A little effort can make everything easy including earning a certification. Oracle has got many certifications in its kit which will help you get better job opportunities. Here are some simple ways to get Oracle Database Certification.
Steps to get an Oracle Database Certification
1. Associate Certification
The first step is getting the Associate Certification for which an individual needs to pass two tests to become an Oracle Certified Associate or OCA. This makes you eligible to work in junior database management as an application developer or a team member. To get this certification, it is necessary to pass any one of the given tests followed by Oracle Database 11g: Administration 1 test.
Step 1: Take any of the following courses
a. Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals 1Z0-061
This tests your ability to create, maintain, edit and retrieve data in a database. You get to understand database administration concepts like relational database. The test also requires you to have SQL programming skills.
b. Oracle Database SQL Expert 1Z0-047
This exam is an advanced version of the Introduction to Oracle9i SQL. You need to learn 76 topics including control privileges, database objects and system-level queries. The questions need you to understand SQL in depth as mere memorization of concepts is not enough.
c. Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I 1Z0-051
This exam is an improved version of the Introduction to Oracle9i SQL. This is an updated version and contains set and conditional operators as well.
Step 2: Oracle Database 11g: Administration I 1Z0-052
To pass this, you need knowledge on setting up secure oracle instances and database environments in networking environments. You should also know the concepts like Oracle Database Architecture, database backup and recovery and configuration of security instances.
2. Professional Certification
This certification helps you manage large databases and create large-scale database applications. For this, you need to take a tutor-led course, a test and a hands-on course.
Step 1: Be an Oracle Certified Associate
The prerequisite for this course is to have OCA certification.
Step 2: Take an exam
Choose a course from among 50 Oracle courses available on the Oracle site and take an exam. You may go for the course that best suits your training requirements. Remember that you should attend a tutor-led course as self-study is insufficient.
Step 3: Submission of an Already Completed Course
In the third step, you have to submit a previously completed course from among 21 courses. You can also submit courses taken in the previous step.
Step 4: Oracle Database 11g: Administration II 1Z0-053
This is the final test of the process.
Step 5: Submit a course completion form
On passing the exam, you may submit a course completion form.
3. Master Certification
This is the highest Oracle certification which lets you work in senior levels in the IT industry handling sensitive database applications and issues.
Step 1: Obtain an OCP Certification
The master certification makes it essential to take the OCP certification first.
Step 2: Complete two advanced courses
You need to take two courses from among 30 courses. But, the courses you took for OCP certification cannot be taken at this point.
Step 3: Submit a completed course
Submit an archived course from a list of 20 courses.
Step 4: Oracle Database 11g: Certified Master Exam 11GOCM
This is the last exam in the process of master certification.
Step 5: Fill a course submission form
Submit a form citing that you have completed all the courses to get the OCM qualification.
Step 6: Submit a Fulfillment Kit Request
Submit this form along with the previous one.
The database administrators should have the knowledge to run database at different levels. As an Oracle certified professional, you can do this efficiently.