How Oracle Certification Helped Me
“My technical certifications across the Oracle Core Technologies and Oracle Cloud Platform helped me to gain a deep understanding of solution components, architecting for maximum performance, availability, security and automation. This allows me to bring value to my business by lower TCO and greater ROI across the solution stack”
How it all started
My training started back in 1999 on Oracle 8i Administration! Since then I have completed OCP in Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g,11g and 12c becoming an Oracle Certified Master (OCM) in 2009. Now at Oracle Open World this year I became one of the 1st people to achieve the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2019 Architect Professional credential!
Gaining hands-on experience and learning one database that runs across all platforms; SUN Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Redhat Linux, Suse Linux and Micro Soft Windows, supporting32-bit and 64-bit Operating Systems were always especially interesting for me.
I have attended many other training classes too; Completing Managing Oracle 9i and then 10g on Linux, Real Application Clusters (RAC) in Oracle 10g, 11g and 12c, and Oracle Data Guard (DG). Installing and configuring "High Availability" environments for critical financial services were also important skills for me to develop.
Learning + Certification = Professional Credibility
My real-time experience and certifications recently gained me recognition as qualifying (and being selected!) for a major contract as an Oracle Architect. Three of the required skills they were searching for were:
About Venkata Ravi Kumar Yenugula
Currently Ravi is an Oracle Engineered Systems Architect at Infolob Solutions Inc. He has 22+ years of experience in Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) verticals, spanning various roles of Vice President (IT), Senior Database Architect and Production DBA.
His list of accomplishments is long. Here are some of them:
The Definition of an OCM
o From Wikipedia: “recognizes the highest level of demonstrated skills, knowledge and proven abilities. OCMs are equipped to answer the most difficult questions and solve the most complex problems. The Oracle Certified Master certification validates a candidate's abilities through passing rigorous performance-based exams. The certification typically builds upon the fundamental skills of the OCA and the more advanced skills of the OCP.”
Interested in becoming an OCM? Here are 5 Things You Should Know
This is the 4th company where I have built out a high tech certification program. Spanning over 20 years of successful program management, go-to-market strategy, execution, and marketing in the area of education, certification and business operations.