arun.i have clear the exam oca & ocp from oracle university and i need certificates.plz tell me the process.

OCA EXAM

Oracle testing id:-oc0914932
Exam date:-8/1/2011
registration:-239516536
center id:-200049577

OCP EXAM

Oracle testing id:-oc0914932
Exam date:-22/1/2011
registration:-239740208
center id:-200049577

Posted by guest on June 28, 2011 at 02:12 PM PDT #

Hi Arun,
Congratulations on passing your exams. You can find the answer to your question on our website at http://bit.ly/chs7nA, under 'Certificate and Logo,' click on the question 'I completed all the required exams in my certification track. How and when will I receive my certificate?'

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on June 30, 2011 at 04:30 AM PDT #

Hi,

Will Prometric/Pearson center's available on Sunday's to write the certification exam?

Thanks,
Karuna

Posted by guest on July 07, 2011 at 06:25 AM PDT #

Karuna,
This depends on the test center. Each center sets their own hours. All Oracle Certification exams are now delivered through Pearson VUE testing Centers and some Oracle Testing Centers. To view a list of Pearson test centers in your area, go to pearsonvue.com/oracle.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on July 08, 2011 at 06:59 AM PDT #

Hi,
I am working as Software Programmer in one of the reputed MNC.
In December,2010 I have written OCA-1ZO-007 (SQL) exam and cleared it.
But due to various commitments and personal problems couldn't write PL/SQL exam in order to complete OCA certification.

Can I take only PL/SQL exam to complete OCA certification ? or should I start from the basic exam (SQL-1ZO-007) ? Please help me on this.

Thanks,
Jayaram

Posted by guest on July 16, 2011 at 11:56 PM PDT #

Jayaram,
Since you have taken the 007 exam already, it is not necessary to retake this exam. You can move on to the next exam in order to become certified.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on July 18, 2011 at 04:19 AM PDT #

Hi,i have completed Java Standard Edition 6 Programmer Certified Professional Exam,I am able to see my certification in Exam History,Certfication history with exam achieved dateon 07-JUN-11 and also date is created for first shipment on 10-Jun-11, yet i have not recieved my certification,it is more than 45 days, i have sent request to oracle support more than three times no reply, can any one please help me out.

Posted by guest on July 25, 2011 at 11:36 PM PDT #

Guest,
1)Without any identifying information at all, it is difficult to check with the support team to see what the issue may be.
2) I believe that the issue may be that during the transition period, there was a delay in getting kits shipped. I'm surprised that the support team has not yet responded. Their turn-around time is typically within 3 business days. If you have waited 3 business days and have not yet received a response, please contact them again, marking your email "Urgent, waiting XX days for response."

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on July 26, 2011 at 02:20 AM PDT #

Hello all,
I have taken the training for and the exams for ORACLE OCP certification but have yet to receive my ORACLE credentials. I have provided information regarding my instructor-led classes, test scores, and registration numbers and anm still getting passed from contact to contact with no end in site.
Perhaps I took the wrong pathe in trying to accomplish this request.
Any suggestions from anyone???

Thanks in advance.

Posted by guest on July 29, 2011 at 02:05 AM PDT #

Have a look at our FAQ http://bit.ly/chs7nA, under Certificate and Logo, under the question "I have not received my certification success kit. What do I do?" This will give you the information that you need.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on July 29, 2011 at 06:32 AM PDT #

i wanted to ask u whether questions from admin 2 are asked in the exam of admin 1.

Posted by guest on August 04, 2011 at 03:01 AM PDT #

You can find the exam topics for each exam on the exam pages on our website at certification.oracle.com.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on August 04, 2011 at 05:16 AM PDT #

Hi,

I want to be OCA certified.

I wanted to know that IZ0-047 paper is for ORACLE 9i 0r 10 G . please suggest.

Now which 1 will be good , certification on oracle 9i or with 11g.

Thanks
Sambhav

Posted by guest on August 07, 2011 at 07:05 PM PDT #

The 047 exam is validated for Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Database 11g.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on August 18, 2011 at 05:57 AM PDT #

hi
i am masters in bioinformatics...i want to change my field,i plan to take oca exam.Can anybody plz guide me about oca and if its right step for my future.

Posted by guest on August 18, 2011 at 09:11 PM PDT #

One thing to note is that there are many different OCA certifications. You should have a look at certification.oracle.com to sort through the available certifications and determine which certification may be right for you. You can view topics for each exam to determine if a particular path is one you'll be interested in. You can also have a look at the course description for the recommended training to see if it fits your interests and skill level.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on August 19, 2011 at 03:31 AM PDT #

hi all..i am a bca 2011 graduate..n am interested in making my career in oracle..i am a fresher and do not have any experience..can any1 suggest me the right way to get into it..

Thanks a lot

regards
Pia

Posted by guest on August 21, 2011 at 05:15 PM PDT #

hi,my name is sunil.Recently,i have completed oracle 10g course from sql star.Now i want to do another course what course effective for me

Posted by guest on August 21, 2011 at 10:53 PM PDT #

Hi,

I would like OCA certification in developer's track,
From your blog, I understood that I should take two Exams
(1Zo-047 or 1zo-051) and 1Zo-147 to complete OCA.
But my doubt is, Will I get a certificate once I finish 1Zo-047?
Or will I get it only after finishing 1Zo-147 also?

Posted by guest on August 22, 2011 at 01:20 AM PDT #

Hi,I am an SCJP certified programmer.I would like to give OCA exam.I know some basic SQL query.But I am totally confused about which certification exam I should go for.9i,10g,11g??? Can you please guide me for the best suitable option to suit my scjp combination?? Or shall I go for SQL5 exam?
I want to know what are the good books for preparation?
How much time it will take for me to prepare for the exam?

Posted by Mrunal on August 22, 2011 at 04:13 AM PDT #

Pia, you should start by having a look at our website at certification.oracle.com.

Sunil, your next courses will depend on what your goals are. If certification is your goal, have a look at our website certification.oracle.com to see what path is best for you.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on August 22, 2011 at 04:45 AM PDT #

Regarding the 047 exam and resulting certification. Candidates who pass the 047 exam on its own or as a part of a larger certification path, will receive the SQL Certified Expert certification http://bit.ly/JMuR.

Mrunal,
These are good questions to pose to the group on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C. They can provide some great insight.

Posted by brandye barrington on August 22, 2011 at 05:45 AM PDT #

Brandye,

Would you please tell me how many certificates for SQL Expert have been awarded by Oracle (worldwide)? Thank you.

Stacy Culpepper

Posted by guest on August 25, 2011 at 05:20 AM PDT #

Hi Stacy,
I'm sorry, but it's against Oracle's policy to release numbers on specific certifications. I can tell you that we have over a million and a half folks certified worldwide (across all Oracle Certifications).

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on August 30, 2011 at 08:15 AM PDT #

Hello.

I have successfully passed SQL Fundamentals I exam recently and my new aim is Administration I. I purchased necessary 1z0-052 exam guide by John Watson, however without practice it is impossible to neither get skills nor pass exam. Will it be enough to try applying everything that is in a book on Oracle XE 11g that was published recently? There are different versions of Oracle that are available for download but I am not really sure which is enough for preparation. I kindly ask you to advise me the necessary applications, systems that could help me to get skills for both certification and real practice.

Rustam

Posted by Rustam on September 04, 2011 at 05:25 AM PDT #

Hi Rustam,
I responded to this query on your facebook post. Please see my comments there.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on September 06, 2011 at 05:22 AM PDT #

Hello,

I have basic knowledge of SQL commands..
Which certification should be done to begin a career within Oracle applications?
Are 1Z0-047 and 1Z0-147 good to start with ?

Thanks,

Posted by Gauri on September 07, 2011 at 08:27 PM PDT #

Gauri,
There are numerous Oracle Applications certifications. The path you mention is a developer path and falls more under Middleware (arguably Database). You can have a look at available Oracle Certifications on our website certification.oracle.com. Click on the 'Certifications' tab at the top of the page and select 'ALL CERTIFICATIONS.' This will give you a comprehensive list of available certifications.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on September 08, 2011 at 06:23 AM PDT #

Hello Paul, I am interested in doing global certification in oracle. I stay at Calcutta, West Bengal, India. I am doing a course in oracle 10g from NIIT. I am concerned about the fact that oracle 11g is in the market and that oracle 10g will soon be outdated. My institute does not teach oracle 10g. Is there way that I can clear 11g certification exam after completing my tog course and studying some additional 11g books?
Please advise.

Posted by Subhobrata on September 09, 2011 at 05:39 AM PDT #

Subhobrata,
In order to obtain the OCP DBA certifiction in 11g, you will need 11g training. 10g won't count. A possible option for you, since you are completing the 10g training is to obtain the 10g OCA and OCP certification using the training that you are obtaining to complete the training requirement and then upgrade to 11g DBA OCP via a single upgrade exam. This way you'll have both certifications and will not need to pay for additional training.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on September 09, 2011 at 07:07 AM PDT #

Hi i am mca and recently i gone through a training in 11 g dba now i am preparing for my oca 1st paper izo 051 please suggest me the book to study for the exam.and i have heard that there are no of dumps avalaible online is they useful? And is the 1st paper izo 051 is tuff?

Posted by Zubair on September 10, 2011 at 05:12 AM PDT #

Hi Paul

Before nothing, congrats for the job you have been doing for the Oracle Certification Program. My lines are going to be short.

