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    March 13, 2013

Oracle to Retire Select Certification Exams on July 31

Brandye Barrington
Sr. Program Manager
Oracle will retire several certification exams and certification tracks on July 31, 2013.   Newer versions of many of these certifications are available.  Existing certification holders should note that these retirements suspend the delivery of any further exams, but do not affect your certification.  If you currently hold a certification earned by one of these exams, your credential remains fully valid.

Certification paths to be retired July 31*:
  • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Associate
  • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • Hyperion Essbase 9.3 Developer Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Financial Management 9.3 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Planning 9.3 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Oracle Application Server 10g Administrator: Certified Associate
  • Oracle Application Server 10g Administrator: Certified Professional
  • Oracle Certified Expert, NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.1 Programmer
Exams to be retired July 31:
  • 1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL
  • 1Z0-031 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I
  • 1Z0-032 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals II
  • 1Z0-033 Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning
  • 1Z0-264 Hyperion Essbase 9.3 Developer
  • 1Z0-271 Hyperion Financial Management 9.3 Administrator I & II
  • 1Z0-272 Hyperion Planning 9.3 Administrator I & II
  • 1Z0-311 Oracle Application Server 10g: Administration I
  • 1Z0-312 Oracle Application Server 10g: Administration II
  • 1Z0-889 NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.1 Programmer Certified Expert Exam

 These exams will continue to be offered through July 31, 2013. Candidates pursuing these certification paths must successfully complete the required certification exams by this date. Re-takes will not be available after this date. For more information see Oracle Certification retirements.

*Exams 1Z0-141 and 1Z0-147 were originally on this retirement list, but have been removed. These exams currently have no retirement date and will continue to be delivered after July 31, 2013.

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Comments ( 184 )
  • guest Thursday, March 14, 2013

    I am planning for exam of 1Z0-033 Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning, I have attended the training of 1Z0-032 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals II, Can I submit this paper(1Z0-032) for the Hand On course submission???


  • guest Saturday, March 16, 2013

    I want to do the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate certification.Since some of the certificates are going to be invalidated on 31st july,I wanted to know the new list for the exams,so that I can decide best option for my criteria.


  • guest Monday, March 18, 2013

    @ Guest on March 14,

    1Z0-032 is not a training course, it is an exam. You will find the courses that will fulfill the training requirement to 9i DBA OCP on our website here http://bit.ly/YCH5qQ. I am not able to tell from your post if you have completed the 9i DBA OCA path, but that certification is also a prerequisite to 9i DBA OCP. You can find the certification path here http://bit.ly/MUdg2p.

    @ Guest on Mar 16,

    As you can see on our website http://bit.ly/NlTqtO, the path to obtain the PL/SQL Developer OCA is:

    One of these exams (007, 047 or 051)

    Plus one of these exams (147 and 144)

    On July 31, 007 and 147 are retiring. That leaves the certification path as:

    One of these exams (047 or 051)

    Plus exam 144

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, March 21, 2013

    I am an Oracle Certified Associate on 9i (passed 1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL and 1Z0-031 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I).

    Now I'm planning to get OCA 10g in OCTOBER, maybe NOVEMBER. Shall I have to pass 1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate ONLY or will I have to pass - also and alternatively, since 1Z0-007 will be retired at the time - 1Z0-047 Oracle Database SQL Expert OR 1Z0-051 Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I)?

    Thanks


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Your passing score on the 007 exam remains valid. When you go for the 10g OCP later this year, you will need to pass 042 and 043. You will also need to take a 10g or 11g course to fulfill the training requirement.

    If you have already taken a 9i course that will fulfill the training requirement, I suggest you do your best to complete the 032 and 033 exams before the retirement date and then upgrade to 10g via a single exam. This way, you will not need to invest in additional training. A 9i course will not fulfill the training requirement for a 10g certification.

    I hope this helps without confusing you more!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Sorry, but...

    You DO have confused me more (better said, I guess you didn't answer my case).

    You wrote:

    "Your passing score on the 007 exam remains valid." -> Ok, thanks

    than you wrote:

    "When you go for the 10g OCP later this year, you will need to pass 042 and 043" -> I am NOT interested in 10g OCP and no training courses involved.

    I ONLY want to be OCA 9i (and I already am) and OCA 10g *later this year*, when 007 (which I have already passed to get OCA 9i) will be retired.

    Simply put: in OCTOBER/NOVEMBER can I go for OCA 10g by simply passing 042? Will 042 be the ONLY exam I will have to pass?

    Thanks


  • guest Friday, March 22, 2013

    I am interested to give a exam of Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associat.if i give it after 31st july which exams should i prepare because some of them are retiring.


  • guest Friday, March 22, 2013

    Regarding 10g OCA certification - yes, you will be able to get 10g OCA by only passing 042 exam.

    Regarding PL/SQL Developer OCA - you will be able to obtain this certification by passing the exams that have not retired.

    1Z0-047 or 1Z0-051

    plus

    1Z0-144

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    I have already done the exam 1Z0-147 (Program with PL/SQL). I'm planing to take Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate, by doing 1Z0-047 or 1Z0-051. If I do one of the exams (1Z0-047 or 1Z0-051), after July 31st, can I obtain the OCA certification? Since I have alreay passed the exam 1Z0-147, is it valid after July 31st to consider for OCA certification?

    Thanks in advanced.


  • guest Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    Yes, if you have already passed an exam, the exam results remain valid even if the exam retires.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, March 29, 2013

    Dear Sir,

    I have passed 3 exams of Oracle 9i. (IZ0-007, IZ0-031, IZ0-032) the only remaining exam is IZ0-033 (Performance Tuning). Do i need to give the exam before 31st July or there is any other way to give 1 paper and upgrade my self to Oracle 11G without giving IZ0-033? Please suggest me at earliest.

    Owais


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, March 29, 2013

    Owais,

    There is no way to upgrade to 11g with the exams that you have currently taken, because you do not yet hold the 9i DBA OCP certification. If you want to complete the 9i DBA OCP certification, you will need to pass the 031 exam by July 31 and you will also need to complete training and submit the course requirement form to verify the training.

    If you do not pass the 033 exam by July 31, you will need to follow the path below to obtain the 11g DBA OCP certification:

    - pass exam 052

    - complete 11g training

    - pass exam 053

    - complete course submission form.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Zaki Saturday, March 30, 2013

    Hello,

    I have already done

    -OCA(1Z0-007 + 1Z0=147) in year 2007.

    -OCP(OCA+ 1Z0-141) in year 2008.

    Can I appear for Advanced Professional Certification Path – Option 2 ?

    STEP 3 – PASS THIS EXAM

    1Z0-146 Oracle 11g Advanced PL/SQL and again get OCP (Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional) second time.


  • salman Monday, April 1, 2013

    dear sir i am new to the ORACLE and im preparing for OCP in DEV track and i have choosen the following exams for my certification:

    007,144..(that are going to retire)

    could you please mention which one is the upcoming exams that will take the place of the predecessor???and whehter their course outline will be different or updated???please do mention..

    thanks....


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    @Zaki,Yes, as is indicated on the track page http://bit.ly/NlTqtO, you have completed the first two steps of this path. You can obtain the certification by passing the 146 exam.

