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    July 10, 2008

Welcome to the Oracle Certification Blog

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Hi everyone,
Welcome to the new Oracle Certification Program Blog. We hope that you’ll enjoy this as a great way for those of us on the Oracle Certification team to share information and updates into what’s going on in the program.
Because we here at Oracle are hard at work each day to maximize the value of your Oracle certification, we look forward to sharing insights with you about what we are doing and why are doing it.
Several weeks of brainstorming amongst the certification team has resulted in a list of topics that we feel I should discuss in the blog. Honestly - this list got pretty long. Sparing you the lengthy details, here are a few examples:
- What is the Oracle program doing to help curb cheating?
- What is the real value of certification?
- How should I go about studying for the Oracle exams?
- My certificate took longer than I expected to arrive. Why?
- Why does Oracle have a training requirement?
- What should I do if I have a problem?
I look forward to covering not only these topics, but many more as well. Watch for new posts once or twice per week. My hope that it will give you some good insight to the ‘behind the scenes’ workings of the Oracle Certification Program.
For comments, ideas, and/or suggestions, please email us at paul-blog_ww@oracle.com.

Regards,

Paul

Paul Sorensen
Director, Oracle Certification

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Comments ( 544 )
  • Eduardo Legatti Wednesday, July 23, 2008
    Hi Paul,
    I would like to thank you for have started this Oracle Certification Program Blog ... I'm sure that will help not only the members of Oracle community, but also anyone who is interested to become an Oracle certified.
    Congratulations and best regards ...
    Legatti
  • Najam Thursday, July 24, 2008
    I have studied Oracle 10g Administration Workshop I , I already passed 1z0-042 ,Now I am planing to appear in 1zo-043 exam . What requirments , you need for the DBA certification ??. I already got the traning from University of Toronto ?? they provided me a certificate for the completation of the DBA Oracle 10g course ,
    Regards
  • M.Shehzad Saturday, August 2, 2008
    Hey Paul,
    Congratulations for the Blog. I believe Oracle professionals as well as beginners would entertain you with a good feedback. I appreciate the way Oracle corporation is putting efforts to define a healthy communication.
    Regards,
    Shehzad
    (OCP 9i & 10g)
  • Coleman Leviter Sunday, August 3, 2008
    Paul, I recently cleared OCA (1z0-007 and 1z0-147)
    Now I'm studying for 1z0-141.
    Did I hear that the review questions are obsolete?
    Also, is there another path for OCP besides 1z0-141?
    Thanks for hosting this Blog.
    CL
  • John Sim Thursday, August 7, 2008
    Great job Paul! ;)
    Can you do me a favour and push ECM Certification with the Oracle UCM application - at the moment theres no certification for this that I`m aware of.. And Oracle have now owned this peace of software for just over a year.
    Thanks
  • Hemant Saturday, August 9, 2008
    Hello All,
    My self Hemant Joshi.
    I am working for MNC as a developer. From last month I got responsiblity of oracle DBA.
    To enhanced my knowledge in Oracle I want to do Oracle certification in Oracle 11G but i confused between developer and dba track.
    Can you please let me know which track should i opt.
    Is the certification module different for developer track and DBA tack.
    Can you please give me pointer to OCA \ OCP paper information, Reference Book, other course material.
    Thanks
    With Regards
    Hemant.
    hem_kec@yahoo.com
  • Hemant Sunday, August 10, 2008
    Hello All,
    My self Hemant Joshi.
    I am working for MNC as a developer. From last month I got responsibility of oracle DBA.
    To enhance my knowledge in Oracle I want to do Oracle certification in Oracle 11G but I am confused between developer and dba track.
    Can you please let me know which track should I opt.
    Is the certification module different for developer track and DBA tack?
    Can you please give the OCA \ OCP paper information, Reference Book, other course material?
    Thanks
    With Regards
    Hemant.
  • mediaguy Monday, August 11, 2008
    Hemant - yes, the Developer and DBA tracks are indeed different. The technical specifics of the Oracle Database 11g certification track series are detailed at http://tinyurl.com/3lxkmu.
  • pramod Wednesday, September 3, 2008
    Dear all,
    I was going through Oracle's certification site where I found for Exam Number 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL®)
    under Recommended Training and Preparation category:
    # Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL
    # or Oracle Database 10g: Introduction to SQL
    # or Oracle Database 10g: SQL Fundamentals I

    &
    for Exam Number

    1Z0-147(Program with PL/SQL)
    under Recommended Training and Preparation category:
    Oracle9i: Program with PL/SQL
    Oracle Database 10g: Program with PL/SQL
    Does this mean same exam code is applicable for 9i and 10g exam? Moreover, are the question sets same for these versions?
    How can one opt for 9i 0r 10g as same exam code is ther? What is the difference in these versions paper?
    Please enlighten me on this.
    thanks and regards
  • Balakrishnan Sunday, September 7, 2008
    hi,,, I completed my B.TECH (I.T) now i am currently working in oracle and SQL server!!! I am interested in doing oracle certification!!! I don't known what do and where to start !!! Can u able to suggest me
    what are the stages and how to start
  • Amit Thursday, September 11, 2008
    Hello all,
    I have done MCA in May 2008. I just want to do the oracle certification that will give my career bright. But I am confused between Oracle developer and a DBA. I dont know the responsibilties of DBA and a developer. Can anybody plz guide me about the responsibilities and the certification papers of both.
    My email id is amit.k08@gmail.com
    Thanks and Regards
    Amit Kumar
  • Tapesh Thursday, September 18, 2008
    Hey Paul...
    I'v successfully gone through ORACLE 9i schedule [on LINUX REHL#4] at M/s. SQL* International, New Delhi. M/s. SQL* International is a channel partner of ORACLE corp. Additionally I had a workshop on ORACLE DISCOVERER Business Intelligence tool. For past 4 years I'm working in ORACLE 8i + D2K 4.5 on WinServer2000, ORACLE 8i + Forms 6i on WindowsXP, ORACLE 9i + Discoverer on RHEL#3 in 3 different softwares with OLTP, OLTP and Warehousing requirements respectively for my company. I'v still not gone in for my certification.
    Is it worth going in for certification? If yes, what all certifications will fetch me Global Career opportunities? Would it be good to combine FORMS 6i Developer and Java Developer in my Qualifications? I'v some exposure of programming with FoxPro, PL/SQL and VB
    Currently I'm working for a Public Sector Company and feel that I'm not drawing as much package in accordance with my skill set. However, I'm not a Science graduate and that proves a stepping stone.
    Please reply
    Regards,
    Tapesh
  • Sandeep Padhye Thursday, September 18, 2008
    Dear All,
    As I have both Developer and DBA OCP Certifications. I can say that it is all matter of deciding what career path you are pursuing decides the OCP Exam to be taken.
    I personally believe that if you are a Developer and development DBA. It is very good to get some education towards Oracle Database Administration and then practice a lot all the DBA activities on a PC to get some understanding. This gives you a very good start to pursue OCP DBA Certification. Also subscribe to otn.oracle.com to get more information on DBA articles.
    Remember that OCP Cerification is just a start but it is very essential to get all the information. As it covers all aspects of DBA job role which normally a development DBA may not be able to experience in reality.
    Best of luck !
    regards
    Sandeep
  • Hanish Nair Wednesday, September 24, 2008
    I have cleared the OCA exam for 9i. I like to know which exam do i need to give for Oracle 10g or for 11g.
    Please sent the reply at the earliest as i need to plan accordingly.
  • Melani Tuesday, September 30, 2008
    Hi
    I need to know the order in which the exams need to be given by a developer. The sql as wellas pl/sql
    Please do respond at the earliest
  • Harold Green Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Hi Melani - there is not a required sequence for the Oracle PL/SQL and Oracle Forms Developer exams on http://bit.ly/1oyl6E, so they may be taken in any order.
  • Deepu Monday, October 6, 2008
    Hi, i am a software developer working in Java for last six months and i wish to switch over to database side.I would like to go for Oracle application developer stream.please gide me guidance on how to start and proceed.thanks in advance
  • Mani Thursday, November 6, 2008
    Hi,
    Is there any certification available for Oracle Apps. If so, pls. give me the link.
    tks
    mani
  • Harold Green Friday, November 7, 2008
    Oracle does indeed have certification for many Oracle applications. Visit http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=142 for more the actual certification tracks and details.
  • Prabhavathi Tuesday, November 25, 2008
    Hi,
    I am a certfied tester.Can anyone please let me know which oracle certification is best suitable for me.
    Thanks,
    Prabhavathi
  • Munib Iqbal Thursday, November 27, 2008
    Hi !
    i am a fresh graduate of computer sciences.i want to start my professional life with the oracle.i have little experience of using E-business suite R12 and i like it.
    i want a guideline for a beautiful and opportunistic career.
    Thanks,
    Munib iqbal
  • chris Monday, December 1, 2008
    i just concluded my O.C.A training programm and have just taken my O.C.A exams and am preparing for my O.C.P training program .How do i continue to practice wht i have learnt as a O.C.A DBA
  • Subathra Friday, December 19, 2008
    I'm working in PL/SQL .Please let me know what type of certification I need to do.Can you please List the Certification Exams in Oracle and the use of the exam.
  • Harold Green Friday, December 19, 2008
    Subathra - here is an excellent source of information for what you're looking for: http://bit.ly/lNI6
    Cheers,
    - Harold
  • Bhavani Monday, December 29, 2008
    Hi,
    I want to know about complete oracle certification.
    Initially what are the basics we need to know for this?
    Which is the starting phase of the certification(SQL server certification etc)?
    I want to know detailedly about the steps for the certification o be a DBA.
    Related sites for studies
    Thanks a lot
    Bhavani
  • Harold Green Monday, January 5, 2009
    Hi Bhavani - Oracle has multiple certifications and therefore there is not just a single route to take to get certified. It primarily depends on what services you provide or intend to provide. You can then use the certification path for your area. For example, if you intend to work with Oracle Database 11g, then you would follow this route. But if instead you worked with, say Oracle E-Business Suite R12, you might instead follow one of the paths shown here.
    Good luck! We look forward to having you onboard and Oracle Certified!
    Cheers,
    - Harold
  • vamsi Tuesday, January 6, 2009
    Could you please suggest any study material for 1Z0-141. I searched oracle press publications and no book is covering the whole syllabus given in the oracle site for the exam.
    The pdfs provided by oracle are at a very high level. Please help.
    Thanks
    vamsi
  • Harold Green Tuesday, January 6, 2009
    Hi Vamsi - there is a "Recommended Training and Preparation" section on the exam page that has some good resources.
    Cheers,
    - Harold
  • ritesh Tuesday, January 6, 2009
    hii paul,
    i have just completed my engineering in computer science and was interested in taking up oracle certifications.i wanted to know that how can the certifications help me in fetching a job?please sugest me all the possible options also.also please give me the future perspective of the career after taking the certifications.
    thankin u..
  • Paul Sorensen Tuesday, January 6, 2009
    Hi Ritesh,
    Congratulations on your degree. This is a great accomplishment!
    The next few blog posts (after this one) discuss using certification to build your career. I suggest that you take a look. Your CS degree is a great addition and a great start. Certification is another important step. Additionally you should look to gain some experience, hone your communication skills and build your network.
    There are a number of Oracle-related professionals that read this blog. I hope that some of them will comment on their perspective of their careers as DBAs, Developers or Implementation Consultants.
  • sonali Monday, January 19, 2009
    Hi,
    If anybody can help me in clearing my doubts regarding OCA certification it would be appreciable. I am planning to do OCA certfication as an application developer in Oracle 9i. What i understood from various sites is that i have to first appear for exam IZ0 007 following another exam, here is where i am stuck up . I am not clear which is the second exam i have to prepare for . On some site i can find second exam as IZ0 031 wheras other sites shows IZ0 147. Please help me in selection of appropriate exam number.
    Thanks
  • Harold Green Tuesday, January 20, 2009
    Hi Sonali - the track page at http://bit.ly/TcVb is the official source of information for the Oracle 9i Database certification tracks.
    To earn the Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Associate ()CA), there are two steps you must take:
    (1) Take any one of four exams (your choice): 1Z0-001 (Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL), 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL), 1Z0-047 (Oracle Database SQL Expert), or 1Z0-051 (Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I).
    (2) Take 1Z0-031 (Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I)
    Good luck!
    - Harold
  • sumit sharma Sunday, January 25, 2009
    hello my qualification is mca and i want to do oracle certification ocp but i don't know whether i select application developer or database administration
    and where jobs are available more either in administrator or development
    Regards
    Sumit Sharma
  • Barbara Robinson Thursday, February 5, 2009
    Hi all I live in Jacksonville, FL and would like to be get my certification. Where can I go?
  • amit Saturday, February 7, 2009
    hi all.........
    i hav completed OCA.....nw want to do OCP i.e oracle 9i forms developer(1z0-141) but i m nt getting its ebook of any reference book......if any hav plz send it 2 me(31biswas@gmail.com)....
    plz help me...........
  • kishore Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    hi paul
    i m B.E fresher and want to start my career in oracle10g dba
    please suggest me the steps and exams to be given 10g administration..................
  • Ram Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    Hi all,
    I have completed OCA (1ZO-311) for Oracle Application Server 10G Administration. Now that Oracle has acquired Weblogic , where do i stand ? should i progress in Fusion line or Weblogic line ? Any thoughts?
    Oracle Guys what is the future product line....?
    Regards
    Ram
  • Harold Green Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    Hi Ram - Congrats on successfully completing the -311 exam and hence - your new OCA certification! OCP for Oracle Application Server 10G Administration would definitely be the next step.
    (re: product & certification information – can only be released only when a date is confirmed)
    Cheers,
    - Harold
  • Mahesh Tuesday, February 17, 2009
    Hi,
    I had completed "1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL" exam. Now I want complete PL/SQL certification, so which exam i need to take ...I need the exam name.
    After completion "1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL" exam I had not received any hardcopy of certificate ....if i complete PL/SQL then i think i will receive. If anyone knows the exact name of PL/SQL exam please let me know.
  • Shekhar Thursday, February 19, 2009
    Hi Harold,
    How do the OCA/OCP/OCM/OCE certifications and those done through OPN like some Sales Champion Certification differ? I know it greatly adds value to the Partner organization but I would like to know what exactly is the real value of certification done through OPN from an individual's point of view?
    Expecting a quick and positive reply.
    Regards,
    Shekhar
  • Sridhar Kimar K Wednesday, March 4, 2009
    Hi,
    I recently cleared the exam 1z0-007. Do i receive any preliminary certificate acknowledging this certification?
    Thanks
    Sridhar Kumar K
  • Art Babb Tuesday, March 10, 2009
    Hi, I want to certify in the E-Biz suite (11i). The certification requires "hands-on" classroom training. I live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area and cannot find any provider supporting the E-business suite. So - without the classroom training I can't achieve the Certification.
    I cannot use Oracle University. I have to pay for this out of my own pocket and have limited means.
    I have been to the Oracle Workforce Development Program site (https://workforce.oracle.com) and reviewed all the providers in Texas.
    What can I do to achieve the certification given that I can't find a classroom training I can afford?
  • Harold Green Wednesday, March 11, 2009
    I'm sorry Art, but I don't know that there's really an option for 'free' or really low-cost training (particularly in specialized areas such as Oracle's applications). The training providers - both at Oracle and partners (and even non-partners) - work hard and at a significant expense to produce and deliver the training courses. I don't know the exact details, but my understanding is that the costs of courseware development, classroom, equipment, instructors, back-end systems, etc. really adds up.
    Regards,
    - Harold
  • M P CHANDAN Thursday, March 12, 2009
    I'm working in PL/SQL .Please let me know what type of certification I need to do.Can you please List the Certification Exams in Oracle and the use of the exam.
    Dear all,
    I was going through Oracle's certification site where I found for Exam Number 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL®)
    under Recommended Training and Preparation category:
    # Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL
    # or Oracle Database 10g: Introduction to SQL
    # or Oracle Database 10g: SQL Fundamentals I
    &
    for Exam Number 1Z0-147(Program with PL/SQL)
    under Recommended Training and Preparation category:
    Oracle9i: Program with PL/SQL
    Oracle Database 10g: Program with PL/SQL
    Does this mean same exam code is applicable for 9i and 10g exam? Moreover, are the question sets same for these versions?
    How can one opt for 9i 0r 10g as same exam code is ther? What is the difference in these versions paper?
    Please enlighten me on this.
    thanks and regards
  • Christopher Rai Monday, March 16, 2009
    Hello
    I am totally new to Oracle . Could you please guide me as to where to begin
    Thanks
    Chris
  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    Hello MP Chandan,
    Regarding your question on which exams you need to take for a PL/SQL certification, you can check on our website at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=155 for the PL/SQL certification paths. You may also contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com for further information.
    Regarding your question about exam 147: The 147 exam is one single exam. It has been validated against both the 9i and 10g courses. There is not a 9i and a 10g version of this exam. Either the 9i or the 10g courses will help you to prepare for this exam. If you will notice, the PL/SQL Developer OCA certification is not version-specific.
    Regards,
    Brandye
  • Ajith Friday, March 20, 2009
    I hear people say there are dumps for every exams. And does the questions which appear in the dumps appear in the exams too. If this is the case, is this certification really worth it.
  • rajini Monday, March 23, 2009
    Hi,
    I have cleared 3 papers in OCP track (intr to 9i SQL IZO-007, 9i DB Fund-I IZ0-031 & 9i Performance Tuning IZ0-033). The last paper on this track is 9i DB Fund-II IZ0-033.
    I wrote well, but failed.
    Later came to know that I have to register for atleast 1 paper in this track. Is it true? Why not Oracle put a check and stop me from taking the exam? It is total waste of time and money.
    Thanks,
    Rajini
  • Srikanth Tuesday, March 24, 2009
    HI...
    I am srikanth just finished my engineering in the stream of computer science.
    i have got a job in a small company in the filed of sql/plsql and developer2000.
    since i am a fresher i would like yo know which oracle certifications will help me to succeed and progress in my work..
    please through some light on this..
  • Harold Green Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    Hi Rajini - We'd like to know more about which "paper" you had to "register" for. Please email our customer service team directly them at ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.
    Cheers,
    - Harold
  • Harold Green Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    Hi Srikanth - Congratulations on your new position! Oracle offers the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate (OCA) and the Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional (OCP) certifications. First step would be earning the OCA certification, which can also be later applied towards the OCP certification with more experience.
    You can find all the details on the certification track and exams at http://bit.ly/ghz2.
    Good luck!
    - Harold
  • nick Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    hi
    i am working in bpo industry since last three years and want to go in it sector and planning to take oracle certifications for dba can you help me by elaborating the possible chances of getting jobs and salary as fresher.
  • Harold Green Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    Hi Nick - this question will likely get a best response over on the Oracle Certification Forum.
    Good luck!
    - Harold
  • prem saharan Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    I want to do WebLogic Server Adimin certitification. Can anybody guide me from where to register for it in New Delhi.
  • arti Friday, March 27, 2009
    Hello,
    Could somebody please let me know the difference between 1Z0-001 (Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL), 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL), 1Z0-047 (Oracle Database SQL Expert), or 1Z0-051 (Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I).
    Which one should be given?
    Thanks in advance
  • Harold Green Friday, March 27, 2009
    Hi Arti – the View All Exams page is a great resource that allows you to compare the exams and objectives.
    Good luck!
    - Harold
  • shweta Tuesday, April 7, 2009
    Hi,
    When opting for OCA there are multiple choices.Like one may go for oracle 11i,oracle 10g,Oracle 9i.
    All of them have different tests to attempt.
    Can anybody please elaborate on which exam exactly would be beneficial and why.
    Getting certified on latest technology i.e Oracle 10g /Oracle 11i would help or Oracle 9i holds the same importance?
  • Harold Green Tuesday, April 7, 2009
    Hi Shweta - there are some good discussions going on in the Oracle Certification Forum, with many folks sharing even from their own personal experiences. You can check it out at http://bit.ly/2qi6PK.
    Good luck!
    - Harold
  • Raj Friday, April 10, 2009
    Hi,
    Is there a cheaper alternative to the oracle approved courses for OCP 10g DBA certification? I have completed the test but can't afford the price for the course.
  • Kulesh Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    Hi,
    I am working on the Oracle Identity Manager since past 1 year. I wish to be certified in this. So, I searched a lot if Oracle has any certification test/program for this but could not find any.
    Can anyone please let me know, if Oracle is planning to start any certification in OIM? If yes, how long it will take to be available for registration? If no, then are there any other OIM related certifications available?
    Thanks,
    Kulesh...
  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    Hi Kulesh,
    There is currently no OIM certification under the Oracle Certification Program and there are currently no plans to create an OIM certification. You can always find the most up-to-date information on available certifications and upcoming certifications on the Oracle Certification Website at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=39.
    Thank you for your query.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
    Certification Program Manager
  • Kulesh Sunday, April 19, 2009
    Hello Mr. Barrington,
    Thank you for the instant reply. I'll keep checking the website you mentioned.
    Have a great time ahead...
    Regards,
    Kulesh...
  • Saravanan Ganesan Monday, April 20, 2009
    Dear Paul,
    I've completed 1z0-007 and 1z0-147 for Oracle 9i. But now I like to go for DBA track 1Z0-042 for 10g. Is it possible to appear for DBA fundamentals I, with Oracle 9i SQL exam cleared?
    Thanks in advance.
    Regards,
    Saravanan G
  • Harold Green Monday, April 20, 2009
    Hi Saravanan - congratulations on your new Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate! And as you've correctly pointed out, your 1Z0-007 exam counts for credit on the 10g DBA track too. The only exam needed to earn your 10g DBA OCA certification would be "Oracle Database 10g: Administration I" (1Z0-042). (see the 10g DBA certification track here: http://bit.ly/bwXV)
    Cheers,
    - Harold
  • JOHN Sunday, June 14, 2009
    hi! sir, my name is JOHN JULIUS RUGINA, i took the OCA examj(1z0-042) on February 28th and i also cleared my (1z0-007) exam on march 28th. but i havent received my certificate untill today. I wanted to know the status of my certificate,please help me because i don't know what to do. My prometri ID is 1007550. my email id is johnrugina@yahoo.co.in. Please send me all the replies to the email above.
    thankyou sir, hope to here from you soon.
  • Harold Green Monday, June 15, 2009
    Hi John - thank you for your participation here in the Oracle Certification blog. Our customer service team can likely best help you with this question - please email directly them at ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.
    Good luck!
    - Harold
  • Basavanagowda Wednesday, July 8, 2009
    Hi,
    I am having over 4 years experiance Oracle Apps(Techno-Functional) . Now i am feeling to do Oracle Certifications ,
    Basically i am working as Techno-Funtional Consultant ,
    I am good in SQL,PL/SQL ,Forms & Reports 6i,
    BI/XML Publisher and Beginer in OAF
    Advise me Best Certification Path.
    Is it better to complete OCA in 10g and then OAF Certifications(if any )
    Regards,
    B.Gowda
  • Anand kandhare Tuesday, July 14, 2009
    Can you please give me pointer to OCA \ OCP paper information, Reference Book, other course material.
  • Harold Green Tuesday, July 14, 2009
    Hi Anand - your best resource will be the Oracle Certification website: www.oracle.com/education/certification.
    Cheers,
    —Harold
  • sayantan chakraborty Thursday, July 16, 2009
    sir
    why sql stat and other oracle partners do not provide 10g/11g OCA/OCP training in kolkata??
  • Brandye Barrington Friday, July 17, 2009
    Hi Sayantan,
    For all training queries, your local OU representative will be best able to assist. You can find the correct number at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=225.
    Regards,
    Brandye
  • sumeet Monday, July 27, 2009
    I recently cleared the exam 1z0-007, and i want to know wich track would be best Developer or DBA and which one have good demand in industry
  • Harold Green Monday, July 27, 2009

    Hi Sumeet - this might also be a good question for the the Oracle Certification Tech Forum, where folks from many different industries can help weigh in.

