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    July 20, 2010

Pricing Update

Guest Author

Hi Everyone,

I've recently received
a number of questions or comments related to exam pricing and thought
that I should clarify here in the blog.

I'd like to
start out with a bit of a disclaimer: Oracle's certification program is a
global program -- however, what you ultimately pay for exams may be
influenced somewhat by currency conversions (due to currency exchange
rate fluctuation) and also by which currency is accepted for payment in
your country (either by Oracle or one of our test delivery vendors).

There are three places that you can go to review
certification exam prices for Oracle exams:

  1. Visit the exam page (for the exam that you wish to take)
    on the Oracle certification website. For example visit this exam page to view the price,
    objectives and other test info for the 1Z0-055 Oracle Database 11g:
    Performance Tuning exam.
  2. Visit our test delivery
    vendor (Pearson or Prometric - depending upon the exam that you wish to
    take). You will need to create an account and log-in order to see
    prices, schedules, etc.
  3. Visit the Oracle University website to find and
    review certification exam voucher prices (may vary by exam and
    country). Some candidates in some countries may not be eligible to
    purchase vouchers.

I hope that this helps you
find the information that you need related to certification exam
pricing. For the latest information related to Oracle certification,
visit the Oracle certification website often at certification.oracle.com.


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Comments ( 27 )
  • Heini Saturday, July 24, 2010
    I prefer to perform selfstudies before taking the certification exams. For example I just passed "Oracle 11g New Features" (1Z0-050) by studying the Oracle Press book on the subject.
    My ambition is to pass "Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning" and "Oracle Database 10g Real Applications Clusters Administrator Certified Expert" but there simply is no self study material to be found anywhere.
    Why does Oracle Press not produce such self-studie materials for alle of the available certification exams, this would really help those that cannot attend very expencive Oracle training courses.
  • Paul Sorensen Monday, July 26, 2010
    Hi Heini - Oracle Press is not owned by Oracle and hence your question might be best answered by an inquiry to them.
  • Gayathri Devi Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    Exam code should be 1Z0-054 , not 1Z0-055
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    Gayathri - what is this is reference to (?)
  • guest Friday, July 20, 2012

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am a Computer Engineer and expert in programming languages. I want to carry on my career in future with programming and for that i want to do certification in Oracle.Kindly suggest me the right Certification and its fee.

    Thanks & Best Regards

    Aitizaz Asghar



  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, July 25, 2012


    I suggest you start with having a look at our website certification.oracle.com. In the Certification Finder at the bottom of the page, you can select Database in the 2nd field, Database in the 3rd field and Languages in the 4th field. This will give you a list of available certifications. From there, you can see the requirements for each certification. Good luck on your path.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Thursday, November 8, 2012


    I have completed "1Z0-007: Introduction to Oracle9i SQL" and "1Z0-052 Oracle Database 11g: Adminstration I" exams, now I'm preparing for "1Z0-053 Oracle Database 11g: Adminstration II". But I have attended only Oracle 9i instructor-led Courses. Can I submit this to attain OCP?



  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, November 8, 2012


    Unfortunately, the 9i course will not count toward the 11g certification. you have a couple of options - 1) you can take an 11g course or 2) you can go for the 9i certification and then upgrade to 11g OCP.

    You have the 007 exam. You'll need to take 031, 032 and 033. Then you'd need to take 055 to upgrade.

    My recommendation would be to take the 11g training rather than going backwards. The training can only help, even though it is expensive.

    Good luck!

    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Friday, August 9, 2013


    I have the Oracle 9i Introduction to SQL certification. I wish to pursue the PL/SQL exam. 1Z0 - 147 Program with PL/SQL in Oracle 10g. Please can anyone confirm if I am allowed to take it towards an Oracle PL/SQL developer certified associate.



  • Brandye Barrington Friday, August 16, 2013

    Hi Srinivas,

    I believe I've answered this question on another post.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    Hi, Iam Nelson , currently pursuing MCA, I did my network certification course CCNA, and A+ N+ diploma, Need to know which course i need to go for first in Oracle and what will be the cost.