    @Salman, As you can see on the certification track page http://bit.ly/NlTqtO, exam 1Z0-147 is a valid alternative to 1Z0-144. You can find the exam topics on our website. Go to the track page and click on the 147 exam link. This will take you to a page that provides all the exam details.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    @Salman 144 is not going to retire. 1z0-147 Program with PL/SQL is the one that is going to be retired.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    Thanks for correcting me!

    Brandye Barrington


  • xterra Thursday, April 4, 2013

    I will take IZO-007 Introduction to Oracle9i SQL and IZO-047 - Program with PL/SQL before it retires. From then on, if I pass I will an OCA (Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate). With prior to this certification, I will take IZO-046 - Oracle Database 11g: Advanced PL/SQL for an OCP certification (Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional) on August. This is valid, right?

    Reference: http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=458&get_params=p_track_id:PLSQl


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, April 4, 2013

    The path that you mention is valid. However, you have some of the exam numbers wrong. It is 007, 147 and 146. If you are not able to take 147 before it retires on July 31, 2013, you will be able to take the 144 exam to obtain the PL/SQL Developer OCA certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • xterra Friday, April 5, 2013

    Thanks Brandye for the correction. Yeah its 147 and 146.


  • Vinoth Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    Hi Oracle Team,

    Im new software profession, i want to go with oracle,so i planned to do OCA in oracle database application development.

    Please tell me im correct or not by below:

    I choose exams 1Z0-051 for SQL and 1Z0-144 for PL/SQL. Now tell me am i get OCA certificate from Oracle by clear these two exams?

    Thanks in advance.


  • guest Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Hi,

    I am 11g PL/SQL OCA. I am planning to get 11g Oracle Database OCA at the end of 2013.

    As part of 11g PL/SQL OCA I took 1ZO-007 and this one is getting retired end of July 2013.

    Past of this date, will I be able to take only 1ZO-052 to get the 11g Oracle Database OCA, or will I be required to re-take a newer exam for SQL Fundaments also?

    Thank you,


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, April 11, 2013

    @Vinoth,

    Yes, if you pass those two exams, you will receive the OCA PL/SQL Developer Certification.

    @Guest,

    Your 007 exam results will remain valid. You will not need to re-take a SQL exam.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, April 12, 2013

    Hi,

    As the exam 1Z0-041 Oarcle Forms : Build Internet Application is retiring. So can you please let us know what is the alternative for this exam that will help us complete OCP.

    Thanks.


  • Shahid Sunday, April 14, 2013

    Hi,

    I have certification in developer track (build internet application with forms & report) using the below path in 2009.

    -Oracle 9i SQL

    -Oracle 9i Pl/Sql

    -Oracle forms & reports

    Now the exam is retire on 31-jul. should i need to attend 11g forms exam before this date? or i can avail it later with my existing certification.

    Thanks


  • guest Monday, April 15, 2013

    Hi Brandye

    I have completed my OCA - Oracle pl/sql developer certified associate in december 2009 in 9i (007 and 147)

    I now want to do OCP.

    Please suggest if i have to give only 1 exam as i have cleared 2 already or i have to give 3 exams.

    In whichever case please help me with exam numbers.

    Thanks in advance!1


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Regarding the replacement for the 141 exam, the new certification is Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Forms Developer http://bit.ly/11npZBy.

    @Shahid, you do not need to upgrade your certification before the July 31, 2013 retirement date. Your certification will remain valid. That said, the recommendation is that you stay current with the current version of certification. Good luck with your upgrade when you decide to do it!

    @Guest on April 15, it depends on what OCP certification you wish to pursue. If you have the PL/SQL Developer OCA certification, you can move on to Oracle Forms Developer Certified Professional or Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional by passing only a single exam. Keep in mind that exam 141 that leads to the Forms Developer certification, will retire on July 31, 2013.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Xavio Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Hi, I need assistance

    I passed 1z0-147 exam few days ago. And I didn't know that this exam will be retired soon. So, will I recieve OCA cert? Or I have to pass 144 exam? In my certview profile I cant see OCA login, altrough - 48 hours passed.

    Thanks a lot


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Xavio,

    In order to obtain the OCA certification, you must pass the 147 (or 144) exam as well as a SQL exam - 007, 051 or 047. If you have only passed 147, you will not yet receive the certification. You will see the exam result in CertView, but not the certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • RD Friday, April 19, 2013

    Hi,

    I am working on getting OCA 11g DBA cert. I have already passed 007. I do plan on taking IZO-052 by June, but just in case, do I need to have it done before July 31 to get the cert? Thanks.


  • guest Friday, April 19, 2013

    Hi,

    I need to get OCA certfication done, but not sure which exams to take. i was planning to take up 1Z0-007 + 1Z0-147 in couple of months and had started preparing for the same. But, i got to know that these exams are retiring on 31st July. I want to know if i can still take up these exams or should i look for another alternative(1z0-051 + 1z0-144)?

    I have been an IT professional for 2.5 yrs with 1.5 years of experience on PL/SQL. I am familiar to 10g. will it be a good idea to take up exams on 11g at this point of time?

    TIA.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, April 19, 2013

    @RD, You do not need to complete your certification path by the retirement date. Your 007 exam results will remain valid, even after the exam retires, and you can apply them toward your certification - even after the exam retires.

    @TIA, If you were not planning to take the 007 and 147 exams before July 31, 2013, then you will need to plan for alternative exams. The PL/SQL Developer OCA certification does not have a version, so you do not need to worry about which version to pursue.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, April 19, 2013

    What is the retake policy for the following exams:

    --1Z0-032 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals II

    --1Z0-033 Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning


  • Raj Friday, April 19, 2013

    Hi Support,

    I need some information that When Oracle will be releasing Oracle 11g OCA and OCP to test centers.

    Thanks

    Raj.


  • kavana Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    hello,

    i have completed my 1Z0-007 certification succesfully, and i am planning for the next path. thata is 1Z0-031...this certification is getting experied on 31st july.. what i have to do if i cant take up before that? what is the alternative?


  • Nauman Rashid Thursday, April 25, 2013

    I want to appear for IZO-007 in the month of may 2013, pl. send me list of testing centers with contacts at karachi pakistan


  • guest Thursday, April 25, 2013

    I want to give Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate exam which papers is best for me.

    How much it will cost me in Mumbai Maharashtra.

    Can i give exams without training if yes what is the procedure.


  • Nauman Rashid Thursday, April 25, 2013

    what is difference between Proctored Exams and Non Proctored Exams.

    I want to appear in 1Zo-007 Exam. How can i register as proctored or non proctored exam


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, April 26, 2013

    Lots of questions!

    Q: What is the retake policy for the following exams:

    --1Z0-032 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals II

    --1Z0-033 Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning

    A: Retake policy is the same for all exams. You must wait 14 days before retaking any failed exam - https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=138#2_1

    Q: I need some information that When Oracle will be releasing Oracle 11g OCA and OCP to test centers.

    A: 11g exams have been in test centers for quite some time. You can to go to pearsonvue.com/oracle and view available test centers and exams.

    Q: i have completed my 1Z0-007 certification succesfully, and i am planning for the next path. thata is 1Z0-031...this certification is getting experied on 31st july.. what i have to do if i cant take up before that? what is the alternative?