I have worked for Oracle Technology from about more than 10 years ago, I have done jobs in more than 10 countries and I see that in most job offers for DBA the 3 main components or knowledge requested are: RAC, RMAN & Dataguard. I am expert on those 3 areas but in this moment I can show to the market that I am expert in RAC through my certifies in RAC and obviously when I am working in the client but in the case of RMAN or Data Guard is more complex because there is not certification specially for those 2 areas.

Those 2 areas area hardly tested on the Oracle Certified Master exam and if you are Master, it means you are expert on those areas as well but a lot of employers does not know the contents to be evaluated in the OCM Exam.

Always, I have asked myself "Why there is not certifies for RMAN & Data Guard...?". I would like to have the opportunity to see certification related to those areas in the Oracle Certification Program.

Thanks Paul

Joel Pérez
Senior DBA Oracle
OTN Expert, Oracle ACE & Oracle Certified Associate/Professional &Specialist

Posted by Joel Perez on September 10, 2011 at 09:52 AM PDT #

@Zubair,
First, you should know that using dumps is cheating. I urge you not to use dumps to help you prepare for the exam, but to study and prepare on your own. You should have a look at our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C. You will find some good suggestions for books and exam prep help with a simple search there.

@Joel,
Thank you for your detailed thoughts and feedback. I will pass this information along to our exam developers. We appreciate this type of feedback from the field!

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on September 12, 2011 at 04:06 AM PDT #

Hi Paul
I cleared my Oracle SQL 1z0-051 11g fundamentals-1 in the august month of 18th. Can i get the SQL CERTIFICATE from the university or not? Could u tell me? When will i get the certificate!

Posted by manikanta on September 14, 2011 at 06:45 AM PDT #

i have passed 1z0-047 a couple of days back and got my marksheet.
i want to get my oracle certificate however unable to get the path.

can any one help me out........:)

Posted by saurabh on September 15, 2011 at 04:42 AM PDT #

Manikanta, you do not receive a certificate for passing the 051 exam. In order to obtain the 11g DBA OCA, you will still need to pass the 052 exam. If you need a copy of your score report, you can get that from pearsonvue.com/oracle.

Saurabh, you should go to our website at certification.oracle.com>Preparation>FAQ>Certificate and Logo>and expand the question " I completed all the required exams in my certification track. How and when will I receive my certificate?"

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on September 15, 2011 at 09:22 AM PDT #

hi paul ,and all members ,please i want somone to answer my question ,i am preparing to get oca 10 g cetrification ,i studied :introduction to sql volum1 ,and oracle 10 DBA administraion ...
so pleeeese i wanna do the wxams but should i have the exam of introductione to sql volum2 too , to get oca certification ,i am so confused my exam is after two weeks please tell me >
thanks all

Posted by eisa on September 17, 2011 at 09:07 AM PDT #

Eisa,
You can post this question on our Certification Forum bit.ly/oDYL8C and you should get very helpful feedback from folks who have used these prep tools.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on September 20, 2011 at 03:36 AM PDT #

Hi Paul,
I recently took the Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Upgrade Exam and have not received my certificate. I am being told that I will not receive a certificate since I had passed the SUN Solaris 10 exam in 2007. My purpose for taking the exam is that I haven't worked with Suns in about 5 years and was wanting to show potential employers that I still have the knowledge and can pass the exam. I need this certificate! Can this issue be resolved and my certificate issued and the database updated to reflect that I received the Upgrade Certification?

Also, what is the escalation process for problems?

Thanks,
Cheryl

Posted by Cheryl on September 22, 2011 at 03:01 AM PDT #

hi paul tis is vikram intersted to study oracle identity management. one of my friend explained about tis course. so please i need to know the requirements to study tis course. kindly pls do the need ful as soon as possible. i have completed my diploma i have stil back logs. so i hope tis time i wil clear it. i have my sslc marks card got the percentage of 80.32% so kindly help me to study tis course .thanking you

Posted by vikram on September 22, 2011 at 10:34 PM PDT #

@Cheryl, did you hold a previous version of Solaris certification? You can only upgrade if you had a previous certification.

@Vikram, we do not have an Identity Manager certification. If you are interested in the training, check the Oracle University website at www.oracle.com/education.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on September 23, 2011 at 08:47 AM PDT #

Hi,
I cleared 1Z0-007 exam in 2006. I could not complete the 1Z0-031 exam then. I am planning to go for 1Z0-042 exam.
I would request for answers to the following two questions regarding this:
(1) Is claearing 1Z0-007 a pre-requisite for appearing for 1Z0-042 ?
(2) If yes, would they consider my clearing 1Z0-007 in 2006 for the same?

Thanks,
Sumanto.

Posted by sumanto on September 26, 2011 at 10:19 PM PDT #

Sumanto,
1) The 007 exam is not a pre-requisite for the 042 exam, however both exams are required to obtain the 10g DBA OCA certification.

2) It does not matter when you passed the 007 exam, the results will count toward your certification. You do not need to retake the exam. You may obtain your 10g DBA OCA certification by passing only the 042 exam. Be sure that you are using the same Oracle Testing ID when you create your web account at pearsonvue.com/oracle.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on September 28, 2011 at 07:07 AM PDT #

I tried to pass exam on DB administration I ... and failed. I am a bit shocked now.
Folks whats point in exam for course when information in course is not enough to pass that exam?!
I accepted as self evident that if You complete course (that means learn stuff from it), that should be enough to pass exam.
Besides that I have long experience as developer and a little as admin (that obviously means I studied things on my own). But that was not enough to pass even first exam...
Now I am pissed off - I spend lots of time on stuff that now I will have to get rid off on as soon as possible and all plans went down the drain.

Hint to you on future - try to make exams consistent with course.

And time is by faaar to short. There is no actually time to think about question. Just read quickly and press first answer that seems correct.

Posted by guest on October 13, 2011 at 07:17 AM PDT #

Exams typically do not follow a course topic for topic. While we recommend a course that will help candidates prepare for an exam, that is not an indication that everything you come across in an exam will have been covered in the course. The test is designed to test candidates on performing in a particular job role.

We hope that you will continue to prepare for this exam and are able to perform better when you take it again. Thank you for your feedback.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on October 17, 2011 at 08:35 AM PDT #

Hi,

I have completed Oracle 9i OCA in 2008. While checking for Oracle 11g OCA certification I can go for (1ZO-007 + 1ZO-052).

I am already done 1ZO-007 in 9i OCA. If I go for only 1ZO-052, Would I be able to get Oracle 11g OCA.

Your response is highly appreciated.

Thanks,
Abhishek

Posted by guest on October 18, 2011 at 03:20 AM PDT #

sir i want to do Oracle 10g certificate in online what is the procedure..and what is required.please send me the further details

Posted by priyanka on October 19, 2011 at 05:33 AM PDT #

Abhishek, the 007 exam you passed in 2008 will count toward your 11g OCA certification. You can become 11g DBA OCA by passing the 052 exam.

Priyanka, you will not be able to complete any 10g certification totally online. I suggest that you start by having a look at our website certification.oracle.com to find the information you need to pursue certification.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 19, 2011 at 06:41 AM PDT #

Hi,

I looking forward to do my career in oracle (ERP), Request you to provide me the list of authorized training centre and fees structure in mumbai(india) city.

As well i have don my oracle SQL and PL Sql in 1999 thru private training centre from mumbai itself.

I do have some confusion , Should i go for Oracle DBA or Oracle ERP.

Pls advise me to take right decision.

Regds,
Aajax

Posted by guest on October 22, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT #

Aajax,
You can find information on training on the OU website at www.oracle.com/education. The certification path you follow depends largely on your current experience, strengths and weaknesses and the market in your region. You can get some feedback on this type of question on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 25, 2011 at 08:47 AM PDT #

Hi ,
This is Sudharshan i completed my Oracle 10g workshop I and II module class room training in NIIT. I got certification and origional oracle material books from the institute but they didn't provide me the oracle user ID. Is this possible to write my online exams to 11g i.e 1Z0-051, 1Z0-052 and 1Z0-053. Please help me. I plan to take my OCP certification.

Posted by Sudharshan on October 25, 2011 at 11:39 AM PDT #

@Brandye : I have given 10g Admin II exam last saturday.Per Oracle's site,http://certview.oracle.com Exam and its contents appear post 48 hrs from Pearson Vue to Certview.But having said that today being Thursday more than 72 hrs haved passed but certview has not updated my credentials to OCP.
I have also submitted the online Course Submission form at Pearson Vue.
I need to know when would Certview be updated with my right credentials, as my seniors keep asking me about it.
Appreciate if some one from Certification Team updates it.Also, not sure if this is the right thread to post as i checked on this under Certification group.
Thanks in Advance,
Sachin

Posted by Sachin on October 27, 2011 at 05:16 AM PDT #

Hi,

I looking forward to do my career in oracle ( either DBA or ERP), Request you to provide me the list of authorize training centre and fees structure in Toronto (Canada) city. Also which course is better Oracle DBA or Oracle ERP as I am bit confused.

