How to choose the right Oracle Certification 2018

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How to choose the right Oracle Certification 2018

Target Audience

Ever learning students and professionals who love oracle and wishing to pursue relevant Oracle certification and Oracle Database Management knowledge, Professionals and students willing to gain knowledge on Oracle DB monitoring tools, Oracle Performance Management, Oracle Disaster recovery, Oracle performance tuning tools, Oracle DBA support and Oracle Technical Support.

How to choose the right Oracle Certification

Oracle certification is one of the highly regarded database certifications in the industry. But, how to choose the right Oracle Certification?

Oracle has already launched self managing database versions in the market. Still, oracle 12c seems to be the hottest version for now. Though your database administration expertise is the most vital factor that decides your selection in the interview, certifications can actually get you the desired interview. Oracle certification exam can be scheduled using Pearson Vue website.

Pearson Vue

You can navigate to Pearson vue login using https://home.pearsonvue.com/test-taker.aspx and then key in “oracle” in “Select your program” text box that presents relevant value for Oracle in the drop down. Select the value and you will be directed to the page where you can schedule/re-schedule your exams.

You can choose your exam from the “Select Exam” catalog on Pearson Vue (Refer to the video for guidance)

You can watch video tutorial on scheduling your exams by clicking on the link below:
http://bcove.me/v8hiswvx

There are wide range of Oracle certifications that an oracle enthusiast can pursue.
Depending on the profile and area of interest, one should choose the right certification path.

Note: Please read my post on Oracle 18c new features

Database Administrator

If you are a database administrator, you may choose to write the following oracle certifications that perfectly complement your profile:

Oracle Database 12c R2 Administration Certified Associate
Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate
Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate
Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 12c: Performance Management and Tuning
Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 12c: RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administrator
Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 12c: Data Guard Administrator
Oracle Database 12c Maximum Availability Certified Expert
Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning Certified Expert
Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Master
Oracle Database 12c Maximum Availability Certified Master
Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Master

Database Developer

If you are a database developer or willing to become one, choose the following certification:

Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate

Implementation Specialist

If you are an implementation specialist, you may consider pursuing the following certifications:

Oracle Database 12c Certified Implementation Specialist
Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c Certified Implementation Specialist
Oracle Database Performance and Tuning 2015 Certified Implementation Specialist
Oracle Database 11g Certified Implementation Specialist
Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Certified Implementation Specialist
Oracle Spatial 11g Certified Implementation Specialist

Oracle certifications are available under Associate, Expert and Master levels. There are very few Oracle Database Master certifications across the globe.

You can find more options on the certification paths in the official website of oracle.

Bottom line

As I always stress upon, relying on exam dumps available on the Internet would only help to get through the exams. Thorough preparation by reading study material would do a lot of good for learning the concepts and apply them in real time.

Please visit oracle support (support.oracle.com) for more information.

All the Best!

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