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Choosing the right database certification: Oracle or Microsoft ?

 
Arjun Singh Rampal
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I am new to databases and I am working with MS SQL free to learn DBMS. Since, I am already familiar with MS-SQL, I want to go for its cert. But many employers demand oracle DB. I dont know which cert to take. Is it possible to easily switch over to working on an oracle db (with a crash course of say, 2 weeks) after getting certified in ms-sql ? Does the switching take lot of effort and study ? Please help me to choose one.

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Why not download the free Oracle (express?)

As you already said, if many employers are looking for Oracle, then you would be doing yourself a favor.

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Arjun Singh Rampal
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William P O'Sullivan wrote:Why not download the free Oracle (express?)

As you already said, if many employers are looking for Oracle, then you would be doing yourself a favor.

WP


Arjun Singh Rampal wrote: Is it possible to easily switch over to working on an oracle db (with a crash course of say, 2 weeks) after getting certified in ms-sql ? Does the switching take lot of effort and study ? Please help me to choose one.


I want to know if it the process of working on oracle db is easy and somewhat intuitive if you have worked on ms db ? OR do you have to begin from scratch ?
 
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No, not scratch. SQL is similar (minus proprietary parts.) Concepts are similar. There are many differences but you can going with the basics quickly.
 
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