  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Hi Nelson,

    The best advice I can give you is to start with our website certification.oracle.com to see what certifications are available and what path you might want to follow. From there, you can determine the steps to certification and what the cost will be.

    Good luck on your journey!

    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Monday, October 28, 2013

    Hi All,

    Here its Ashok I wanted to do the Oracle certification i am mastered in the Oracle DBA,

    Kindly let me know what is the fee structure and what is the rules and regulation of the certification.

    I hope i will get the Information very soon at the earliest.

    With Regards,


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, October 29, 2013

    Hi Ashok,

    You can start by having a look at our website certification.oracle.com.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Unnat Sinha Friday, January 31, 2014


    I am planning to appear for ATG certification (1Z0-510). Could you please let me know it's price in India?

  • Brandye Barrington Friday, January 31, 2014

    Hi Unnat,

    You can go to certification.oracle.com and find out the cost of the exam in your local currency. Alternatively you can go to pearsonvue.com/oracle and go through the registration process to see the cost of the exam in your local currency. You can cancel the Pearson VUE order before paying, after you have seen the price.


    Brandye Barrington

  • sagar Sunday, February 23, 2014

    i want to do certification in oracle dbms but i am confused while seeing the chart of various dbms examination right now i am a student persouting for b.c.a so which oracle dbms certification will be benifitial for me ..as i am intrested in creating application using dbms so which couse should be benifitial for me..

  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Hi Sagar,

    You may get better guidance from the professionals who are working in your field. You can post this question on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Thursday, May 26, 2016

    I want to do Oracle Certification from beginning stage and want to switch my field from programmer to Database administrator. Please suggest me which way is better for me.

    Now i am working as a senior programmer.

    which steps i have to take to become DBA and how much time it will take.

    Thanking You.

    Amit kumar.

  • guest Thursday, May 26, 2016


    I recommend that you start with Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate.



    Brandye Barrington

  • Pallavi K R Tuesday, June 21, 2016


    I did my Computer Science degree ten back. Later I have had a relevant experience of 4 years. I had a break and a job experience though not relevant, of close 4 years . Now i want to get back to my profession.

    Kindly suggest any oracle certification, if any, that would help me.


  • guest Monday, August 15, 2016


    I have completed my B.Tech(IT) and was working for HP for two years as a tester. I couldn't continue my job due to some personal issues and i have a career gap of around 3 years. Now I am fighting hard to find some job in IT field . Can you please suggest me some certification to do to get a Decent job. Your suggestions meant a lot to me. Thanks in advance.

  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, August 18, 2016

    There are so many layers to answering this question. Part of the answer deals with your current knowledge and skill level, then you should consider your interest level, what technology you're interested in. . .

    I recommend that you start by having a look at our website to see what certifications are available http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=632&sc=OUNV160511P00006C0001.

    Do some research on what's involved in the job role by having a look at the associated exam topics and recommened training course topics. Then search on some popular job sites to see what skills/certifications are in demand in your region.

    Good luck with your job search. I hope you find a path that is successful and fulfilling!

  • Ayush Tiwari Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Please send me voucher rate(price) for OCA on my email address

  • guest Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Hi Ayush,

    There is some small variation in exam prices for a few of the exams. You can visit the exam page on our website at certification.oracle.com and see the exam price in local currency.


    Brandye Barrington

  • rashmi Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    This is in regard of certification

    I am computer engineering graduate and i wants to build career in DBA.

    for this i wants to have certification course for associate please send me your offered courses & fees structure along with course duration/fees specially for

    Oracle Database 12c Certification - Associate module.

    based on call centre guideline i have raised service request no.170108-000764


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Hi Rashmi,

    You can get all the details about earning this certification on our website https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=654&get_params=p_id:248&p_org_id=1080544&lang=US#tabs-1. If you click on the course title, you will be able to see a course schedule and fee.


    Brandye Barrington

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