Thanks

Jatinder

Posted by Jatinder Singh on October 30, 2011 at 03:22 PM PDT #

Guys I need you insights, I've been in telecommunication specifically on the network management field for more than 5 years. Ever since I was in college I've developed a keen interest on the open source platform. When I got the job here in one of the biggest telecommunication providers in the US, I want to associate my experience with the Oracle/Unix appliances after all there's a lot of jobs in the enterprise rather on the isp's

Kindly enlighten me on the best certification that can associate with my work

Posted by Lev on November 03, 2011 at 01:13 AM PDT #

@Sudharshan - I am not sure what you mean by saying that you got your certification from NIIT. If you hold the 10g DBA OCP certification, you do not need to take 3 exams for 11g DBA OCP, you will only need to take one exam to upgrade 10g to 11g. If you have already taken exams to become certified, you can access your Oracle Testing ID in your CertView account at certview.oracle.com.

@Sachin, are you sure you're looking under the right CertView account for your 2nd exam. Did you take all exams and submit the form under the same testing ID? You should contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/f39Dny for additional assistance with this.

@Jatinder, you can find training centers in your region by visiting OUs website at www.oracle.com/education and selecting Testing Centers from the left navigation. Regarding choosing between DBA and ERP, this a personal decision as to which one is better for you. The answer for your career would likely be different from someone else's career path. It depends on the market in your region, your personal interest, skills and background. I suggest you do some research on what types of jobs are available in your region and the possible differences in salaries.

Regards,
Brandye

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

@Lev,
This is a great question for the blog community as well as for the professionals who use our Certificatio Forum at http://bit.ly/oDYL8C.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 07, 2011 at 03:51 AM PST #

Hi Poul i have completed my MBA from Marketing streem and presently working a business development exective. I want to take up oracle certification program, so please tell me whether it is optimul to do and for wat position i can apply after the completion of course?

Posted by chethan.p on November 07, 2011 at 09:04 PM PST #

Hi, I have 4 years of HR functional background & would like to make my career as an HR Analyst in USA.I am looking for a certification in PeopleSoft. Can you please suggest me the right option either training or certification to start with in?

Posted by guest on November 08, 2011 at 10:31 AM PST #

@Chethan, you should start by reviewing our website at certification.oracle.com. You may be surprised at the number of certifications available. This will also give you an idea of the types of job roles for which we offer certifications.

@Guest,
I have two helpful places for you to visit to help you make this decision. You should start by reviewing our website at certification.oracle.com; specifically, review the applications certifications available from Oracle at http://bit.ly/V7dW8.

You should also pose this question to your peers on the Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C. The community there usually has great feedback.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 09, 2011 at 03:22 AM PST #

Sir I am a B.Tech Fresher and i am very confused to choose course. Please can u tell me that i choose Java or Oracle for further my carrer both are new for me.

Posted by guest on November 14, 2011 at 06:19 PM PST #

This depends largely on where your interests and skills lie and also the market in your area. You may get some good feedback from your peers on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 15, 2011 at 01:32 AM PST #

Hi Paul, great blog!
Y coul help me?... yes, I knows.
I develope in Pl/Sql, Form Builder 'n' Report Builder. So I would like get a Oracle certification developer. What's plan you suggest me? Can you tell me the book's that help me, and the applications?

Regards,
Lanfranco Giorgetti

Posted by Lanfra on November 21, 2011 at 08:00 AM PST #

Hi, I am Ms.Radha and I have worked in the Computer dept of a Bank in India. I have worked with oracle 10G - PL/sql, forms and application servers. I would like to take up OCP in Oracle 10G DBA. Is it necessary to do OCA first before OCP. What about my job prospects after I get an OCP. Is OCM also a must. How do I prepare for the exams. Please suggest a good study material available in Indian markets.
Regards
Radha

Posted by Radha on November 21, 2011 at 08:00 PM PST #

Hi Radha,
Yes, OCA is a prerequisite to OCP. Surveys have been done that show that certification does improve your job prospects - provided you prepare for you exam by study and practice rather than using brain dumps. I believe that there was a recent blog post here about this very topic. Have a look through the recent blog archives. OCM is not a must. Obviously, you increase your employability exponentially by moving up to OCM, but it is a very arduous certification process, not to be taken lightly.

You can prepare for exams first by reviewing the exam topics on our website and determining where your weaknesses lie. You can also take Oracle University classes and finally, do a quick search in our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C to find books that others have suggested helped them with preparation.

Thank you for your interest in Oracle Certification and we wish you the best as you begin your journey!

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on November 23, 2011 at 12:15 AM PST #

Lanfranco,
The first thing you should do is have a look at our website at certification.oracle.com. We do have a PL/SQL Developer certification http://bit.ly/1oyl6E. From that page, you can also get to exam topics and recommended training. Additionally, you can visit our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C to search for books that others have suggested helped them prepare for this exam.

Good luck with your certification!

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on November 23, 2011 at 12:18 AM PST #

Hi, my name is Vijay and i am currently residing in India. I am appearing for my 1Z0-051 test this Friday as that is a prerequisite for my OCA Certification. Then there is also a choice for the prerequisite exam between the 1Z0-047 and the 1Z0-051. My dilemma is choosing between the two. Does one have more value than the other or is there a specfic reason for the choice between the two?
My near future goal is to seek certification as an OCP in PL/SQL developer.

Posted by Vijay Jai on December 04, 2011 at 07:58 PM PST #

Vijay,
I'm a little confused about which exam you are taking this Friday? Do you mean you're taking 052 this Friday and then will need to choose between 051 and 047? You will find good information on how to decide which exam to take by doing a quick search of our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C. This question has been asked and answered several times on that forum. Good luck with your certification path!

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on December 05, 2011 at 12:20 AM PST #

Hello Sir,
Im pursuing MCA II year in Mysore and im interested to do oracle international certification. Please give me some guidance on how to proceed... Looking forward for your valuable response.

Thank you,
Sherly

Posted by guest on December 09, 2011 at 11:24 PM PST #

hi i had 3 years of experience in oracle forms n reports. I have cleared Exam-007 and Exam-147 in year 2009.Now i want hvOCP certification in developer track.
1.Do i have to give above examz again?
2.Which examz i have to give next?

Posted by Sumeet on December 10, 2011 at 04:06 PM PST #

Hi All,

I am looking forward to appear for Oracle IZO-007 certification.
Can anybody help me in how to enroll for the same?

Thanks ,
meghna

Posted by Meghna Gupta on December 11, 2011 at 08:18 PM PST #

@Vijay, this question has actually been asked before on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C and has been answered quite well. You should search on the Forum for helpful info.

@Sherly, the best first step you can take if you're interested in Oracle Certification is to have a look at our website at certification.oracle.com. You will find a wealth of information there on availalbe certifications, requirements, exam info, etc.

@Sumeet, If you are PL/SQL Developer OCA, you can obtain Forms Developer OCP or Advanced PL/SQL Developer OCP by passing a single exam. Exam 141 will lead to Forms Developer OCP and 146 will lead to Adv PL/SQL Developer OCP. You can find more info on out site here http://bit.ly/1oyl6E. To answer your first question, you do not need to retake the exams. The results remain valid.

@Meghna, You can register for exams at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle. For more information, you can start by having a look at our website at certification.oracle.com.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 12, 2011 at 03:49 AM PST #

Thanks Brandye.

Also I wantedto know after registering for the course what is the the time limit in which i actually have to appear for the examination?

Posted by Meghna Gupta on December 18, 2011 at 05:44 PM PST #

I am Oracle10g OCP certified want to upgrade Oracle11g OCP. Can I go for IZO-050 to become Oracle11g Certified Professional?

Posted by Mali on December 19, 2011 at 07:07 AM PST #

@Meghna, There is no time limit between taking the course and taking the exam. However, an older version of training will not count toward a later version of certification. For example, if you take the 10g training, you will not be able to submit it toward the 11g DBA OCP certification.

@Mali, yes, this is the path you'll take.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on December 20, 2011 at 06:10 AM PST #

hello sir,
i m pradnya, a student of diploma course in computer technology,doing my last year.i have very much interest in oracle...i would like to know about dba course available in market for which i am eligible.After completion of my diploma i am going to complete my BE in computer .. can i complete any certification of oracle(i.e OCA ,OCP)side by side with my graduation??m i eligible for OCA exam??plz. send me your opinion..

Posted by Pradnya on December 20, 2011 at 01:12 PM PST #

Pradnya,
You can look into the Workforce Development Program in your region https://workforce.oracle.com/pls/wdp/new_home.main. This program allows education institutions to deliver Oracle training as part of certificate and non-degree programs offered via Continuing Education.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on December 21, 2011 at 03:39 AM PST #

Thanks Brandye...
also i want to know the whole latest syllabus of OCA10g(1z0-042).. plz tell me,which website is best for OCA's syllabus?

Posted by Pradnya on December 21, 2011 at 03:40 PM PST #

Pradnya,
You can find the full exam topics on our website at http://bit.ly/tsZlzQ.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on December 22, 2011 at 03:27 AM PST #

Hi,
I would like to know that are there different certification exams for oracle? and if so which are those which will be useful from the point of view of job.and does the institute from which the certification is done matters while securing job?
i would be very thankful ifthese querries of mine are answered..

Regards,
Sharwari Deshmukh

Posted by guest on December 28, 2011 at 05:32 PM PST #

Sir/Madam,
I had completed the OCA – Oracle 9i SQL & PL/SQL in Feb 2009. If I will clear the Oracle 10g form paper (1ZO-141) then am I would be eligible for the OCP certificate.
With regards,
Manjiri.