    A:First, you have passed the 007 exam - there is a difference between exam and certification. The next step to obtain the 9i DBA OCA certification is to take the 031 exam. If you cannot complete that path by July 31, 2013, you should consider pursuing the 10g or 11g OCA certifications. For 10g, you would need to pass exam 042. For 11g, you would need to pass exam 052. The biggest consideration here is have you completed training and in what version? If your training is in 9i, and you wish to move on to OCP certification, you will need to pass exams 031, 032 and 033 before July 31, 2013. Otherwise, if you plan to pursue a later version of certification like 10g or 11g, you will need to complete training on that version. Your 9i training will not count toward 10g or 11g OCP certification. Keep in mind that this only applies if you plan to go on to complete OCP certification.

    Q: I want to appear for IZO-007 in the month of may 2013, pl. send me list of testing centers with contacts at karachi pakistan

    A: You can get a list of test centers at pearsonvue.com/oracle/locate.

    Q: I want to give Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate exam which papers is best for me.

    How much it will cost me in Mumbai Maharashtra.

    Can i give exams without training if yes what is the procedure.

    A: You can find the requirements for PL/SQL OCA certification on our website http://bit.ly/NlTqtO. I suggest you visit the Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm and search on these two exams to get some more information and help determine which exam is right for you. You can find cost on our website by clicking out to the exam details page from the track page http://bit.ly/NlTqtO. Training is recommended but not required for the PL/SQL OCA certification. You will simply go to pearsonvue.com/oracle to register for the exams.

    Q: what is difference between Proctored Exams and Non Proctored Exams.

    I want to appear in 1Zo-007 Exam. How can i register as proctored or non proctored exam

    A: A proctored exam must be taken at a test center with a proctor, or a person overseeing the exam. A non-proctored exam can be taken online from your own computer, or you can go to a test center to take it if your environment or internet connection are not sufficient to support taking the exam from your location. There are very few exams that are available to be delivered as non-proctored. To register for an exam, go to pearsonvue.com/oracle and select 'Schedule a Test.' Then select Proctored or Non-Proctored and follow the instructions for registration.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, May 2, 2013

    i need to take OCA 11G certificat. Can I Pass exam 1z0-007 and 1z0-052 Only?

    Or must Pass Exam 1z0-051 and 1z0-052??


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, May 6, 2013

    You can obtain the 11g DBA OCA certification by passing 007 and 052.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    I passed 1Z0-001 Intro to Oracle SQL & PL/SQL can I apply it to any certification path (11g, 9g)? I am looking to become OCA.


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Yes, you can apply your 001 exam results to the 9i or 11g OCA. You would only need to pass the 052 exam. You'll need to be sure that you use the same Oracle Testing ID that you used for your 001 exam.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • fh Monday, May 13, 2013

    Hallo,

    Im an OCP Certified Consultant(1Z0-007, 1Z0-141 & 1Z0-147).

    I'm planning to do the DBA 11g Certification path.

    Can I sit for 1Z0-052 (Oracle Database 11g: Administration I) with 1Z0-007 ?

    Thanks

    FH


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    You do not need to re-take a SQL exam. You can become 11g DBA OCA by simply passing the 052 exam. Your previous 007 exam results will apply.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Joseph Friday, May 17, 2013

    Any chance that the expiration date will be extended by 3 mos? Can we request it?


  • guest Monday, May 20, 2013

    These will not be extended. They will retire on July 31, 2013 as scheduled.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    I want to do the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate certification.Since some of the certificates are going to be invalidated on 31st july,I wanted to know the new list for the exams,so that I can decide best option for my criteria

    Please send me the list of new exam


  • guest Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Hi,

    im an 8i DBA OCP.

    Will "1z0-030 Oracle9i: New Features for Administrators" be retired on July 31, 2013?

    Thanks


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    1) Visit the Oracle Certification Retirements page linked to in the blog post and you will be able to view the appropriate exams that will take the place of the exam(s) you want to take.

    2) The 030 exam will not be retired.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • ankush Thursday, May 23, 2013

    hello ,

    I want to go for oracle certified associate certification. but i am not able to know how to apply and which study materials i should read for it.

    please help


  • guest Friday, May 24, 2013

    I have take 1Z0-007 exam in 2012.Now I want to complete my OCA certification by giving 1Z0-147. In your website its given that earlier this exam were to retire on july 31st but now it is being removed from the retirement list.

    so can you please tell is there any last date for this certification path to complete?


  • OCA 10g Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Hello!

    Students who pass the exam 007 until 31/07/2013, may perform the 042 after 31/07/2013?

    Thank you!


  • guest Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    @Ankush, I suggest that you start by having a look through our website at certification.oracle.com.

    @guest May 23, I don't have a retirement date for this exam at this time. However, any retirement will be announced well in advance. Additionally, when the 147 exam retires, candidates can still obtain the PL/SQL Developer OCA certification by passing the 144 exam.

    @guest May 27, Yes, if you pass 007 before the retirement date of July 31, 2013, you can still take the 042 exam after that date and obtain the certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Ankita Friday, May 31, 2013

    Hi,

    I have cleared 1Z0-051 exam last month.

    now to get the OCA certification,which exam i should opt for..1Z0-147 or 1Z0-144????


  • guest Friday, May 31, 2013

    hi,

    I have completed my OCA - Oracle pl/sql developer certified associate in november 2012 in 9i (007 and 147)

    I now want to do OCP.

    Please suggest if i have to give only 1 exam as i have cleared 2 already or i have to give 3 exams.

    In whichever case please help me with exam numbers.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, May 31, 2013

    Hi Ankita, I think that you should find some helpful information on choosing between 147 and 144 if you visit our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. Search on those exams. There have been several opinions offered on this subject.

    @Guest, You will only need to pass one exam. Which exam you pass, depends on which certification you want. You can find the certification requirements on this page http://bit.ly/19o8LWz.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Sneha Saturday, June 8, 2013

    Hi,

    I was planning to complete my OCA developer track i.e a combination of 1Z0-007 and 1Z0-147. However out of these only 1Z0-007 is retiring,which I had planned for this month end. So my query is if I pass this 007 before 31st july and pass 147 after 31st July, will ,y certification be completed? Or do I have to re appear for 047/051 to complete the "Associate Certificate Path"


  • guest Saturday, June 8, 2013

    1Z0-147 does not retire on 31st right?


  • Hani Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    hi,

    I have passed 1 exam of Oracle 9i. (IZ0-007)

    And I want to do certification Oracle database 11g certified Associate(OCA)

    I have to pass only 1 more paper Oracle DB 11g: Administration I

    ( IZO -O52)

    But IZO -OO7 will retire on 31st july.

    Plz help me..

    Regards,


  • Aniket Waghavkar Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    Hi Brandye,

    I am planning to complete my OCA - Oracle pl/sql developer certified associate track. For this, I have already passed STEP 1 –EXAM 1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i SQL®, which is retiring on 31st of July 2013. I am planning to give STEP 2 -EXAM 1Z0-147 Program with Pl/Sql. My query is if I give this exam (1Z0-147) before or even after 31st of July 2013, would i get my OCA - Oracle pl/sql developer certified associate certification done? Would i need to give exam STEP 1 -1Z0-047 or 1Z0-051, if I give STEP 2 -EXAM 1Z0-147 after 31st of July 2013. (Since STEP 1 –EXAM 1Z0-007 is retiring)?

    Thanks and Regards,

    Aniket Waghavkar


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    @Sneha,Yes - if you pass 007 before July 31, the exam results will remain valid after July 31 and you will only be required to pass the 147 exam.

    @Guest - you are correct. The 147 exam does not retire on July 31.

