Friday Sep 04, 2015

How Are Your DBA Performance Analysis Skills?

5 Things You Need to Know Now:

  1. This Oracle Certification job market is hot! Check out  What’s Happening to Salaries for IT Professionals?
  2. We’ve released a new 12c Performance Management & Tuning Exam! Add this skill to your Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional arsenal. Demonstrate that you have the skills for Oracle Database performance analysis, management, and tuning for optimal performance in a complex environment.
  3. We are here to help to you! Training is available for performance analysis and tuning tasks.
  4. A quick search on a popular job search website for 'Oracle Database Performance Tuning' resulted in over 39,000 available positions.
  5. You receive access 90 days free access to Oracle Streams for every new OCP, OCE, OCS or OCM certification you earn!

Maximize your DBA skills to get the job!

Wednesday Sep 02, 2015

Imagine You - with Java SE8 Programmer Certification

With Java celebrating its 20th year  there is no doubt  about the world’s commitment to this technology.

Java skills are in demand more than ever and holding a certification definitely gets you noticed in the job market.

If you’re a Java SE7 OCP Programmer and looking to show the world your commitment to Java technology this exam is for you.

The Upgrade to Java SE8 OCP Programmer|1Z0-810 exam allows you 150 minutes to answer the 81 questions and you need a 65% to pass.

Act before December 31st, 2015 to receive a 20% discount on the price of this exam.

 Visit to view discount details

Wednesday Jun 17, 2015

Perfect Career Advice for a DBA or Developer

I recently read a great article By Matthew Morris in GoCertify “More than Just Database: A Beginner's Guide to Oracle Certification “that I couldn’t help but share.

Matthew brings up some great points in his article:

  • Salary!  Oracle DBAs and developers get paid more according to job openings he’s seen.
  • How to Get Noticed with Zero Work Experience.  An Oracle database certification can open doors for landing your first developer or DBA job.
  • Explanation of Certification levels in an easy to consume fashion.  Let’s face it with so many options it’s hard to know where to start.
  • Matching Certification to Your Career and Interests.  The benefit of having so many options with exams and levels is that there really is something for us all, no matter where you are on your career path.

There's lots of exciting things happening in Oracle University with new training offerings, formats and exams.

Have you seen our announcement for Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions - Database Cloud Complete Edition? This subscription will help you learn about your Oracle Database Cloud service and how to use it so that you can gain the necessary skills to successfully administer your cloud databases as you transition to the Cloud. 

Or if you just need help knowing where to begin - we can help with finding the right exam for you, how to prepare and register.  Get started by clicking here

Friday Sep 21, 2012

Onsite Testing for Partners at Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2012

If your company is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange, then you'll want to earn your certification and become Oracle Specialized by participating in the special Test Fest at the Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2012. The Oracle PartnerNetwork team has provided the following video with additional information about this fantastic opportunity.

Ten sessions will be held during the conference.  Visit this PartnerNetwork Exchange web page for detailed information. You can see the testing session schedule, check out prep materials and get pre-registered to take your exam. If you are an employee of one of Oracle's partner companies (especially the PartnerNetwork Exchange) we hope that you will take advantage of this great opportunity to earn an Oracle certification!

Monday Aug 27, 2012

Java Developers: Open-source Modules, Great Tools, Opportunity.

The role of Java developer may just be better than ever. An excellent article in Java Magazine discusses the availability of web-based tools that help development teams more effectively manage their projects and modules. If you are a Java developer you should definitely read this article. I especially like the Expert Opinions scattered throughout the article. These highlight real-world usage of the latest and greatest development tools.

 As you consider steps to move your career forward, consider Java certification. Oracle has over 15 unique Java certification credentials available. The process of becoming certified in Java and preparing for your exams will require you to study, learn and practice (code). All of this activity will help you sharpen your skills and increase your working knowledge of Java - making you a better developer and more valuable member of your team.

You can use the Certification Finder on the Oracle certification homepage to find a Java certification that is right for you.


Monday Mar 05, 2012

Making the Most of Your Study Time

Getting certified is a big commitment, requiring a significant investment of time, energy and brainpower. In a recent survey, more candidates indicated that - when deciding to pursue certification - their time investment was a more important consideration than their money investment. Because of this, it's important that you make the most of your preparation time investment.

I've been asked many times: "what study or preparation methods and materials do you recommend for Oracle certification?"

I highly recommend that candidates include the following two steps as a part of their exam preparation process:
  1.  Review and understand the exam objectives - The exam objectives are provided on the Oracle certification website and are intended to help you get an understanding of the topics, scope and breadth of the exam. Conduct a carefully review the topics and determine where you have gaps in your knowledge and skill set.
  2. Build and execute a Personalized Study Plan - Create a customized plan of action to help you close your knowledge gaps (from your analysis mentioned above). This may include items such as Oracle training, hands-on practice, books and white papers (on the Oracle Technology Network).

Since your goal of becoming certified is a significant time investment, remember to focus your Personalized Study Plan on items that will provide the largest return on your time investment - these might include comprehensive reviews and practice exams.

The decision to become certified is not trivial; however by making the most of your preparation time you can learn more and become more certain that you are ready for your test

Keep an eye on our blog for some new exciting things that will help you accelerate your preparation and help get you ready for your certification exams.

Wednesday May 12, 2010

VIDEO: Who's Who - Oracle Certification Email Contacts

The Oracle Certification Program has several email aliases that you can use depending on what you need to accomplish. In this short video, Harold Green shows you how to contact those who can best help you:



Official blog of the Oracle Certification Program


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