Posted by guest on December 29, 2011 at 06:45 PM PST #

Hello,
I m looking for oca certification...which one is more appropriate 1Z-047
or 1z-051(11g)

Posted by guest on January 01, 2012 at 04:13 PM PST #

Hi Brandye,

My self irfan, i'm currently working with TCS Bangalore(INDIA) & want to join for oracle DBA 10 or 11g. i would like to take few suggestions from you to select the version and want to know the procedure how to take this Certifications.

Posted by guest on January 01, 2012 at 08:58 PM PST #

Hi,
i cleared ocjp on 16th aug 2011 but haven't recieved my certificate till now .
I sent an complaint email to oracle support but they aren't responding.
I am forced to write this on this blog.

My testing id is OC0999557
what should i do next ?

Posted by Arun Tewatia on January 02, 2012 at 12:51 AM PST #

@Sharwari, there are more than 125 Oracle Certification exams. Studies have been shown that certification can help certified individuals secure better jobs and also better pay. To find more information on available certifications, required exams, exam topics and other helpful details, please visit our website at certification.oracle.com.

@Manjiri, If you hold the PL/SQL OCA certification, you will be able to obtain the Oracle Forms Developer OCP certification by passing the exam 141. You can find more details on our website here http://bit.ly/1oyl6E.

@Guest, re: 047 vs 051. You should begin by comparing exam topics to see which exam may be more appropriate for your current knowledge and skill level. You can also do a quick search on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C to see others' comments on this subject.

@Irfan, You can find more information on certification requirements, exam codes, exam topics, etc on our website at certification.oracle.com. As far as 10g vs 11g. It is usually best to follow the certification path for the latest version, which would be 11g. However, this is largely a personal decision based on your current job, desired job, current knowledge/skill level and the available opportunities or demand in your region. You might be able to find better guidance on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C.

@Arun, please see our Certification FAQ http://bit.ly/chs7nA, under Certificate and Logo>"I have not received my certification success kit. What do I do?" This will give you the steps to take to ensure you receive your certificate.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 03, 2012 at 02:47 AM PST #

Hello Sir,
I have given 1z0-047(SQL expert) and 1z0-042(Oracle 10g DBA Admin-1) certification exam.I have completed the requirements for OCA certification. Will I need to fulfill any other requirement to get my OCA certificate.And after how many days I will receive my OCA certificate?

Posted by guest on January 04, 2012 at 01:03 AM PST #

You should view your account at certview.oracle.com to determine if all the requirements have been met and if the certification has been granted. At the bottom of the Certification History page, there will be information on when your success kit should arrive and what to do if you have not received it within the allotted waiting time. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 04, 2012 at 05:55 AM PST #

Hi,

I have cleared my SCEA part I in Sep 2010 and I bought the assignment exam in Jan 2011. I haven't worked on it so far and only last week I started to work on the assignment. However I noticed lot of changes to the procedure (new training requirement, new vendor etc). From this forum I noticed that for my case, I have to send a mail to suncert_ww@oracle.com to get a voucher for the pearsonvue. I have sent a mail on last Tuesday (2-Jan-2011) but I haven't got any response so far. From the forums I understand that it takes just 3 business days but I haven't got any response after 4 days.

I have already created a profile with pearsonvue but I haven't exactly followed the steps. However I still see, the ID I got from Sun is visible in pearsonvue as well. So I assume my details are already available in pearsonvue as well.

Any clarifications on this will really help as I have very less days for my voucher to expire.

Regards
Ravi

Posted by guest on January 08, 2012 at 10:52 PM PST #

hi i want certifed as pl/sql developer and recently i cleared 1Z-147 exam and somebody saying that 1z-007 is prerequesite but i'm intresting in 10g or 11g but i herd if i did rather than 9i i wont get certificate for that - so please confirm and suggest me as soon as possible

Posted by guest on January 10, 2012 at 09:09 PM PST #

Ravi,
It is difficult for me to assist because I don't have any identifying details on you. Please go ahead and submit an SR to the Certification Support team http://bit.ly/f39Dny and provide all the details - Full name, Candidate ID, email address.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 11, 2012 at 05:21 AM PST #

The PL/SQL Developer certification is not version-specific. If your experience is in 10g or 11g, you can take 047 or 051 as the SQL exam requirement in this path. Either of those exams will fill the same requirement as the 007 exam. The benefit of the 047 exam is that you will receive an additional certification - SQL Certified Expert.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 11, 2012 at 05:42 AM PST #

Hi,

I have an issue with my testing IDs, and I tried to send a question trough Support form on http://education.oracle.com/pls/eval-eddap-dcd/OU_SUPPORT_OCP.home?p_source=OCP , but unfortunately I am getting an error:
"An error occurred: ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer too small. Please try again later. "

My question contains 1535 characters incl. whitespace - could you please check it and allow upload for longer questions/problem descriptions?

Thanks & kind regards

Dejan Topalvic

Posted by Dejan Topalovic on January 12, 2012 at 07:16 AM PST #

Hello Sir,
I hv cleared ocjp on 28th Nov 2011 but haven't recieved my certificate till now .
My Oracle testing id is OC1046404
what should i do next ?
plz rply me ASAP on my email-id : bkpawanpal@gmail.com

Posted by guest on January 13, 2012 at 12:03 AM PST #

@Dejan, I have asked the support team to check on what the error is and work with you to get it sorted out. They should be contacting you soon on the email address that you entered here.

@Guest (bkpawanpal), You can find the next steps on our website at certification.oracle.com under the Support>FAQs tab, or in CertView at certview.oracle.com under the Certification Status>Certification History tab.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 13, 2012 at 01:34 AM PST #

I am with Leading MNC for past 6 years and have worked with application programming that involves DB2. I have no knowledge of Oracle or administration side of it. My career track do not allow me to look outside of Application Programming and my company doesn't sponsor neither encourage certifications.

I want to get out of this job and look for Oracle certification. My question is
1. While appearing for any certification, do oracle ask for Current JOB details
Or
2. Is job mandatory to appear for Oracle Certification?

Posted by SK on January 17, 2012 at 08:17 AM PST #

Hi SK,
Oracle does not ask for nor require job details in order to become certified. The only requirements are testing and training for some certifications. Some certifications do not require training. You can find more information on our website at certification.oracle.com.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 18, 2012 at 04:15 AM PST #

@Brandye: Thanks for your effort! Unfortunately, no one from the support team has contacted me.
Please, could you provide some email address, so I can send a question regarding my testing IDs?

Posted by Dejan Topalovic on January 19, 2012 at 08:49 AM PST #

Hi Dejan, The support team indicated that they replied to you on Jan 13 that they were working on your merge request and had escalated to our account manager at Pearson VUE. Perhaps the email went to your junk mail folder? Your SR number is 23137783. Please see if you can find the email that was sent and you can reply for an update to ocp-supportresponse_ww@oracle.com. Please reference your SR#.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 20, 2012 at 01:53 AM PST #

@ Brandye
As you Suggest me to visit Oracle Support..i visit there and Post my Question on 13 Jan .But till now i did'nt get any confirmation or any kind of mail regarding my issue.So plz help..
My Service Request Number is : 23153649
Regards
Pawan Kumar

Posted by Pawan Kumar on January 22, 2012 at 06:35 AM PST #

All Oracle Certification certificates are printed on high-quality paper and embossed. We consider all of our certificates 'premium', and we provide a high-quality certificate at no additional cost!

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on January 23, 2012 at 09:40 AM PST #

Dejan,
I have received confirmation that the issues with your IDs has been resolved and the support team has emailed you to have a look at your CertView account now.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on January 23, 2012 at 09:53 AM PST #

I had given the sql certification examination but i did not get my certificates yet,any one plz tell me how can i get it............

Posted by guest on January 24, 2012 at 05:59 AM PST #

You can check in your account at certview.oracle.com to determine if you should receive a certificate and also what to do if you have not yet received your certificate. Go to the Certification Status tab and select Certification History.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by brandye barrington on January 24, 2012 at 08:54 AM PST #

Hello,my name is himanshu i am mca student from indore , i have few quactions
1-the soa certification is it good for frashers
2-certification center in indore for soa
3-if soa is not for frashers how to get soa ceritication-
4-which certifiaction i should go to get a job without expriance core java required expirance in india

Posted by himanshu on January 26, 2012 at 05:25 AM PST #

Himanshu,
The best way to determine if the SOA certification is right for you is to review the exam topics. If you are completely lost, then maybe the SOA certification is not right for you at this time, or maybe you need to read books and study and then have a look at the exam topics again. I think that you should pick a certification based more on your level of interest - that is what will keep you learning and growing in a job that you love.

As far as an appropriate certification to help you get a job with no experience, I don't think that I can answer that question. It is difficult for anyone without experience to get a job anywhere in the world. This is the global conundrum for those entering the work force - you need to have experience to get a job but you need a job to get experience. I'd say that you should decide what you are interested in and start to pursue that path, reading, studying, practicing on the application, and pursue certification in an area that interests you.

Good luck on the path you choose.
Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 27, 2012 at 07:24 AM PST #

Hi i am interested in pursing database testing in future which Oracle certification would be suitable for me ???

