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OCA, OCP & OCM Exams and Certification

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  1. sameer

    sameer Forum Advisor

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    OCA, OCP & OCM Exams and Certification

    Are you looking for Oracle certification courses?

    If you want to excel in IT, career then you needs to get yourself certified so that you can get better job options. Most of the IT companies look for individuals with OCM, OCP and OCA certifications. It not only gets you good job but also enhances your credibility, improves productivity and is good for professional development.

    OCA or Oracle Certified Associate is a first step towards an Oracle professional career. Many people opt for this examination both for developer and DBA requirements. It begins with an Associate level. All the initially required skills for Oracle are covered under Oracle Certified Associate course. You need to undergo two examination evaluations to be OCA 9i certified, that is,
    • 1Z0-007 and
    • 1Z0-031.
    For Oracle10g certification, you need to pass an additional examination, that is, 1Z0-042. By getting OCA certified, you can go beyond those entry-level computer professional jobs and carry an Oracle certified tag on your resume.

    OCP or Oracle Certified Professional is an advanced certification course by Oracle for Database Administrators. This is a second step in Oracle certification. Firstly, you need to pass OCA or Oracle Certified Associate before opting for OCP. You would master advanced Oracle skills.

    After OCP certification, you can expect additional job opportunities, job security and better promotions in your current job profile. To get Oracle certification in Oracle 9i you need to pass
    • 1Z0-032 and
    • 1Z0-033 examinations
    after your OCA certification. For Oracl10g OCP certification, you need to pass 1Z0-043 examination and complete a hands-on course from Oracle.

    OCM or Oracle Certified Master is the last level to gain proficiency in Oracle. You need to have an extensive knowledge and experience of tuning, recovery, backup, installation, troubleshooting. You would also require passing the OCP examination and be certified before you can enroll yourself for OCM certification.

    This is not all; you will also have to go through the advanced level coursework completely. You would be an advanced Oracle certified professional after this certification. To get OCM certified you need to firstly pass the OCP examination and then go through two-advanced hands-on coursework before you give an examination for OCM.

    You can give Oracle certification examinations in any of the prometric centres of Oracle located worldwide.

    There is no negative marking scheme in Oracle certification examination so it is advised that you answer all the questions. If you are failed in the examination then you can give the same examination again after fourteen days. You get three attempts to pass a particular test in duration of one year. It is better if you practice your skills well before examinations.

    Hope this information was helpful
     
  2. Sadik

    Sadik Community Moderator Forum Guru

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    Nice post sameer, but i think some information is a little old. For everyone's benefit, I will add the details of all the OCA, OCP and OCM exams for different Oracle Database versions.

    Oracle Database 9i: OCA
    Prerequisite:
    None
    Exam 1
    Introduction to Oracle9i SQL - 1Z0-007
    OR
    Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL - 1Z0-001
    OR
    Oracle Database SQL Expert - 1Z0-047
    Exam 2
    Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I - 1Z0-031
    Certificate Obtained:
    Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Associate
    ______________________________________________________

    Oracle Database 9i: OCP

    Prerequisite:
    9iOCA
    Training
    Complete one of the approved instructor-led online or in-class courses.
    Exam 1
    Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals II - 1Z0-032
    Exam 2
    Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning-1Z0-033
    Form to Submit
    Submit the Hands On Course Requirement Form
    Certificate Obtained:
    Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Professional
    ______________________________________________________

    Oracle Database 10g: OCA

    Prerequisite:
    None
    Exam 1
    Oracle Database 10g: Administration I - 1Z0-042
    Certificate Obtained:
    Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate
    ______________________________________________________

    Oracle Database 10g: OCP

    Prerequisite:
    10g OCA
    Training
    Complete one of the approved instructor-led online or in-class courses.
    Exam 1
    Oracle Database 10g: Administration II - 1Z0-043
    Form to Submit
    Submit the Hands On Course Requirement Form
    Certificate Obtained:
    Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Professional
    ______________________________________________________

    Oracle Database 10g: OCM

    Prerequisite:
    10g OCP
    Training
    Complete two advanced instructor-led online or in-class courses
    Exam 1
    Oracle Database 10g Certified Master Exam
    Form to Submit
    Submit the Hands On Course Requirement Form
    Certificate Obtained:
    Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Master
    ______________________________________________________

    Oracle Database 11g: OCA

    Prerequisite:
    None
    Exam 1
    Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL - 1Z0-007
    OR
    Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I - 1Z0-051
    OR
    Oracle Database SQL Expert - 1Z0-047
    Exam 2
    Oracle Database 11g: Administration I - 1Z0-052
    Certificate Obtained:
    Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate
    ______________________________________________________

    Oracle Database 11g: OCP

    Prerequisite:
    11g OCA
    Training
    Complete one of the approved instructor-led online or in-class courses.
    Exam 1
    Oracle Database 11g: Administration II - 1Z0-053
    Form to Submit
    Submit the Hands On Course Requirement Form
    Certificate Obtained:
    Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional
    ______________________________________________________

    Oracle Database 11g: OCM

    Prerequisite:
    11g OCP
    Training
    Complete two advanced instructor-led online or in-class courses (course list not yet released)
    Exam 1
    Oracle Database 11g Certified Master Exam name and Code (not yet released)
    Form to submit
    Submit the Hands On Course Requirement Form
    Certificate Obtained
    Database 11g Administrator Certified Master
    ______________________________________________________

    Also note that Oracle provides certifications in many fields other than it's database. Like in Applications, Middleware and even Linux.

    The source of the above information is oracle's university website.
     
  3. suman

    suman Active Member

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    Hi,

    I am preparing for OCA Certification Exam.
    Could you please suggest some websites/links where I can get some data regarding the same.

    Thanks in Advance
    Regards,
    Suman
     
  4. Sadik

    Sadik Community Moderator Forum Guru

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    Hi Suman, u didn't mention which OCA certification you are preparing for.

    For benefit of others, the OCA Certifications available are:

    Oracle 11g DBA OCA
    Oracle 10g DBA OCA
    Oracle 9i DBA OCA
    Oracle 10g AS Administrator OCA
    Oracle9iAS Administrator OCA
    Oracle PL/SQL Developer OCA
    Linux Administrator OCA


    I presume you have already checked out Oracle University website

    If you are in India, the oracle certified training centres are listed here

    Hope this helps... :)
     
  5. Srivalli

    Srivalli Guest

    Hello,

    I am planning to write OCA. I am interested for the developer rather than administrator. Is the OCA exam path for 10g is same for developer also. I heard that 9i is going to be deprecated soon. Can any one of you give the OCA Developer certification exam path for 10g?

    Thanks
     
  6. jeena

    jeena Guest

    hello,
    i'v completed Oracle Database 9i: OCA n trying to give Oracle Database 10g: OCA and OCP. As Oracle Database 10g:OCP requires Training (Complete one of the approved instructor-led online or in-class courses), i wanna ask is Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL - 1Z0-007 class valid for giving 10g ocp?