    @Hani - Your exam result for the 007 exam does not retire on July 31. No new candidates will be able to take the 007 exam after that date, but any exams that were taken before that date remain valid in a certification path.

    @Aniket - you will not need to complete another SQL exam. Your 007 exam results will remain valid.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Rashid Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Hello

    I am new to Oracle but having great expereinced in MS SQL, now want switch to Oracle and I plan to go for 1Z0-051 and 1Z0-052 exams, regarding these exams bit confused about training requirement so without training requirement I cannot attend the exam? or what is training requirement?

    Thanks

    Rashid


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Hi Rashid,

    The two exams that you mention, 051 and 052, lead to the 11g DBA OCA certification. Training is not required for this certification. Additionally, training is not required prior to taking an exam. If you are looking at the exam details page, each page shows recommended training. This training is provided as the best resource to help prepare for the exam. It is recommended that you take this training to help you prepare for the exam, but it is not required.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Sandeep Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    I have already taken 1Z0-007 and completed hands on course requirement. Can i take remaining exams till Jul 31, 2013 and then apply for certification after Jul 31. ?

    In my understanding the time taken (6-8 weeks) for awarding certification can be after counted after July 31 also.

    Please clarify .

    thanks,

    sandeep


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Sandeep,

    As long as exam 007 is passed before July 31, the results remain valid. So you can take all of your exams before July 31 and then receive your certificate after July 31.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • @mb Sunday, June 30, 2013

    Hello,

    can i appear in Sql 9i(007) before 31st July? and after than i will be appear in PL/SQL(after 31st).

    Regards

    @mb


  • guest Monday, July 1, 2013

    I'm planning for give OCP exams for 10g DBA track but 1Z0-007 is about to expire so suggest me what should i do now.....coz my training is under goin for 1Z0-007....i need proper assistance for my exams.....


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    @MB, yes, you can take the 007 exam before July 31 and any other exams in your path after July 31 (provided the other exams do not retire on July 31 as well.) Your 007 exam results will remain valid after July 31.

    @Guest, you'll either need to take the 007 exam prior to July 31, or you will need to prepare for a different SQL exam (047, 051 or 061) if you plan to take the exam after July 31.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Arshiya Friday, July 5, 2013

    Hi,

    I am planning to give 1Z0-007 test but i just strated to prepare for it, so when can i take the test after 31 july

    Thanks


  • marie Saturday, July 6, 2013

    Hi I am currently a Oracle 9i OCA (passed 1z0-007 and 1Z0-031) now that the two exams I need to become a OCP,32 & 33, are retiring, what will I need to take to upgrade or to become a OCP DBA for 10g and up?


  • Deborah Medley Monday, July 8, 2013

    I took the ORACLE 10g Admin and SQLPLUS course at UT Dallas Texas and took the examine 2007 right after the course was finished at UT dallas I dont have the ID or any information. BUT I NEED TO GET A COPY OF my OCA please advise I have ask ORACLE but they want the Course ID and I dont have it anymore. Please Help...


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    @Arshiya, The test will not be available after July 31. If you plan on testing after that date, you should begin to prepare for a different SQL exam that will be available after that date - 047, 051 or 061.

    @Marie, you will first need to decide if you'd like to pursue the 10g, 11g or 12c certification. Then you'd take the 2nd exam in the relevant OCA path (042, 052, or 062). The 007 exam results will remain valid after July 31. After becoming a DBA OCA, you will need to complete training and pass the OCP exam in the desired path - 043, 053 or 063 to become OCP.

    @Deborah, First, I suggest that you contact Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/contact) to see if you can obtain your Testing ID and get their assistance to create your web account. 24 hours after you've created your Pearson VUE web account, using the existing Oracle Testing ID, you will need to login to CertView, using the exact data from the Pearson VUE web account. From here, you will be able to view your certification history and ensure that you have completed all the requirements and the OCA has been granted. After that, you will need to contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/KMsuH3 to request a copy of your certificate.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, July 11, 2013

    I'm giving my 1Z0-052(11g admin-1) exam this week and am planning to give the 1Z0-007(intro to sql 9i) on 29th of this month, but on the website it says 1Z0-007 is validated against 9i and 10g, does this mean that 1Z0-007 is non compliant with 1Z0-052???

    then again on the page of 11g admin it says i can give 1Z0-051 or 1Z0-047 or 1Z0-007, please clarify this.

    Thank you


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, July 12, 2013

    The 007 exam is valid in this scenario. You can obtain the 11g DBA OCA certification by passing the 007 and 052 exams.

    I just caution you that if you do not pass the 007 exam on the 29th, you will not have an opportunity to retake it, you would have to prepare for a different exam. Tho I'm sure you've considered that and feel confident that you will pass!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, July 16, 2013

    Hi Brandye,

    I need your help. I want to complete the OCA exam. but i'm confused that which exam i have to go for either Iz0-047 or Iz0-51 as both contains diffrent syllabus.

    Iz0-047 conatins architecture and thruough oracle where as IZ0-51 conatins only SQL.

    Also advise me that with this exam which another exam I will need to pass and what shall be gap between 2 exams?

    In future i also wnat to take OCP.

    Regards,

    Harish Shinde


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, July 16, 2013

    Harish,

    You can choose if you prefer to take the 051 or 047. The 051 exam covers SQL only and is probably a bit easier than the 047 exam. The 047 exam will result in an Expert certification, whereas the 051 exam will only fulfil the SQL exam requirement in the OCA path.

    After passing a SQL exam, you can go on to pass the 052 exam to become an 11g DBA OCA. So, if you take the 051 exam, you will receive one certification. If you take the 047 exam, you will receive two certifications.

    There has been much comment about this in our Certification Forums http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm, and one user has even written an article about it. I suggest that you do a little research there as well.


  • guest Sunday, July 21, 2013

    is there any exam center or test center in kolkata?


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    You can find Pearson VUE test centers by going to www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/locate

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Hi,

    I had given 1Z0-007 Introduction to oracle 9i exam and passed this exam. Now I want to give 1Z0-147 PL/SQL Developer exam.

    But 1Z0-007 exam retires on July 31, 2013.

    So, Can I be able to give 1Z0-147 exam after 31st July 2013?


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Yes. Your 007 exam results will remain valid after the retirement date.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, July 29, 2013

    Hi,

    I passed "1Z0-007 : Introduction to Oracle9i SQL" exam in 2007.

    Am I still eligible to take up the "1Z0-147 : Program with PL/SQL" exam now, in order to get "Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate" certificate or should I take any upgrade for "1Z0-007" exam.

    Regards,

    Divya


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Hi Divya,

    You can take the 147 exam. Your 007 exam results are still valid and do not need to be upgraded.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Prabhat Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Hi,

    I had completed my OCP Certification (1z0-007, 1z0-031, 1z0-032, 1z0-033) in September 2009. After a long gap, I want to continue my Oracle DBA study and attain the Oracle certification till the latest Oracle DBA certification introduced with 12c. Do I need to go through Oracle 10g & 11g certification to achieve the certification of 12c or I can directly appear for 1z0-060 exam?


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, August 2, 2013

    Prabhat, you can upgrade directly to 12c DBA OCP by passing the 1Z0-060 exam. It is currently in beta as 1Z1-060. You can find upgrade details at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=458&get_params=p_track_id:DBOCA12C. Click the 'Upgrade. . .' tab.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Deeksha Thursday, August 22, 2013

    Hi,

    I have completed 1z0-007 "Introduction to Oracle 9i" in 2012.I am planning to write next level i.e 1z0-147 Program With SQL exam ,came to know that this exam is going to get retired in future?So can I write 1z0-147 or do I need to opt another exam i,e 1z0-144?Please suggest me ASAP.