Posted by Ashish on February 07, 2012 at 03:27 AM PST #

hi,i'm doing MBA and plan to do oracle certification course...this course will be usefull to me? or suggest me any other course pls....

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

@Ashish, One of the Oracle DBA certifications would be suitable. You should also have a look at the other Database certifications that we have available http://bit.ly/bmS3z.

@guest, There is not an "Oracle Certification course" per se. There are over 100 Oracle Certifications to choose from. Many certifications require training, others do not. You should start by having a look through our website at certification.oracle.com.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 08, 2012 at 05:57 AM PST #

hello sir, i want to know about the ocjp syllabus plz consider on my oomment plz reply it.thanking you.

Posted by ceification on February 08, 2012 at 10:35 PM PST #

hi...... i would like to go for OCA & OCP certification. Can u plz tell me the address of Oracle classroom centre in New Delhi. How can i start or register for the coaching and training classes. My mail address is parashar.pritam@gmail.com

Posted by Pritam Kumar on February 09, 2012 at 01:08 AM PST #

@Ceification - There are 3 versions of Java Programmer certification. Have a look at our website at certification.oracle.com and select the version of the certification that you wish to pursue (SE 5, SE 6 or SE 7), from the track page, you will be able to click on the required exam. This will take you to the exam page, where you can find all exam details, including exam topics.

@Pritam - You can find Oracle University training centers on the OU website at http://bit.ly/dspqdH.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 09, 2012 at 07:39 AM PST #

Hello Sir,I cleared my OCP exam 1Z0-043 Oracle 10g Database Administration II on 6th feb 2012.When I logged into my certview account after about 48 hours, the details of the exam were in there in exam history but there was no information about certificate creation date under success kit.My profile details are correct and all other requirements are complete.So why have not Certview updated my Certification Details.And one thing more I want to ask is that How many Submit Course Form are to be filled for one Course as I have already filled one course form(hands on course). An early reply is appreciated.

Posted by guest on February 11, 2012 at 02:54 AM PST #

hello sir,
i m currently doing b.tch(cse). I am willing to do my 2 mnths training in oracle. Can you advice me which course should i opt for oracle 10g or 11g????
i tlaked to one of the institutes and the person there said i can not go for 11g unless i have done 10g is that true?
i am a beginner and will be taking my first step into this field please advice me what should i go for......thnx in advance sir

Posted by guest on February 12, 2012 at 09:05 AM PST #

@Guest on Feb 11, if you need details on your specific account, please contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/f39Dny. They will be best able to assist.

@Guest on Feb 12, It is not required to do 10g training/certification prior to 11g. You can go directly to 11g.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 13, 2012 at 06:02 AM PST #

Can you kindly tell me a good institute to do ORACLE 11g in chandigarh.....????? Plz guide

Posted by guest on February 13, 2012 at 07:55 AM PST #

If you are looking for an Oracle training institute, check here http://bit.ly/dspqdH. If you are looking for a place to take your Oracle Certification exam(s), check at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 14, 2012 at 08:16 AM PST #

Hi,

I am trying to reset my CertView password, but it seems, the password reset tool doesn't like me... I didn't received any email. Please, could you check it if it works for you?

Thanks & best regards

Dejan

PS: after submitting of this comment, I got a warning message:"Your comment was marked as spam and will not be displayed."
Well, I don't see any spam in my questions. :)

Posted by Dejan Topalovic on February 17, 2012 at 03:04 PM PST #

Dejan,
On the site where you go to reset your password, there should be a link to get help with your login information. Please contact the Oracle Single Sign-On support for assistance with this password. You could also check with Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/f39Dny to see if they can assist.

Don't feel bad about being marked as spam, over 1/2 of my responses are originally marked as spam! I'm not sure what the criteria are, but the controls must be very sensitive.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 20, 2012 at 06:31 AM PST #

pls any one advise and i need process of sql certifiaction...............

Posted by siva on February 28, 2012 at 03:52 AM PST #

Hi Siva,
You should start by having a look at our website at certification.oracle.com.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 28, 2012 at 08:08 AM PST #

hello sir,
i m hitesh, a student of B.A stream,doing my last year.i have very much interest in oracle...i would like to know about dba course available in market for which i am eligible.After completion of my Graduation .. can i complete any certification of oracle(i.e OCA ,OCP)side by side with my graduation??m i eligible for OCA exam??plz. send me your opinion..
many many... thanks in advance...

Posted by guest on February 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM PST #

Hi Hitesh,
You are eligible to take the exams at any time. Training is not required for OCA certifications, but is often required for OCP certifications. You should have a look at Workforce Development Program (WDP) for lower cost training options http://bit.ly/C56G.

You can get more information on our website at certification.oracle.com. Good luck on your path.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 02, 2012 at 08:41 AM PST #

Hello Sir,I'm graduate & done ocp1.6 exam with 75%.Therefore, now i'm interested to work in your organization.Thanks

Posted by chander kumar on March 05, 2012 at 09:38 PM PST #

Hi Chander,
You can have a look at open positions at Oracle on the corporate website http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/careers/index.html.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on March 06, 2012 at 07:37 AM PST #

hi paul,
i want to know about the oracle developer course. i am not getting any appropriate information about it. if you kindly mail me about the course detail like how many paper are there & what are the content of those papers, duration. it will be great help if you mail me with the details.

Posted by guest on March 12, 2012 at 06:08 AM PDT #

If you are looking for Oracle Developer training, you can contact Oracle University http://bit.ly/14ivVR. If you are looking for information on Oracle Developer certification, you can find more info on PL/SQL and Forms developer on our website at http://bit.ly/zRfX8K. If you are looking for Java Developer, you can have a look through our website certification.oracle.com.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 13, 2012 at 07:42 AM PDT #

Hi,

I am planning to start my new job with role as a DBA. I am currently in USA. Can anybody suggest me which certification will help me getting job here? I can see most of the employers want certified employee. I have no clue which will be useful to me.Please comment.

Posted by guest on March 21, 2012 at 01:02 AM PDT #

hi i bought scjp voucher in may 2010 at niit,hyderabad.i went to write exam in december 2010.they told "the voucher expired","even the validity was till april 2011". i have been asking them about this issue,they are telling we will issue new voucher,but not yet. where can i give complaint regarding this problem.please tell me.

Posted by vishnu on March 25, 2012 at 10:51 PM PDT #

@guest, an Oracle DBA certification would probably be appropriate for you. Go to http://bit.ly/He4OVI and select 'Database' under #2 and 'Oracle Database' under #3. You will be able to see the Oracle Database certifications that are available. Clicking on one of the links will take you to a page that will give you the certification requirements for your chosen path.

@Vishnu, If you purchased the voucher from NIIT, you will need to sort the issue out with NIIT. I'm sorry, but for a voucher that was issued so long ago, I'm not sure that there is anything that we can do. If you like, you can submit an SR to Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/f39Dny. I'm not sure if there is anything they can do. But if you submit the SR, you'll need to include a very detailed account of what has happened - including any emails that have been passed back and forth. We'll need to know dates of communications.

Thanks,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 28, 2012 at 01:28 AM PDT #

i am mca 2010 pass out student. i am still trying for job. my opinion is oca certificate may help me to get job.
but i am confused about oca exam there are lot of exams in oracle which exam should i write. i want certification in pl/sql (or) sql in oracle 10g
what is certification fee. where we have to write exam. i am presently staying in bangalore, karnataka, india.
can i get practice papers from any website for free of cost?
(or)online free tests i want
please anybody help me.

Posted by guest vithal reddy on April 16, 2012 at 04:29 AM PDT #

Hi Vithal,
You should start with going to this page on our website http://bit.ly/He4OVI. From here, you can drill down to the certifications you might be interested in. When you would like more information about a certification, you can click on that link and you will be taken to a page that outlines the certification requirements for you. There are free sample questions for a number of Oracle's Certification exams. Otherwise, you may purchase practice exams from Kaplan. If there are practice tests available, there will be a link on the website. I caution you against searching for practice tests on the web as you will likely only receive illegal brain dumps. Using brain dumps is considered cheating and can cost you your certification.

Good luck with your certification path!
Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 17, 2012 at 05:58 AM PDT #

Hi..I had taken classroom trainings for oracle 9i(DAF-I,DAF-II) in 2010-2011 but didnt done certifications then . Now i wanted to get OCP certified in oracle 10g . Can I do that ? Can I fill oracle 9i classroom details in Course Submission Form ?

Thanks & Regards
Gurmeet Singh

Posted by Gurmeet Singh on May 04, 2012 at 10:13 AM PDT #

Hi Gurmeet,
9i courses will not count toward 10g certification. You will need to pursue your 9i DBA OCP and then upgrade to 10g if you want to use your prior 9i training to fulfill the training requirement.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on May 07, 2012 at 11:47 AM PDT #

sir
i passed ocjp exam with 63%
now i want to logo of ocjp ,how can i get,and also tell me a website for
check my certification online..............

Posted by Shailendr on May 09, 2012 at 11:59 PM PDT #

Hi Shailendr,
Go to certview.oracle.com to view your certification and access your logo.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on May 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM PDT #

I have a question like,
Where to take the non-proctored examination [1z0-051].
It is not clear anywhere[or I could not find it]. They say that we can take it online but no link is there.
Or should we take it in Pearson Vue ?
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks
Partha

Posted by Partha on May 19, 2012 at 01:30 PM PDT #

Hi,
I want to appear for 1Z0-047 this Saturday.
Through my company we get discounted vouchers but the date for that has passed and I still wish to appear for it independently. could anyone guide me on discounted vouchers please.