    Good luck!
    —Harold


  • Naresh Thursday, August 13, 2009
    Hi to everybody,
    I dont know how to get the Certifications from the Oracle. But i have good knowledge(not fully but medium) in oracle. So pls suggest me which Certification is suitable and be best in the future. Now i am in medium stage. So pls suggest me and wt is the procedure i have to follow to get the certification.
  • Nawazish Thursday, August 13, 2009
    Nawazish:
    I have cleared the OCA exam for 9i. I like to know which exam do i need to give for Oracle 10g or for 11g.
    Please sent the reply at the earliest as i need to plan accordingly.
    email: nawazish_01@yahoo.com
  • Paul Sorensen Friday, August 14, 2009
    Hi Nawazish – congratulations on successfully completing the 9i exam! The 10g and 11g certification paths can be found at http://bit.ly/bmS3z. Good luck!
  • Paul Sorensen Friday, August 14, 2009
    Hi Naresh – this depends on your situation and goals. I would try this question over on the OTN Certification Forum at http://bit.ly/HGWo to get some feedback from colleagues who can share their experiences. Good luck!
  • roopa Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    Hi Paul,
    I have completed my IZO-007,IZO-147 and I got OCA.
    I am planning to prepare for OCP .
    In the exam path I saw IZO-146 syllabus and started searching for material.
    But I couldn't found any material or books for this IZO-146.
    Could you please suggest me the book name or material.
    Thanks in advance
    Regards,
    Roopa.
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    Hi Roopa – many of these test prep books and exam guides are written by outside publishers, so I'm not sure if one exists right now for 1Z0-146. Oracle University does offer the "Oracle Database 11g: Advanced PL/SQL" training course (http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/show_desc.redirect?dc=D52601GC10) but obviously that's a full training course (versus a standalone training book).
  • Manish Orkey Sunday, August 30, 2009
    Hi,
    Recently I appeared for OCP IZO - 050 11g Upgrade Exam but failed. I got 48 % and passing marks were 61 %.
    I observed that this exam had 79 questions in 1hr. 45 minutes instead of usual 60 questions....also the questions were very difficult and lengthy.
    Please suggest how to study for this exam and whether I should retake this exam soon ?
    Regards,
    Manish.
  • Paul Sorensen Monday, August 31, 2009
    Hi Manish – each of our certification exams has a unique number of test questions (in other words, there are no "set number of questions"). So what we recommend is a careful study of the exam page, which in this case is http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=41&p_org_id=1080544&lang=US&p_exam_id=1Z0_050.
    This page will also provide you the best possible guidance on when you will be ready for the next exam, as it specifically lists each exam objective. My recommendation is to carefully assess your knowledge and skills against each of these objectives.
    Good luck!
  • Hamza Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    Hi Paul,
    I am OCP 8.0 Certified and want to upgrade to OCP 11g with status of OCP 8,8i,9i,10g,11g.
    Can i appear directly in OCP 11g exams for as said above?
    Is there any way other than 1). IZ0-035 and IZ0-050.
    Thanks
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, September 2, 2009
    Hi Hamza - just saw your question over on http://bit.ly/VvXNp too so have answered it there.
  • mayuri Sunday, September 6, 2009
    hi all
    i want to know about oracle certification exams,how to start preparing and what is the fees and the schedule of exams.. can i get any free books onlin to study.. please help me
  • Sibeso Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    I am a newbie...I would like to become certified in Oracle,am interested in the database.I have a an IT degree but would like to be more marketable. Please advise where I should start from...what kind of books should i buy and how many exams do I need to take?
    Thank you!
  • Piyali Dey Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    I am new to Oracle. I want a DBA certification.
    Which is better - start with oracle 9i and then upgrade to 10g or just go for Oracle 10g?
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    Hi Piyali - a good question. The shortest route (least exams) would be to start with 10g, which would require three exams, and in the end - you would have 2 certifications (10g OCA, 10g OCP).
    However, if you took the 9i /10g upgrade route, it would be 5 exams but you would actually come out of it with 3 certifications (9i OCA,9i OCP, 10g OCP).
    It might be good to check with some of the folks over on the OTN Certification Forum for some peer advice and experiences as well. Good luck!
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    Hi Sibeso - this is great and I hope for a great successful career for you. Since I know there is no single "right answer" to this, I would recommend asking your colleagues over on the OTN Forum, who can share their experience and recommendations. http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=459
  • Srilekha Sunday, October 18, 2009
    Hi, i did oca 1st paper ( SQL) and when i checked in the prometric center for the 2nd paper to complete the OCA, they were telling the contract with oracle is finished and now certview is the one for the oracle exams. Can any one tell me how to goahead now. i need to finish my oca certification.
  • Fabio D'Alfonso Wednesday, October 28, 2009
    Hi,
    I would say that the mechanism to get the access to CertView is prone to create problems.
    I tried the first time to access the CertView on Sep, 30th and still have problems (I posted in right place the details).
    I would suggest to find a better way to manage the link process which could save time.
    Thanks
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  • IRFAN AHMAD ANSARI Sunday, November 15, 2009
    Respected Farooq Sir,
    First I completed Ist and IInd papers training in Oracle 9i from UPTEC, Kanpur which is the only Oracle Authorised and APPROVED TRAINING centre in Kanpur. I recieved the OCA certificate within one month of giving the IInd exam paper. For the OCP classes they had no Certified Teacher. So after that I studied the IIIrd and IVth paper of Oracle 9i from private teacher who was OCP in 9i and 10g and gave the exams from UPTEC, Kanpur. He was working in a Pharma Company as System Administrator in Kanpur at that time. Now he too has left Kanpur to some unknown destination. So I seek your help and advice.
    I hope I am not disturbing you.
    Thanks
    Irfan
  • Gary Saturday, November 21, 2009
    Hi Paul
    I am about to start my OCA studies, but am wondering what the best resource is? I have attended a 10g Admin Workshop I class at a training provider, and own a copy of the Oracle Press "OCP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide". Will studying 'Part I' of the book cover all the topics currently in exam 1Z0-042?
    I was considering buying the self study NetG CD-ROM's, but am wary of doing this if they do not cover all the material.
    If neither of these cover all the material, can you reccomend a resource that does? I would like to be able to have a definitive item that I can say 'this is it', and get started!
    Thanks
    Gary
  • Paul Sorensen Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Hi Gary - the ultimate 'guide' to what is on the exam is of course the exam objectives themselves, as outlined on the exam page. That said though, the "OCP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide" certainly appears to be an excellent resource based on its contents. I would recommend checking other's experiences on the OTN Forum as well.
  • Gary Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Thanks Paul - the Certification Forum is really useful at http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=459
  • Aliva Das Friday, December 11, 2009
    Hi Paul,
    I am preparing for 1z007 OCA certification. Could you please let me know where can I write the exam in Toronto.
  • Paul Sorensen Monday, December 14, 2009
    Hi Aliva - you can find your closest testing center by going to Pearson VUE's Test Center Locator.
  • Paul Sorensen Monday, December 14, 2009
    Hi Irfan - I suspect that Customer Service on this may have already contacted you on this, but if not - please check with them at ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.
  • Manya Monday, December 28, 2009
    Hello
    I am new to this blog. I have a bit of experience with SQL. I want to do certification with oracle(OCA). I need your help regarding the study material for the exam.
    Which books will you refer for the IZ0-047 exam?
    Can i find some material online for preparing for this exam? If yes, can you please mention the site.
    Thank you for your help in advance.
    Manya
  • Ravneet Singh Tuesday, January 12, 2010
    Hi Paul
    I am a MCA Pass-out,i am keen to lean Oracle 11i,Can you please tell the authorized training or learning center in Chandigarh or Delhi in INDIA.
    And Also tell me from where i have to start to learn Oracle 11i.
  • Vaneet Thursday, January 14, 2010
    Hello,
    I want to have certification in oracle developer track in 10g or in latest technology.Please guide me.
    Thanks
    Vaneet Malhotra
  • rama Monday, February 8, 2010
    Hi,
    I have completed my IZO-007,IZO-147 and I got OCA.
    Now i want to shift DBA side.
    Let me know which certification i have to finish ?
    What are the prerequisites ?
    Fee details Give me url or oracle site which can go directly to that page.
    Regards
    Rama
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    Hi Rama - good news: just one exam - Oracle Database 11g: Administration I
    1Z0-052. See the certification track at http://bit.ly/fadC. Good luck!
  • Gaurav Singh Samant Monday, February 15, 2010
    Hi
    I wanted to do OCA(DBA) but im confused that should i do it in 9i or 10g?
    Also what are the benefits of doing oracle certification. What edge it gives to my career.?
  • Paul Sorensen Thursday, February 18, 2010
    Hi Gaurav - each of our certifications has advantages for their respective technical areas. You need to determine which near-term and long-term technical areas you want to pursue. It would be good to take a look at the discussions on the OTN Certification Forum to see and discuss what others are doing as well.
    We've also just published a short two-part video series on The Benefits of Oracle Certification which you watch now.
  • Anjali Monday, March 8, 2010
    Hello sir,
    i am a beginer to ORACLE field. I want to appear for certification exams. I came to know that there are two tracks DBA & DEVELOPER ,but i am getting confused that which track should i choose.???? Which one has good job opportunities????
    Kindly, clarify my doubts..........
  • Paul Sorensen Tuesday, March 9, 2010
    Anjali - they BOTH do - the opportunities depend on the route you choose. Check over on the OTN Certification Forum for a wealth of advice from your peers.
  • Gehad Ali Tuesday, March 16, 2010
    Hi all,
    Thank you for starting this blog,
    I'm new in this blog but i've got the OCA and OCP in 2006 from that time i seek for a community for OCPs at oracle.com, like a blog or forum or anything that will keep OCPs live and fresh,
    as an OCPs we gain many things at place of work, but is there any privileges for an OCP to aword or granted by oracle/oracle.com for us? please tell me if any;
    thanks for your efforts,
    best regards
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    Hi Gehad - yes, check out CertView, which is a new Oracle Certification Program management system that we just launched last year which gives you the ability to:
    * View your Oracle certification transcript and exam history
    * Download your authorized certification logos
    * Get an update on the status of your certification success kit, and
    * Send an official verification of your certification status to third parties on demand.
  • Mustafa Ali Thursday, March 18, 2010
    Hi,
    I have 8 years of experience and I have passed Oracle10g OCA and OCP exams last year, I didn't take Oracle Training, Now I need OCP certificate and for that I need to attend one Oracle Training Course,
    Question:
    Can I take training of Oracle11g Workshop II and obtain my Oracle10g OCP and Oarcle11g OCP?
  • Puja pal Wednesday, May 26, 2010
    Hi,
    I am pursuing MCA -5 sem from IGNOU, now I just want to do the oracle certification that will give my career bright. But, I am confused between Oracle developer and a DBA. Can anybody plz guide me about the where jobs are available more either in administrator or development.
    I want to oracle certification from UPTEC kanpur. So, Is best for certification or not,pls suggest me.
    Thanks....
  • Paul Sorensen Friday, May 28, 2010
    Hi Puja pal - For this, I'd recommend checking on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Certification Forum, where you can engage in peer-to-peer discussions, share techniques, advice and best practices with others in the field.
  • Kashmira Monday, May 31, 2010
    Sir,
    Plz let me know passing criteria for Oracle 9i exam 1Z0-147.
    I want to appear for the exam.
  • Gijumon Chellappan Tuesday, June 1, 2010
    Hi,
    What is the cost of taking certification test of R12 GL, AP and AR in India. Can i take the test in Pune. Is there any guide which contain old question paper of the test. Can you please inform me.
    Thanks and Best regards,
    Giju
  • Robin Tuesday, June 1, 2010
    Hi,
    I am planning to appear for the below oracle certification exams
    1Z0-051 Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I
    1Z0-144 Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL
    1Z0-146 Oracle 11g Advanced PL/SQL
    Could you please suggest some books or study materials to prepare for these exams...
    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Robin
  • Nishant Thakur Sunday, July 4, 2010
    hi all,
    I am a MBA in marketing and IT. i want to shift my domain to IT and that too in DBA. I am a MSc in bioinformatics too. Kindly suggest me if OCP can help me in framing my career.
    regards
    nishant thakur
    nishantthakur57@gmail.com
  • rahul sharma Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    hello sir,
    first of all i would like to thank u for creating such type of blog which would really help the oracle certification aspirant.
    i m pursuing mca from dehradun institute of technology and m 2nd year. sir i would like to become oracle certified database administrator. and for that i would like to join best institute in delhi which would really help me. bcoz i believe in quality education.
    sir will u let me know is there any other certification provided by oracle which would really help me. sir i want to become developer and administrator to. i have a keen interest in it. i can do anything for it. sir plz let me know what is the correct time to join such certification.
    plz help me out sir.
    thank u.
  • HimaBindu Thursday, July 15, 2010
    Hi paul,
    I done OCA for 9i in the year 2009. Now I want to do my OCP level in 10g. Is there any chance to do like this? Please suggest me....Is there any way to do the course through online?
  • SMRUTI RANJAN SAMAL Monday, July 26, 2010
    HI,
    I have completed my OCA(1Z0-007 & 1Z-147) yesterday.
    Can u please tell me when i will get the hard copy of my certificate. Or do i need to do anything extra for that ?.
    Thanks & Regards
  • Paul Sorensen Tuesday, July 27, 2010
    Smruti - congratulations on completing the requirements for your Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate certification. No further action is required, and you should receive your certification success kit within 4-6 weeks.
  • Kavya Shri Saturday, August 7, 2010
    Dear all,
    I am interested in doing Oracle Developers Certification in 10g.
    I found out the Exam Number to be 1Z0-007.
    But I dint get clear information if this exam number is for 10g or 9i.
    And also if this Exam Number is for OCA or for Oracle Developers Certification.
    Kindly let me know if the Exam Number 1Z0-007 is for Oracle Developers Certification in 10g.
    Thanks and Regards,
    Kavya
  • Paul Sorensen Monday, August 9, 2010
    Kavya - Exam 1Z0-07 is "Introduction to Oracle9i SQL" so is therefore based on 9i. The exam is currently used on four certification tracks: (1) Oracle9i DBA OCA, (2) Oracle 10g DBA OCA, (3) Oracle 11g DBA OCA, and (4) PL/SQL Developer OCA.
  • Phaniraj rao Thursday, August 19, 2010
    Hi Paul,
    I am working on Oracle Agile PLM as End User/Administrator, I am interested in getting training and certification on implementation / Upgrade of Oralce Agile PLM.
    Please let me know with the useful information on the same.
    Thanks
    Phaniraj Rao
  • sharmele Monday, August 23, 2010
    Hi,
    I would like to do a oracle certification in 10g. where can i get the exam code and materials for my preparation.
  • solunke pallavi Thursday, August 26, 2010
    i have completed B.E.(IT). i am interested in oracle certification.but, i don't know where to start and how to register for exams.can u help me?
  • vinod Thursday, September 2, 2010
    hi,
    i am vinod i am learning m.c.a and i am looking for OCA certification so i want to know how much it worth(in case money) for me to have a oracle oca certified.
  • Elango Gopal Thursday, September 2, 2010
    Hi,
    myself Elango Gopal, completed my ORACLE DBA course & Global OCP certification at SQLSTAR INTERNATIONAL LTD,MUMBAI,INDIA.
    After that i completed my OCP certification exam and passed also .But still
    I have not received my OCP certifications.
    Please find the oracle DBA 9i completed's certification's attachment of SQLSTAR INTERNATIONAL,MUMBAI,INDIA where i completed my ORACLE DBA classes.
    and
    Please send either my OCP certification or revert me with reply why you are delay to send the certifications.
  • Paul Sorensen Thursday, September 2, 2010
    Hi Elango - our customer service team can best help you with this - please email directly them at ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.
  • Mritunjay Thursday, September 23, 2010
    Hi,
    I'm 9i OCA and now want to 11g OCP. What is my certification path, is 9i OCA certification help me or I will need to do fresh certification in 11g.
    Waiting for your valuable suggestion.
    Regards,
    Mritunjay
  • VT Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    Hello,
    I've got the cool e-mail from OCP Team:
    "Please note that exam 1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g: Administration I is updated as 1Z0-942 Oracle Database 10g OCA Exception to SQL Requirement to provide you the Oracle Database 10g OCA Exception to SQL Requirement, since you have completed your exam before 01 December, 2008.
    Kindly revert if you have further queries on this.
    Regards,
    OCP Team"
    I "kindly reverted" and noted that my original exam “1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g: Administration I” record was replaced with the fake "1Z0-942 Oracle Database 10g OCA Exception to SQL Requirement" record.
    Does it mean that any original historical record created in your certification database before December 1st, 2008 was (is) replaceable?
    Could you say "Hello" to our glorious OCP Team?
    Thanks,
    VT
  • VT Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    Hello,
    I noted that "...exam 1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g: Administration I is updated as 1Z0-942 Oracle Database 10g OCA Exception to SQL Requirement to provide you the Oracle Database 10g OCA Exception to SQL Requirement, since you have completed your exam before 01 December, 2008."
    I have only one suggestion: The historical records created in your certification database (on, before, and after December 1st, 2008) should be read-only.
    Regards,
    VT
  • Aswathy Friday, October 8, 2010
    Mr.Paul,
    I have done OCA course and tried for OCp,but unfortunetly i couldn't pass that exam last time.could you please suggest me some websites to download some sample question papers.I have gone through all the chapter and i am sure this time i am thorough with the lessons.But still i need some question papers to revise.Please forward me some links if it is available.Hope to hear from you soon!!...
    Regards,
    Aswathy Arun
  • Bhargav Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    HI
    I have successfully completed my Oracle 9i SQL and PL/SQL certification exams in august 2010. I have 2 questions to ask you..
    1. I have not received the hard copy of OCA certificate from the university. When will I get the certificate?
    2. Is there any validity/expiry date to the above certifications?
    I already have an account in oracle as well as in pearsonvue.. but I couldn't get proper information on the certification status.
    Please reply.
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, October 21, 2010
    Hi Bhargav,
    You should recieve the certificate approximately 6-8 weeks after completing the final certification requirement. Please login to certview.oracle.com to ensure that the certification has been granted and that the kit has been mailed. If CertView indicates that the kit has been mailed and you have not yet received it, please contact ocp-fulfillment_ww@oracle.com to inquire about having the kit reshipped. They will ask you to confirm that your address is correct in your Pearson VUE profile.
    To answer your second question, there is no expiration date on certifications. Once you become certified you retain that certification, it does not expire.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Brandye Barrington Friday, October 22, 2010
    Hi Mritunjay,
    There are no upgrade paths for OCA. You will need to either become 9i OCP and upgrade to 11g or go ahead and follow the full 11g OCP path (which requires 11g OCA as a prerequisite).
    You can find information on the 11g DBA OCP certification path as well as upgrade paths on our webstie www.oracle.com/education/certification.
    Regards,
    Brandye
  • srivathson Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    Hi friends,
    I want to do oracle 1z0-047 certification. Any one can u please tell me how to start the preparation or i need to take any daily sample test or how can i study for the exam?Please..any one help me.
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, October 28, 2010
    Hello VT,
    I believe that the customer service team has helped to sort this issue out for you. If you have any further questions on this, please contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com
    Regards,
    Brandye
  • Noman Razzak Sunday, November 7, 2010
    dear sir i happy to join oracle blog...my question is tht i m studing Admin 2 wht should i do after complete oracle 10g i m also done graduation in b.com...wht should b my next step...thx
  • Mark Sullivan Saturday, November 13, 2010
    ****************** Time Limits Not Reasonable!!!!! **************