  • Camilla Friday, August 23, 2013

    Hi Brandye,

    I have the OCA 9i certification.

    Now I'm going to start studying for OCA 11g certification.

    Do I need to take the exam 1Z0-051? Or the exam 1Z0-007 is still valid after retired date (July 31st, 2013)?

    Thanks,

    Camilla


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, August 23, 2013

    @Deeksha, I don't have a date that the 147 exam will retire, but it is quite an old exam, so the retirement could be announced any time. Retirements are typically announced 3 months in advance, so keep you eye on this blog. This is where the retirement announcement will be made.

    Hi Camilla, If you have passed the 007 exam, you will not need to pass the 051 exam. Your 007 exam results will be valid to fulfill the SQL exam requirement in the 11g DBA OCA path.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Shivanshu Sunday, September 1, 2013

    Hi Brandye Barrington,

    i have completed my 1Z0-007 exam in 2009.Now I want to complete My PL/SQL Developer OCA certification.

    kindly let me know which exam i should take to get the OCA certificate ?

    thanks

    Shivanshu


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, September 4, 2013

    Hi Shivanshu,

    You can get the information you need on our website here http://bit.ly/19o8LWz. Good luck with your certification path.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, September 4, 2013

    I had 11g 1ZO 051 certification a few weeks before the emergence of

    12c, but i am already preparing for 12g OCA. I am confuse, what do i do?


  • Shivanshu Thursday, September 5, 2013

    Hi Brandye Barrington,

    thanks for providing the link for information.

    as i have completed my 1Z0-007 exam (STEP 1) in 2009 and now to complete My PL/SQL Developer OCA certification as STEP 2, kindly clarify my few questions which are below.

    Q1--> i need to take either

    1Z0-147 Program with PL/SQL ( this will be retiring soon)

    or

    1Z0-144 Oracle Database 11g : Program with PL/SQL.

    then only i will get the ORACLE CERTIFICATE. is my understanding correct? Kindly advice.

    Q2-->and i do not need to complete any of the STEP 1 exam as 1Z0-007 is expired.

    Q3--> if i complete 1Z0-147 as step 2 , will i get the certificate?

    Thanks

    Shivanshu


  • guest Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    I currently teach Oracle Academy to high school students, who used to take the 007 test...now what is the number of the test they should be taking?...thanks...


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    @Guest on Sept 4 - 051 is not a certification. If you passed the 051 exam, you can pass the 062 exam to obtain Oracle 12c DBA OCA. 1Z0-062 is currently in beta. You can find more info about beta exams here http://bit.ly/15ju8HA.

    @Shivanshu - 1)Correct; 2)Correct, your 007 exam results will apply; 3)Yes.

    @Guest on Sept 10 - I'm not sure what training the OA students have had, so I'm not sure which exam would be the right one for them to take. The options are 1Z0-047, 1Z0-051, or 1Z0-061. You should check with your OA contacts to find out which exam best fits the training provided by OA.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    Dear Sir

    on November 2012 i started a certification path to became Database Administrator (1Z0-052

    Oracle Database 11g: Administration I). To take this certification i took on 20 March 2013 the preparatory certification 1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle 9i: SQL, that is not still available. Can i still continue to take 1z0-052 or i've to take one of the follow exam:

    1Z0-051 or 1Z0-061 or 1Z0-047?

    Regards

    Emilio Gioia


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, September 27, 2013

    Hi Emilio,

    You can move on to 052. The results for the previous 007 exam you took are still valid. You do not need to retake the SQL exam.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, October 5, 2013

    Hi,

    ( in my earlier query there is typo mistake for exam code)

    I have completed 1z0-007,1z0-031,1z0-032 and also i have completed Oracle 10g RAC Certification.

    But I have not completed 1z0-033.Without completing this exam i havent got MY 9i OCP and 10g OCE RAC Certification.

    Please help me how would i get an alternate way to get these certification.

    Since I am planning to give OCM11g Exam within 3 months and I have attend 2 advance OCM course from Oracle University.

    Regards

    Amit Kumar Srivastava


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Amit,

    Since you have passed 007, and the 10g RAC exam, and you want to pursue 11g OCM, I'd say that you should go ahead and do the path below:

    - pass 052

    (for 11g DBA OCA)

    - pass 053

    - submit an 11g training course

    (for 11g DBA OCP)

    - Once your 11g DBA OCP certification is granted, the 10g RAC certification should also be granted (http://bit.ly/1bcsPgS).

    One word of caution - you must take all the exams under the same Oracle Testing ID. If you have not taken any of your exams at Pearson VUE, be sure to enter your Prometric Testing ID when you create your Pearson VUE web account. If, for any reason, Pearson issues you a new ID (starting with 'OC'), you should immediately contact them to have your IDs merged - pearsonvue.com/oracle/idmerge.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Ankit Sunday, October 13, 2013

    Hi,

    I have completed 1z0-007 6 years back. now i am planning to take oracle OCA 10g

    In oracle website they mention I have to take 2 exams:

    STEP 1 - PASS THIS EXAM

    *1Z0-051

    Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I

    STEP 2 - PASS THIS EXAM

    1Z0-042

    Oracle Database 10g: Administration I

    IS my 1z0-007 is not valid for OCA.I mean can i give only step 2 1Z0-042 to become OCA, or I have to give 1Z0-051 also to become OCA. Please suggest. Thanks.

    Regards,

    Ankit


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, October 14, 2013

    Hi Ankit,

    If you have already passed the 007 exam, you do not need to pass another SQL exam. Your 007 results will fulfill the SQL requirement. You may move on to 042.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, October 18, 2013

    Hi Sir,

    I am planning to take Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I(1Z0-051) in few weeks. If I complete this one 1Z0-051 what are all the other related certification I can go for it? This exam is common for which are all the certifications? I am totally confused so please advise.

    Thanks.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, October 18, 2013

    You can actually see this information on the exam details page http://bit.ly/19FtJST.

    It will go toward the 11g DBA OCA, 10g DBA OCA and PL/SQL Developer OCA.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, October 21, 2013

    Thank you sir, Please advise me on one more query.

    Will this exam (1Z0-051) be eligible to take Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate along with if I complete Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration (1Z0-062)?


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, October 21, 2013

    Yes. Passing these two exams would lead to the 12 DBA OCA certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Bajrang Lal Panigrahi Sunday, November 3, 2013

    You do a great job...

    The Support blog of Oracle is just awesome, has an answer to everything and all queries.The above Threads solve a lot of misconceptions.

    Keep it up.

    Thanking the Oracle Team...

    --Bajrang Panigrahi


  • guest Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Hi,

    I've completed SQL Fundamentals 9i, 031 and 033.

    To get OCP 11g, do I have to pass 052 only?

    Thanks and regards

    Krimi


  • guest Sunday, November 10, 2013

    i want to know my result of 1z0-047 exam i did it on 10-11-2013?


