Oracle Database 12c Certification
There is high demand for professionals in the information technology (IT) industry, and Oracle certifications are the hottest credential in the database world. Being certified in the latest version of Oracle, Oracle Database 12c, will give you a distinct advantage in this highly competitive market. The number one reason to become OCA or OCP certified is to gain more visibility and greater access to the industry’s most challenging opportunities. Oracle certification is the best way to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in Oracle Database systems. Preparing for the certification exam may be the best time spent on your career because you learn the tasks that are necessary to be successful as a DBA.
Certification is proof of your knowledge and shows that you have the skills required to support Oracle products. The Oracle certification program can help a company identify proven performers who have demonstrated their skills and who can support the company’s investment in Oracle technology. It demonstrates that you have a solid understanding of your job role and the Oracle products used in that role.
The certification tests are scenario-based, which is the most effective way to assess your hands-on expertise and critical problem-solving skills. So, whether you are beginning a career, changing careers, securing your present position, or seeking to refine and promote your position, obtaining certification is the right thing to do.
Sybex has been publishing my OCA/OCP books since 2000, and I am very grateful to all the professionals who bought the books and the faith you shown. It is a great feeling when you let me know through emails and when meeting at conferences that you used my book to prepare for certification exam.
My Oracle Database 12c OCA certification book was published in May 2014. I sincerely hope it helps you achieve your certification goals. It covers two exams:
- 1Z0-061: Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals
- 1Z0-062: Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration
If you have already passed any one of the following tests, you need not take the 1Z0-061 exam, you need to pass only the 1Z0-062 to achieve the OCA certification.
- 1Z0-051: Oracle Database 11g SQL Fundamentals I
- 1Z0-047: Oracle Database SQL Expert
The book is a guide, certification is a goal. Just passing the certification test is not just enough, you must take this opportunity to strengthen your understanding of the concepts and practice the tasks. Chapter 1 to 7 of the book covers SQL (1Z0-061) and chapters 8 to 18 covers Installation and Administration (1Zo-062). In the following days/pages, I will publish additional reading links that would help you strengthen your knowledge. The chapters in the book identify specific objectives, I will group the additional reading (links below) by chapter in the book, with reference to the objectives – so even if you do not have the book – the links are useful to you….
If you are serious to learn Oracle Database 12c, you must read two books, that are available free as part of Oracle Database 12c documentation.
Hope this helps… Best wishes!