hi, i am an engineering graduate in electronics and communication .i took my scjp1.4 exam this month and passed with 96%.since databases are not a part of my graduation syllabus i decided to spend some time learning there usage.my question is should i be going in for some certification like oca or just try to get some practical usage of databases and spend the remaining time for learning advanced topics in java .given that i dont have any idea of having an career in database field which would be the wise choice? thanks
OCA consists of 2 papers Intro to SQL Oracle Fundamentals - 1
The first paper is pretty good in terms of gaining a good knowledge of SQL. The 2nd one deals more with administration.
I had given OCA last year and Oracle Fundamentals-2 as well. However, I remember nothing about administration now since I dont use Oracle ! So for me, except for the SQL paper, the other two were a waste.
Go for all the papers only if you're keen to become a DBA. Else, you'll find yourself forgetting all that you learnt in a couple of months.