  • guest Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    Hi,

    I m a 9i OCP and I want to proceed for Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate, Can you pls tell me Can I take any of the exam from 1ZO-147 or 1Z0-144, asking this question b'se I want to buy discount package for it. From the available discount packages looks like

    LVC discounted package is for Oracle Database: Program with PL/SQL NEW(1ZO-147)

    http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=649&p_org_id=897698183&get_params=pkgId:D81794_PKG

    and self-study discounted package is for Oracle Database 11g: PL/SQL Oracle Certified Associate Track

    http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=649&p_org_id=897698183&get_params=pkgId:D81795_PKG.

    Can u pls let me know which option from the mentioned I can go with?

    Thanks,

    OCP 9i


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    @Guest on Nov 6 - You will need to pass a SQL exam (051, 061 or 047) as well as exam 052 in order to obtain the 11g DBA OCA.

    @Guest on Nov 10 - You can go to certview.oracle.com and select 'See My New Exam Results Now.'

    @OCP 9i - You can select either package that you mention. Normally, you would want to select LVC, Instructor-led, or TOD training format in order for the training to count toward certification. They SSCD format will not fulfill the training requirement. However, the PL/SQL Associate certification does not require training, so you can select LVC or SSCD. I believe that SSCD is a less expensive option, so if you can complete the training and study effectively on your own, that may be the better option for you.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, November 14, 2013

    I have passed OCP 9i DBA, so to proceed for OCA Developer certification which paper I need pass from 1ZO-147 or 1Z0-144?

    Thanks,

    OCP 9i DBA


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, November 18, 2013

    You can pass either exam to obtain the desired certification. You can visit the Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm for comments on which exam may be best for you.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • John Friday, November 22, 2013

    Hello Brandye,

    I want to use the course Oracle Database: SQL and PLSQL Fundamentals to count toward certification.

    Just to be sure, that is the correct assumption? Can i use that course for my 11g certification path?

    Thank you!

    Other question i have, back in 2006 i passed 1Z0-007. Now i want to use that for certification 11G OCA (the 007 and the 052). I read in this blog that it is possible this way. However i just read on the Oracle site that with 11G OCP track information you can only use 061 and 047?

    Thanks in advance!

    John


  • guest Sunday, November 24, 2013

    Dear Sir,

    I passed 2 oracle exams and got OCA certification in month of August 2010.

    Now i want to take exam Advanced PL/SQL developer (Oracle 11g Advanced PL/SQL 1Z0-146) to get OCP.

    Is it valid or i need to take all 3 exams again. Please advise.

    Thanks

    Oracle Developer


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    Hi John,

    The course you mention will count toward the 11g DBA OCP certification. You can find a list of courses that will fulfill the training requirement for this certification on our website http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=244#4. Regarding your 2nd question, the 007 exam results are still valid. You can go on to take the 052 exam.

    Oracle Developer,

    You do not need to pass all 3 exams again if your original OCA certification was the PL/SQL OCA.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Krrish Thursday, December 19, 2013

    Hi, I am planning for 1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL exam/certification, so can i go for online submission ???


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, December 19, 2013

    As indicated above, this exam retired in July. You will need to take 1Z0-051 or 1Z0-061 (both of which can be taken online). Or you will need to take 1Z0-047 which must be taken in a test center.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Rahul Patidar Monday, March 3, 2014

    Hi,

    I am Engineering Fresher Recently,i have done Oracle SQL 11g Fundamental-I(1Z0-051). Now, I have a plan for 1Z0-147 (PL/SQL Developer)to be an OCA but i heard that 1Z0-147 is retire.

    So, suggest me which certExam is good for me as OCA and where i can get good job.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, March 7, 2014

    Exam 147 is not yet retired. You can still take this exam to achieve the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate certification, or you can pass Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL 1Z0-144.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, March 21, 2014

    Hello.

    I was engaged in the Oracle10g Database Administrator Certified Associate path. I passed exam 1Z0-007 early before July 31, 2013. After that i had many constraints and i could'nt pass the Oracle Database 10g administration 1 exam. Now i want to conclude with it. Please i want to know if i can continue and pass only the second exam ( Oracle Database 10g administration 1 )? Thanks


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, March 21, 2014

    Yes. Your 007 exam results are still valid and will count toward your certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, March 29, 2014

    Hi,

    I have taken and passed (1z0-007,1z0-031,1z0-032). Since I got to know 1z0-033 has expired. Please confirm below exam is the alternate (new version) of 1Z0-033 in order to complete 9i OCP DBA Cetification.

    1z0-043 or 1z0-053 or 1z0-063. I got this information from one of oracle customer care executive on Oct 2013.

    Thanks & Regards

    Amit Srivastava


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, March 31, 2014

    Amit,

    If you earned the 9i DBA OCA certification, you may be eligible for a special upgrade path. We have not yet announced the release of the path, but we are planning to release a path for 9i DBA OCAs to upgrage to 12c DBA OCP. You may wish to wait for this announcement to be made. We expect to announce in the next few months if you can wait.

    Otherwise, you can pursue 10g, 11g, or 12c certification by passing 043, 053 or 063 and completing one of the approved courses to fulfill the training requirement.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Deepak Monday, April 7, 2014

    Hi Brendye,

    I have done Oracle 10gC OCP and Oracle 11g OCP.

    Also I have completed below two advanced courses :

    1. Oracle Database 10g: OCM Exam Preparation Workshop

    2. Oracle Database 10g: RAC for Administrators Release 2

    My query is whether I am eligible to take Oracle 11g OCM ? Does the above courses meet the Oracle11g OCM requirement of 2 advanced hands-on courses ?

    Regards

    Deepak


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Hi Deepak,

    Unfortunately, those 10g courses do not fulfill the training requirement for 11g OCM. You will need to complete two of the advanced courses listed here: http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=244#5.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, May 2, 2014

    Hello, i passed the 1Z0-031 years ago, i never tried the 007 to get the full OCA. Is there any way to complete my path for OCA? Or what can be a valid alternative?

    Thanks in advance for the answer!


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    At this time, if you want to go for a Database Administrator OCA certification, you will need to start an 11g or 12c path from the beginning. You can find the full paths on our website at certification.oracle.com.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Hi,

    I was planning to take up the Oracle 11g DBA exams to get the OCA and OCP certifications.

    SO I believe I need to take the 1z0-052 and 1z0-053 exams. Is it mandatory to take up the training for both these exams too?


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, May 19, 2014

    In addition to the 052 and 053 exams, you'll need to also pass a SQL exam (051, 047 or 061). You will not need to complete training to take the exams, but you will need to complete training before the OCP certification is granted. You can find the certification path/requirements on our website https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=653&get_params=p_id:51#tabs-2.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    hi

    I have successfully completed the OCP 9i in developer track, a few years back.

    Now I want to become OCP11g DBA.

    Can you please let me know if the first exam-i.e the SQL exam I took for 9i(IZO-007)is sufficient as the first exam or should I have to take the IZO-051 (11g oracle sql) again?

    Only confused about this and I know that there are 2 more exams to be taken(IZO-052 and IZO-053)

    Thanks a lot


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, June 13, 2014

    You do not need to take an additional SQL exam, your 007 exam results remain valid. You may go ahead and move to the 052 exam.

    Good luck!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, June 27, 2014

    Sir I have completed my OCA 11G dba certificate and now looking for OCP 11G...I hv done course in 10g . With this course can I go for OCP 11g or I have to again do course in 11g


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, June 30, 2014

    The 10g course will not fulfill the training requirement for the 11g OCP certification. You will need to complete an 11g or 12c course.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Hi,

    I am planning to give Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I(1Z0-051)Certification Exam in Q3 2014. So please sugget me how to prepare for that exam and also any good book or material for preparation.

