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  • December 20, 2018

Oracle Academy and Junior Associate Certification Help Pave the Way to Princeton

Brandye Barrington
Sr. Program Manager

Zach Dinch, the first in his family to attend college, became one of fewer than 800 students out of over 5,400 global applicants for the class of 2022 to win early admission at Princeton University. 

Hard work and dedication led Zach to this point. The path wasn't always easy and early roadblocks in his educational career nearly knocked Zach off course.  An honors Oracle and AP Calculus AB teacher helped turn things around and gave Zach confidence in his skills.

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Discovering an affinity for SQL lead Zach to take courses in Database Foundations, App Development Foundations, and Developing Chatbots. Soon after, he earned the Certified Junior Associate certification. He went on to continue his Oracle education with Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I, a professional-level course that Zach plans to use to earn the Oracle Certified Associate level of certification.

Read Zach's story.

The mission of Oracle Academy is to advance computer science education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields.

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In the past year, Oracle Academy worked with more than 15,000 educational institutions across 128 countries, supporting more than 6.3 million students worldwide to prepare them for careers in our technology-driven global economy.

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