    I just completed two certifications tests: “1Z0-047 Oracle Database SQL Expert” and “1Z0-144 Oracle Database 11g Program with PL/SQL”. The first I passed, but only by one point. The second I failed by three points. I am certain that my scores would have been significantly higher had I had more time.
    Let’s do the math. 1Z0-047 had 70 questions. Two hours (120 minutes) were allowed. Since each question had at least four choices (some had more), I was allowed about 26 seconds to review each option. Keep in mind, about 75% of the questions required me to review a section of code, and often the structure of one or more tables, before I could intelligently evaluate the options.
    1Z0-144 was much worse. It had 80 questions, and allowed only 90 minutes. That’s 17 seconds per option! And like the first test, most of the questions required me to review code and table structures before I could evaluate the choices. I worked as quickly as I could, but was not able to complete the test. I answered the last eight questions almost blindly.
    I have been working with PL/SQL since it first came out (20 years ago?). And I’ve been working with SQL even longer. I studied extensively for each test. I’m not saying I would have aced the tests if I had had more time, but I certainly would have passed the tests.
    I would be very interested to learn the score distributions on those particular tests. At $195 a pop, I expect a test to be validated and beta tested. I don’t see how these tests could have passed beta testing with such unreasonable time constraints.
  • Paul Sorensen Monday, November 15, 2010
    Mark - although we get very few complaints about test times, we are always open to feedback and will initiate a review of the tests that you indicate in your comment.
  • satish Thursday, December 9, 2010
    Paul,
    Could you let me know how I could get the oracle BEA Certification logos? One of my friend has just passed the web logic exam and bads needs it
    Thanks in advance.
    Satish
  • Rajasekhar Wednesday, December 15, 2010
    Hi,
    Regarding 1Z0-451 (Oracle SOA Foundation Exam) i got required infomation from oracle site. May i know is Pearson vendor is the only way to attaend this exam. Or any other sources avaialble to attand this exam.
    Basically, when i attand person site it is showing that i am already user. contact customer care. But i failed to get the details India region.
    Regards,
    Raj
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Satish,
    If your friend has passed the WebLogic Exam, he should be able to login to his account at certview.oracle.com and download the logo(s) for the certification(s) that he holds. If he needs assistance in accessing his CertView account, he can contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, December 16, 2010
    You can take this exam through Pearson VUE at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle or you can take it at an Oracle Testing Center (http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=51). Either way, you'll need to have a Pearson VUE web account set up.
    Please do not set up a new account. You should contact Pearson VUE to assist you with locating your login details, including your Oracle Testing ID. Taking exams under different accounts can cause you to not receive your certificates.
    You can contact Pearson VUE at http://www.pearsonvue.com/contact/asiapac/customerservice/
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Joseph Friday, December 24, 2010
    I just passed 1Z0-051 exam. Now I want to view the exam history. 2 days after passing the exam, I tried setting an account in Pearson, and end up getting new testing ID. How to resolve this? thanks.
  • Brandye Barrington Monday, December 27, 2010
    Hi Joseph,
    First - You can view your complete exam and certification history in CertView.
    Regarding your new Pearson VUE ID, you can request Pearson VUE to merge your two IDs at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/contact. Though this is not entirely necessary as long as you do not use the new account to take any exams.
    If you need further support with this issue, please contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Gaurav Singh Saturday, January 22, 2011
    Gaurav:
    i wanted to ask whether OCA 1Z0-007 certfication is a prerequisite for giving the exam OCA 1Z0-042,or else one can give OCA 1Z0-042 certfication exam directly???
  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 24, 2011
    Hi Gaurav,
    Just to clear up a confusion, the items that you mention in your post are exams and not certifications. Those two exams taken together, result in a certification, but those are exams. It is not required to take the 007 exam before the 042 exam, but you will receive the 10g DBA OCA certification only after you have passed the 042 exam as well as a SQL exam (007, 047, or 051).
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Md. Mashud Thursday, January 27, 2011
    dear Paul
    i am from Bangladesh. i want to be a professional oracle certified.
    so sir what step i need to take first.
    Mashud
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, January 27, 2011
    Mahud,
    The first step you need to take is to visit our website at certification.oracle.com and determine which certification you would like to pursue. Click on that particular certification and you will be able to view the requirements, recommened or required training etc.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Valentine Saturday, January 29, 2011
    Hello,
    I have a question related to oracle exam: 1Z0-001 (Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL).
    On July 08, 2008 i have passed exam 1Z0-001 (Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL). This year I would like to continue examination on OCA.
    Question is: can I continue with an examination on 1Z0-147(Program with PL/SQL), or I must first pass 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL) and only then I can continue on exam 1Z0-147 (Program with PL/SQL).
    Does my passed exam 1Z0-001 is still valid to continue with next exam as 1Z0-147?
    Best regards
  • Deepti Saturday, January 29, 2011
    Hello,
    I have ten years of experience in Oracle ERP, I have mainly worked in SCM and P2P technical areas (workflow, oracle reports, interfaces, bolt on packages, unix script). I have good exposure to oracle framework as well. My experience is from 11.5.6 to 11.5.10.
    At present I don't have any oracle certification with me. I have just hands on experience which I have gathered while working with different projects for prestigious clients eg, unisys, applied materials, walkers, O2 etc.
    I've recently moved to dubai, and would like to gearup myself with the latest knowledge/certification here for getting the good job in the IT market.
    I want to get into techno - functional role..what should be the good track for me...please suggest as per dubai job market.
    regards
    deepti
  • Exiter2000 Sunday, January 30, 2011
    Hi,
    I would like to ask about 1ZO-O47 Oracle Database SQL Expert Exam. I am a Sr. Java developer who use SQL a lot. I also developed reports, write PL/SQL troubleshooting SQL performance.
    I am wondering if
    1. this exam is designed to developer like me
    2. this exam is considered "expert or intermediate" or "beginer"
    My goal is to get a certification(if it exist) that is considered for experienced SQL user.
    Other exam recommendation is welcome as well.
    Have a good day!
  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 31, 2011
    Hi Valentine,
    Your 1Z0-001 exam results are still valid and will count toward your PL/SQL Developer OCA certification. You may go ahead and take the 1Z0-147 exam - no need to take another SQL exam. You can see these details on our website at http://bit.ly/fnzPpk.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 31, 2011
    Hi Exiter2000,
    We typically do not assign 'levels' to our exams. This certification falls under the 'Expert' category of certification which basically means that it is more niche oriented – based upon specific products or technologies rather than broad job roles. You can get a good idea of who the exam is geared toward by taking a look at the exam topics http://bit.ly/eiewOG.
    Though we do not assign levels to our exams, I can tell you that this exam is quite hard. One other piece of information that may help you make a decision is that this exam counts toward the SQL exam requirement in several OCA paths. So, you will take this exam and receive a certification, but you will also be on your way to expanding your certification portfolio.
    I also welcome anyone in the field who has taken this exam and obtained this certification to weigh in.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Ugene Fadeev Wednesday, February 9, 2011
    Hi,
    Is there a cheaper alternative to the oracle approved courses for OCP 10g DBA certification? I have completed the test but can't afford the price for the course.
    Hi! Is there not so expensive oracle cources for DBA? It's a real problem for me to purchase the cource for its price. Will be there any cuts of prices?
  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, February 9, 2011
    Ugene,
    You can check on courses through Oracle Workforce Development Program https://workforce.oracle.com/pls/wdp/new_home.main or Oracle Academy https://academy.oracle.com/ if they are available in your region. You could also check with Oracle Univeristy http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=225 to see if they have any available discounts.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Nelson Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Is there any official document or link that sustains the second answer that Brandye Barrington answered on October 21, 2010 1:05 PM in this blog?
    "To answer your second question, there is no expiration date on certifications. Once you become certified you retain that certification, it does not expire."
    Thanks.
  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, February 23, 2011
    Hi Nelson,
    There is not a written policy on this that you could link to, but my response is official, as a representative of the Oracle Certifciation Program. I will look into having a written policy posted on our policies page.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Sachin Thursday, February 24, 2011
    I have cleared 1Z0-451 (Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner) exam recently. I am looking for next level of certification in Oracle Fusion middleware area. Could you please suggest which exam i can take to achieve next level?
    i.e. Exam related to Oracle SOA Architect etc.
    Regards,
    Sachin
  • Brandye Barrington Friday, February 25, 2011
    Hi Sachin,
    Currently, there is no certification releated to SOA Architect. There is no real 'next level' SOA certification at this time. Perhaps there are other certifications you would be interested in pursuing?
    http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=141
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Immaculate Punitha Monday, March 14, 2011
    I am planning to do Peoplesoft HR. Can anyone suggest me how to start with.
    Where will I get the study materials?
    Immaculate Punitha
  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, March 16, 2011
    Hi Immaculate,
    You can find the exam details, including recommended training and exam topics on our website at http://bit.ly/CWgP.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Yousef Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    Hi,
    I need to authenticate/Legalize my OCP certificates to use them in some government processes in my country,
    So my question is, if my OCP Certifications can be attested by the US Department of state and then my Embassy in USA?
    P.S I told them about publishing credentials to 3rd party via certview but they didn't accept that.
    Please advise,
    Best Regards
  • tushar Sunday, May 22, 2011
    Hi, I am currently pursuing B.Tech(IT) and just going to finish my second year. I was thinking of preparing for OCA . Should i consider it ? And how to go about it ? Thanks.
  • harsha Thursday, May 26, 2011
    hi. I've cleared oracle 9i PL/SQL assosiate exam 2 months ago. but I haven't recieved my certificate.but my friend who has cleare along with me has got his certificate 2 weeks ago. I've enquired my local postal service but they said that they haven't recieved any post from Oracle. Can u please help me out??
    My Oracle Testing ID: OC0920514
  • brandye barrington Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Hi Harsha,
    You can find the answer to this question in our FAQ http://bit.ly/chs7nA, under Certificate and Logo> I have not received my certification success kit. What do I do?
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Tushar, The decision to pursue certification is a personal one. However, many candidates have found that certification can help to increase their salaries and improve their job performance. I have two suggestions for you. 1) Post this question on our Certification Forum http://bitly.com/iRHsSl and get feedback from your peers and 2) check out our most recent salary survey results http://bit.ly/ZEhYX.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Sameer Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Hello all, I am pursuing MSc(IT) and i have enrolled my self in Oracle 10g DBA track. I want to know whether it is a good career options and which is the authorized test center for Oracle certifications.Is it Pro metric or Pearson vue. And whats the difference in these test centers.Please do reply as I am looking forward to your reply.Thanks
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, June 2, 2011
    Hello Sameer, All Oracle Certification tests are now delivered through Pearson VUE testing centers www.pearsonvue.com/oracle. Regarding your career move, I encourage your peers on this blog to comment and you may also want to post this question on our Certification Forum http://bitly.com/iRHsSl. Regards, Brandye Barrigton
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, June 2, 2011
    Yousef, Sorry for the delay in replying. We've had some issues with blog comments. I am not sure what you mean by attesting certifications. Please contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/f39Dny and tell them EXACTLY what you need for this attestation. They will be able to better assist you on this. However, they will need to know exactly what you need. Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • guest Monday, June 6, 2011
    I am an MBA and BE with an year's experience as developer using PL/SQL. Can you please guide me for proper certification required to get back into the field of ICT. And what are the suitable roles for me.
  • guest Monday, June 6, 2011
    Guest, Thank you for your interest in Oracle Certification. You should take a look at our website certification.oracle.com. Under Java and Middleware, thre are developer certifications that may interst you. I also encourage your peers here on the blog to comment.
    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • guest Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Hi Paul,
    I am aware that a 1z0-051 + 1z0-052 will fetch me an OCA in 11g DBA track. Similarly what exams do we need to take up to be an OCA in oracle 11g Developer track?
    Regards,
    Swetha
  • vikram bage Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Hi I am planning for Oracle 1z-146 paper for Advanced PL/SQL 11g.Can you please suggest me any books for the same.Currently i have not found any oracle Press book for it.
  • guest Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    @Guest, you can find the information you are looking for on our website here http://bit.ly/1oyl6E. Good luck with your certification path! @Vikram, Oracle does not endorse any 3rd party materials, but you should also post this question on our certification forum http://bitly.com/iRHsSl. The users there are very glad to offer up this type of assistance. We wish you the best in your certification path. Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • guest Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Hey, I want to apply oracle certification but I don't know how to process please any body help me.
  • Sameer Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Hello Sir, I have enrolled myself in Oracle 10g DBA Track.I am from India.Is doing only SQL makes me eligible for OCA certification exam
  • Sameer Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Hello Sir, I am pursuing Oracle 10g DBA track.I have a little doubt regarding OCA and OCP certifications.As I am new in this field your guidance and assistance will be of great help.Sir Is there any time-frame to complete my certifications like one year or two years after training or I can pursue them whenever I like? And If I be eligible for OCA certification after SQL, or after Admin-1 training?
  • brandye barrington Thursday, June 9, 2011
    Sameer, I am not sure what you mean by having enrolled yourself in the 10g DBA track. Do you mean that you have registered for a 10g DBA exam? For the 10g DBA OCA certifciation, you will need to pass 2 exams - choose one of the SQL exams and pass the Admin I exam http://bit.ly/bwXV. Training is not required for the 10g DBA OCA certification. There is no time limit on completing your certifications after training. However, you must pay attention to retirments. If you have completed 10g training and the 10g exams retire before you complete your certification, the 10g training will not count toward 11g certification. That is the only time limitation you may have. You can keep up with any upcoming retirements by subscribing to this blog. Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • brandye barrington Thursday, June 9, 2011
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your interest in Oracle Certification. You will need to start by having a look around at certification.oracle.com. This website will give you all the information you need. You will first need to determine which certification you are intersted in. Then you'll need to take a look at the requirements. Once you have done a little research, if you have questions specific to your certification path, please feel free to contact our Certification Support team at http://bit.ly/f39Dny. They will be happy to assist. Regards, Brandye Barrington
  • guest Friday, June 17, 2011

    Hi, What is the main difference between 1Z0-144 and 1Z0-146 exams?


  • brandye barrington Monday, June 20, 2011

    Guest, you should 1) check the exam topics for each exam to determine the difference between these two exams at certification.oracle.com. You can also research this question on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/HGWo. Regards, Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Hi,

    I am interested in writing Oracle WLS System Admin, 11g. I know currently that there is 10g. Is 11g in the pipeline or You have not thought about it?

    Kind regards

    Xolile


  • brandye barrington Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Xolile, We are planning to release an 11g version later this summer. Release of the beta exam will be announced on this blog. Please subscribe to our blog feed to stay up-to-date! Regards, Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, June 27, 2011

    Hello all, I just want to do the oracle certification that will give my career bright? But I am confused between Oracle developer and a DBA. I dont know the responsibilties of DBA and a developer. Can anybody plz guide me about the responsibilities and the certification papers of both.

    is that really gives me a bright future or placement? i have no idea about this course i belongs to an information technology engineering second year student. please guide me i want to join this course i have an interest in oracle

    contact me : manya1287@rediffmail.com


  • brandye barrington Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    You can also post this question on our Certification Forum http://bitly.com/iRHsSl. However we strongly recommend against posting your email address on a public forum for security purposes.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    hi

    this is arun.i have clear the exam oca & ocp from oracle university and i need certificates.plz tell me the process.

    OCA EXAM

    Oracle testing id:-oc0914932

    Exam date:-8/1/2011

    registration:-239516536

    center id:-200049577

    OCP EXAM

    Oracle testing id:-oc0914932

    Exam date:-22/1/2011

    registration:-239740208

    center id:-200049577


  • brandye barrington Thursday, June 30, 2011

    Hi Arun,

    Congratulations on passing your exams. You can find the answer to your question on our website at http://bit.ly/chs7nA, under 'Certificate and Logo,' click on the question 'I completed all the required exams in my certification track. How and when will I receive my certificate?'

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Hi,

    Will Prometric/Pearson center's available on Sunday's to write the certification exam?

    Thanks,

    Karuna


  • brandye barrington Friday, July 8, 2011

    Karuna,

    This depends on the test center. Each center sets their own hours. All Oracle Certification exams are now delivered through Pearson VUE testing Centers and some Oracle Testing Centers. To view a list of Pearson test centers in your area, go to pearsonvue.com/oracle.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Sunday, July 17, 2011

    Hi,

    I am working as Software Programmer in one of the reputed MNC.

    In December,2010 I have written OCA-1ZO-007 (SQL) exam and cleared it.

    But due to various commitments and personal problems couldn't write PL/SQL exam in order to complete OCA certification.

    Can I take only PL/SQL exam to complete OCA certification ? or should I start from the basic exam (SQL-1ZO-007) ? Please help me on this.

    Thanks,

    Jayaram


  • brandye barrington Monday, July 18, 2011

    Jayaram,

    Since you have taken the 007 exam already, it is not necessary to retake this exam. You can move on to the next exam in order to become certified.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    Hi,i have completed Java Standard Edition 6 Programmer Certified Professional Exam,I am able to see my certification in Exam History,Certfication history with exam achieved dateon 07-JUN-11 and also date is created for first shipment on 10-Jun-11, yet i have not recieved my certification,it is more than 45 days, i have sent request to oracle support more than three times no reply, can any one please help me out.


  • brandye barrington Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    Guest,

    1)Without any identifying information at all, it is difficult to check with the support team to see what the issue may be.

    2) I believe that the issue may be that during the transition period, there was a delay in getting kits shipped. I'm surprised that the support team has not yet responded. Their turn-around time is typically within 3 business days. If you have waited 3 business days and have not yet received a response, please contact them again, marking your email "Urgent, waiting XX days for response."

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, July 29, 2011

    Hello all,

    I have taken the training for and the exams for ORACLE OCP certification but have yet to receive my ORACLE credentials. I have provided information regarding my instructor-led classes, test scores, and registration numbers and anm still getting passed from contact to contact with no end in site.

    Perhaps I took the wrong pathe in trying to accomplish this request.

    Any suggestions from anyone???

    Thanks in advance.


  • brandye barrington Friday, July 29, 2011

    Have a look at our FAQ http://bit.ly/chs7nA, under Certificate and Logo, under the question "I have not received my certification success kit. What do I do?" This will give you the information that you need.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, August 4, 2011

    i wanted to ask u whether questions from admin 2 are asked in the exam of admin 1.


  • brandye barrington Thursday, August 4, 2011

    You can find the exam topics for each exam on the exam pages on our website at certification.oracle.com.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, August 8, 2011

    Hi,

    I want to be OCA certified.

    I wanted to know that IZ0-047 paper is for ORACLE 9i 0r 10 G . please suggest.

    Now which 1 will be good , certification on oracle 9i or with 11g.

    Thanks

    Sambhav


  • brandye barrington Thursday, August 18, 2011

    The 047 exam is validated for Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Database 11g.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, August 19, 2011

    hi

    i am masters in bioinformatics...i want to change my field,i plan to take oca exam.Can anybody plz guide me about oca and if its right step for my future.


  • brandye barrington Friday, August 19, 2011

    One thing to note is that there are many different OCA certifications. You should have a look at certification.oracle.com to sort through the available certifications and determine which certification may be right for you. You can view topics for each exam to determine if a particular path is one you'll be interested in. You can also have a look at the course description for the recommended training to see if it fits your interests and skill level.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, August 22, 2011

    hi all..i am a bca 2011 graduate..n am interested in making my career in oracle..i am a fresher and do not have any experience..can any1 suggest me the right way to get into it..

    Thanks a lot

    regards

    Pia


  • guest Monday, August 22, 2011

    hi,my name is sunil.Recently,i have completed oracle 10g course from sql star.Now i want to do another course what course effective for me


  • guest Monday, August 22, 2011

    Hi,

    I would like OCA certification in developer's track,

    From your blog, I understood that I should take two Exams

    (1Zo-047 or 1zo-051) and 1Zo-147 to complete OCA.

    But my doubt is, Will I get a certificate once I finish 1Zo-047?

    Or will I get it only after finishing 1Zo-147 also?


  • Mrunal Monday, August 22, 2011

    Hi,I am an SCJP certified programmer.I would like to give OCA exam.I know some basic SQL query.But I am totally confused about which certification exam I should go for.9i,10g,11g??? Can you please guide me for the best suitable option to suit my scjp combination?? Or shall I go for SQL5 exam?

    I want to know what are the good books for preparation?

    How much time it will take for me to prepare for the exam?


  • brandye barrington Monday, August 22, 2011

    Pia, you should start by having a look at our website at certification.oracle.com.

    Sunil, your next courses will depend on what your goals are. If certification is your goal, have a look at our website certification.oracle.com to see what path is best for you.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • brandye barrington Monday, August 22, 2011

    Regarding the 047 exam and resulting certification. Candidates who pass the 047 exam on its own or as a part of a larger certification path, will receive the SQL Certified Expert certification http://bit.ly/JMuR.