    Also tell me from where I can get the exam dates details?

    Thanks and Regards,

    Guest


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    You can find helpful books and Oracle documentation suggestions on the Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

    On the Oracle Certification website, you will find recommended training.

    You can schedule your exam at personvue.com/oracle.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • sateesh Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    I completed 1Z0-007 and 1Z0-147, 5yrs back. Am i eligible for 1Z0-146 [Advanced PL\SQL]?If not, what to do for getting eligibility.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, July 25, 2014

    Yes, Sateesh. You can move on to Advanced PL/SQL OCP by passing exam 146.

    Good luck on your path!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Rina Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Do we get any certificate if we clear 1Z0-147 or we just get the score?


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, October 13, 2014

    Hi Rina,

    You will not get a certificate for only passing the 147 exam. You will also need to pass a SQL exam, as noted on this track page: https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=653&get_params=p_id:162#tabs-1

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Malik Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    Hi ,

    I would appreciate if you can give answer to my question.

    I have passed 3 exams of Oracle 9i. (IZ0-007, IZ0-031, IZ0-032) the only remaining exam is IZ0-033 (Performance Tuning).I have already got the OCA certification. Just thought to get OCP certification by completing the IZ0-033 (Performance Tuning) exam. AM I RIGHT ? or do I have to pass different exams now.

    Again Thanks for your time.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, November 7, 2014

    Malik,

    The exam 1Z0-033 is no longer available. It retired some time ago. However, you can upgrade your 9i DBA OCA certification to 11g or 12c DBA OCP by taking a relevant training course and passing either exam 1Z0-034 or 1Z0-067. You can find more details here http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=765.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, November 15, 2014

    what is the eligibility criteria for attending the Hyperion planning exam??


  • Moiz Kanchwala Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Hi,

    I want to become a OCP in Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Forms Developer . Do I understand that I need to complete OCA first. After OCA can I directly appear for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Forms Developer or I need to appear for Older version Exams?


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, November 21, 2014

    There are no elibibility requirements for the Hyperion Planning exam. Anyone can take the exam. There is also no training required to earn the certification - simply pass the exam.

    Moiz, In order to earn the Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Forms Developer certification, you are correct - you will first need to earn Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate http://bit.ly/1uLSLe1.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Raffi Mohammed Sunday, November 30, 2014

    Hello,

    I am an Oracle 9i OCP cleared in /25/Feb/2004. I have the certificates with me but do not remember My oracle Testing Id number. I have also written the certification to upgrade from Oracle 9i OCP to the Oracle 10g OCP but I have lost the certificates as its been a while. The worst part is I don't have even remember the e-Mail Id (probably got mixed up with other e-Mail Id's I believe) which I used for the certification registration. In other words, I am in a big soup.

    (a). How do I get my Oracle Certification Testing Id as I have only my name details with me (Raffi Mohammed). As I want to take the print out's of my certifications for job.

    (b). Am I eligible to write 1Z0-034 to upgrade from 9i OCP to 11g OCP as I heard that 1Z0-034 would be retiring soon.

    Looking ahead to hear from you,

    Thanking You,

    Sincerely,

    Raffi Mohammed

    mohammed.rafi.dba@gmail.com


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Raffi,

    Please contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/YpaA7i. They will be able to assist you with your Oracle Testing ID and help you get set up in CertView.

    The 034 exam is currently available in beta and we expect it to be available through December 20. You can take that exam to upgrade to 11g. However, you could also upgrade directly to 12c DBA OCP with either the 067 exam which is still in beta until December 20, or the 060 exam.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • PRIYESHA MISHRA Saturday, December 6, 2014

    i AM PL/SQL ORACLE D2K PROGRAMMER.cAN ANY ONE SUGGEST ME FOR WHAT TYPE OF CERTIFICATION I SHOULD GO FOR.


  • guest Monday, December 8, 2014

    Hi,

    1) I have passed 3 exams of Oracle 9i. (IZ0-033, IZ0-031, IZ0-032) the only remaining exam is IZ0-007 (SQL). Is there any upgrade paper for above combination?

    2) I have taken 1 module of 9i training from authorized centre. So need to do training again?

    Thanks

    Aman


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Priyesha, I would suggest that you ask this question on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. There are some very helpful practitioners on that forum who are very experienced with Oracle technologies. They have some good insight.

    Aman, Let me check on this. I think that if you go ahead and pass 061, then pass 067, and complete a training course, you'll be able to upgrade to 12c DBA OCP. But I need to confirm.

    Regards,

    Brandye


  • guest Sunday, December 21, 2014

    Hi Brandye,

    This is Manikanta. I earned 10g OCA(1Z0-042) in the year of 2012. And at the same time i completed hands on training(OCP) in the year of 2012. Now i want to write OCP after march 2014. Which exam should i opt to get OCP. Can i write 11g OCP(1Z0-053) or i have to take any other exam to get 11g OCP. Could you please suggest me.


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    Hi Manikanta,

    Here are your options:

    1) Complete the 10g OCP with the 10g training you've already completed - prior to March 1, 2015.

    OR

    2) Take exam 034 to go directly to 11g DBA OCP. With this path, you will need to take 11g training. Your 10g training will not fulfill the training requirement.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, January 6, 2015

    hi,Oracle Database 10g Managing Oracle on Linux Certified Expert exam why this is exam it hasn't retires exam


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    The 10g Managing Oracle on Linux exam retires on March 1, 2015.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    I have taken IZO-007 exam in 2011. Is this still valid. Now can i take 1Z0-147 Program with PL/SQL?


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 26, 2015

    Yes, the 007 exam results are still valid. You can take the next exam in your path.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, February 27, 2015

    I have taken IZO-007- intro to oracle 9i :SQL exam in 2007. Can this still be taken as pre-requisite for me to take the take the 1Z0-052 Oracle Database 11g: Administration I?

    Thank you.

    Olly.


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, March 2, 2015

    Hi Olly,

    Yes, the 007 exam will fulfill the SQL exam pre-requisite. Please be sure that you regsiter for the 052 exam using the sam Oracle Testing ID (Prometric ID) that you used when you took the 007 exam.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • satyajit sarma Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Dear sir,

    I have completed 1z0-007 and 1z0 - 042 exam on 2010...now I want to appear 11g OCP....so ..plrase confirm me which exams is required for fulfill 11g OCP exams...Please confirm the exam code.....


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Satyajit,

    If you've passed 007 and 042, you should hold the 10g DBA OCA certification. In order to upgrade to 11g DBA OCP, you'll need to:

    - Complete 11g training.

    - Pass the 1Z0-034 exam.

    - Complete the course submission form http://bit.ly/1l1GFFr.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, March 6, 2015

    Has a date been established to retire 1Z0-060 yet? I need to upgrade Oracle8 OCP. Thanks, Rick


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, March 9, 2015

    The 060 exam was only recently released and it is the exam that allows candidates to upgrade to the latest version of certification - 12c. It will not be retired any time soon!

    However, you will need to upgrade your Oracle8 OCP to 12c before November 1, 2015 in order to keep your certification active and maintain access to certification benefits like the ability to print your certificate, use logos, verify your certification, etc.