I want to know is the below info still correct
May 8, 2007
OCP Exam Vouchers for Oracle Partners
OCP exam vouchers are available for organizations who are members of Oracle Partner Network (OPN). OPN members are entitled to a 100% discount on the list price of the Oracle Certification production exams (discount does not apply to beta exams). One may not combine any other promotions with the OPN Program discount. Discounts must be applied at the time of scheduling the Oracle Certification exam. Electronic vouchers are offered to partner companies on an annual basis by partner level: Partners receive two, certified partners receive four and advantage partners receive six electronic vouchers per year respectively.

OPN members are entitled to a 25% discount without the above mentioned limit. To request discount vouchers, send an email at least 5 business days prior to one's potential exam date, to one of the email ids:emeaocp_ww@oracle.com (for EMEA region) and opninfo_us@oracle.com (for rest of the world)
Email Subject: 25% or 100% Voucher Discount Request
Company Name
OPN PIN Number
Employee Name (Format as First Last Name)
Prometric Testing ID Number (Required only if one has completed at least one OCP exam)
Date of Planned Exam Appointment
Exam Title and Number (Since one has not scheduled the exam appointment, include the planned exam number and title.
Exam Location (including country, details of exam centers can be found at www.prometric.com)

Posted by guest on May 21, 2012 at 02:36 AM PDT #

Hi Partha,
All certification exams can be taken through Pearson VUE at pearsonvue.com/oracle.

@Guest, I'm not sure where you found the information above, but some of the info is out-dated. Also, this is on a company level and not on an individual level. If you want to access OPN discount vouchers, you will need to get them from your company who is an Oracle partner - not from Oracle.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on May 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM PDT #

Hi,
I want to write Oracle certification
Can you tell me the which certification i have to write first
Iam working on oracle pl/sql
and could you please tell me the information about these exams.

Posted by guest on June 21, 2012 at 11:35 AM PDT #

Hi,
I want to do Oracle certification,
I don't know any information about this certification,
can you please tell me the details about this and which certification i have to write first.
Please tell me the details

Posted by guest on June 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM PDT #

hi..

I had cleared my z0-007 sql paper on 30-june-2012. I want to know the time gap allowed between Z0-007( sql) and Z0-147(PL/sql) paper.

Posted by guest on July 03, 2012 at 01:30 AM PDT #

@Guest on June 22, If you want to pursue Oracle PL/SQL Certification, you'll need to start with Oracle PL/SQL Developer OCA. You can find details on our website at http://bit.ly/NlTqtO.

@Guest on July 3, There is no time limit between taking two exams. You just want to be sure that you complete a path before one of the exams in your path retires. However, there are not current plans to retire exam 147.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on July 10, 2012 at 09:48 AM PDT #

Hi I am dotnet developer and am planing do oracle 11g certification.
I need to know the order in which the exams need to be given by a developer. The sql as well as pl/sql.

Posted by prab on July 20, 2012 at 12:06 AM PDT #

Hi, want to write Oracle certification of oracle 11g - sql and PL/sql.
Can you tell me the which certification i have to write first.
could you please tell me the information about these exams.

Posted by guest on July 20, 2012 at 12:11 AM PDT #

@Prab, the exams do not need to be taken in any order. However, you will only receive certification after all exams in a path are passed. You can find the certification requirements on our website here http://bit.ly/NlTqtO.

@Guest, These certifications are not version-specific. You can find the certification path for the PL/SQL certifications at the link provided above. You can find the path for SQL Expert certification on our website at http://bit.ly/STK0uW.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on July 25, 2012 at 06:16 AM PDT #

Hi,
I am interested in the Oracle PL/SQL Developer OCA.
From the certification paths, I was going to choose:
1Z0-007 Oracle 9i sql and 1Z0-147 Program with PL/SQL. Is all I need for the Associate Certification?
The 007 exam - states that is it available as a 'non-proctored' exam. Is this non-proctored exam a valid exam or a 'practice test'?
Also, do I have to take the exams in order - can I take the 147 exam before the 007 exam?
Thanks!

Posted by guest on July 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM PDT #

The exams you mention are all that is required for OCA. The exams can be taken in any order, but both exams must be passed before certification is granted. The 007 exam can be taken online from your home or another location - this is what non-proctored means. The 147 exam must be taken at a Pearson VUE Testing Center or an Oracle Testing Center.

I hope this helps - good luck on your tests!

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on August 02, 2012 at 09:48 AM PDT #

Hey everyone!!
I am a B.E fresher planning to take up SCJP/OCJP certification.Can you please let me know as what all do i need to study to prepare for the certification and how much time do require for through preparation?
Thanking You
Priya

Posted by guest on September 05, 2012 at 03:04 AM PDT #

Hi Priya,
You can find info on our website at certification.oracle.com. In the table at the bottom of the page, you can select Java and Middleware in the 2nd box, then Java in the 3rd box and Java SE in the 4th box. There you will see some options for Java Programmer certification. Click on one of the links to see the certification requirements. From the requirements page you will be able to further drill down to see recommended courses for preparation.

You can also check our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm for info on books and such that others have found helpful.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on September 07, 2012 at 07:43 AM PDT #

what is the other good combination of certification along with Oracle.Especially in gulf.
I am fresher .

Posted by guest on October 09, 2012 at 02:20 PM PDT #

This is a difficult question to answer, and one that you really need to answer for yourself. I suggest you start by having a look at our website certification.oracle.com. There, you can see what certifications are available and see where your interest and current skills lie. This will give you a better picture of how you should move forward.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on October 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM PDT #

Hi,
I am bit confused between 1z007 and 1z051. Can you suggest which one is better. I desire to give 1z007 but will it be considered outdated.??
Waiting for your reply.

Posted by guest on October 13, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT #

There has been much comment on this question on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. I suggest you have a visit and search on this topic.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on October 16, 2012 at 09:04 AM PDT #

Hi,

I have completed the oracle(10g)DBA certification in 2009, through prometric center. and I have not received the certificate toll now. I have the original marks list which I have got upon the completion of the exam. Could any one please guide me to whom i need to contact to get my Oracle certificate and How can I registered use the get the oracle Logo on my certificates.

Thanks,
Prabhakar.

Posted by Prabhakr on November 13, 2012 at 11:49 AM PST #

Hi Prabhakar,
Here is what I suggest you do. Please follow the instructions carefully.

1. Go to pearsonvue.com/oracle and select My Account>create a web account.
a. enter your information exactly as it was entered in your account at Prometric - even if the information is old.
b. be sure that you use the same testing ID - you will find this info on your score report from Prometric
2. If Pearson VUE recognizes your details and is able to match your details with an one of the accounts uploaded from Prometric, your Pearson VUE web account will be created and you may proceed to #3.
a. If some of the information that you enter does not match the account brought over from Prometric, Pearson VUE will assign you a new Oracle Testing ID and you will have 2 IDs in the systems.
b. Before you proceed, you will need to go to pearsonvue.com/oracle/idmerge and request Pearson VUE to merge the two IDs. Allow at least 24 hours for the merged IDs to be merged in Oracle's database once they are merged on Pearson's side. Once the IDs are merged, proceed to #3.
3. Go to certview.oracle.com and authenticate your account using the email address and Oracle testing ID in your Pearson VUE account. Once you have authenticated your account, you will be able to view your certification history and download your logos.
a. If you have trouble with authentication, you will have 3 attempts to enter the information correctly. Go ahead and use those 3 attempts. On the 3rd failed attempt, your account will be referred to the support team for manual authentication. Your account will be authenticated quicker if you go ahead and fail authentication 3 times in a row and let the account be referred to the support team, than if you stop after 2 failed attempts and contact the support team yourself.
4. After authenticating your CertView account, you can go back to pearsonvue.com/oracle, login and update your details (address, email address, etc).
5. After updating your details at Pearson VUE, contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/KMsuH3 and request a reshipment of your certificate. Please indicate in your service request that you have already updated your address at Pearson VUE and also specify if you want a hard copy of your certificate, or if soft copy is sufficient.

These steps seem daunting, but it is not too difficult a process. And this process will bring your account current.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 15, 2012 at 12:11 PM PST #

I've given exam of OCA (1Zo-042) an passed the exam but the courier which reached at my home doesn't contain the ID card I got the certificate but not ID card pls someone help

Posted by Ali on November 20, 2012 at 09:36 AM PST #

Hi Ali,
ID card is not provided for OCAs.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 20, 2012 at 01:51 PM PST #

hi all ,syam myself,i have completed 1z0-051 exam,i am trying to write 1z0-144 exam for OCA certification.please tell me the payment options like if I fail the exam at first time ,is I need to pay the full amount for the exam or any discounts available ?

Posted by syam on December 07, 2012 at 03:29 AM PST #

Hi Syam,
Retakes are full price, unless you have purchased a certification value package.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 12, 2012 at 02:59 PM PST #

Hi All,

I am venkatesh did Oracle 10g and 11g Administration from a certified institute now i want to write the certification for OCA in administration.
I went through oracle site they are telling that
OCA= (1z0-007/1z0-047/1z0-051) +1z0-042
Now my Question is that need i have to clear two papers to become an OCA in administration or else only 1z0-042 is enough to be an OCA Administration.