    Mrunal,

    These are good questions to pose to the group on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C. They can provide some great insight.


  • guest Thursday, August 25, 2011

    Brandye,

    Would you please tell me how many certificates for SQL Expert have been awarded by Oracle (worldwide)? Thank you.

    Stacy Culpepper


  • brandye barrington Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    Hi Stacy,

    I'm sorry, but it's against Oracle's policy to release numbers on specific certifications. I can tell you that we have over a million and a half folks certified worldwide (across all Oracle Certifications).

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Rustam Sunday, September 4, 2011

    Hello.

    I have successfully passed SQL Fundamentals I exam recently and my new aim is Administration I. I purchased necessary 1z0-052 exam guide by John Watson, however without practice it is impossible to neither get skills nor pass exam. Will it be enough to try applying everything that is in a book on Oracle XE 11g that was published recently? There are different versions of Oracle that are available for download but I am not really sure which is enough for preparation. I kindly ask you to advise me the necessary applications, systems that could help me to get skills for both certification and real practice.

    Rustam


  • brandye barrington Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    Hi Rustam,

    I responded to this query on your facebook post. Please see my comments there.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Gauri Thursday, September 8, 2011

    Hello,

    I have basic knowledge of SQL commands..

    Which certification should be done to begin a career within Oracle applications?

    Are 1Z0-047 and 1Z0-147 good to start with ?

    Thanks,


  • brandye barrington Thursday, September 8, 2011

    Gauri,

    There are numerous Oracle Applications certifications. The path you mention is a developer path and falls more under Middleware (arguably Database). You can have a look at available Oracle Certifications on our website certification.oracle.com. Click on the 'Certifications' tab at the top of the page and select 'ALL CERTIFICATIONS.' This will give you a comprehensive list of available certifications.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Subhobrata Friday, September 9, 2011

    Hello Paul, I am interested in doing global certification in oracle. I stay at Calcutta, West Bengal, India. I am doing a course in oracle 10g from NIIT. I am concerned about the fact that oracle 11g is in the market and that oracle 10g will soon be outdated. My institute does not teach oracle 10g. Is there way that I can clear 11g certification exam after completing my tog course and studying some additional 11g books?

    Please advise.


  • brandye barrington Friday, September 9, 2011

    Subhobrata,

    In order to obtain the OCP DBA certifiction in 11g, you will need 11g training. 10g won't count. A possible option for you, since you are completing the 10g training is to obtain the 10g OCA and OCP certification using the training that you are obtaining to complete the training requirement and then upgrade to 11g DBA OCP via a single upgrade exam. This way you'll have both certifications and will not need to pay for additional training.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Zubair Saturday, September 10, 2011

    Hi i am mca and recently i gone through a training in 11 g dba now i am preparing for my oca 1st paper izo 051 please suggest me the book to study for the exam.and i have heard that there are no of dumps avalaible online is they useful? And is the 1st paper izo 051 is tuff?


  • Joel Perez Saturday, September 10, 2011

    Hi Paul

    Before nothing, congrats for the job you have been doing for the Oracle Certification Program. My lines are going to be short.

    I have worked for Oracle Technology from about more than 10 years ago, I have done jobs in more than 10 countries and I see that in most job offers for DBA the 3 main components or knowledge requested are: RAC, RMAN & Dataguard. I am expert on those 3 areas but in this moment I can show to the market that I am expert in RAC through my certifies in RAC and obviously when I am working in the client but in the case of RMAN or Data Guard is more complex because there is not certification specially for those 2 areas.

    Those 2 areas area hardly tested on the Oracle Certified Master exam and if you are Master, it means you are expert on those areas as well but a lot of employers does not know the contents to be evaluated in the OCM Exam.

    Always, I have asked myself "Why there is not certifies for RMAN & Data Guard...?". I would like to have the opportunity to see certification related to those areas in the Oracle Certification Program.

    Thanks Paul

    Joel Pérez

    Senior DBA Oracle

    OTN Expert, Oracle ACE & Oracle Certified Associate/Professional &Specialist


  • brandye barrington Monday, September 12, 2011

    @Zubair,

    First, you should know that using dumps is cheating. I urge you not to use dumps to help you prepare for the exam, but to study and prepare on your own. You should have a look at our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C. You will find some good suggestions for books and exam prep help with a simple search there.

    @Joel,

    Thank you for your detailed thoughts and feedback. I will pass this information along to our exam developers. We appreciate this type of feedback from the field!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • manikanta Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Hi Paul

    I cleared my Oracle SQL 1z0-051 11g fundamentals-1 in the august month of 18th. Can i get the SQL CERTIFICATE from the university or not? Could u tell me? When will i get the certificate!


  • saurabh Thursday, September 15, 2011

    i have passed 1z0-047 a couple of days back and got my marksheet.

    i want to get my oracle certificate however unable to get the path.

    can any one help me out........:)


  • brandye barrington Thursday, September 15, 2011

    Manikanta, you do not receive a certificate for passing the 051 exam. In order to obtain the 11g DBA OCA, you will still need to pass the 052 exam. If you need a copy of your score report, you can get that from pearsonvue.com/oracle.

    Saurabh, you should go to our website at certification.oracle.com>Preparation>FAQ>Certificate and Logo>and expand the question " I completed all the required exams in my certification track. How and when will I receive my certificate?"

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • eisa Saturday, September 17, 2011

    hi paul ,and all members ,please i want somone to answer my question ,i am preparing to get oca 10 g cetrification ,i studied :introduction to sql volum1 ,and oracle 10 DBA administraion ...

    so pleeeese i wanna do the wxams but should i have the exam of introductione to sql volum2 too , to get oca certification ,i am so confused my exam is after two weeks please tell me >

    thanks all


  • brandye barrington Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    Eisa,

    You can post this question on our Certification Forum bit.ly/oDYL8C and you should get very helpful feedback from folks who have used these prep tools.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Cheryl Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Hi Paul,

    I recently took the Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Upgrade Exam and have not received my certificate. I am being told that I will not receive a certificate since I had passed the SUN Solaris 10 exam in 2007. My purpose for taking the exam is that I haven't worked with Suns in about 5 years and was wanting to show potential employers that I still have the knowledge and can pass the exam. I need this certificate! Can this issue be resolved and my certificate issued and the database updated to reflect that I received the Upgrade Certification?

    Also, what is the escalation process for problems?

    Thanks,

    Cheryl


  • vikram Friday, September 23, 2011

    hi paul tis is vikram intersted to study oracle identity management. one of my friend explained about tis course. so please i need to know the requirements to study tis course. kindly pls do the need ful as soon as possible. i have completed my diploma i have stil back logs. so i hope tis time i wil clear it. i have my sslc marks card got the percentage of 80.32% so kindly help me to study tis course .thanking you


  • brandye barrington Friday, September 23, 2011

    @Cheryl, did you hold a previous version of Solaris certification? You can only upgrade if you had a previous certification.

    @Vikram, we do not have an Identity Manager certification. If you are interested in the training, check the Oracle University website at www.oracle.com/education.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • sumanto Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    Hi,

    I cleared 1Z0-007 exam in 2006. I could not complete the 1Z0-031 exam then. I am planning to go for 1Z0-042 exam.

    I would request for answers to the following two questions regarding this:

    (1) Is claearing 1Z0-007 a pre-requisite for appearing for 1Z0-042 ?

    (2) If yes, would they consider my clearing 1Z0-007 in 2006 for the same?

    Thanks,

    Sumanto.


  • brandye barrington Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    Sumanto,

    1) The 007 exam is not a pre-requisite for the 042 exam, however both exams are required to obtain the 10g DBA OCA certification.

    2) It does not matter when you passed the 007 exam, the results will count toward your certification. You do not need to retake the exam. You may obtain your 10g DBA OCA certification by passing only the 042 exam. Be sure that you are using the same Oracle Testing ID when you create your web account at pearsonvue.com/oracle.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, October 13, 2011

    I tried to pass exam on DB administration I ... and failed. I am a bit shocked now.

    Folks whats point in exam for course when information in course is not enough to pass that exam?!

    I accepted as self evident that if You complete course (that means learn stuff from it), that should be enough to pass exam.

    Besides that I have long experience as developer and a little as admin (that obviously means I studied things on my own). But that was not enough to pass even first exam...

    Now I am pissed off - I spend lots of time on stuff that now I will have to get rid off on as soon as possible and all plans went down the drain.

    Hint to you on future - try to make exams consistent with course.

    And time is by faaar to short. There is no actually time to think about question. Just read quickly and press first answer that seems correct.


  • brandye barrington Monday, October 17, 2011

    Exams typically do not follow a course topic for topic. While we recommend a course that will help candidates prepare for an exam, that is not an indication that everything you come across in an exam will have been covered in the course. The test is designed to test candidates on performing in a particular job role.

    We hope that you will continue to prepare for this exam and are able to perform better when you take it again. Thank you for your feedback.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Hi,

    I have completed Oracle 9i OCA in 2008. While checking for Oracle 11g OCA certification I can go for (1ZO-007 + 1ZO-052).

    I am already done 1ZO-007 in 9i OCA. If I go for only 1ZO-052, Would I be able to get Oracle 11g OCA.

    Your response is highly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Abhishek


  • priyanka Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    sir i want to do Oracle 10g certificate in online what is the procedure..and what is required.please send me the further details


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    Abhishek, the 007 exam you passed in 2008 will count toward your 11g OCA certification. You can become 11g DBA OCA by passing the 052 exam.

    Priyanka, you will not be able to complete any 10g certification totally online. I suggest that you start by having a look at our website certification.oracle.com to find the information you need to pursue certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, October 22, 2011

    Hi,

    I looking forward to do my career in oracle (ERP), Request you to provide me the list of authorized training centre and fees structure in mumbai(india) city.

    As well i have don my oracle SQL and PL Sql in 1999 thru private training centre from mumbai itself.

    I do have some confusion , Should i go for Oracle DBA or Oracle ERP.

    Pls advise me to take right decision.

    Regds,

    Aajax


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    Aajax,

    You can find information on training on the OU website at www.oracle.com/education. The certification path you follow depends largely on your current experience, strengths and weaknesses and the market in your region. You can get some feedback on this type of question on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Sudharshan Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    Hi ,

    This is Sudharshan i completed my Oracle 10g workshop I and II module class room training in NIIT. I got certification and origional oracle material books from the institute but they didn't provide me the oracle user ID. Is this possible to write my online exams to 11g i.e 1Z0-051, 1Z0-052 and 1Z0-053. Please help me. I plan to take my OCP certification.


  • Sachin Thursday, October 27, 2011

    @Brandye : I have given 10g Admin II exam last saturday.Per Oracle's site,http://certview.oracle.com Exam and its contents appear post 48 hrs from Pearson Vue to Certview.But having said that today being Thursday more than 72 hrs haved passed but certview has not updated my credentials to OCP.

    I have also submitted the online Course Submission form at Pearson Vue.

    I need to know when would Certview be updated with my right credentials, as my seniors keep asking me about it.

    Appreciate if some one from Certification Team updates it.Also, not sure if this is the right thread to post as i checked on this under Certification group.

    Thanks in Advance,

    Sachin


  • Jatinder Singh Sunday, October 30, 2011

    Hi,

    I looking forward to do my career in oracle ( either DBA or ERP), Request you to provide me the list of authorize training centre and fees structure in Toronto (Canada) city. Also which course is better Oracle DBA or Oracle ERP as I am bit confused.

    Thanks

    Jatinder


  • Lev Thursday, November 3, 2011

    Guys I need you insights, I've been in telecommunication specifically on the network management field for more than 5 years. Ever since I was in college I've developed a keen interest on the open source platform. When I got the job here in one of the biggest telecommunication providers in the US, I want to associate my experience with the Oracle/Unix appliances after all there's a lot of jobs in the enterprise rather on the isp's

    Kindly enlighten me on the best certification that can associate with my work


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, November 4, 2011

    @Sudharshan - I am not sure what you mean by saying that you got your certification from NIIT. If you hold the 10g DBA OCP certification, you do not need to take 3 exams for 11g DBA OCP, you will only need to take one exam to upgrade 10g to 11g. If you have already taken exams to become certified, you can access your Oracle Testing ID in your CertView account at certview.oracle.com.

    @Sachin, are you sure you're looking under the right CertView account for your 2nd exam. Did you take all exams and submit the form under the same testing ID? You should contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/f39Dny for additional assistance with this.

    @Jatinder, you can find training centers in your region by visiting OUs website at www.oracle.com/education and selecting Testing Centers from the left navigation. Regarding choosing between DBA and ERP, this a personal decision as to which one is better for you. The answer for your career would likely be different from someone else's career path. It depends on the market in your region, your personal interest, skills and background. I suggest you do some research on what types of jobs are available in your region and the possible differences in salaries.

    Regards,

    Brandye


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, November 7, 2011

    @Lev,

    This is a great question for the blog community as well as for the professionals who use our Certificatio Forum at http://bit.ly/oDYL8C.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • chethan.p Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Hi Poul i have completed my MBA from Marketing streem and presently working a business development exective. I want to take up oracle certification program, so please tell me whether it is optimul to do and for wat position i can apply after the completion of course?


  • guest Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Hi, I have 4 years of HR functional background & would like to make my career as an HR Analyst in USA.I am looking for a certification in PeopleSoft. Can you please suggest me the right option either training or certification to start with in?


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    @Chethan, you should start by reviewing our website at certification.oracle.com. You may be surprised at the number of certifications available. This will also give you an idea of the types of job roles for which we offer certifications.

    @Guest,

    I have two helpful places for you to visit to help you make this decision. You should start by reviewing our website at certification.oracle.com; specifically, review the applications certifications available from Oracle at http://bit.ly/V7dW8.

    You should also pose this question to your peers on the Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C. The community there usually has great feedback.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    Sir I am a B.Tech Fresher and i am very confused to choose course. Please can u tell me that i choose Java or Oracle for further my carrer both are new for me.


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    This depends largely on where your interests and skills lie and also the market in your area. You may get some good feedback from your peers on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Lanfra Monday, November 21, 2011

    Hi Paul, great blog!

    Y coul help me?... yes, I knows.

    I develope in Pl/Sql, Form Builder 'n' Report Builder. So I would like get a Oracle certification developer. What's plan you suggest me? Can you tell me the book's that help me, and the applications?

    Regards,

    Lanfranco Giorgetti


  • Radha Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    Hi, I am Ms.Radha and I have worked in the Computer dept of a Bank in India. I have worked with oracle 10G - PL/sql, forms and application servers. I would like to take up OCP in Oracle 10G DBA. Is it necessary to do OCA first before OCP. What about my job prospects after I get an OCP. Is OCM also a must. How do I prepare for the exams. Please suggest a good study material available in Indian markets.

    Regards

    Radha


  • brandye barrington Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Hi Radha,

    Yes, OCA is a prerequisite to OCP. Surveys have been done that show that certification does improve your job prospects - provided you prepare for you exam by study and practice rather than using brain dumps. I believe that there was a recent blog post here about this very topic. Have a look through the recent blog archives. OCM is not a must. Obviously, you increase your employability exponentially by moving up to OCM, but it is a very arduous certification process, not to be taken lightly.

    You can prepare for exams first by reviewing the exam topics on our website and determining where your weaknesses lie. You can also take Oracle University classes and finally, do a quick search in our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C to find books that others have suggested helped them with preparation.

    Thank you for your interest in Oracle Certification and we wish you the best as you begin your journey!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • brandye barrington Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Lanfranco,

    The first thing you should do is have a look at our website at certification.oracle.com. We do have a PL/SQL Developer certification http://bit.ly/1oyl6E. From that page, you can also get to exam topics and recommended training. Additionally, you can visit our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C to search for books that others have suggested helped them prepare for this exam.

    Good luck with your certification!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Vijay Jai Monday, December 5, 2011

    Hi, my name is Vijay and i am currently residing in India. I am appearing for my 1Z0-051 test this Friday as that is a prerequisite for my OCA Certification. Then there is also a choice for the prerequisite exam between the 1Z0-047 and the 1Z0-051. My dilemma is choosing between the two. Does one have more value than the other or is there a specfic reason for the choice between the two?

    My near future goal is to seek certification as an OCP in PL/SQL developer.


  • brandye barrington Monday, December 5, 2011

    Vijay,

    I'm a little confused about which exam you are taking this Friday? Do you mean you're taking 052 this Friday and then will need to choose between 051 and 047? You will find good information on how to decide which exam to take by doing a quick search of our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C. This question has been asked and answered several times on that forum. Good luck with your certification path!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, December 10, 2011

    Hello Sir,

    Im pursuing MCA II year in Mysore and im interested to do oracle international certification. Please give me some guidance on how to proceed... Looking forward for your valuable response.

    Thank you,

    Sherly


  • Sumeet Sunday, December 11, 2011

    hi i had 3 years of experience in oracle forms n reports. I have cleared Exam-007 and Exam-147 in year 2009.Now i want hvOCP certification in developer track.

    1.Do i have to give above examz again?

    2.Which examz i have to give next?


  • Meghna Gupta Monday, December 12, 2011

    Hi All,

    I am looking forward to appear for Oracle IZO-007 certification.

    Can anybody help me in how to enroll for the same?

    Thanks ,

    meghna


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, December 12, 2011

    @Vijay, this question has actually been asked before on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C and has been answered quite well. You should search on the Forum for helpful info.

    @Sherly, the best first step you can take if you're interested in Oracle Certification is to have a look at our website at certification.oracle.com. You will find a wealth of information there on availalbe certifications, requirements, exam info, etc.

    @Sumeet, If you are PL/SQL Developer OCA, you can obtain Forms Developer OCP or Advanced PL/SQL Developer OCP by passing a single exam. Exam 141 will lead to Forms Developer OCP and 146 will lead to Adv PL/SQL Developer OCP. You can find more info on out site here http://bit.ly/1oyl6E. To answer your first question, you do not need to retake the exams. The results remain valid.

    @Meghna, You can register for exams at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle. For more information, you can start by having a look at our website at certification.oracle.com.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Meghna Gupta Monday, December 19, 2011

    Thanks Brandye.

    Also I wantedto know after registering for the course what is the the time limit in which i actually have to appear for the examination?


  • Mali Monday, December 19, 2011

    I am Oracle10g OCP certified want to upgrade Oracle11g OCP. Can I go for IZO-050 to become Oracle11g Certified Professional?


  • brandye barrington Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    @Meghna, There is no time limit between taking the course and taking the exam. However, an older version of training will not count toward a later version of certification. For example, if you take the 10g training, you will not be able to submit it toward the 11g DBA OCP certification.

    @Mali, yes, this is the path you'll take.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Pradnya Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    hello sir,

    i m pradnya, a student of diploma course in computer technology,doing my last year.i have very much interest in oracle...i would like to know about dba course available in market for which i am eligible.After completion of my diploma i am going to complete my BE in computer .. can i complete any certification of oracle(i.e OCA ,OCP)side by side with my graduation??m i eligible for OCA exam??plz. send me your opinion..


  • brandye barrington Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    Pradnya,

    You can look into the Workforce Development Program in your region https://workforce.oracle.com/pls/wdp/new_home.main. This program allows education institutions to deliver Oracle training as part of certificate and non-degree programs offered via Continuing Education.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Pradnya Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    Thanks Brandye...

    also i want to know the whole latest syllabus of OCA10g(1z0-042).. plz tell me,which website is best for OCA's syllabus?


  • brandye barrington Thursday, December 22, 2011

    Pradnya,

    You can find the full exam topics on our website at http://bit.ly/tsZlzQ.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, December 29, 2011

    Hi,

    I would like to know that are there different certification exams for oracle? and if so which are those which will be useful from the point of view of job.and does the institute from which the certification is done matters while securing job?

    i would be very thankful ifthese querries of mine are answered..

    Regards,

    Sharwari Deshmukh


  • guest Friday, December 30, 2011

    Sir/Madam,

    I had completed the OCA – Oracle 9i SQL & PL/SQL in Feb 2009. If I will clear the Oracle 10g form paper (1ZO-141) then am I would be eligible for the OCP certificate.

    With regards,

    Manjiri.


  • guest Monday, January 2, 2012

    Hello,

    I m looking for oca certification...which one is more appropriate 1Z-047

    or 1z-051(11g)


  • guest Monday, January 2, 2012

    Hi Brandye,

    My self irfan, i'm currently working with TCS Bangalore(INDIA) & want to join for oracle DBA 10 or 11g. i would like to take few suggestions from you to select the version and want to know the procedure how to take this Certifications.


  • Arun Tewatia Monday, January 2, 2012

    Hi,

    i cleared ocjp on 16th aug 2011 but haven't recieved my certificate till now .

    I sent an complaint email to oracle support but they aren't responding.

    I am forced to write this on this blog.

    My testing id is OC0999557

    what should i do next ?


  • guest Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    @Sharwari, there are more than 125 Oracle Certification exams. Studies have been shown that certification can help certified individuals secure better jobs and also better pay. To find more information on available certifications, required exams, exam topics and other helpful details, please visit our website at certification.oracle.com.

    @Manjiri, If you hold the PL/SQL OCA certification, you will be able to obtain the Oracle Forms Developer OCP certification by passing the exam 141. You can find more details on our website here http://bit.ly/1oyl6E.

    @Guest, re: 047 vs 051. You should begin by comparing exam topics to see which exam may be more appropriate for your current knowledge and skill level. You can also do a quick search on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C to see others' comments on this subject.