    Additionally, when you upgrade, you'll receive 3 months free access to Oracle Learning Streams!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Hi,

    I passed 1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL on Feb 2, 2007. Now when I am trying to check for my certificate, I am not able to look into it, is there any way to get my digital certificate from Oracle saying that I passed that exam? Whom should I contact and what is the procedure? I forgot the exam id that Oracle provided at that time.

    Thanks and regards,

    Padma


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, March 13, 2015

    Hi Padma,

    You do not receive a certificate for passing the 007 exam. You can view your exam history in certview.oracle.com. If you have not yet created a Pearson VUE web account, that will be your first step.

    1. Create a Pearson VUE web account at pearsonvue.com/oracle

    2. Use your Prometric ID when creating the account - if you need assistance with this, please contact Pearson VUE for assistance - pearsonvue.com/oracle/contact

    -- Your Prometric ID will be your Oracle Testing ID. If Pearson VUE assigns you a new Oracle Testing ID, you must contact Pearson VUE and request to have the IDs merged. You will need to wait at lease 72 hours for the IDs to be merged before taking the next step.

    3. At least one hour after creating your Pearson VUE web account, go to certview.oracle.com and authenticate your account. You will need the Oracle Testing ID, Name and email address to authenticate your CertView account.

    4. At this point, you should be able to see the 007 in your exam results.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, March 16, 2015

    Hi,

    I am planning to completet Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate

    I have already cleared step 1,"1Z0-007 INTRODUTION TO ORACLE9I

    :SQL" in year 2012,but this exam is now retired.

    Now,I am planning to clear "Program with PL/SQL 1Z0-147".

    My concern is that do i needed to clear again the first step.

    or may i proceed to clear "Program with PL/SQL 1Z0-147".

    Regards,

    Anand Raj


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, March 16, 2015

    Hi Anand,

    Your 007 exam results are still valid and can be used toward the certificatio you wish to pursue. You can take exam 147 to earn the certification. You will not need to re-take 007 or an equivalent.

    Please keep in mind that you'll need to register for the 147 exam under the same Pearson VUE web account that you took the 007 exam.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Prady Monday, March 23, 2015

    Hi,

    I have passed the 1Z0 007 exam in June - 2011. But seems this exam is retired now. I want to do the OCA for Developers track? Is there any change in path? Can I give the exam 147 or 144 as thought of it previously..


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, March 23, 2015

    Hi Prady,

    Yes, you an move on to the next exam in your path (147 or 144). Your 007 exam results are still valid and will still fulfill the requirement.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, June 15, 2015

    I have completed OCA certification [1z0-51 and 1zo-147] in may 2015.

    Please guide me , for the next step to become ocp or ocm?


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    If you are a PL/SQL Developer OCA http://bit.ly/1JYC738, you can upgrade to Oracle Forms Developer Certified Professional http://bit.ly/1Il8kNZ or Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Forms Developer http://bit.ly/1Gg3OyJ.

    Go to one of the links above to find the steps to move to OCP certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, July 27, 2015

    Hi Brandye,

    I have completed by OCP (10g) DBA track, with the following papers -

    1z0-007

    Admin I

    Amdmin II.

    Now I want to go for developer path, kindly let me know whether my existing 1z0-007 certification is valid for 1Z0-144, also let me know the expiry date for the same.

    In case 1z0-007 is not valid for 1Z0-144, then please suggest the path for OCA PL/SQL developer.

    Thank you in advance.

    Ajay


  • guest Thursday, July 30, 2015

    can I take 1zo-052 and 1zo-053 exams before 1z0-051?


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, July 31, 2015

    Ajay, your 007 exam results are still valid.

    Guest, you can take the exams in any order. Note that you will be awarded the certifications only when you've completed all certification requirements.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Hello,

    I became Oracle PL/SQL Developer 9i Certified Associate in October 2006 by passing 1Z0-007 and 1Z0-147 exams.

    Now I would like to upgrade to Oracle 11g Certified Associate. Is it enough to pass 1Z0-047 exam only?

    Kind regards,

    Natalia


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Hi Natalia,

    The PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate certification does not contain a version, so if you hold the certification, you don't need to upgrade from 9i to 11g. If you want to move forward, you can pursue:

    Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional

    https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=653&get_params=p_id:228#tabs-2&sc=WWOU15043965MPP001C002

    or

    Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Forms Developer

    https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=653&get_params=p_id:177#tabs-1-3&sc=WWOU15043965MPP001C002

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, October 17, 2015

    i need a combined oracle certification for sql and plsql. Is there any certification which include both sql and plsql and combining them i would get a certification like oca or ocp or any other like oca is a combination of sql fundamentals and database administration


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, October 19, 2015

    I don't think that there is necessarily a "combined" certification. You could earn the SQL Expert certification as the first step toward your PL/SQL OCA certification

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Hi Brandye Barrington,

    I have passed oracle 11g performance tuning(OCE) 1z0-054 AND Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2 and Grid Infrastructure Administration(OCE) 1Z0-058. I want to know that do i still have to submit hands on course for these courses to qualify for Oracle 11g OCM exam.

    Kind Regards,

    Ahmed Nadeem


  • Natalia Friday, October 30, 2015

    Hello Brandye,

    Still there are some open questions:

    1. I haven’t registered my certificate on Oracle official site after obtaining it in 2006. What shall I do to link it to my identity on Oracle CertView?

    2. After getting married, I changed my surname. Shall I provide any documents to prove that I’m the same person who earned OCA certificate?

    Thank you!

    Kind regards,

    Natalia


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, October 30, 2015

    Natalia,

    If you have not done any Oracle Certifications since 2006, you'll need to take a few steps.

    1) Create a Pearson VUE web account using the name and Prometric ID from your previous certification. If you need assistance with that process, please contact Pearson VUE - http://pearsonvue.com/oracle/contact.

    2) While you are discussing your account with Pearson VUE, ask them how to get your new name on your account. They will need your marriage license. I'm just not sure if they'll want to first get your account created using your maiden name and then update the name to your married name or if they'll want to handle it another way.

    3) At least 24 hours after your Pearson VUE account is created with the correct name, go to CertView.oracle.com and authenticate your account using details from your Pearson VUE account. You will then be able to view your exam and certification history.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, October 30, 2015

    Ahmed,

    In order to earn the 11g OCM credential, you must first earn 11g OCA and OCP, and then complete 2 advanced courses and submit the course forms.

    https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=653&get_params=p_id:52#tabs-3&sc=WWOU15043965MPP001C002

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • sunil Friday, December 4, 2015

    Hi,

    I am planning to take 11g OCA & OCP exams in this month.

    What will be the validity of the exam?

    Is there any validity time period for 11g certification exam?

    If yes, what is validity period.

    Thanks,

    Sunil


  • guest Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    Hi Sunil,

    The exam results remain valid. The validity of the results do not expire, but you would need to complete your certification path before the path retires. There are no current plans to retire 11g.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, January 21, 2016

    Hi,

    I got oca in 2013 for 10g version after passing all the exams pertaining to it.

    I would like to know if that certificate is still valid .


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Yes, that certificate is still valid. However, on March 1, 2016, this credential will become inactive unless you upgrade to 11g or 12c by then. You can upgrade directly to 11g or 12c DBA OCP by passing an exam and completing training. You can find upgrade options and paths on our website https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=670&sc=WWOU15043965MPP001C002.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Hi,

    Can i write the 1z0-047 exam now?

    Please reply

    Thanks,

    madhu


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