Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professionals (OCP) can upgrade to the ground-breaking new Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional certification by taking a single exam, "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" (1Z1-060). This is an opportunity for candidates certified on the very early Oracle7.3, Oracle8, Oracle8i, and Oracle9i Databases, as well as the more current Oracle Database 10g and 11g to upgrade to the latest version with only one exam.
While training is not mandatory for candidates to upgrade their certifications, the Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators training course is highly recommended to help prepare for the exam, as it highlights an array of advanced subjects and technologies, such as the new concept of multitenant architecture, its benefits and usage.
With Oracle Database 12c, candidates will experience the benefits of an Oracle Database that is re-engineered for Cloud computing. Multitenant architecture brings enterprises unprecedented hardware and software efficiencies, performance and manageability benefits, and fast and efficient Cloud provisioning. Oracle Database 12c certifications emphasize the full set of skills that DBAs need in today's competitive marketplace.