One more thing is that can u guys provide me the books names to read to pass the exam.Is that worth to buy dumps from websites

Posted by guest on December 17, 2012 at 09:48 PM PST #

Hi Venkatesh,
You need to pass both exams for OCA certification. You can go to our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm to find suggestions for books to help you prepare for the exam.

Please do not invest in dumps. On top of being considered cheating materials, they are often poorly written and unreliable.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM PST #

Hi,

I have completed certification on Oracle 9i: Introduction to SQL (1Z0-007) exam in the year 2009.Now I want to go ahead and complete 1ZO-147 (Program with PL/SQL) so that I could be OCA. Can I go ahead and get certified or should I take up the 1z0-007 again.Is there any validity for a particular exam?

Posted by Ajit on December 25, 2012 at 09:36 AM PST #

You do not need to re-take the 007 exam. You will need to be sure that you take the 147 exam under the same ID as the 007 exam so that you will be able to access your exam results.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 27, 2012 at 02:51 PM PST #

Is certification in Oracle Project Management R12 currently available? i have already passed GL-AP AND GL-AR. Please let me know.

Posted by Prashant Kumar Rai on January 15, 2013 at 05:08 AM PST #

We have this certification http://bit.ly/Y7XFVn. Is this what you're looking for?

Thanks,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on January 15, 2013 at 01:23 PM PST #

Hi Sir, please revise the questions for Oracle Java SE6 Programming certification as the dump questions are being circulated. This causes blame on those who really studied hard and passed the examination.

Posted by guest on February 06, 2013 at 01:57 AM PST #

We review and revise exams regularly. This is a maddening situation that we do our best to combat on a daily basis. Thank you for your concern and honesty.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on February 06, 2013 at 10:53 AM PST #

Hello,

I hold my first BA from University of BC and currently studying Computing Science at Simon Fraser University.

I also have Sun Java Certified Programmer certification and currently studying for Oracle's Professional Web Component Developer exam.

When I first wrote my SJCP certification, I found the use of a white board to work out problems rather inconvenient. It is my understanding that it is Oracle's policy to provide eraseable white boards for the exams. I spoke with Oracle's customer support, they told me that it is up to the exam center whether to provide ereaseable boards or plain paper. I then spoke with exam center, as suggested by Oracle, but the exam center had referred me to Pearsonvue. I consequently spoke with Pearsonvue, and they had referred me back to Oracle.

It would appear that I am circling around trying to request a review of Oracle's exam policy that only allows eraseable white boards to work out problems on the exam.

Being a student at 2 universities, I have never used ereaseable whiteboards on my exams. When working out programming problems, one is often required to write down code snippets to manually work out or "trace" an answer. The problem with writing on white board using a thick pen are:

1) In my SJCP the pen itself worked poorly - it was running out of ink which required writing the same text over several times
2) the pen for whiteboard is often incapable of accurately rendering fine Java symbols like "}" "," and so on. This requires writing symbols in bigger size which consumes small space on the board and takes time to write and re-write the code snippet until it fits properly on the board.

Such was my experience when I wrote my SJCP and I anticipate the same for my Web Component Developer exam. As you can see, this is not a very efficient exam-taking process.

I would kindly request that you would review this particular exam policy and allow Oracle's exam takers to have an option of using blank, plain paper for writing with pen/pencil that the invigilator would themselves provide.

Thank you,
Victor.

Posted by guest on March 14, 2013 at 08:56 AM PDT #

Hi Victor,
I checked directly with our account manager at Pearson VUE on this and I wanted to confirm - for security purposes, paper is never allowed in the test room. Candidates are only allowed to use the erasable notepad and pen that are provided.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by guest on March 19, 2013 at 08:29 AM PDT #

Hi,

I am a Business Analyst (CBAP) and have an experience of more than 6 years. I work end to end from project kick off to scoping to requirements and till implementation /UAT with customers. I have to interact with Engineering teams in database schema/design discussions.

I want to attend a formal training on Oracle database and get certified. When i look at various certification paths and exams, i get confused on which ones should i do and what would help me in my role.

With Oracle certification, my objective is to get a formal training, be able to understand the database, basic/intermediate query functions and design database schema.

Can you suggest the right steps for me to move ahead in my pursuit of learning Oracle?

Thanks in advance for this help.

Posted by guest on April 05, 2013 at 05:11 AM PDT #

From what your objective is, it sounds like you would want to choose the 11g Database Administrator cetifications OCA and OCP. You can see the requirements for these certifications on our website http://bit.ly/Kx7iac. You could also ask your question on the Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. The users on that forum typically provide very useful feedback.

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 11, 2013 at 09:06 AM PDT #

Hello All,
About me-I am a b-tech in telecommunication and intending to go into
java as an developer. I am good with C++ but now wanting to go ahead
in java. I am working on JDA tool and wanting to go for a switch as
an java devloper, i have 3 queries-
1. How to start java . (which books and which certification please
tell them all? ).
2. How to have a java profile so that am recruited into a good firm.
3. Can I complete my java(core and advanced)in a span OF 6 monthe or
by july 2013.
Kindly reply in details and mail me the reference.
Can I read it on my own with oracle or do i need any certification from outside.

Posted by mansi on April 26, 2013 at 04:18 AM PDT #

Mansi,
For the advice you are seeking, I suggest you post these questions on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. There is an active community there that will provide you with thoughtful answers.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM PDT #

hi guys , I've done 1z0-144 but unfortunately i failed , i was so mad at oracle because , i finished the exam before 40 min because i was so confident , i answered most questions correctly i guess , there is no option that u can review my answers so I can learn from my mistakes , when i contacted them that only one score to pass , they said this "Thank you for contacting Oracle Certification Team.

Please note that your exam may contain unscored questions in addition to the scored questions, so the total number of questions that are presented to you may be greater than the number shown on the exam page. This is standard testing practice. You will not know which questions are unscored. If your exam contains unscored questions, the time allowed for the exam takes into consideration the time you will need to answer all questions and review your work. Your exam results will reflect your performance on the scored questions only.

You can rest assured that the exam is scored fairly and objectively. We appreciate your understanding on this.

We request you to visit our web site at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=138#2_6 to view the scoring policy.

For further queries we request you to please raise a new Support request at http://education.oracle.com/pls/eval-eddap-dcd/OU_SUPPORT_OCP.home?p_source=OCP. We will be happy to assist you.

Regards,
OCP Team"

what's your opinion about this !

Posted by Ali on May 04, 2013 at 01:48 PM PDT #

Ali,
You received a score report upon exam completion that provides information on how you performed on specific topic areas. You should spend more time preparing for the topic areas on which you performed poorly. We cannot give you question-by-question feedback on the exam, as I'm sure you can understand. It would compromise the security of our exams to provide questions and answers that are on the exam.

Use the feedback you received on your score report to close the knowledge gap as you prepare for your next exam attempt. I'm sure it is frustrating to feel so confident about your exam and to not pass it. I wish you the best of luck on your next attempt.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on May 06, 2013 at 12:20 PM PDT #

I am writing this to inquire about which is the best topic to choose in oracle certification.Currently I am preparing with oracle 10g and 11g.
will it be helpful for me to apply in companies or should I go with other certification topic.And also I had a doubt if I am going with OCA,OCM,OCP certification then among these Job responsibilities, which one,will I be concerned with:-
1)Application Administrator.
2)Application Developer.
3) Application Server Administrator.
4)Database Administrator.
5)Systems Administrator.
6)OPN certified specialist.
7)Information technology architect.

Posted by guest on May 24, 2013 at 08:22 AM PDT #

I need your help, I've been working since 2002 with Oracle partners and I have already some certifications (Sales Champion). At the moment I'm out of this market and don't have access to Oracle OPN. How can I get another copy of all these certificates? I need this because I will start in a new company and they´re asking me to give them.
I will wait for your response.

Thank you
Duarte Braz Filho
worked at Bertini do Brasil, Unione, Ninecon, TCI BPO all Oracle Partners in Brazil

Posted by guest on June 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM PDT #

@Guest on May 24 - sorry I missed replying to your request earlier. This is a good question for your peers on the Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

@Duarte - If your credentials are Oracle Certifications, obtained through the Oracle Certification Program by taking proctored exams at Pearson VUE or Prometric, you can request your certificates by contacting Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/KMsuH3. You should first check your certification statuses in certview.oracle.com and ensure that your address is correct and updated at personvue.com/oracle.

If your credentials are from OPN assessments, you can contact opn-edu_ww@oracle.com, to see if they can assist. Sales Champion is an OPN credential rather than an Oracle Certification. If your other credentials are similar to Sales Champion, then you'll need to request all from OPN.

Regards,
Brandye Barringotn

Posted by Brandye Barrington on June 27, 2013 at 10:14 AM PDT #

Hi all,
I m interested in DBA Track and new to this .Can anybody help me which exam will be best for me to achieve...... less

Posted by Neelima Singh on July 14, 2013 at 09:42 AM PDT #

Neelima,
I suggest that you start by having a look at our website at certification.oracle.com. You can find available certifications, requirements and exam details. This will be the best place for you to get the information you are looking for.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on July 16, 2013 at 01:39 PM PDT #

Hi,

I am MBA (Finance) graduate. I am working in BPO, my work experience in finance is 5 years. I want to move from BPO industry. I want to do certification in oracle related to finance.

