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The Ultimate DBA Guide to Getting Current with Oracle Database

Eva Chase
Global, Sr. Marketing Manager

Get Current.   You're Missing Tools in Your Oracle Database DBA Toolbox.  Become the Go-To Expert With Recognition as a Database Administrator Certified Professional 2019. 

If you are a Database Administrator Certified Professional or Associate on 10g, 11g, 12c or 12c R2 you upgrade to 2019 by passing one exam; the Oracle Database Administration II | 1Z0-083!

There is no pre-requisite but these are the courses we recommend for everyone preparing for this exam.   We now develop training and exams to align what you need to learn with the job skills needed and tested.  

The OCA or OCP certification version you hold determines the New Features courses recommended to catch-up.   

Note:  *You may need to add  Oracle Database 18c: New Features for Administrators if you choose to not take any of the other recommended trainings.  Check the Exam Topics to confirm what you need.

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New Features course guide

OCA or OCP on 10g

New Features Course(s):

  1. Oracle Database 19c: New Features for Administrators 
  2. Oracle Database 11g:  New Features for Administrators
  3. Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for Administrators Part 1
  4. Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for Administrators Part 2

OCA or OCP on 11g

New Features Course(s):

  1. Oracle Database 19c: New Features for Administrators 
  2. Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for Administrators Part 1
  3. Oracle Database 12c R2: New Features for Administrators Part 2

OCA or OCP on 12c

New Features Course(s):

  1. Oracle Database 19c: New Features for Administrators 
  2. Oracle Database 12c R2: New features for 12cR1 Administrators

OCA or OCP on 12c R2

New Features Course(s):

  1. Oracle Database 19c: New Features for Administrators

 

If the Oracle DBA certification you hold is really old; upgrade to 2019 by passing two exams; the Oracle Database Administration I | 1Z0-082 and the Oracle Database Administration II | 1Z0-083!

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Recommended Training and Preparation:

OCP on 7.3, 8, 8i, or 9i

OR

OCA on 9i

Recommended for 1Z0-082

Recommended for 1Z0-083

 

If you passed the SQL OCA exam (1Z0-071) but never an Admin I or Admin II exam on any version; upgrade to 2019 by passing two exams; the Oracle Database Administration I | 1Z0-082 and the Oracle Database Administration II | 1Z0-083!

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SQL OCA

Recommended for 1Z0-082

Recommended for 1Z0-083

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Comments ( 8 )
  • Chris bissngo Thursday, October 17, 2019
    Thank you so much. This post is the most comprehensive even. Once more thanks
  • JoshD Wednesday, November 27, 2019
    If I have OCP up to 11g, rather than do the all the New Features courses then exam 1Z0-083, can I elect to simply do both 2019 exams? (1Z0-082 and 1Z0-083)
  • Brandye Barrington Friday, December 6, 2019
    Hi Josh,
    You do not need to pass both exams. You can upgrade by passing only the 083 exam. We only recommend all the New Features courses to ensure that we cover all topics. They are not all required.

    You can review the exam topics to see where your knowledge gaps are and determine what training you need based on your review.

    Thanks,
    Brandye Barrington
  • BP Thursday, January 23, 2020
    Hello,

    I am a 11g OCP and want to upgrade to 19c OCP. I am planning to take the below courses using the UPLS. Are these enough in terms of understanding the new features of 19c and helping me taking the 1Z0-083 which is the only exam I believe I need.

    Oracle Database: Managing Multitenant Architecture
    Oracle Database: Backup and Recovery Workshop Ed 1
    Oracle Database: Deploy, Patch and Upgrade Workshop
    Oracle Database: Administration Workshop
    Oracle Database 19c: New Features for Administrators

    Thank you!!
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Hi,
    Those courses should help you prepare for the exam to upgrade. I would also recommend that you review the exam topics and compare to the course topics to identify any knowledge gaps.

    Please also keep in mind that part of preparing for the exam is also hands on practice and experience in addition to training.

    Good luck on your journey!
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • BP Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    Brandye,

    Thank you for your inputs. That helps!

    BP
  • Peter Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    Hi,

    Will any written materials be available soon, for example books or study guides through Oracle Press or other publishers? Books help me and many others study and prepare better for exams like 1z0-083. In the past these have been available for 11g and 12c.

    Regards,

    Peter
  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Hi Peter,
    It is a good idea to check with McGraw Hill, publisher of Oracle Press Books.

    https://www.mhprofessional.com/oraclepressbooks

    They will be able to give you guidance on when new books or guides may be out. Be careful when searching on Google for cert guides. Unfortunately, you will be bombarded by illegal brain dump material that is notoriously poor in quality and also considered cheating material!

    Hopefully, McGraw Hill has something coming out soon!

    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
    Oracle Certification
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