    @Irfan, You can find more information on certification requirements, exam codes, exam topics, etc on our website at certification.oracle.com. As far as 10g vs 11g. It is usually best to follow the certification path for the latest version, which would be 11g. However, this is largely a personal decision based on your current job, desired job, current knowledge/skill level and the available opportunities or demand in your region. You might be able to find better guidance on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/oDYL8C.

    @Arun, please see our Certification FAQ http://bit.ly/chs7nA, under Certificate and Logo>"I have not received my certification success kit. What do I do?" This will give you the steps to take to ensure you receive your certificate.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    Hello Sir,

    I have given 1z0-047(SQL expert) and 1z0-042(Oracle 10g DBA Admin-1) certification exam.I have completed the requirements for OCA certification. Will I need to fulfill any other requirement to get my OCA certificate.And after how many days I will receive my OCA certificate?


  • guest Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    You should view your account at certview.oracle.com to determine if all the requirements have been met and if the certification has been granted. At the bottom of the Certification History page, there will be information on when your success kit should arrive and what to do if you have not received it within the allotted waiting time. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, January 9, 2012

    Hi,

    I have cleared my SCEA part I in Sep 2010 and I bought the assignment exam in Jan 2011. I haven't worked on it so far and only last week I started to work on the assignment. However I noticed lot of changes to the procedure (new training requirement, new vendor etc). From this forum I noticed that for my case, I have to send a mail to suncert_ww@oracle.com to get a voucher for the pearsonvue. I have sent a mail on last Tuesday (2-Jan-2011) but I haven't got any response so far. From the forums I understand that it takes just 3 business days but I haven't got any response after 4 days.

    I have already created a profile with pearsonvue but I haven't exactly followed the steps. However I still see, the ID I got from Sun is visible in pearsonvue as well. So I assume my details are already available in pearsonvue as well.

    Any clarifications on this will really help as I have very less days for my voucher to expire.

    Regards

    Ravi


  • guest Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    hi i want certifed as pl/sql developer and recently i cleared 1Z-147 exam and somebody saying that 1z-007 is prerequesite but i'm intresting in 10g or 11g but i herd if i did rather than 9i i wont get certificate for that - so please confirm and suggest me as soon as possible


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Ravi,

    It is difficult for me to assist because I don't have any identifying details on you. Please go ahead and submit an SR to the Certification Support team http://bit.ly/f39Dny and provide all the details - Full name, Candidate ID, email address.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    The PL/SQL Developer certification is not version-specific. If your experience is in 10g or 11g, you can take 047 or 051 as the SQL exam requirement in this path. Either of those exams will fill the same requirement as the 007 exam. The benefit of the 047 exam is that you will receive an additional certification - SQL Certified Expert.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Dejan Topalovic Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Hi,

    I have an issue with my testing IDs, and I tried to send a question trough Support form on http://education.oracle.com/pls/eval-eddap-dcd/OU_SUPPORT_OCP.home?p_source=OCP , but unfortunately I am getting an error:

    "An error occurred: ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer too small. Please try again later. "

    My question contains 1535 characters incl. whitespace - could you please check it and allow upload for longer questions/problem descriptions?

    Thanks & kind regards

    Dejan Topalvic


  • guest Friday, January 13, 2012

    Hello Sir,

    I hv cleared ocjp on 28th Nov 2011 but haven't recieved my certificate till now .

    My Oracle testing id is OC1046404

    what should i do next ?

    plz rply me ASAP on my email-id : bkpawanpal@gmail.com


  • guest Friday, January 13, 2012

    @Dejan, I have asked the support team to check on what the error is and work with you to get it sorted out. They should be contacting you soon on the email address that you entered here.

    @Guest (bkpawanpal), You can find the next steps on our website at certification.oracle.com under the Support>FAQs tab, or in CertView at certview.oracle.com under the Certification Status>Certification History tab.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • SK Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    I am with Leading MNC for past 6 years and have worked with application programming that involves DB2. I have no knowledge of Oracle or administration side of it. My career track do not allow me to look outside of Application Programming and my company doesn't sponsor neither encourage certifications.

    I want to get out of this job and look for Oracle certification. My question is

    1. While appearing for any certification, do oracle ask for Current JOB details

    Or

    2. Is job mandatory to appear for Oracle Certification?


  • guest Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Hi SK,

    Oracle does not ask for nor require job details in order to become certified. The only requirements are testing and training for some certifications. Some certifications do not require training. You can find more information on our website at certification.oracle.com.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Dejan Topalovic Thursday, January 19, 2012

    @Brandye: Thanks for your effort! Unfortunately, no one from the support team has contacted me.

    Please, could you provide some email address, so I can send a question regarding my testing IDs?


  • guest Friday, January 20, 2012

    Hi Dejan, The support team indicated that they replied to you on Jan 13 that they were working on your merge request and had escalated to our account manager at Pearson VUE. Perhaps the email went to your junk mail folder? Your SR number is 23137783. Please see if you can find the email that was sent and you can reply for an update to ocp-supportresponse_ww@oracle.com. Please reference your SR#.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Pawan Kumar Sunday, January 22, 2012

    @ Brandye

    As you Suggest me to visit Oracle Support..i visit there and Post my Question on 13 Jan .But till now i did'nt get any confirmation or any kind of mail regarding my issue.So plz help..

    My Service Request Number is : 23153649

    Regards

    Pawan Kumar


  • guest Monday, January 23, 2012

    All Oracle Certification certificates are printed on high-quality paper and embossed. We consider all of our certificates 'premium', and we provide a high-quality certificate at no additional cost!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • brandye barrington Monday, January 23, 2012

    Dejan,

    I have received confirmation that the issues with your IDs has been resolved and the support team has emailed you to have a look at your CertView account now.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    I had given the sql certification examination but i did not get my certificates yet,any one plz tell me how can i get it............


  • brandye barrington Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    You can check in your account at certview.oracle.com to determine if you should receive a certificate and also what to do if you have not yet received your certificate. Go to the Certification Status tab and select Certification History.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • himanshu Thursday, January 26, 2012

    Hello,my name is himanshu i am mca student from indore , i have few quactions

    1-the soa certification is it good for frashers

    2-certification center in indore for soa

    3-if soa is not for frashers how to get soa ceritication-

    4-which certifiaction i should go to get a job without expriance core java required expirance in india


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, January 27, 2012

    Himanshu,

    The best way to determine if the SOA certification is right for you is to review the exam topics. If you are completely lost, then maybe the SOA certification is not right for you at this time, or maybe you need to read books and study and then have a look at the exam topics again. I think that you should pick a certification based more on your level of interest - that is what will keep you learning and growing in a job that you love.

    As far as an appropriate certification to help you get a job with no experience, I don't think that I can answer that question. It is difficult for anyone without experience to get a job anywhere in the world. This is the global conundrum for those entering the work force - you need to have experience to get a job but you need a job to get experience. I'd say that you should decide what you are interested in and start to pursue that path, reading, studying, practicing on the application, and pursue certification in an area that interests you.

    Good luck on the path you choose.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Ashish Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    Hi i am interested in pursing database testing in future which Oracle certification would be suitable for me ???


  • guest Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    hi,i'm doing MBA and plan to do oracle certification course...this course will be usefull to me? or suggest me any other course pls....


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    @Ashish, One of the Oracle DBA certifications would be suitable. You should also have a look at the other Database certifications that we have available http://bit.ly/bmS3z.

    @guest, There is not an "Oracle Certification course" per se. There are over 100 Oracle Certifications to choose from. Many certifications require training, others do not. You should start by having a look through our website at certification.oracle.com.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • ceification Thursday, February 9, 2012

    hello sir, i want to know about the ocjp syllabus plz consider on my oomment plz reply it.thanking you.


  • Pritam Kumar Thursday, February 9, 2012

    hi...... i would like to go for OCA & OCP certification. Can u plz tell me the address of Oracle classroom centre in New Delhi. How can i start or register for the coaching and training classes. My mail address is parashar.pritam@gmail.com


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, February 9, 2012

    @Ceification - There are 3 versions of Java Programmer certification. Have a look at our website at certification.oracle.com and select the version of the certification that you wish to pursue (SE 5, SE 6 or SE 7), from the track page, you will be able to click on the required exam. This will take you to the exam page, where you can find all exam details, including exam topics.

    @Pritam - You can find Oracle University training centers on the OU website at http://bit.ly/dspqdH.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Hello Sir,I cleared my OCP exam 1Z0-043 Oracle 10g Database Administration II on 6th feb 2012.When I logged into my certview account after about 48 hours, the details of the exam were in there in exam history but there was no information about certificate creation date under success kit.My profile details are correct and all other requirements are complete.So why have not Certview updated my Certification Details.And one thing more I want to ask is that How many Submit Course Form are to be filled for one Course as I have already filled one course form(hands on course). An early reply is appreciated.


  • guest Sunday, February 12, 2012

    hello sir,

    i m currently doing b.tch(cse). I am willing to do my 2 mnths training in oracle. Can you advice me which course should i opt for oracle 10g or 11g????

    i tlaked to one of the institutes and the person there said i can not go for 11g unless i have done 10g is that true?

    i am a beginner and will be taking my first step into this field please advice me what should i go for......thnx in advance sir


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, February 13, 2012

    @Guest on Feb 11, if you need details on your specific account, please contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/f39Dny. They will be best able to assist.

    @Guest on Feb 12, It is not required to do 10g training/certification prior to 11g. You can go directly to 11g.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, February 13, 2012

    Can you kindly tell me a good institute to do ORACLE 11g in chandigarh.....????? Plz guide


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    If you are looking for an Oracle training institute, check here http://bit.ly/dspqdH. If you are looking for a place to take your Oracle Certification exam(s), check at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Dejan Topalovic Friday, February 17, 2012

    Hi,

    I am trying to reset my CertView password, but it seems, the password reset tool doesn't like me... I didn't received any email. Please, could you check it if it works for you?

    Thanks & best regards

    Dejan

    PS: after submitting of this comment, I got a warning message:"Your comment was marked as spam and will not be displayed."

    Well, I don't see any spam in my questions. :)


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, February 20, 2012

    Dejan,

    On the site where you go to reset your password, there should be a link to get help with your login information. Please contact the Oracle Single Sign-On support for assistance with this password. You could also check with Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/f39Dny to see if they can assist.

    Don't feel bad about being marked as spam, over 1/2 of my responses are originally marked as spam! I'm not sure what the criteria are, but the controls must be very sensitive.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • siva Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    pls any one advise and i need process of sql certifiaction...............


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    Hi Siva,

    You should start by having a look at our website at certification.oracle.com.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, March 1, 2012

    hello sir,

    i m hitesh, a student of B.A stream,doing my last year.i have very much interest in oracle...i would like to know about dba course available in market for which i am eligible.After completion of my Graduation .. can i complete any certification of oracle(i.e OCA ,OCP)side by side with my graduation??m i eligible for OCA exam??plz. send me your opinion..

    many many... thanks in advance...


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, March 2, 2012

    Hi Hitesh,

    You are eligible to take the exams at any time. Training is not required for OCA certifications, but is often required for OCP certifications. You should have a look at Workforce Development Program (WDP) for lower cost training options http://bit.ly/C56G.

    You can get more information on our website at certification.oracle.com. Good luck on your path.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • chander kumar Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    Hello Sir,I'm graduate & done ocp1.6 exam with 75%.Therefore, now i'm interested to work in your organization.Thanks


  • guest Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    Hi Chander,

    You can have a look at open positions at Oracle on the corporate website http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/careers/index.html.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, March 12, 2012

    hi paul,

    i want to know about the oracle developer course. i am not getting any appropriate information about it. if you kindly mail me about the course detail like how many paper are there & what are the content of those papers, duration. it will be great help if you mail me with the details.


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    If you are looking for Oracle Developer training, you can contact Oracle University http://bit.ly/14ivVR. If you are looking for information on Oracle Developer certification, you can find more info on PL/SQL and Forms developer on our website at http://bit.ly/zRfX8K. If you are looking for Java Developer, you can have a look through our website certification.oracle.com.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Hi,

    I am planning to start my new job with role as a DBA. I am currently in USA. Can anybody suggest me which certification will help me getting job here? I can see most of the employers want certified employee. I have no clue which will be useful to me.Please comment.


  • vishnu Monday, March 26, 2012

    hi i bought scjp voucher in may 2010 at niit,hyderabad.i went to write exam in december 2010.they told "the voucher expired","even the validity was till april 2011". i have been asking them about this issue,they are telling we will issue new voucher,but not yet. where can i give complaint regarding this problem.please tell me.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    @guest, an Oracle DBA certification would probably be appropriate for you. Go to http://bit.ly/He4OVI and select 'Database' under #2 and 'Oracle Database' under #3. You will be able to see the Oracle Database certifications that are available. Clicking on one of the links will take you to a page that will give you the certification requirements for your chosen path.

    @Vishnu, If you purchased the voucher from NIIT, you will need to sort the issue out with NIIT. I'm sorry, but for a voucher that was issued so long ago, I'm not sure that there is anything that we can do. If you like, you can submit an SR to Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/f39Dny. I'm not sure if there is anything they can do. But if you submit the SR, you'll need to include a very detailed account of what has happened - including any emails that have been passed back and forth. We'll need to know dates of communications.

    Thanks,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest vithal reddy Monday, April 16, 2012

    i am mca 2010 pass out student. i am still trying for job. my opinion is oca certificate may help me to get job.

    but i am confused about oca exam there are lot of exams in oracle which exam should i write. i want certification in pl/sql (or) sql in oracle 10g

    what is certification fee. where we have to write exam. i am presently staying in bangalore, karnataka, india.

    can i get practice papers from any website for free of cost?

    (or)online free tests i want

    please anybody help me.


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Hi Vithal,

    You should start with going to this page on our website http://bit.ly/He4OVI. From here, you can drill down to the certifications you might be interested in. When you would like more information about a certification, you can click on that link and you will be taken to a page that outlines the certification requirements for you. There are free sample questions for a number of Oracle's Certification exams. Otherwise, you may purchase practice exams from Kaplan. If there are practice tests available, there will be a link on the website. I caution you against searching for practice tests on the web as you will likely only receive illegal brain dumps. Using brain dumps is considered cheating and can cost you your certification.

    Good luck with your certification path!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Gurmeet Singh Friday, May 4, 2012

    Hi..I had taken classroom trainings for oracle 9i(DAF-I,DAF-II) in 2010-2011 but didnt done certifications then . Now i wanted to get OCP certified in oracle 10g . Can I do that ? Can I fill oracle 9i classroom details in Course Submission Form ?

    Thanks & Regards

    Gurmeet Singh


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, May 7, 2012

    Hi Gurmeet,

    9i courses will not count toward 10g certification. You will need to pursue your 9i DBA OCP and then upgrade to 10g if you want to use your prior 9i training to fulfill the training requirement.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Shailendr Thursday, May 10, 2012

    sir

    i passed ocjp exam with 63%

    now i want to logo of ocjp ,how can i get,and also tell me a website for

    check my certification online..............


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Hi Shailendr,

    Go to certview.oracle.com to view your certification and access your logo.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Partha Saturday, May 19, 2012

    I have a question like,

    Where to take the non-proctored examination [1z0-051].

    It is not clear anywhere[or I could not find it]. They say that we can take it online but no link is there.

    Or should we take it in Pearson Vue ?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks

    Partha


  • guest Monday, May 21, 2012

    Hi,

    I want to appear for 1Z0-047 this Saturday.

    Through my company we get discounted vouchers but the date for that has passed and I still wish to appear for it independently. could anyone guide me on discounted vouchers please.

    I want to know is the below info still correct

    May 8, 2007

    OCP Exam Vouchers for Oracle Partners

    OCP exam vouchers are available for organizations who are members of Oracle Partner Network (OPN). OPN members are entitled to a 100% discount on the list price of the Oracle Certification production exams (discount does not apply to beta exams). One may not combine any other promotions with the OPN Program discount. Discounts must be applied at the time of scheduling the Oracle Certification exam. Electronic vouchers are offered to partner companies on an annual basis by partner level: Partners receive two, certified partners receive four and advantage partners receive six electronic vouchers per year respectively.

    OPN members are entitled to a 25% discount without the above mentioned limit. To request discount vouchers, send an email at least 5 business days prior to one's potential exam date, to one of the email ids:emeaocp_ww@oracle.com (for EMEA region) and opninfo_us@oracle.com (for rest of the world)

    Email Subject: 25% or 100% Voucher Discount Request

    Company Name

    OPN PIN Number

    Employee Name (Format as First Last Name)

    Prometric Testing ID Number (Required only if one has completed at least one OCP exam)

    Date of Planned Exam Appointment

    Exam Title and Number (Since one has not scheduled the exam appointment, include the planned exam number and title.

    Exam Location (including country, details of exam centers can be found at www.prometric.com)


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    Hi Partha,

    All certification exams can be taken through Pearson VUE at pearsonvue.com/oracle.

    @Guest, I'm not sure where you found the information above, but some of the info is out-dated. Also, this is on a company level and not on an individual level. If you want to access OPN discount vouchers, you will need to get them from your company who is an Oracle partner - not from Oracle.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, June 21, 2012

    Hi,

    I want to write Oracle certification

    Can you tell me the which certification i have to write first

    Iam working on oracle pl/sql

    and could you please tell me the information about these exams.


  • guest Friday, June 22, 2012

    Hi,

    I want to do Oracle certification,

    I don't know any information about this certification,

    can you please tell me the details about this and which certification i have to write first.

    Please tell me the details


  • guest Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    hi..

    I had cleared my z0-007 sql paper on 30-june-2012. I want to know the time gap allowed between Z0-007( sql) and Z0-147(PL/sql) paper.


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    @Guest on June 22, If you want to pursue Oracle PL/SQL Certification, you'll need to start with Oracle PL/SQL Developer OCA. You can find details on our website at http://bit.ly/NlTqtO.

    @Guest on July 3, There is no time limit between taking two exams. You just want to be sure that you complete a path before one of the exams in your path retires. However, there are not current plans to retire exam 147.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • prab Friday, July 20, 2012

    Hi I am dotnet developer and am planing do oracle 11g certification.

    I need to know the order in which the exams need to be given by a developer. The sql as well as pl/sql.


  • guest Friday, July 20, 2012

    Hi, want to write Oracle certification of oracle 11g - sql and PL/sql.

    Can you tell me the which certification i have to write first.

    could you please tell me the information about these exams.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    @Prab, the exams do not need to be taken in any order. However, you will only receive certification after all exams in a path are passed. You can find the certification requirements on our website here http://bit.ly/NlTqtO.

    @Guest, These certifications are not version-specific. You can find the certification path for the PL/SQL certifications at the link provided above. You can find the path for SQL Expert certification on our website at http://bit.ly/STK0uW.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, July 28, 2012

    Hi,

    I am interested in the Oracle PL/SQL Developer OCA.

    From the certification paths, I was going to choose:

    1Z0-007 Oracle 9i sql and 1Z0-147 Program with PL/SQL. Is all I need for the Associate Certification?

    The 007 exam - states that is it available as a 'non-proctored' exam. Is this non-proctored exam a valid exam or a 'practice test'?

    Also, do I have to take the exams in order - can I take the 147 exam before the 007 exam?

    Thanks!


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, August 2, 2012

    The exams you mention are all that is required for OCA. The exams can be taken in any order, but both exams must be passed before certification is granted. The 007 exam can be taken online from your home or another location - this is what non-proctored means. The 147 exam must be taken at a Pearson VUE Testing Center or an Oracle Testing Center.

    I hope this helps - good luck on your tests!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Hey everyone!!

    I am a B.E fresher planning to take up SCJP/OCJP certification.Can you please let me know as what all do i need to study to prepare for the certification and how much time do require for through preparation?

    Thanking You

    Priya


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, September 7, 2012

    Hi Priya,

    You can find info on our website at certification.oracle.com. In the table at the bottom of the page, you can select Java and Middleware in the 2nd box, then Java in the 3rd box and Java SE in the 4th box. There you will see some options for Java Programmer certification. Click on one of the links to see the certification requirements. From the requirements page you will be able to further drill down to see recommended courses for preparation.

    You can also check our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm for info on books and such that others have found helpful.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    what is the other good combination of certification along with Oracle.Especially in gulf.

    I am fresher .


  • guest Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    This is a difficult question to answer, and one that you really need to answer for yourself. I suggest you start by having a look at our website certification.oracle.com. There, you can see what certifications are available and see where your interest and current skills lie. This will give you a better picture of how you should move forward.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, October 13, 2012

    Hi,

    I am bit confused between 1z007 and 1z051. Can you suggest which one is better. I desire to give 1z007 but will it be considered outdated.??

    Waiting for your reply.


  • guest Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    There has been much comment on this question on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. I suggest you have a visit and search on this topic.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Prabhakr Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    Hi,

    I have completed the oracle(10g)DBA certification in 2009, through prometric center. and I have not received the certificate toll now. I have the original marks list which I have got upon the completion of the exam. Could any one please guide me to whom i need to contact to get my Oracle certificate and How can I registered use the get the oracle Logo on my certificates.

    Thanks,

    Prabhakar.


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Hi Prabhakar,

    Here is what I suggest you do. Please follow the instructions carefully.

