Make Every Exam Count – Take the SQL Exam That Gives You OCA Certification

We receive support requests every week from candidates asking for the certificate for passing the non-proctored exam Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals | 1Z0-061. Each time, we explain that this exam alone does not result in certification. Candidates must pass the next exam in their Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) path to earn a certification and receive a digital badge. This unpleasant surprise results in disappointed candidates who want to receive something tangible for passing a certification exam.  

Don't face this same disappointment. 

With the imminent retirement of Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals | 1Z0-061 (November 30, 2019), now is the perfect time to switch your focus to the exam that proves fluency in and a solid understanding of SQL language, data modeling and using SQL to create and manipulate tables in an Oracle Database, AND results in a SQL OCA certification

Passing the exam Oracle Database SQL | 1Z0-071 earns you the Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate credential and also fulfills the SQL requirement in the Oracle Database Administrator and Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate paths. 

We call this 'killing 2 birds with 1 stone," or getting double the benefit from a single action.

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The SQL Requirement

SQL knowledge is essential to the Database Administrator and PL/SQL Developer roles. Upon its release, exam 1Z0-071 filled a gap in the offerings that fulfill the SQL prerequisite in these paths. This offering has gone on to become the standard. The Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate credential gives a broader, more comprehensive view of SQL, and results in OCA certification. This certification also better fits the defined job role.

Let's evaluate each exam further:

  Oracle Database SQL | 1Z0-071 Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals | 1Z0-061 Cost $245 USD $125 USD Delivery Proctored at a test center Non-proctored at your own location Certificate Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate  Not until you pass the next exam in your OCA path Relevance Aligns more closely with defined job role Retiring November 30, 2019


While exam 1Z0-061 costs less and is more convenient to take, the benefit of earning a certification for passing the 1Z0-071 exam far outweighs the lower price and convenient delivery format. Choosing the 1Z0-071 exam on your way to Database Administrator or PL/SQL Developer OCA makes every exam in your path count equally, e.g. 2 exams = 2 certifications. 

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Follow the path that makes the most sense! Prepare now for Oracle Database SQL | 1Z0-071. 

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