Top Oracle Certifications and How to Earn Them

We are always asked how to earn an Oracle Certification. Most of these questions are grouped to certification in one of 3 areas - Oracle Database, Oracle Database SQL, PL/SQL, or Java.

Everyone agrees there are very tangible benefits of being certified.  Possibly the most important benefit is the skills you gain while preparing for your certification exam.  The understanding you gain from your study brings confidence when you are faced with tackling the most challenging situations or solving problems.

Click on any of the exams listed in the table to view Exam Topics, Recommended Training and any Additional Preparation available.

Top Certifications

Certification

Oracle Certified Junior Associate (OCJA)

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)

Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)

How To Stay Current

Java Programmer

Java Foundations:  Pass exam 1Z0-811

Java SE 8 Programmer I:  Pass exam 1Z0-808

Java SE 8 Programmer II:  Pass exam 1Z0-809

If you are a Java SE 7 OCP:  Pass exam 1Z0-810

If you are a Java SE 6 OCP (or earlier):  Pass exam 1Z0-813

Oracle Database 12c Administrator

Oracle Database Foundations:  Pass exam 1Z0-006

 

Oracle
Database 12c Administrator:  Pass SQL exam 1Z0-071 and Pass exam 1Z0-062

Oracle
Database 12c Administrator:  Earn 12c DBA OCA, complete one 12c Database training course and Pass exam 1Z0-063

If you are any earlier version of Oracle DBA OCA:  Complete one 12c Database training course and Pass exam 1Z0-067

If you are any earlier version of Oracle DBA OCP:  Pass exam 1Z0-060

Oracle Database 12c R2 Administrator

Oracle Database Foundations:  Pass exam 1Z0-006

Oracle
Database 12c R2 Administrator:  Pass SQL exam 1Z0-071 and Pass exam 1Z0-072

Oracle
Database 12c R2 Administrator:  Earn 12c R2 DBA OCA, complete one 12c R2 Database training course and Pass exam 1Z0-073

If you are an 11g or 12c DBA OCP:  Pass exam 1Z0-074

Oracle Database SQL  Administrator

 

Oracle Database SQL:  Pass exam 1Z0-071

   

PL/SQL Developer

 

Oracle PL/SQL Developer:  Pass SQL exam 1Z0-071 and Pass exam 1Z0-144

 

Oracle Database PL/SQL Developer:  Pass one of these exams

1Z0-071 or 1Z0-144 and Pass exam 1Z0-148 

  How to Prepare for an Oracle Certification Exam
  • Identify any knowledge gaps.  
    • Click on the exam link in the table above and review Exam Topics.
  • Take any missing recommended training.
  • Refresh your knowledge with Exam Prep Seminars and Packages.
    • Get a focused and fast-paced review of exam material with exam prep seminars.
    • Look for extras in the Exam Prep Seminar Packages:
    • Exam prep seminar access, 24/7 (6 month subscription).
    • Practice test access, 24/7 (6 month subscription).
    • 1 exam voucher with a free retake, in case you need it (valid for 6 months).
  • Practice. Test your knowledge with Kaplan SelfTest Practice Exams.
  • Plan.  Read this Entrepreneur article on productivity “How to Accomplish More in 4 Days Than Most People Do in 4 Weeks” to create a road map. 

RELATED:  The Secret to Choosing the Best Oracle DBA Certification for You 

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