aspose file tools*
The moose likes Product and Other Certifications and the fly likes Regarding Oracle certification... Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Spring in Action this week in the Spring forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Certification » Product and Other Certifications
Bookmark "Regarding Oracle certification..." Watch "Regarding Oracle certification..." New topic
Author

Regarding Oracle certification...

Shruti Kale
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 82
Hi guys,
I have begun my java career few months back and gave my SCJP...I want to learn Oracle..just the basics as my aim is to become a Java developer who is reasonably good with databases. I want to give an Oracle cert that will help me become pro-effcient with the Oracle Database. Is the OCA exam suitable for me? I have very limited knowledge about the certs offered by Oracle so kindly advice me keeping in view that i do not intend to be a DBA but only need to prove my efficiency with databases.

Thanks and reagrds,
Smriti


SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4
John Ewing
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 19, 2003
Posts: 72
I took and passed the 1Z0-042 test yesterday (Oracle Database 10g: Administration I). The test covered a lot of material. A few weeks ago I took the 10g Administration Workshop I class at Oracle University, which helped a lot. It was expensive though - $2500 (US). I'd recommended taking the class if possible.


John E.<br /> <br />SCJP (1.4, 5.0), SCJD, SCWCD (1.3, 1.4), SCBCD, SCDJWS, SCSA (Solaris 9), SCNA, SCSecA, MCP, MCAD, MCSD.NET, MCDBA, IBM 815, IBM XML, ICSD (IBM 288), XML Master (Basic), OCA (9i PL/SQL dev, 10g DBA), OCP (10g DBA), OMG UML Fundamental & Intermediate, MySQL 4 Core & Professional, MySQL 5 Developer & DBA, A+, Network+, Security+
Serge Adzinets
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 26, 2002
Posts: 166
Originally posted by Smriti Katyal:
Hi guys,
I have begun my java career few months back and gave my SCJP...I want to learn Oracle..just the basics as my aim is to become a Java developer who is reasonably good with databases. I want to give an Oracle cert that will help me become pro-effcient with the Oracle Database. Is the OCA exam suitable for me? I have very limited knowledge about the certs offered by Oracle so kindly advice me keeping in view that i do not intend to be a DBA but only need to prove my efficiency with databases.

Thanks and reagrds,
Smriti


Smriti,

You can go with DBA OCA, but it's a kind of certification for DBAs. There's a Dev track as well, read here:
http://www.oracle.com/education/downloads/appdev9i_cg.pdf
You may want to earn the Oracle9i PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate (OCA) if you work with SQL and PL/SQL.


Best Regards,<br />Serge
Nicholas Cheung
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982

I took and passed the 1Z0-042 test yesterday (Oracle Database 10g: Administration I).

Well done. :jumpingboy:


The test covered a lot of material.

I agree, this single test covers all objectives in the four 9i OCP exams.
But lucky that some of the questions are overlapped with 1z1-043.


A few weeks ago I took the 10g Administration Workshop I class at Oracle University, which helped a lot. It was expensive though - $2500 (US). I'd recommended taking the class if possible.

It is too expensive, if we do not have any sponsership.

By the way, 1z1-043 is still live, will you go for it?

Nick


SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta), ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288), ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta), SCJP 5.0 (Beta), SCJA 1.0 (Beta), MCP(70-270), SCBCD 5.0 (Beta), SCJP 6.0, SCEA for JEE5 (in progress)
John Ewing
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 19, 2003
Posts: 72
I may take it around the end of the year. I have to wait around 11 months before I can get my boss to approve another $2500 for the 10g DBA Workshop II class.
Nicholas Cheung
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
I guess the course fee is too expensive, and you might not really need to attend the class in order to pass the exam.

Nick
Shruti Kale
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 82
I feel that Oracle 9i Program with Pl/SQL Exam# 1Z0-147 will be suitable for me.
What are the pre-requistes of this exam?
How many and what all exams do i have to give before becoming Oracle 9i PL/SQL Developer certified Associate?
What is the difficulty level of the exam?
How long should it take (concidering i am a newbie) for me to prepare for this exam? - (just a rough idea...)

Thanks and Regards,
Smriti
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: Regarding Oracle certification...