    1. Go to pearsonvue.com/oracle and select My Account>create a web account.

    a. enter your information exactly as it was entered in your account at Prometric - even if the information is old.

    b. be sure that you use the same testing ID - you will find this info on your score report from Prometric

    2. If Pearson VUE recognizes your details and is able to match your details with an one of the accounts uploaded from Prometric, your Pearson VUE web account will be created and you may proceed to #3.

    a. If some of the information that you enter does not match the account brought over from Prometric, Pearson VUE will assign you a new Oracle Testing ID and you will have 2 IDs in the systems.

    b. Before you proceed, you will need to go to pearsonvue.com/oracle/idmerge and request Pearson VUE to merge the two IDs. Allow at least 24 hours for the merged IDs to be merged in Oracle's database once they are merged on Pearson's side. Once the IDs are merged, proceed to #3.

    3. Go to certview.oracle.com and authenticate your account using the email address and Oracle testing ID in your Pearson VUE account. Once you have authenticated your account, you will be able to view your certification history and download your logos.

    a. If you have trouble with authentication, you will have 3 attempts to enter the information correctly. Go ahead and use those 3 attempts. On the 3rd failed attempt, your account will be referred to the support team for manual authentication. Your account will be authenticated quicker if you go ahead and fail authentication 3 times in a row and let the account be referred to the support team, than if you stop after 2 failed attempts and contact the support team yourself.

    4. After authenticating your CertView account, you can go back to pearsonvue.com/oracle, login and update your details (address, email address, etc).

    5. After updating your details at Pearson VUE, contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/KMsuH3 and request a reshipment of your certificate. Please indicate in your service request that you have already updated your address at Pearson VUE and also specify if you want a hard copy of your certificate, or if soft copy is sufficient.

    These steps seem daunting, but it is not too difficult a process. And this process will bring your account current.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Ali Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    I've given exam of OCA (1Zo-042) an passed the exam but the courier which reached at my home doesn't contain the ID card I got the certificate but not ID card pls someone help


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Hi Ali,

    ID card is not provided for OCAs.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • syam Friday, December 7, 2012

    hi all ,syam myself,i have completed 1z0-051 exam,i am trying to write 1z0-144 exam for OCA certification.please tell me the payment options like if I fail the exam at first time ,is I need to pay the full amount for the exam or any discounts available ?


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Hi Syam,

    Retakes are full price, unless you have purchased a certification value package.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    Hi All,

    I am venkatesh did Oracle 10g and 11g Administration from a certified institute now i want to write the certification for OCA in administration.

    I went through oracle site they are telling that

    OCA= (1z0-007/1z0-047/1z0-051) +1z0-042

    Now my Question is that need i have to clear two papers to become an OCA in administration or else only 1z0-042 is enough to be an OCA Administration.

    One more thing is that can u guys provide me the books names to read to pass the exam.Is that worth to buy dumps from websites


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, December 20, 2012

    Hi Venkatesh,

    You need to pass both exams for OCA certification. You can go to our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm to find suggestions for books to help you prepare for the exam.

    Please do not invest in dumps. On top of being considered cheating materials, they are often poorly written and unreliable.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Ajit Tuesday, December 25, 2012

    Hi,

    I have completed certification on Oracle 9i: Introduction to SQL (1Z0-007) exam in the year 2009.Now I want to go ahead and complete 1ZO-147 (Program with PL/SQL) so that I could be OCA. Can I go ahead and get certified or should I take up the 1z0-007 again.Is there any validity for a particular exam?


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, December 27, 2012

    You do not need to re-take the 007 exam. You will need to be sure that you take the 147 exam under the same ID as the 007 exam so that you will be able to access your exam results.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Prashant Kumar Rai Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Is certification in Oracle Project Management R12 currently available? i have already passed GL-AP AND GL-AR. Please let me know.


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    We have this certification http://bit.ly/Y7XFVn. Is this what you're looking for?

    Thanks,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Hi Sir, please revise the questions for Oracle Java SE6 Programming certification as the dump questions are being circulated. This causes blame on those who really studied hard and passed the examination.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    We review and revise exams regularly. This is a maddening situation that we do our best to combat on a daily basis. Thank you for your concern and honesty.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, March 14, 2013

    Hello,

    I hold my first BA from University of BC and currently studying Computing Science at Simon Fraser University.

    I also have Sun Java Certified Programmer certification and currently studying for Oracle's Professional Web Component Developer exam.

    When I first wrote my SJCP certification, I found the use of a white board to work out problems rather inconvenient. It is my understanding that it is Oracle's policy to provide eraseable white boards for the exams. I spoke with Oracle's customer support, they told me that it is up to the exam center whether to provide ereaseable boards or plain paper. I then spoke with exam center, as suggested by Oracle, but the exam center had referred me to Pearsonvue. I consequently spoke with Pearsonvue, and they had referred me back to Oracle.

    It would appear that I am circling around trying to request a review of Oracle's exam policy that only allows eraseable white boards to work out problems on the exam.

    Being a student at 2 universities, I have never used ereaseable whiteboards on my exams. When working out programming problems, one is often required to write down code snippets to manually work out or "trace" an answer. The problem with writing on white board using a thick pen are:

    1) In my SJCP the pen itself worked poorly - it was running out of ink which required writing the same text over several times

    2) the pen for whiteboard is often incapable of accurately rendering fine Java symbols like "}" "," and so on. This requires writing symbols in bigger size which consumes small space on the board and takes time to write and re-write the code snippet until it fits properly on the board.

    Such was my experience when I wrote my SJCP and I anticipate the same for my Web Component Developer exam. As you can see, this is not a very efficient exam-taking process.

    I would kindly request that you would review this particular exam policy and allow Oracle's exam takers to have an option of using blank, plain paper for writing with pen/pencil that the invigilator would themselves provide.

    Thank you,

    Victor.


  • guest Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    Hi Victor,

    I checked directly with our account manager at Pearson VUE on this and I wanted to confirm - for security purposes, paper is never allowed in the test room. Candidates are only allowed to use the erasable notepad and pen that are provided.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, April 5, 2013

    Hi,

    I am a Business Analyst (CBAP) and have an experience of more than 6 years. I work end to end from project kick off to scoping to requirements and till implementation /UAT with customers. I have to interact with Engineering teams in database schema/design discussions.

    I want to attend a formal training on Oracle database and get certified. When i look at various certification paths and exams, i get confused on which ones should i do and what would help me in my role.

    With Oracle certification, my objective is to get a formal training, be able to understand the database, basic/intermediate query functions and design database schema.

    Can you suggest the right steps for me to move ahead in my pursuit of learning Oracle?

    Thanks in advance for this help.


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, April 11, 2013

    From what your objective is, it sounds like you would want to choose the 11g Database Administrator cetifications OCA and OCP. You can see the requirements for these certifications on our website http://bit.ly/Kx7iac. You could also ask your question on the Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. The users on that forum typically provide very useful feedback.


  • mansi Friday, April 26, 2013

    Hello All,

    About me-I am a b-tech in telecommunication and intending to go into

    java as an developer. I am good with C++ but now wanting to go ahead

    in java. I am working on JDA tool and wanting to go for a switch as

    an java devloper, i have 3 queries-

    1. How to start java . (which books and which certification please

    tell them all? ).

    2. How to have a java profile so that am recruited into a good firm.

    3. Can I complete my java(core and advanced)in a span OF 6 monthe or

    by july 2013.

    Kindly reply in details and mail me the reference.

    Can I read it on my own with oracle or do i need any certification from outside.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, April 26, 2013

    Mansi,

    For the advice you are seeking, I suggest you post these questions on our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. There is an active community there that will provide you with thoughtful answers.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Ali Saturday, May 4, 2013

    hi guys , I've done 1z0-144 but unfortunately i failed , i was so mad at oracle because , i finished the exam before 40 min because i was so confident , i answered most questions correctly i guess , there is no option that u can review my answers so I can learn from my mistakes , when i contacted them that only one score to pass , they said this "Thank you for contacting Oracle Certification Team.

    Please note that your exam may contain unscored questions in addition to the scored questions, so the total number of questions that are presented to you may be greater than the number shown on the exam page. This is standard testing practice. You will not know which questions are unscored. If your exam contains unscored questions, the time allowed for the exam takes into consideration the time you will need to answer all questions and review your work. Your exam results will reflect your performance on the scored questions only.

    You can rest assured that the exam is scored fairly and objectively. We appreciate your understanding on this.

    We request you to visit our web site at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=138#2_6 to view the scoring policy.

    For further queries we request you to please raise a new Support request at http://education.oracle.com/pls/eval-eddap-dcd/OU_SUPPORT_OCP.home?p_source=OCP. We will be happy to assist you.

    Regards,

    OCP Team"

    what's your opinion about this !


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, May 6, 2013

    Ali,

    You received a score report upon exam completion that provides information on how you performed on specific topic areas. You should spend more time preparing for the topic areas on which you performed poorly. We cannot give you question-by-question feedback on the exam, as I'm sure you can understand. It would compromise the security of our exams to provide questions and answers that are on the exam.

    Use the feedback you received on your score report to close the knowledge gap as you prepare for your next exam attempt. I'm sure it is frustrating to feel so confident about your exam and to not pass it. I wish you the best of luck on your next attempt.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, May 24, 2013

    I am writing this to inquire about which is the best topic to choose in oracle certification.Currently I am preparing with oracle 10g and 11g.

    will it be helpful for me to apply in companies or should I go with other certification topic.And also I had a doubt if I am going with OCA,OCM,OCP certification then among these Job responsibilities, which one,will I be concerned with:-

    1)Application Administrator.

    2)Application Developer.

    3) Application Server Administrator.

    4)Database Administrator.

    5)Systems Administrator.

    6)OPN certified specialist.

    7)Information technology architect.


  • guest Monday, June 24, 2013

    I need your help, I've been working since 2002 with Oracle partners and I have already some certifications (Sales Champion). At the moment I'm out of this market and don't have access to Oracle OPN. How can I get another copy of all these certificates? I need this because I will start in a new company and they´re asking me to give them.

    I will wait for your response.

    Thank you

    Duarte Braz Filho

    worked at Bertini do Brasil, Unione, Ninecon, TCI BPO all Oracle Partners in Brazil


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, June 27, 2013

    @Guest on May 24 - sorry I missed replying to your request earlier. This is a good question for your peers on the Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

    @Duarte - If your credentials are Oracle Certifications, obtained through the Oracle Certification Program by taking proctored exams at Pearson VUE or Prometric, you can request your certificates by contacting Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/KMsuH3. You should first check your certification statuses in certview.oracle.com and ensure that your address is correct and updated at personvue.com/oracle.

    If your credentials are from OPN assessments, you can contact opn-edu_ww@oracle.com, to see if they can assist. Sales Champion is an OPN credential rather than an Oracle Certification. If your other credentials are similar to Sales Champion, then you'll need to request all from OPN.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barringotn


  • Neelima Singh Sunday, July 14, 2013

    Hi all,

    I m interested in DBA Track and new to this .Can anybody help me which exam will be best for me to achieve...... less


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, July 16, 2013

    Neelima,

    I suggest that you start by having a look at our website at certification.oracle.com. You can find available certifications, requirements and exam details. This will be the best place for you to get the information you are looking for.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    Hi,

    I am MBA (Finance) graduate. I am working in BPO, my work experience in finance is 5 years. I want to move from BPO industry. I want to do certification in oracle related to finance.

    Please suggest me which certification is suitable for my career. I have also gone throught the website, but not able to identify which certification is related to finance.


  • Srinivas Saturday, August 10, 2013

    Hi,

    I have completed certification on Oracle 9i: Introduction to SQL (1Z0-007) exam in the year 2008.Now I want to go ahead and complete 1ZO-147 (Program with PL/SQL) so that I could be OCA. Can I go ahead and get certified or should I take up the 1z0-007 again.Is there any validity for a particular exam?


  • Srinivas Monday, August 12, 2013

    Hello,

    I have passed exam 1Z0-007 (Introduction to Oracle9i SQL) in 2008. I would like to continue on achieving OCA. Can I continue to prepare for the examination on 1Z0-147(Program with PL/SQL)? I know this question has been asked before, but I just want to reconfirm this.

    Best regards

    Srinivas


  • sampath Tuesday, August 13, 2013

    i am not too good in programming language but i am good at sql and pl/sql can i do DBA for better future...


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, August 16, 2013

    @Guest on Aug 7 - you can go to our website at certification.oracle.com. On the home page, you will see a table where you can select product areas, etc. If you'll select 'Applications,' in #2, then select different product areas in #3, you'll see that there are financials certifications in several different product areas - Oracle Financials Applications, Fusion Applications and E-Business Suite to name a few.

    @Srinivas - yes, you can move on to the next exam in your path. The 007 exam results remain valid.

    @Sampath - DBA is an option for you. You should visit our website at certification.oracle.com to see what your options are and how to go about pursuing the certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    Many years ago, I took all of the Oracle 8i DBA exams and passed all but the last one the last day that the 8i track was valid. Since then to be frank no one I was doing contract work for seemed to care or even know what an OCP DBA was, so I never pursued 9i or 10g certs. Plus over the years the OCP DBA track seemed to be "moving the goal post" to make applicants take more classes and tests. What is the state of the OCP DBA track and are the tests for previous versions or is it all 12 now.

    The web page used to be fairly straight forward but seems to be very salesy even to the point of trying to keep people from getting their certs. the PMI cert went this way and people stopped taking it and employers stopped asking for it.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    You can still obtain a DBA certification in 10g, 11g or 12c. Go to certification.oracle.com. Under "Get Started Finding Your Oracle Certification:"

    - select Database in field 2

    - select Oracle Database in field 3

    From there, you can select 10g, 11g or 12c to see the available certifications, or you can view all 3 versions by leaving field 4 blank.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Divyansi Friday, September 20, 2013

    Hi,

    I,m Divyansi i'm I did oracle certification before 6 month.. I want to know has my certificate expired? :(


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, September 23, 2013

    The certifications do not expire. Your certification is still valid.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Usman Sahi Tuesday, October 8, 2013

    Hi,

    I am a fresh graduate with an MSc(Business Management and Finance) and BBA(Marketing).

    I have been hearing about Oracle since I finished my Bachelors degree in Marketing. But never knew a lot about the real worth of its certification.

    I am planning to do certification in Oracle R12 Financials but I am still not sure whether it really helps business students to brighten their chances of getting employed or is it just for people related to IT field.

    The market for almost every business has become so competitive now a days that you got to have good IT skills to back your degrees and make a strong impression on yours employers that is why I want to get Oracle certification.

    Kindly anyone guide me about this, being a graduate in business studies and finance should I do my certification in Oracle R12 Financials ? would it be in line with my degrees or it would be irrelevant for me ?


  • guest Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    I have not appear of any certification. I would like to continue on achieving OCA. Can I continue to prepare for the examination on 1Z0-147(Program with PL/SQL)?


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Usman,

    This depends on many factors. I think that the certification needs to be in an area that compliments your skills and in an area that is in demand in your region. This question may actually be a better question for the Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

    Guest,

    You can continue to prepare for the 147 exam. However, this is quite an old exam and may retire in the near future (next two years). So, if you are preparing for it, you may want to go ahead and take it before allowing too much time to pass.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • deepika Thursday, October 24, 2013

    hello sir i m deepika i m working in a company in jaipur as developer.And i m a student of MCA i want to do an certification course in 11g oracle.I have good knowledge of 10g oracle please contact me 8562831582


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, October 25, 2013

    Deepika,

    You can start your journey by having a look at the Oracle Certification Website at certification.oracle.com. You can enter your criteria into the form and find the certifications that are right for you. From there, you will be able to get to the certification requirements, exam topics and recommended training. Good luck!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Manivannan Saturday, October 26, 2013

    Hi,

    I have completed OCP on 9i database (1Z0-147). I have a plan to complete the Oracle DBA certification on 10G(1Z0-042 and 1Z0-043). Please let me know the certification path from 1Z0-147. Thanks.

    Thanks.

    Mani


  • prashant rai Monday, November 4, 2013

    Dear Sir,

    i have passed izo-204 and izo-216 of E-biz track but not completed my course submission. now they say izo-216 has been retired, what is my status now, can i still get the certification


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, November 4, 2013

    Hi Prashant,

    You can still get the certification once you complete the training and submit the course form http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=99.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Hi I am giving 1Z0-051 but not having much idea of it.

    what is the syllabus for clearing this exam ?

    Is there any negative marking for this exam ?

    How much % we should score to clear this?

    Is there any kind of Dumps ( previous question papers) are available ?

    Appreciate your help for providing this information.

    Thanks


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    You can get the info you need on our website at http://bit.ly/19FtJST. You can also get suggestions for books to help prepare on our Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. You can search on this exam and you will see book suggestions.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Govind Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    Hi,

    I am Govind i have done MCA with 2011 batch, i am having 2 Year working experience in some government department in Project Implementation and Monitoring, i have too much working on core technology but here these technologies are in use PHP, MySql DB, Postgres DB and Redhat Linux.

    I want to move from this job kindly suggest me some better field for future prospects i am not interested in programming, interested in Database technology.


  • Mohit Patni Sunday, December 8, 2013

    Hi,

    sir I have no information regarding oracle certification. But i'm damn interested in this. I m pursuing my engineering degree in computer science. How can this help me in future? Can you plz tell where to start from.. I mean which exam should I opt for and so on.. ??

    your advice would be very helpful! thank you.. waiting for your reply


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    Govind,

    I would suggest that you pose this question to your peers and the professionals on the Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

    Hi Mohit,

    I suggest that you start by having a look at our website certification.oracle.com. You will be able to see what certifications are available and what is involved in each path. Good luck on your new journey.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • sreedevi Thursday, March 6, 2014

    I am a sociology graduate working in a healthcare institution for the past 19years. I have a rich knowledge of the domain which helped me to coordinate well with the vendors during ERP implementation. I gained good practical knowledge on IT industry. I have done a basic learning in SQL and know very little about PLSQL. Our institution has Oracle 11g - supported by outsourced DBA. Can I do a DBA course so that I can monitor and appreciate the work of the outsourced vendor and continue to be a good asset for my institution in future also.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, March 7, 2014

    Hi Sreedevi,

    I would suggest that you contact Oracle University http://bit.ly/KnNNke for assistance on which Oracle Database course would best serve your purpose.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, March 13, 2014

    hi, i am a system engineer, working on oracle pl/sql(toad tool) and java. can u please suggest me what can be the suitable oracle certification for me? i am interested to do a certification on database.


  • AZOR Saturday, March 15, 2014

    Hi,

    I would like get APEX certification. And there is a BETA for 4.2. And my question is WTF? You have already 5.0 EA Apex and still have beta for previouse version. So, when will be avalible next version? Thank you.


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    There is no plan yet for APEX 5. If you wish to obtain the APEX certification, you'll need to go for the 4.2 version. If you take the exam now, you can get the exam at a significant discount while it is in beta.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    @ Guest,

    The 'right' certification for you depends on many factors. You should consider your existing skills, your interests and job opportunities in your region.

    You can view all available certifications on our website at certification.oracle.com

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    hi

    is iz0-035 proctored or non-proctored?


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Exam 1Z0-035 is a proctored exam and must be taken at a test center. Did you know that you could upgrade directly to 12c with only a single exam - 1Z0-060?

    Unless you need to upgrade to 9i for your job, you may want to consider upgrading to a more current version of certification. Though the upgrade path to 9i is still available, it is a very old technolgy and certifiation.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Sanjeev Singh Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Hi ,sir

    im sanjeev from India

    I Completed my bscit and now persuing

    Mca .in 2010 I had join the oca course

    And given sql exam and got 90 percent

    .now is 2014 I want to do further

    Exam plsql, is it possible or not

    If it is. Then guide me and give me deatail information about new dba certification. If u help

    Will be thankful to u.

    Send info at my email id sanjeevkmr525@gmail.com


  • osas Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Hi all, am a beginner that just developed interest in oracle database and would like to go into the certification program.... pls what is the best material i need to use to study???????


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Sanjeev,

    You can continue your certification path in Forms Developer or Advanced PL/SQL Developer. Go to our website at http://bit.ly/WP03i1 and you'll see all the certifications available. If you Ctrl+F and search for Forms and then Advanced PL/SQL Developer, you'll be able to view certification requirements for both.

    Osas,

    I suggest you start by having a look at our website. You can go to certification.oracle.com, or you can go to the View All Certifications page that I reverenced above to see what certifications are available and get an idea of how to get started. You'll first need to select a certification that you'd like to achive and determine the requirements to earn that certification. Once you determine the exams you need to take, you can go to our Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm and search for books that others have recommended to help prepare for certain exams.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, June 28, 2014

    I did MBA Marketing .so want it know which certification help full for my career.


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, June 30, 2014

    I would suggest that you go to certification.oracle.com and select the View All Certifications link. On that page you can view all the certifications that are available. When you find one that interests you, you can click on the certification title to be taken to a track page that outlines the requirements to obtain that certification. From that page, you can click on the required exam and get to the exam page where you can view the exam topics. This will give you a good idea of what type of job role this certification will help you prepare for.

    Good luck!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Hi paul, My name is ANKUR JINDAL and i am from delhi, INDIA. I did MCA in 2010 in India. I cleared SQL Expert 047 few days earlier, kindly tell me whether go for developer track or dba track? which company should i prefer for official training for OCA/OCP?


  • Rohit Maurya Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Hi,

    i am engineering student,i have to much knowledge of java(J2se) and i want do certification on java...so please give me all information about java certification..!!

    i have many question for this examination..

    what is the syllabus for clearing this exam ?

