If you are not considering Oracle Certification, you should. You found this blog because you have an interest in Oracle Certification. You may have heard that Oracle Certification can help you get a better job, better pay, more recognition, increased credibility. Those are all very good reasons to pursue certification, but the most important reason to get certified has nothing to do with external factors.
The time and effort you spend preparing for your certification exams gives you the most important benefit of earning an Oracle Certification - knowledge.
The knowledge and skills you learn during the process of preparing for your exam(s) give you confidence and personal satisfaction. You broaden your knowledge. You expand your skills beyond your daily responsibilities. You give yourself the power to troubleshoot, think creatively and push your skills to their limits.
You may see arguments against certification - cheaters have devalued the certification, employers don't value the certification.
We've heard all those arguments too, but the fact remains that what you learn and the skills you gain while preparing for the certification exam are invaluable, and they cannot be taken away by a few cheaters or naysayers. While Certification may bring a resume or CV to the top of the pile, you still have to interview with confidence. Knowing that you have the knowledge and skills for the job allow you to relax into your ability.
The most important benefit of earning a certification takes a valuable tool in your toolkit and makes it priceless.