Oracle is the world’s biggest database vendor. It is no
wonder therefore that its certifications are highly regarded and in
demand in the industry. Two tracks of Oracle DBA track are presently for
the versions of Oracle: 9i and 10g.
Although Oracle retires its OCP certification paths,
candidates are still allowed to use a retired designation as it reflects
the version of Oracle it covers. And after retiring an exam path, Oracle
usually provides a one exam upgrade to the current
certification "is a credential for true database professionals who have the skills to set up and manage critical Oracle Database 10g functions and the know-how to keep it running at maximum efficiency. Acquiring an OCP credential is a real professional accomplishment.”
Achieving the Oracle Database 10g Certified Professional credential requires classroom and hands-on experience.
Unlike previous Oracle certifications, it features a significant reduction in the number of exams required to earn the track's credentials. Candidates need to first become an OCA by passing only one exam: Oracle Database 10g: Administration (#1Z1-042) and then pass one more exam, Oracle Database 10g: Administration II (#1Z1-043), making a total of two exams, unlike Oracle 9i OCP DBA which requires passing four exams.
Oracle’s 9i OCP (Oracle Certified Professional)
DBA (Database Administrator) certification
is for IT professionals who manage large-scale databases or develop
applications that are used enterprise-wide.
With Oracle 9i OCP, Oracle also now requires all
candidates to complete an instructor-led hands-on course that involves
significant real-world interaction and problem-solving, in addition to
standard multiple-choice exams.
The Oracle 9i OCP designation is achieved by passing four
exam as well as attending one instructor-led inclass or instructor-led
#1Z0-001 Introduction to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL
#1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle 9i: SQL
#1Z0-031 Oracle 9i Database: Fundamentals I
#1Z0-032Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals II
#1Z0-033 Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning
and one Oracle University hands-on course within the
Oracle 9i DBA learning path.
Candidates must take advanced DBA exams administered at Oracle University locations.
MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator) on Microsoft SQL
Server 2000 is an advanced-level certification “for professionals who
implement and administer Microsoft SQL Server databases”.
And Oracle and Microsoft are the
obvious leaders in the database market. While Oracle is the recognized
market leader, MCDBA’s popularity grows daily due to the increasing
use of SQL Server.
achieve the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) on
Microsoft SQL Server 2000, you must pass three core exams and one
elective exam. It is interesting to note that with right combination of
exams (core and electives) the MCDBA can be achieved while working
towards a standard MCSE certification.
on Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
IBM platform’s database specialist certification program. “The
program is designed to validate your skills and demonstrate your
proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions.
on IBM's Certified Specialist DB2
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