Please suggest me which certification is suitable for my career. I have also gone throught the website, but not able to identify which certification is related to finance.

Posted by guest on August 07, 2013 at 06:04 AM PDT #

Hi,

I have completed certification on Oracle 9i: Introduction to SQL (1Z0-007) exam in the year 2008.Now I want to go ahead and complete 1ZO-147 (Program with PL/SQL) so that I could be OCA. Can I go ahead and get certified or should I take up the 1z0-007 again.Is there any validity for a particular exam?

Posted by Srinivas on August 10, 2013 at 01:29 AM PDT #

Hello,

I have passed exam 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL) in 2008. I would like to continue on achieving OCA. Can I continue to prepare for the examination on 1Z0-147(Program with PL/SQL)? I know this question has been asked before, but I just want to reconfirm this.

Best regards

Srinivas

Posted by Srinivas on August 12, 2013 at 02:10 AM PDT #

i am not too good in programming language but i am good at sql and pl/sql can i do DBA for better future...

Posted by sampath on August 13, 2013 at 02:05 PM PDT #

@Guest on Aug 7 - you can go to our website at certification.oracle.com. On the home page, you will see a table where you can select product areas, etc. If you'll select 'Applications,' in #2, then select different product areas in #3, you'll see that there are financials certifications in several different product areas - Oracle Financials Applications, Fusion Applications and E-Business Suite to name a few.

@Srinivas - yes, you can move on to the next exam in your path. The 007 exam results remain valid.

@Sampath - DBA is an option for you. You should visit our website at certification.oracle.com to see what your options are and how to go about pursuing the certification.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on August 16, 2013 at 01:46 PM PDT #

Many years ago, I took all of the Oracle 8i DBA exams and passed all but the last one the last day that the 8i track was valid. Since then to be frank no one I was doing contract work for seemed to care or even know what an OCP DBA was, so I never pursued 9i or 10g certs. Plus over the years the OCP DBA track seemed to be "moving the goal post" to make applicants take more classes and tests. What is the state of the OCP DBA track and are the tests for previous versions or is it all 12 now.
The web page used to be fairly straight forward but seems to be very salesy even to the point of trying to keep people from getting their certs. the PMI cert went this way and people stopped taking it and employers stopped asking for it.

Posted by guest on September 18, 2013 at 11:24 AM PDT #

You can still obtain a DBA certification in 10g, 11g or 12c. Go to certification.oracle.com. Under "Get Started Finding Your Oracle Certification:"

- select Database in field 2
- select Oracle Database in field 3

From there, you can select 10g, 11g or 12c to see the available certifications, or you can view all 3 versions by leaving field 4 blank.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on September 18, 2013 at 02:02 PM PDT #

Hi,
I,m Divyansi i'm I did oracle certification before 6 month.. I want to know has my certificate expired? :(

Posted by Divyansi on September 20, 2013 at 06:10 AM PDT #

The certifications do not expire. Your certification is still valid.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on September 23, 2013 at 12:54 PM PDT #

Hi,

I am a fresh graduate with an MSc(Business Management and Finance) and BBA(Marketing).

I have been hearing about Oracle since I finished my Bachelors degree in Marketing. But never knew a lot about the real worth of its certification.

I am planning to do certification in Oracle R12 Financials but I am still not sure whether it really helps business students to brighten their chances of getting employed or is it just for people related to IT field.

The market for almost every business has become so competitive now a days that you got to have good IT skills to back your degrees and make a strong impression on yours employers that is why I want to get Oracle certification.

Kindly anyone guide me about this, being a graduate in business studies and finance should I do my certification in Oracle R12 Financials ? would it be in line with my degrees or it would be irrelevant for me ?

Posted by Usman Sahi on October 08, 2013 at 12:57 PM PDT #

I have not appear of any certification. I would like to continue on achieving OCA. Can I continue to prepare for the examination on 1Z0-147(Program with PL/SQL)?

Posted by guest on October 09, 2013 at 04:27 AM PDT #

Usman,
This depends on many factors. I think that the certification needs to be in an area that compliments your skills and in an area that is in demand in your region. This question may actually be a better question for the Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

Guest,
You can continue to prepare for the 147 exam. However, this is quite an old exam and may retire in the near future (next two years). So, if you are preparing for it, you may want to go ahead and take it before allowing too much time to pass.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 09, 2013 at 01:17 PM PDT #

hello sir i m deepika i m working in a company in jaipur as developer.And i m a student of MCA i want to do an certification course in 11g oracle.I have good knowledge of 10g oracle please contact me 8562831582

Posted by deepika on October 23, 2013 at 09:53 PM PDT #

Deepika,
You can start your journey by having a look at the Oracle Certification Website at certification.oracle.com. You can enter your criteria into the form and find the certifications that are right for you. From there, you will be able to get to the certification requirements, exam topics and recommended training. Good luck!

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on October 25, 2013 at 09:32 AM PDT #

Hi,

I have completed OCP on 9i database (1Z0-147). I have a plan to complete the Oracle DBA certification on 10G(1Z0-042 and 1Z0-043). Please let me know the certification path from 1Z0-147. Thanks.

Thanks.
Mani

Posted by Manivannan on October 25, 2013 at 06:16 PM PDT #

Dear Sir,

i have passed izo-204 and izo-216 of E-biz track but not completed my course submission. now they say izo-216 has been retired, what is my status now, can i still get the certification

Posted by prashant rai on November 04, 2013 at 09:59 AM PST #

Hi Prashant,
You can still get the certification once you complete the training and submit the course form http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=99.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 04, 2013 at 12:53 PM PST #

Hi I am giving 1Z0-051 but not having much idea of it.
what is the syllabus for clearing this exam ?
Is there any negative marking for this exam ?
How much % we should score to clear this?
Is there any kind of Dumps ( previous question papers) are available ?

Appreciate your help for providing this information.

Thanks

Posted by guest on November 25, 2013 at 10:19 PM PST #

You can get the info you need on our website at http://bit.ly/19FtJST. You can also get suggestions for books to help prepare on our Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. You can search on this exam and you will see book suggestions.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on November 26, 2013 at 09:36 PM PST #

Hi,
I am Govind i have done MCA with 2011 batch, i am having 2 Year working experience in some government department in Project Implementation and Monitoring, i have too much working on core technology but here these technologies are in use PHP, MySql DB, Postgres DB and Redhat Linux.
I want to move from this job kindly suggest me some better field for future prospects i am not interested in programming, interested in Database technology.

Posted by Govind on December 02, 2013 at 09:32 PM PST #

Hi,
sir I have no information regarding oracle certification. But i'm damn interested in this. I m pursuing my engineering degree in computer science. How can this help me in future? Can you plz tell where to start from.. I mean which exam should I opt for and so on.. ??
your advice would be very helpful! thank you.. waiting for your reply

Posted by Mohit Patni on December 07, 2013 at 09:51 PM PST #

Govind,
I would suggest that you pose this question to your peers and the professionals on the Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

Hi Mohit,
I suggest that you start by having a look at our website certification.oracle.com. You will be able to see what certifications are available and what is involved in each path. Good luck on your new journey.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on December 10, 2013 at 01:14 PM PST #

I am a sociology graduate working in a healthcare institution for the past 19years. I have a rich knowledge of the domain which helped me to coordinate well with the vendors during ERP implementation. I gained good practical knowledge on IT industry. I have done a basic learning in SQL and know very little about PLSQL. Our institution has Oracle 11g - supported by outsourced DBA. Can I do a DBA course so that I can monitor and appreciate the work of the outsourced vendor and continue to be a good asset for my institution in future also.

Posted by sreedevi on March 06, 2014 at 05:06 AM PST #

Hi Sreedevi,
I would suggest that you contact Oracle University http://bit.ly/KnNNke for assistance on which Oracle Database course would best serve your purpose.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 07, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST #

hi, i am a system engineer, working on oracle pl/sql(toad tool) and java. can u please suggest me what can be the suitable oracle certification for me? i am interested to do a certification on database.

Posted by guest on March 13, 2014 at 12:03 AM PDT #

Hi,
I would like get APEX certification. And there is a BETA for 4.2. And my question is WTF? You have already 5.0 EA Apex and still have beta for previouse version. So, when will be avalible next version? Thank you.

Posted by AZOR on March 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM PDT #

There is no plan yet for APEX 5. If you wish to obtain the APEX certification, you'll need to go for the 4.2 version. If you take the exam now, you can get the exam at a significant discount while it is in beta.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 18, 2014 at 12:14 PM PDT #

@ Guest,
The 'right' certification for you depends on many factors. You should consider your existing skills, your interests and job opportunities in your region.

You can view all available certifications on our website at certification.oracle.com

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on March 18, 2014 at 12:22 PM PDT #

hi
is iz0-035 proctored or non-proctored?

Posted by guest on April 07, 2014 at 07:58 PM PDT #

Exam 1Z0-035 is a proctored exam and must be taken at a test center. Did you know that you could upgrade directly to 12c with only a single exam - 1Z0-060?

Unless you need to upgrade to 9i for your job, you may want to consider upgrading to a more current version of certification. Though the upgrade path to 9i is still available, it is a very old technolgy and certifiation.

Regards,
Brandye Barrington

Posted by Brandye Barrington on April 10, 2014 at 09:37 AM PDT #

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