    Is there any negative marking for this exam ?

    How much % we should score to clear this?

    Is there any kind of Dumps ( previous question papers) are available ?

    Please suggest me which certification is suitable for my career....!!!

    send me all information at my email id rohit.maurya3694@gmail.com

    thank you sir


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Ankur,

    I would suggest that you post this question on the Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

    Rohit,

    You can find all the info you need on this on our website at certification.oracle.com. If you have more questions after you've reviewed the info on the website, feel free to contact our Certification Support team http://bit.ly/1oFezWp.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, August 4, 2014

    I am from India. I have completed 11g OCA, I want to appear for 11g OCP. But the prerequisite is to attend one instructor led training or virtual training. But I am not sure how to attend the training. I have emailed several times to Oracle Corp, Called them but did not get a good answer. They are just mentioning the Oracle education page. Is there any person who have recently completed 11g OCP and attended the instructor let training please help me. I need to know how and where I can attend the training so that I can appear for the OCP.

    Thanks,


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, August 4, 2014

    Are you contacting Oracle University http://bit.ly/1qjGWIM? They should be able to assist you.

    You could also have a look at the Oracle University website to find training locations near you http://bit.ly/Up1Ts1.

    Good luck!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Govindarajan Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Paul,

    I have completed the oracle 9i certification on 2008 but lost the certificate. I dont have any info about the certification application details. can you please let me know whether any help from oracle to download my old certificate?


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Govindarajan,

    You should:

    1) Contact Pearson VUE for assistance in creating your Pearson VUE web account. They will be able to assist you with connecting your new info with your old account. They will also be able to provide you with the information you will need in step 2. You will need to record the email address used in your Pearson VUE account and your Oracle Testind ID.

    2) One hour or more after you've created your Pearson VUE web account, you will go to certview.oracle.com and authenticate your account using the email address and Oracle Testing ID from your Pearson VUE web account. Within CertView, you will be able to download your eCertificate.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Hi!!

    I want to appear for OCP 10g DBA(1z0-047, 1z0-042, 1z0-043) and OCP Developer (1z0-144, 1z0-146) exam. I want to know that there is any certification package available for these five exams or I have to purchase vouchers for every individual exams.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    There is not a package price for purchasing all these exams at once. One thing to consider is that the 10g certifications are retiring March 1, 2015. You may be better served by pursuing 11g DBA OCA and OCP certification and then going for the PL/SQL certifications.

    The caveat to this is if you have already completed training. If you have completed 10g training, you should pursue the 10g certifications BEFORE March 1, 2015, then upgrade to 11g via the upgrade exam. 10g training will not be accepted toward 11g OCP certification.

    If you have not yet completed training, I would suggest that you go for the 11g (or even 12c)certifications and complete training in 11g or 12c.

    Regards,

    Brandye


  • guest Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    I currently have the 10g OCP and I am planning to take the IZ060 exam to upgrade my certification to 12c OCP. I understand that the 10g OCP certifcation is retiring in 1-March-2015. Does that mean I need to take the 12c upgrade exam before 1-March-2015? Or retiring just means Oracle no longer provide that. I still have not started my prep and I am not sure whether I will be able to take the exam before 1-march-2015 with my current workload. Please clarify.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    You will not need to upgrade your 10g certification by March 1, 2015. However, based on the recent policy change https://blogs.oracle.com/certification/entry/1055_01, you will need to upgrade your 10g certification within 12 months of the retirement date. So, you'll need to upgrade by March 1, 2016.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, October 10, 2014

    Hi Paul,

    Hope you are in good spirits.

    I want to get suggestion from you regarding the Oracle certifications.

    I am Business Analyst consultant and working in Retail industry right now. I want to do some certification in oracle may be DBA.

    I have started doing OCA few years back, but due to certain reasons couldn’t complete that. I just gave oracle 9i OCA ist exam only.

    Can you please advise me, which all certification we have and what path I should follow.

    Thanks in advance,

    Param


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, October 13, 2014

    Param,

    If you want to continue with the DBA path, you can upgrade your 9i DBA OCA to 11g or 12c. The 9i DBA OCP path is no longer available - it has retired. Also, the 10g DBA OCP path will retire in March 2015, so it is best if you go ahead and pursue a more current version of certification with 11g or 12c.

    You can get to 11g DBA OCP by passing exam 1Z0-034 and completing one relevant 11g or 12c training course. You can get to 12c DBA OCP by passing exam 1Z0-067 and completing one relevant 12c training course.

    These two exams, 034 and 067, are currently in beta at the discounted price of US$50. You can get more information on beta exams on our website http://bit.ly/1tZr5Q6.

    Good luck with your upgrade!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Sandy Thursday, November 6, 2014

    I am looking for a Java certification. I am a tester by profession based in India and interested in Java programming. I am not in position of spending money on trainings. I can just pay certification cost. Please guide me on following...

    1. Which certification is in market and best advised (SE7, SE8??)

    2. Suggested Reads

    3. Mock tests and useful blogs, articles, books available

    Thanks

    -sandy


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, November 7, 2014

    Sandy,

    1. The SE 8 certification is the latest version being released. We always recommend that you pursue the latest version of certification available - unless you need an earliear version for your job.

    2. You can get good recommendations on our Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm

    3. All the info you need is available on our website certification.oracle.com.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • shan Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Hello ,

    have a nice day

    i looking for oracle certification in Oracle Human Capital Management.

    i did MBA in HR and only have the background of VB.Net, so please anyone guide me what is the criteria for this course and is there some initial oracle training require, if yes then what it will be? waiting for kind response.

    Best Regards


  • Ammar Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Hi Paul ,

    Hope you are doing well ,

    I am already OCP 9i Developer an i want to exam 11g DBA OCA , does I should passed sql exam again? or go direct to exam 1Z0-052 because i am already passed in sql exam through my OCP certificate.

    Thanks

    Regards


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Shan, I suggest you start by having a look at what certifications are available on our website http://bit.ly/1oeidZH.

    Ammar, you only need to pass exam 052. You do not need to pass the SQL exam again.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Lak Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    Hi..paul,

    I have 6 months experience on oracle.Can you suggest me which certification to do and how to approach to crack the exam...Hope for reply soon..Thanks in asvance


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    Hi Lak,

    I suggest that you start by having a look at our website certification.oracle.com. From there you will get an idea of what certifications are available and the steps to achieve each certification.

    Another helpful resource is the Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. You can search on preparation tools and any questions you may have. You will likely find the answers in the archives.

    If you still have questions after reviewing these resources, please feel free to contact us again.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Melad Ezzat Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    Hi Paul,

    good day for you

    i was cleared OCAJP 7 and OCPJP 7 , and i am waiting for java EE 7 Certifications

    so i hope if you have any information about when these Exams (even bet version) will be available,and also i need your advice whether i get Java EE 6 or wait

    java EE 7 Certifications

    Thanks


  • Sachin Mittal Thursday, January 1, 2015

    Hello sir

    I am the new one and i dont know much about the dba and developer certification.but i get it to know about plsql developer certification....is it valued one or what are the pre requisite for getting the certification for that.please email me and i will be highly obliged if u do the same....


  • Melad Ezzat Thursday, January 1, 2015

    Hi Paul

    I had cleared OCAJP7 and OCPJP7 and waiting for Java EE 7 Certificates to be available ,so i was asking about any news of Java EE 7 Exams (even the beta version).

    Thanks


  • Hassan Saturday, January 3, 2015

    I would like to ask about Java EE 7 Certifications, until now Oracle didn't provide it? when we can apply Java EE 7 certificates ?

    Thanks & Regards,

    Hassan


  • guest Tuesday, January 6, 2015

    Hi Paul,

    I have few questions on oracle certification exams which I intend to take in the near future.

    The answers could help me choose appropriate certification exam based on my skillset.

    I have worked as a PLSQL backend programmer, i.e., PLSQL application developer on Oracle database and I wish to opt for Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate, exam number 1Z0-147.

    My questions are

    1) Is 1Z0-147 exam for OCA or OCP.

    2) Are there any pre-requisite exams that I need to complete before taking 1Z0-147. If yes, what are they?

    3) I wish to be OCA in oracle application development followed by OCP. Please suggest the right path.

    Thanks,

    Chandra Harika


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    Hi Hassan,

    I'm hoping that we'll be releasing some Java EE 7 exams this year some time.

    Hi Chandra,

    Exam 147 + a SQL exam (047, 051 or 061) will lead to OCA. Then you can move on to OCP with exam 146 http://bit.ly/1AGTMIh.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, January 9, 2015

    Hi all,

    I'm Alberto, and I have a question for you.

    I get "Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform, Standard Edition 5.0" certification in 2008, when Sun was not in Oracle.

    Now I don't know how I can download documentation about that exam.

    Could you please say me what I have to do?

    Thank you

    Alberto Caramia


  • Yash Somaiya Sunday, January 11, 2015

    Hi All,

    Just had a dilemma in my mind,whether OCM(Oracle Certified Masters) will rewarded by industry in the same way as it was some time back,specially with the big data wave hitting very badly....


  • guest Thursday, January 15, 2015

    Hi Sir, I'am indhu. my aim,wish,willing,life all are that i need to get job in ORACLE. I complete MYSQL introduction course.then what i need to do next please guide me.


  • Manu Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Hi,

    I am still not able to see OCA results even after merging of oracle testing ids. Certview is still fetching results of one id only.

    Please help me out.

    Thanks!

    Regards,

    Manu


  • guest Thursday, January 22, 2015

    HI all,

    I am looking for oracle certification for dba , I want to know the job opportunity after certification and where i can get job . Or after certification can i get an good job because i am an fresher candidate and dba is an important role player .Kindly suggest and also in which functions i can get job

    Tasvinder saini


  • rehmat Friday, January 23, 2015

    tell me the fees structure for oracle database 10g professional for each paper and kindly tell me about the voucher and will u take online exam


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 26, 2015

    Manu, please contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/YpaA7i. They will be able to offer more detailed help on this.

    Tasvinder, The best thing for you to do is to do some job searches in our area. The answer to your question may vary by region and job market. You could also get some thoughtful answers from your peers on the Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

    Rehmat, You can find the costs of Oracle Certification exams and Oracle University training (which is requiered for 10g DBA OCP certification) on our website at certification.oracle.com. If you choose to take one of the exams 1Z0-051 or 1Z0-061 to fulfill your SQL exam requirement, you can take one of those online. All other exams will need to be taken in a Pearson VUE testing center or an Oracle testing center (OTCs only available in certain countries). One note on 10g, the exams are retiring on March 1, 2015. This does not provide much time for you to prepare and take the exams. Then, based on our recertification policy, you would have to upgrade your certification to 11g or 12c by March 1, 2016 in order to keep your certification active. I would strongly recommend considering 11g or 12c certification as opposed to 10g.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 26, 2015

    Indu,

    First, you need to be very clear to yourself what you want. Do you want a job at Oracle the company, or do you want a job working on Oracle technology at another company? Then you need to decide what job role you would interested in. I assume you're interested in MySQL since you did the MySQL course.

    We have MySQL Database and Developer certifications. You can go to our website at certification.oracle.com and see the differences between the roles and the requirements for each certification. I also suggest that you take a look at careers that are currently available at Oracle http://bit.ly/LuXkCQ to see what the current need is.

    You need to familiarize yourself with the job market and also with the Oracle Certification website. This will give you a better feel for your next steps.


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 26, 2015

    Yash,

    Your question is actually a really good discussion topic for the Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. Might I suggest you start the discussion there? You will get better feedback.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 26, 2015

    Alberto,

    1. You need to create a Pearson VUE web account a personvue.com/oracle. Enter your Prometric ID during the registration process.

    2. If Pearson VUE assigns you a new Oracle Testing ID (Prometric ID), you should immediately contact Pearson VUE - www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/idmerge - to have the IDs merged.

    3. At least 1 hour after your account is created and any multiple IDs have been merged, you can go to certview.oracle.com, authenticate your account, and vie your certification history. You will need to enter the CertView authentication information exactly as it is in your Pearson VUE profile.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 26, 2015

    Melad,

    Unfortunately, I don't have any info yet on when the EE 7 certifications will be released. Soon I hope. Stay tuned!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Nusrat Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Hi Paul,

    Firstly, Thank You for the Oracle Certification Program Blog..!!

    To begin, I am an IT professional with total 11+ yrs of hands-on work exp in Oracle technologies - database, GUI (forms/reports), IDE using Designer 2K, Reporting using OBIEE 10g, Workflow, Java. Currently working in the capacity of a senior database application developer. I am interested in pursuing OBIEE Technical Architect. Below are my queries -

    1) Would the 1Z0-591 exam be the appropriate exam to help me reach my goal ?

    2) If yes to above qs, then after 1Z0-591 what further certifications can be taken up?

    3) This is a general qs - I am also interested in staying updated in Analytics, Big Data and Cloud related technologies. What certifications, if any, does Oracle have in those areas..?

    P.S. I had done an OCP in Oracle Application Developer track (in 2001) that had helped me progress in my career.

    Thanks in advance..!!

    Regards

    Nusrat


  • manohar Monday, February 2, 2015

    hi paul ,myself manohar..i have done with my 11gOCA and supposed to do OCP..but i am at crossroads to make a decision like which OCP i have to take

    11g OCA ---> 11g OCP

    OR

    11G OCA ---> 12C OCP..

    need your expert advice...


  • Ann A. Monday, February 2, 2015

    Exam 1Z0-060. I am OCP DBA holding 9i and planning to upgrade to 12c with 060 exam. I am looking for a good book or materials that I can read and study myself. I will buy selftest simulated exams. However I cannot afford the training, since I am a faculty at a college, my college does not have budget for it. Any suggestions?


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    Hi Nusrat,

    Passing the 591 exam will earn you the certification Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g Certified Implementation Specialist. You can find other available certifications on our website at http://bit.ly/1jkxzcT. This will give you an idea of what certifications are available in this and other areas. Good luck with furthering your certification achievements!

    Manohar,

    You can take either path. We always recommend following the most current version of certification, but a deciding factor for you may be training. If you've already completed trianing on 11g, you may want to consider 11g OCA > 11g OCP so that you can leverage the trainig you've taken. 11g training will not fulfill the training requirement for 12c certification. If you have not taken training yet, or if your training is in 12c, you can choose either path.

    Ann,

    You can have a look and see what Oracle Press Books http://bit.ly/URFuwt are available that will help you prepare. You could also download the Oracle Database and practice.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Ujjwal Rana Friday, February 6, 2015

    Hi,

    I wonder if it is possible to give 1z0-041 and 1z0-042 exam through ONLINE. If it is possible then kindly please let me know the url so that i can give the exam ONLINE from HOME.

    Thank You

    Ujjwal


  • guest Sunday, February 8, 2015

    Hi paul,

    i am saria. i have done engineering in electronics & communication, then i did my masters in mobile & pervasive computing from University of newcastle upon tyne. i wanted to do few certifications in oracle. i want to target database management and security. cud u plz advice what shud i do.

    thanks


  • guest Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    Hi,

    Does anybody know when exam Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals 1Z0-051 will be retired?

    Thanks

    Lawrence


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, February 13, 2015

    Hi Saria,

    I suggest that you start with the Oracle Database 12c OCA certification, then move on to OCP.

    http://bit.ly/1jgwLjC

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, February 13, 2015

    Lawrence,

    I don't expect that the 051 exam will be retired any time soon. We are retiring the 10g certifications in March, but there are no current plans to retire 11g certifications and exams.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, February 13, 2015

    Hi Ujjwal,

    The only exams that are available to take online are 1Z0-051 and 1Z0-061.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Mangesh Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Hi Paul ,

    I am Mangesh. Hi Team,

    I had completed oracle 9i OCP in 2009. But I could not able to view the results now in certiview.com. The message indicates that "In order to regain access to the score reports, and have the exams show correctly on this page, you will need to bring the associated certification(s) current by upgrading to a current certification. You can see the details on the Oracle Certification website."

    I am willing to apply for 11g upgrade exam.

    I have queries

    1- after I complete 11g upgrade exam can I able to see the oracle 9i certification exam results again?

    query 2- I had taken Oracle 9i Hands On Course Requirement on 30-DEC-09, so for getting 11g OCP certificate(Hardcopy) do I again need to take any course?

    Thanks,

    Mangesh


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, March 13, 2015

    Mangesh,

    To answer your questions:

    1. After passing the 11g upgrade exam, you hsould be able to view all your certification and exam history in CertView.

    2. If you hold the 9i DBA OCP certification, you will not need to complete additional training to upgrade to 11g.

    I'm concerned about the message you're receiving tho. You should be able to view your 9i certifications until November 1, 2015.

    Would you please submit this issue to the Oracle Certification Support team http://bit.ly/YpaA7i to look into?

    Thanks,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Omkar Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Hi paul, I have completed polytechnic eduaction and also done redhat (RHCE). But still I am not qualifing the criteria of job. Would orcle help?

    plz do reply

    thanks


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Omkar,

    This is a tough question to answer. Of course, IT certification gives you an edge in the job market, but ultimately it depends on you - your skills, your experience, your presence in an interview, your resume or CV to get you an interview. There are so many more things that go into getting a job than just a certification.

    Certifications are great tools to have in your toolbox, but you still have to be skilled at what you do and you still have to be able to get someone to look at your CV and want to talk to you.

    Here is my suggestion. I urge you to look at jobs that you're interested in, then have a look at the available Oracle Certifications http://bit.ly/1jkxzcT that are related to that job. I think that it is important to know what employers are looking for and then develop your strategy.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, March 30, 2015

    Good Morning Paul,

    Hope you are keeping well.

    Need your guidance,I am a HR professional with 7.5 years having MBA-HR degree. I want to do a Oracle functional certification which will help me in my professional growth and salary also.

    I would be grateful if you can advise the Oracle functional certification which will help me professionally and economically.

    Kind Regards,

    Shiju Varghese


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, March 30, 2015

    Hi Shiju,

    There are a couple of HR-related certifications that are available. You can view all certifications that are available here http://bit.ly/1xzBpTn. You can find out more about a specific certification by clicking on it. You can get even more information by clicking on the exam link. You will be taken to a page where you can view the exam topics. This will give you a good idea of what is represented by this certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • shilpa Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Hi

    I have been working in Database 1 year, i have basic idea and interest in pl/sql.I would like to do OCA oracle certification.

    As am fresher to Database shall i go with oracle 11 g version 2 or 12c,

    i thought to take below course:

    1) 1Z0-051

    Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I

    2) 1Z0-147

    Program with PL/SQL

    3)1Z0-146

    Oracle PL/SQL Developer

    In IZ0-144 and IZ0-147 which one i need to select. which will be suitable for me. Please advise me for future purpose.


  • sandesh hegde Thursday, April 2, 2015

    hi,

    I am sandesh hegde,now I am pursuing BCA degree.I have doubt one doubt.Can I able

    to complete OCA and OCP certifiation during my graduation?.Is this certificates needs any working experiance?.please clear my doubts.


  • Swati Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Hi,

    I am Oracle 10g certified DBA (OCP). I had taken a break of couple of years from my career to take care of my family. Now I am planning to get back to work and hence want to get myself 12c certified.

    For OCP 10g certification, I had taken training from SQL star international Mumbai. However, now I have learnt that this training institute has been closed down. Can you kindly provide me the list of oracle authorised training centres in Mumbai which will provide training for 12c certification.

    Thanks,

    Swati


  • guest Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Shilpa, your path looks fine. Either of the exams you mention will fulfill the requirement. You can get more information on the differences between these two exams on our Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

    Sandesh, work experience is not required for certification, but you might find it helpful.

    Swati, you can find training locations here http://bit.ly/Up1Ts1. You could also contact Oracle University http://bit.ly/1qjGWIM for assistance.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, April 16, 2015

    hi

    i have taken training in oracle 10 g course (backend-sql plsql)in 2012 from star sql Mumbai bt havn't done any certification ,currently i am working in different field,

    i want to pursue my career in oracle nw ,which certifications will i hv to do? will i have to take training again? and for which course ?

    kindly suggest n clear my doubts ..


  • Muhammad Asad Ishaq Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Dear Sir,

    What is OCP in simple term ?? and for a professional accountant like CIMA/ACCA/CPA which course is perfect offered by ORACLE

    Best Regards;


  • guest Thursday, April 23, 2015

    If you are interested in Orace Database Administrator certification, you would start with Orace Database 11g Admin Certified Associate http://bit.ly/1jgwflz or Orace Database 12c Admin Certified Associate http://bit.ly/1jgwLjC. For the OCA certification, you will not need training. If you choose to move on to the Oracle Certified Professional certification, you will need to complete additional training. The 10g training will not fulfill the training requirement for 11g or 12c OCP certifiation.

    Muhammad, OCP is a designation granted by Oracle - Oracle Certified Professional. Other designations granted by Oracle are Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Certified Master, Oracle Certified Expert and Oracle Certified Specialist. You can find more information about these levels of certification on our website http://bit.ly/1HwNKx4.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Brandye..Im an undergraduate student in Information Systems and have developed huge interest in databases i have taken and passed different courses in database systems and would like to position myself as an asset under the field..Please kindly suggest to me where i can start?

    Thank you in advance.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    I suggest that you start with the Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate http://bit.ly/1jgwLjC.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Hey!

    I am just wondering how you shoud get Java certification (Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer

    ). Thanks


  • guest Thursday, May 7, 2015

    You can get all the Java SE 7 certification details on our website here http://bit.ly/1HZOyfE.

