We receive support requests every week from candidates asking for the certificate for passing the non-proctored exam Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals | 1Z0-061. Each time, we explain that this exam alone does not result in certification. Candidates must pass the next exam in their Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) path to earn a certification and receive a digital badge. This unpleasant surprise results in disappointed candidates who want to receive something tangible for passing a certification exam.
With the imminent retirement of Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals | 1Z0-061 (November 30, 2019), now is the perfect time to switch your focus to the exam that proves fluency in and a solid understanding of SQL language, data modeling and using SQL to create and manipulate tables in an Oracle Database, AND results in a SQL OCA certification.
Passing the exam Oracle Database SQL | 1Z0-071 earns you the Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate credential and also fulfills the SQL requirement in the Oracle Database Administrator and Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate paths.
We call this 'killing 2 birds with 1 stone," or getting double the benefit from a single action.
SQL knowledge is essential to the Database Administrator and PL/SQL Developer roles. Upon its release, exam 1Z0-071 filled a gap in the offerings that fulfill the SQL prerequisite in these paths. This offering has gone on to become the standard. The Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate credential gives a broader, more comprehensive view of SQL, and results in OCA certification. This certification also better fits the defined job role.
Let's evaluate each exam further:
|Oracle Database SQL | 1Z0-071||Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals | 1Z0-061|
|Cost||$245 USD||$125 USD|
|Delivery||Proctored at a test center||Non-proctored at your own location|
|Certificate||Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate||Not until you pass the next exam in your OCA path|
|Relevance||Aligns more closely with defined job role||Retiring November 30, 2019|
While exam 1Z0-061 costs less and is more convenient to take, the benefit of earning a certification for passing the 1Z0-071 exam far outweighs the lower price and convenient delivery format. Choosing the 1Z0-071 exam on your way to Database Administrator or PL/SQL Developer OCA makes every exam in your path count equally, e.g. 2 exams = 2 certifications.
Follow the path that makes the most sense! Prepare now for Oracle Database SQL | 1Z0-071.