Philippe Ludwig wrote:Your 1z0-051 exam pass remains valid forever, well for life, (unless ones does something extremely naughty and gets oneself decertified)
I passed 1Z0-051 a few weeks ago.
- How long is the exam 1Z0-051 valid? I know that I need to take second exam to receive certificate. Can I do that for example in 6 years?
- what's the easyiest second exam to receive certificate? I know nothing more Oracle than the topics in 1Z0-051 :(Try to learn a little PL/SQL .... initially just try to learn it dont focus at cerification ... if you can get on with it go for PL/SQL with 1z0-144.
...what's the easyiest second exam to receive certificate? I know nothing more Oracle than the topics in 1Z0-051Well an exam that is largely SQL that will grant you an immediate certification is: *1D0-541: CIW Database Design Specialist*
bigdelboy wrote:thank you.
Try to learn a little PL/SQL .... initially just try to learn it dont focus at cerification ... if you can get on with it go for PL/SQL with 1z0-144.
You could do 1z0-052 ... but if you cant get on with with PL/SQL then a DBA track does not seem like a good option.why?
1z0-117 and 1z0-047 are other possibilities, both require some sweat.Did I understood right, that these possibilitites are more complicated than the above?
Philippe Ludwig wrote:SQL doesn't really pass the bar as a 'programming' language because it is not procedural. That's actually what the PL in PL/SQL means. It is adding procedural capabilities to SQL.
SQL was my first programming language (some friends even say it's not a programming language).
Is 1z0-144 really simpler than Admin I?Depends on the person really. I'd put the two about comparable, although they test very different knowledge and abilities. However, I would definitely say that entering the Oracle job market as a PL/SQL programmer is easier than entering as a DBA for someone with no work experience with Oracle.
DBAs should generally know at least a little PL/SQL. Certainly they should know the basics that are covered in 1Z0-144.You could do 1z0-052 ... but if you cant get on with with PL/SQL then a DBA track does not seem like a good option.why?
I would say that either of the above would rate as more complex than either 1Z0-144 or 1Z0-052. 144/052 are both OCA-level exams. This means that they are intended to cover topics at an entry-level. By contrast, 117/047 are OCE-level exams and are intended to cover topics at an expert-level.1z0-117 and 1z0-047 are other possibilities, both require some sweat.Did I understood right, that these possibilitites are more complicated than the above?
Please update us when you took 1D0-541.Your question is past tense, but I haven't taken it yet. I still plan to, but have been busy. It's one of several tests in the pipeline for me. I'm sure that I could pass it now... but that's not the point. If you read my posting at OraFAQ -- I'm using this test as an excuse to strengthen my design methodology. I'm aware that my normal behavior development style tends to skimp on the design aspect so I can get to development ASAP.
I googled 1D0-541 and found discussions at techexams.net where people get 1D0-541 very easily as part of their studies in school.That doesn't shock me. The information in the topics list is very similar to the curriculum of a database theory & design course I took in college (long long ago). This test strikes me an an entry-level cert that would be appropriate for someone starting out in Oracle. I put it at about the same level as 1Z0-051 based on the topics (I'll know more once I take the exam). This is why I considered it an option since you were looking for a 'next step' from 1Z0-051 and I know you've had problems with 1Z0-047.