Are You Ready for the Next Generation of Oracle Database Administration Certification?

July 23, 2019 | 4 minute read
Brandye Barrington
Sr. Program Manager
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Get ready for new features, streamlined steps to certification, simpler upgrade paths, and a fully integrated certification path. 

Oracle Database 19c is the long term support release of the Oracle Database 12c and 18c family of products, offering customers the best performance, scalability, reliability and security for all their operational and analytical workloads.

Oracle Database Administration 2019 Certified Professional is the new certification credential for Oracle Database 19c Administrators.

This new certification path removes obstacles to certification and streamlines the journey. 

There is one credential, earned by passing two exams, and no hands-on course requirement.

This is a break from traditional DBA certification paths that awarded an Oracle Certified Associate certification on the path to Oracle Certified Professional, and required a hands-on training course in order to earn the credential. 

Oracle University training is still a very important part of preparing for these certification exams, but removing the hands-on training requirement allows some space around how, when, and where candidates access training, putting you more in control of your own journey. 

Earning this certification requires passing two exams:

Even better, if you are still in the process of completing an earlier certification path and have not yet earned an Oracle Database Administration certification, then there is a simplified path to get you to this latest certification, learning the latest technology in the process. 

Take a look at this comprehensive Oracle Database Certification Questions Answered FAQ to see all available options to earn the new Oracle Database Administration 2019 Certified Professional credential whatever your current status.

Additionally, there is no longer a stopping point at the Oracle Certified Associate level where candidates often stop without demonstrating they have a complete DBA skill set. Preparing for these two exams gives you the full core DBA skill set needed to perform successfully as a professional Database Administrator. 

Paring down the certification to a single Database Administrator credential at the Professional level aligns more closely with what is required of an experienced Database Administrator. 

Now. . . how do you prepare for these new exams?

You start with Oracle University Training.  We now develope the courses and exams aligned to support learning what you are tested on.


Prepare for Oracle Database Administration I | 1Z0-082

Prepare for Oracle Database Administration II | 1Z0-083 

ALREADY CERTIFIED: Prepare for Oracle Database Administration II | 1Z0-083 if you hold Oracle Database 10g, 11g, 12c, or 12c R2 Administrator Certified Professional OR Associate credentials.   

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  1. Taking the training is always recommended - review the Exam Objectives 1st to determine what you need to study and practice before attempting your exam.  In addition to the courses listed above, if you are already certified you will need to complete New Features training.
  2. If you do not take any of the courses above you will need to add Oracle Database 18c: New Features for Administrators to each category on this list.

Do you want more? You'll find a host of Oracle Database 19c resources on the Oracle Database Technologies page to help you prepare for the next step in your career.


Brandye Barrington

Sr. Program Manager

Brandye is a Senior Program Manager with Oracle Certification. An experienced leader in the field of IT Certification, Brandye has been in the certification industry for nearly 20 years, helping to build, grow and adapt Oracle's world class certification program. 

Brandye's expertise spans the operational intricacies of building and managing a global certification program; providing engaging dialog and building enduring relationships with customers and industry leaders; maintaining content and communications on an ever-evolving website, support structure and social media network; and keeping the Oracle Certification audience informed on new policies and procedures as well as new certifications, exams and products that enhance their careers and provide maximum ROI on their certification investment.

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