    Good luck with your certification!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Priyesh Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Hi Brandye,

    I am .net developer and database for my app is oracle. I want to get certification in Oracle that can add up to my knowledge and can help me make my resume stronger. Please assist from where should I start which certification to start with?

    TIA

    Priyesh


  • guest Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Hi Priyesh,

    You can see what Oracle Certifications are available on our website http://bit.ly/1xzBpTn. Click on any certification title on that page to view requirements for that certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Swapnil Sunday, May 31, 2015

    Hi,

    I just appeared for 1z0-047 (SQL Expert); and scored 62% (passing at 66%). The test center's supervisor told me that if "I have marked any questions for review then those will not be considered for final answer validation. We suppose to unmark all questions from review. This was there is agreement we accept before start of test".

    Is this true that questions marked for review are not considered for their answer validation? There were total 9 questions which I could not unchecked for review as time got over (and I didn't realized rule. I was under impression that all attempted questions will be validated for final score).

    If this true then I feel it's a wrong practice when one is paying USD 150 for test.


  • Swapnil Monday, June 1, 2015

    Hi Brandye,

    I appeared for 10Z-047 on Sunday, 31-May-2015 and got 62% where passing is at 66%.

    After exam I came to know that marked questions for "review" are not considered for final count; and unfortunately I marked such 9 questions. I could not manage time and ended finishing question no 75th on 118th min. This was my first certification with Oracle (and in general of this type); and didn't think of much that marked questions wouldn't be considered for final count.

    I am pretty sure if these marked questions are looked upon and considered then I will be through.

    I studied genuinely for this certification (Oracle press, Steve O'Hearn, 2009 edition + online for 12c features + my 5 yrs experience with Oracle db + 20 questions Kaplan free test); I didn't refer any sort of dumps and no coaching or practice exams.

    I agree that I am at receiving end because of terms I didn't realized at the end of exam. But I feel after paying USD 150 all attempted questions should be considered. If someone is marking for review that doesn't mean always that he is not sure. It would be like one wants refer same again later (or might be to review). Sometimes its just difficult to save USD 150 (or INR 9000) for same exam when you plan to for next one in order (1z0-147).

    Brandye/Paul, I can get standard response that "we are sorry but that's the policy" but have a deep thought on policy of not considering answers of questions marked for review. This is my sincere request. Certification should be tested based on knowledge.

    I would be happy if you acknowledge this concern and advise for any scope of re-consideration.

    - Swapnil


  • guest Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    Hi Swapnil,

    All items are equally scored. Even if you mark questions for review and are not able to unmark them prior to the exam ending, those questions that are marked for review are still scored.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Hi Friends,

    I have a Query. Hi Friends,

    I am working as a Customer Support Executive - Application support for the past 7 years. Now i planned to shift to career to another field.

    i have some interest on DB tech, But i dont know which technology should study and what to do.

    I want to work in Day shifts/Regualar shifts. This night shift sucks.there is no use in Supporting customers by Email/Chat.

    Please anyone give me some suggestions.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    If you are interested in Oracle Database certification, You can have a look at the Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate certification that will lead to the Professional-level of certification http://bit.ly/1jgwLjC.

    You can also view all certifications that we have available http://bit.ly/1xzBpTn.

    Good luck on your career change!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Hi please I am a Cameroonian. I did Information Technology in both Software and Hardware since 1997. I am interested in taking a career in oracle as a Database Administrator. I believe with my knowledge in IT I will be able to succeed in this program. Please I need help on how to start an online program and become a certified Oracle Database Administrator.

    Thanks in advance for your coorporation

    Oswald.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, June 5, 2015

    Oswald,

    I suggest that you start by having a look at our website at the path for Oracle Database Admin 12c Certified Associate certification http://bit.ly/1jgwLjC.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Manoj Friday, June 5, 2015

    Hi Friends,

    Now I am thinking to do some DB course. I couldnt understand what is DB2, What is the difference between Oracle server and Sql server and which is best among them.

    Please, Please, Please tell me clearly to start my new life. I am almost 28 years old now.Thank you


  • Manoj Monday, June 8, 2015

    Hi Friends,

    I have been working as a ERP Support - Functional for almost eight years.

    Is there any option that i can move into technical side. I know some small things of sql queries.

    Also, am doing Manual Testing.

    Please let me know the suitable job for me...


  • Elliot Amponsah Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    PLease i want to be certified in MYSQL, how do i go about it. Thanks


  • Shailesh C Thursday, June 11, 2015

    Hi, I am a Business Analyst and willing to build up my career in BIDW. One of the important skill required is to be expert in writing SQL queries to read DBs. Please suggest any appropriate certification which will help me to better understand and learn SQL Language for Business analyst role. Thanks, SC.


  • guest Thursday, June 11, 2015

    hello ,i have just passed my engineering from IT, what certification should i prefer as in java as a beginner ,so i can have brighter opportunities for java development.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Manoj, this may be a better question for your peers in the Oracle Certification Community http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

    Elliot, There are two options for MySQL certification:

    Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator http://bit.ly/1Bo5RF1 or

    Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Developer http://bit.ly/1N3AWzl

    Click one of the links above to find the requirements for earning either cerrtification.


  • Akanksha Monday, June 22, 2015

    Hi All,

    I am a functional consultant working in the Oracle Purchasing module. Could anybody recommend me which certification would be most helpful for me in the Supply chain module for improving my knowledge base and which would help me grow in my career opportunities. I am able to find a few but I am not sure for which to go for first. Awaiting a response.


  • Amit Ranjan Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Hi Paul, i would like to thank you for have started blog. this will be too helpful for member and student


  • Unnati Thakur Friday, June 26, 2015

    Hi Everyone

    I am Unnati thakur. i Have completed by MCA in 2014 and working on PHP.

    But now i am interested in taking a career in oracle as a Database Administrator.

    I never worked on oracle before. I want to Do OCA certification

    I need lil bit guidence about choosing exam that need as fresher level. About prepartion of this exam and all

    Can you please help me out in this


  • Tamoghna Monday, June 29, 2015

    Is there any certification for Oracle Service Bus 11g ?


  • guest Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    can any one tell please where i could find some past papers of 1st stage oracal certifications....


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Unnati, I would suggest that you start on our website at certification.oracle.com. I would also suggest that you visit the Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm to view the discussions there.

    Tamoghana, There is no Oracle Service Bus certification at this time.

    Guest, I'm not entirely sure what your question is.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Akanksha,

    I would suggest that you ask this question on our Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Dear,

    I am oracle 10G OCP working as DBA since last 15 years , now i would like add OCM certification to my profile.

    Now i am confuse whether to appear for 11G OCM or 12C OCM.

    Please suggest.

    Thanks


  • prashant dubey Friday, July 3, 2015

    I want to do certification in java se . what is the procedure and where I can get detail information about it. kindly reply soon.


  • guest Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Hi there.

    I want to write Oracle Certification Associate(OCA) exam in the next 5 months. Where can I get to discuss about OCA exam only online, which blog ? Please help


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, July 9, 2015

    12c OCM is not yet available. If you want to pursue OCM soon, you may want to go for 11g. First you will need to upgrade to 11g OCP if you are going for 11g OCM, or to 12c OCP if you are going for 12c OCM. Good luck!

    Prashant, you should start on our website at certification.oracle.com. There you will see what Java SE certs are available, the requirements to earn the cert, and preparation details.

    You can find information on how to prepare for OCA exams on our Oracle Certification Forum http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, July 10, 2015

    Hi, I am a Human Resources professional and would like to become certified in some of the tools we use daily. The Human Capital Management and Database administrator certifications are of interest. How difficult are these certifications to complete for people with minimal IT experience? Are there success and failure rates available for review?


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, July 13, 2015

    There are no pass/fail rates available for exams. But I encourage you to review the exam topics of the exams that you might be interested in. That will give you a good idea of how technical they are and how difficult they may be for you.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Senthilkumar kandasamy Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Hi, I have done my "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Certified Implementation Specialist"exam 14th July 2015.I've passed the exam.I got below mail from oracle

    "Dear Senthilkumar Kandasamy,

    Congratulations on earning your Oracle Certification credential!

    Download Your eCertificate

    To provide you with immediate access to your certification credential, you can now download the eCertificate from your account at certView.oracle.com. Go to Certification Activities>Download My Oracle Certificates."

    When I am trying to download my eCertificate from this URL "certView.oracle.com" I am getting my previous certifications only.New certification is not coming there.How to get my new certificate and score reports.Kindly help me to get my certificate.

    Regards,

    Senthilkumar


  • Senthilkumar kandasamy Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Hi,

    I am unable to download my eCertificate from "certView.oracle.com". As per oracle instructions I am trying to download, but there i can able to see my previous certificate only, new certificate is not coming there.how to get my new certificate.

    Regards,

    Senthilkumar


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Hi Senthikumar,

    Did you, perhaps, take your exams under different Oracle Testing IDs? If so, you'll need to contact Pearson VUE http://pearsonvue.com/oracle/idmerge to have them merge your IDs so that you can view all your records in CertView.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, July 17, 2015

    hi


  • hritika Monday, September 21, 2015

    hello sir..currently i m pursuing btech 2nd yr cs branch

    (banasthali univ)..i am deeply interested in oracle certifications..please do guide me where to start and how...


  • guest Friday, September 25, 2015

    Please tell me study guide for

    1Z0-871 MySQL 5 Developer Certified Professional Exam, Part I

    and

    1Z0-872 MySQL 5 Developer Certified Professional Exam, Part II


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, September 25, 2015

    Hritika, I recommend that you start with having a look at our website certification.oracle.com to see what certifications are available and what is reaquired to earn each certification.

    Regarding MySQL study guides, you should check Oracle Press to see if they have any books available.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Pulkit Friday, October 23, 2015

    Hi Brandye,

    Apologies if this questions has been asked before, I have two questions:

    1) I did the certification 1Z0-451 about three years back when I was working with "Company A". I have the Oracle Testing ID and appointment number from that certification, but don't have any other information. Now I am working for "Company B", and want my previous certification to appear in the certview account that I have created using Company B's credentials. What would be the best way to go about this?

    2) The certification 1Z0-451 has now been replaced with 1Z0-478. Does that mean that my 1Z0-451 certification is now null and void? Or would I still be considered certified?

    Thanks

    Pulkit


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, October 30, 2015

    Pulkit,

    Your certification is still active. However, you should not have created a new account with your new company information. You should have updated your account. I recommend that you provide all the information about your 2 accounts to the Oracle Certification Support team http://education.oracle.com/pls/eval-eddap-dcd/OU_SUPPORT_OCP.home?p_source=OCP and they can help you get this account issue sorted out.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Neel sonawane Saturday, November 14, 2015

    I passed the SQL fundamental I (1ZO-051) exam in September 2015.

    up to which date this certification is valid...?

    any one please help me..?


  • guest Monday, November 16, 2015

    Neel,

    Just to be clear, this is a passed exam, not a certification. In order to earn an certification, you'll need to pass another exam. Congratulations on passing this exam and taking the first step in your certification path. The exam results will remain valid until you take the next step and earn your certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • shah Monday, December 14, 2015

    hi to all

    i did training of dba in (oracle 10g) but when i attempt for exams (certification) 10g was obsolete so i attempt the exams with (oracle 11g).

    Now my question is which certification i will get 10G or 11G or NONE?


  • guest Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    Since you passed 11g exams, you will need to complete 11g training and your certification will be in 11g.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Amita Jain Thursday, December 17, 2015

    Hi,

    I have done OCA developer 11-G certification recently . Please suggest me ,should i complete OCP or any other certification like UNIX or...

    One more thing , please tell me more about SQL tuning Exam (what it includes and when can i give this exam ??).

    Thanks


  • guest Saturday, December 19, 2015

    Hi Paul/All,

    Please suggest, What is the paper code to get qualify the 11g OCA exam?

    Thanks & Regards

    Dinesh


  • guest Monday, December 21, 2015

    Amita,

    My recommendation would be that you move on to the OCP version of your certification. This path helps to round out your experience.

    You can get more info about the SQL Tuning exam on our website http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=5001&get_params=p_exam_id:1Z0-117

    Regards

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, December 21, 2015

    Dinesh,

    For 11g OCA certification, please visit this page https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=653&get_params=p_id:50#tabs-1.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Lakshmi Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    Hi,

    I cleared 1Z0-047(Oracle Database SQL Expert 1Z0-047) in 2006 and couldn't take up 1Z0-147 for PL/SQL(Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate) back then. I decided to finish my OCA this year. I purchased a voucher for 1Z0-147 as well. But when I was about to take the appointment for the exam I came to know that 1Z0-147 is valid only till 31-DEC-2015 and I should have registered for exam before 30-NOV-2015. Could you please confirm if 1Z0-144 is the right exam that I need to take instead of 1Z0-147 and can I use the same exam voucher I purchased for 1Z0-147 for the new exam.

    Thanks,


  • Vonz Thursday, January 7, 2016

    If I attend a Oracle boot camp (40 hours) in a week for SQL 12 c, what certification exam would you recommend?


  • guest Monday, January 11, 2016

    Hi, please tell me certificates available for Unix , which are not yet obsolete.

    Thanks

    aarti


  • guest Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Hi Vons,

    I recommend that you take a look at the exams you're interested in and compare exam topics to the boot camp topics. That is the best way to determine which certification path would be the best for you to follow based on your training.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Hi Aarti,

    Oracle does not offer Unix certifications.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, January 14, 2016

    Lakshmi,

    Exam 144 is the exam that you need to take, and the voucher you purchased for 147 is valid for 144 as well.

    Good luck on your exam.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    hi,

    pls suggest me good book for pl/sql and unix .

    thanks

    amita


  • guest Friday, February 19, 2016

    Amita,

    I recommend that you visit our Oracle Certification Coommnity and search for books on those subjects that have been recommended. There is some good information there.

    https://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=459

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • kaushik Saturday, February 20, 2016

    Hi, I wanted to know which is the best certified exam to take for the beginners.

    i am pursuing my btech degree in cs . I am in 2nd year. I wanted to know what shall i do to get job in oracle after finishing my btech degree.


  • guest Monday, February 22, 2016

    Kaushik,

    This topic has been discussed on the Oracle Certification Community. I'd recommend searching on this topic and start there in gathering information on this topic.

    https://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=459

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • bader Monday, February 29, 2016

    Hi,

    I was looking for Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Build Composite Applications training in US but no luck, does anyone know where i can find this course ?

    Regards,


  • eesh Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    Can any body help me to identify the pl/sql developer certification details. i am little confused between PL/SQL DBA and Developer.Please help me to identify the developer certification path.Which exam numbers cover for developer certification.

    as per my knowledge

    Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals 1Z0-061 or

    Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I 1Z0-051 or

    Oracle Database SQL Expert 1Z0-047

    and

    Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL 1Z0-144

    is path for pl/sql developer OCA path.

    AM i correct on this?Or above path is for DBA?

    Please help to clarify the question DBA or Developer the above exams


  • eesh Thursday, March 3, 2016

    please suggest me pl/sql certification exam numbers.Which are DBA Certification and wich are pl/sql developer certificationexam numbers.so tht it will help me for certification


  • guest Friday, March 4, 2016

    Bader, did you check to see if this course might be available as a live virtual course or training on demand?

    Eesh,You'd start with the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=653&get_params=p_id:50#tabs-1&sc=WWOU15043965MPP001C002. Then there are three OCP options Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional, Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Forms DeveloperOracle Forms Developer Certified Professional.

    You will see the required exams and get to exam details from the link provided.

    Good luck with your certification.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Asanka Haradasa Monday, April 4, 2016

    Hi,

    After completing the 1Z0-146 Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional exam, what are the other Oracle PL/SQL exams that we can do?

    Cheers,

    Asanka Haradasa


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, April 4, 2016

    Asanka,

    There are not any other PL/SQL exams, but you can have a look at a Forms Developer certification.

    Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Forms Developer

    https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=653&get_params=p_id:177#tabs-1-3&sc=WWOU15043965MPP001C002

    You may also be inerested in SQL Tuning:

    Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 SQL Tuning

    https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=654&get_params=p_id:152&sc=WWOU15043965MPP001C002

    Take a look at this page to see all available Oracle Certifications

    https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=225&sc=WWOU15043965MPP001C002

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Sunday, June 26, 2016

    i am ravi,a sql and plsql developer i want oracle certificate , which exam i have to pass first.


  • Guest Monday, July 18, 2016

    Hi,

    I wanna do carrer in oracle dba but currently i m 29 yr old working as technical support for desktop i have done graduation in commerce. Need to set career hence taking a risk of doing oracle dba certification. So at this age can it will help me or its a failure.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Hi Ravi, I recommend you have a look at Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate - https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=653&get_params=p_id:162#tabs-1-2&sc=OUNV160511P00006C0001. Good luck with your certification path.

    Guest, the certification can help you at any age. Are you afraid that you are too old or too young? I think that either thought is incorrect. The younger you begin working on something, the longer you'll have to build your career. That said, it's never too late to switch to a career field that will make you happier and potentially bring you a higher salary. I say go for it!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Saturday, July 23, 2016

    i am pursuing my oracle dba course in an authorised oracle training center.shall i get the study materials by my own printed name.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, August 5, 2016

    The study materials should be available to you in your name if you registered for the course. Contact your training center for confirmation.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, August 12, 2016

    Hi,

    I want to upgrade my Oracle 10g OCP to Oracle 12 OCP.I have also underwent Oracle 12c Backup and Recovery class from Oracle University.Can you tell which exam should i pass to get Oracle 12c OCP? Is it 1Z0-060 or 1Z0-067?

    Thanks,

    Rahul


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Hi Rahul,

    If you have the 10g DBA OCP, you can upgrade to 12c DBA OCP by passing exam 060.

    Good luck with your upgrade path!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Sumit Kumar Saw Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Hi

    I have done Diploma in Computer Engg. in 2013. And because of financial condition I could not continue my study properly now I am pursuing B.E took the admission in 2015.

    My strong desire to work at Oracle Corporation now. So please guide me some good courses which will assist me to achieve my dream as soon as possible. If it is possible to join in coming 6 months then it will be best for my carrier.

    I will be always thankful to you for my guidance.

    Sumit


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, December 15, 2016

    Hi Sumit,

    This question is very difficult to answer because in considering which courses to take, you need to consider where your strengths and interests lie. Then you'd also need to research what positions Oracle is hiring for and what skills are requested in your region. You'd also need to keep in mind that this all may look different at the time you complete training and start looking for a job.

    My recommendation would be for you to determine what type of job role you're interested in and search for training in that area.

    Good luck and regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • vijay Lakshmannagari Monday, December 26, 2016

    Hi

    i am working now in wipro, i have a strong desire to achieve oracle PL\SQL developer(beginner) certification can you please help me someone how to achieve.

    present i know overview of PL\SQL.Can you please suggest me how to Achieve with in 3 months this certification and also suggest me proper websites and blogs also for preparing for exam.

    Best Regards,

    Vijay Lakshmannagari.


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Hi Vijay,

    I suggest you start on our website here https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=654&get_params=p_id:228#tabs-2&sc=OUNV160511P00006C0001. This will get you started with what you need.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Olatunde Sunday, January 8, 2017

    Hello!

    I am an accountant, and I am evaluating my options in the IT field. I have the following questions:

    1. what line of oracle certification would be best for me to pursue, given my background? i.e. what line would best build / leverage on my area of core expertise (accounting)?

    2. what opportunities lie in these certifications? Which type of employment can I pick up / what types of jobs can I do with these certifications. What companies, what roles?

    Thank you very much!


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Hi Olatunde,

    Thanks for your interest in Oracle Certification. Your questions are quite broad. We have several financials certifications available. I recommend you visit our website http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=632 and see what certifications are available. This is a good place to begin your research.

    As far as what jobs are available, I think the best thing you can do is go to the major job search sites in your area and search on certification titles, or key words and see what comes up.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Prasad Ariyarathne Monday, October 9, 2017
    Hi,

    I was unable to register to 1z0-963 exam with my voucher and Pearson veu gives following error: appreciate if you can help on this.
    Discount validation failed.

    Exam: 1Z0-963, Nov 20 at 10:30 AM
    •This voucher can only be used when a specific client question has been answered. Gallage Prasad Buddhika Ariyarathne has not answered this question correctly.
  • anthony yulo Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Hi I'm a certified OCP DBA 11g. and looking to upgrade to 12c R2. However I do not have extensive experience as DBAs as my primary work is Java Application Development in Oracle OAF / ADF.

    But I'm wondering if this will still help me to start doing DBA related jobs. As you know Oracle is gearing towards Cloud Services and with that, DBA jobs are now managed by Oracle and with this, I fear there might be a few openings for DBAs outside of Oracle company.

    Any thoughts?
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Please contact the Oracle Certification Support team with this issue. They will be best able to assist.

    http://education.oracle.com/pls/eval-eddap-dcd/OU_SUPPORT_OCP.home?p_source=OCP

    Regards,
    Brandye Barringon
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, October 26, 2017
    I think you'll find that even tho Oracle is focusing heavily on cloud, DBA jobs are not going anywhere for awhile. I recommend that you take a look at your badge in Acclaim. You'll be able to view available DBA jobs in real time.

    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
  • Bhaskar Thursday, November 23, 2017
    Hi

    Am looking for the latest fusion financials certification version 13 kindly let me know the details and also is there any discount vouchers available for writing the certifications
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, November 30, 2017
    You can find all of our most current certifications on our website here:

    http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=632
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