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.

Thanks! 

Monday Nov 30, 2009

NOW LIVE: Oracle Database 11g - Performance Tuning Exam (1Z0-054)

NOW LIVE: Oracle Database 11g - Performance Tuning Exam (1Z0-054)The new “Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning” certification exam (1Z0-054) is now live, which is a single exam requirement for Oracle 11g DBA OCPs to earn the Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning Certified Expert (OCE) certification.

This certification endorses those database administrators, support engineers, and technical consultants who have demonstrated their knowledge and skills using Oracle Database 11g automatic tuning features, including SQL Tuning Advisor, SQL Access Advisor, Automatic Workload Repository and Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor.

Candidates taking this exam at test centers will now receive their exam scores and pass/fail status immediately at the completion of their exam. Score reports have just been shipped to those candidates who participated in the beta period. If you participated in beta testing and did not yet receive your score report, please contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.

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Friday Apr 03, 2009

Are You Getting Your Training From an Authorized Provider?

Are You Getting Your Training From an Authorized Provider?We’ve had some recent issues with non-partners falsely claiming to be Oracle partners. So please remember that if you are not taking your class directly from Oracle University while trying to meet your hands-on course requirement, make absolutely sure that your training facility is authorized to provide Oracle training.

There are several types of centers through which you can complete required certification training – Oracle University, Oracle Authorized Education Partners (OAEP), Oracle Authorized Education Centers (OAEC), Oracle Academy (OA) or Oracle Workforce Development Program (WDP). Only training from Oracle or its authorized partners may count towards certification.

Unfortunately, we have recently had some issues with a non-partner facility in Southern California claiming that their training is accepted toward Oracle Certification (when it is not) and some candidates have been misled.

What can you do to protect yourself? Don’t take their word for it.

If the center you plan to attend allows you to schedule on the Oracle website then it is a partner. If not, then it still may be a partner. To find out, you can verify partner status of training centers through the websites below.

For further assistance, please contact Oracle University.

Paul Sorensen

Paul Sorensen,
Director, Oracle Certification

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