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Thank you for your comments. I will pass them along to the development team. Oracle Certification has always tried to keep our program current and relevant with current demand and current Oracle offerings. We are always evaluating new areas for certification.
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one year passed, is there any new update regarding Oracle "Big Data" certification progress? I am struggling to keep upgrade my current OCP to 11g, or shift to "Big Data" certification if ANY out there? Cloudera already lunched "Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop CDH4 (CCA-410)", but not sure if it is worth to pursue Cloudera path? even Oracle partener with Cloudera, I still prefer to having "Some Big Data Thing" certified by Oracle which has more market value and reputation. really need some insight on this certification mist:(
910086 wrote:On the certification website there is a Oracle Certified Database Cloud Administrator track published ( http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=458&get_params=p_track_id:CLOUDOCP) .... (some relevant exams in beta (exadata) or just about to go beta ) ... There is Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Certified Implementation Specialist ... the 12c DBA OCP Database upgrade exam (from 11g DBA OCP) is present but not bookable on Pearson VUE (last time I looked) ... waiting for 12c Database release (should be soon).
It seems Oracle is committing towards appliances . . . database appliance, big data appliance, Exadata and Exalytics In-Memory Machine.
Will there be a shift in certification to match?
For example there is a appliance certification out there already . . . the Exadata certification . . . so extending this idea there could (or should be) certifications related to how to support the other appliances
I would like to see a certification related to Big Data . . . how about a NoSQL certification?
There's some matching things on the systems side too: http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=632 (see under systems).
If I goto the 'big data' technology home page on OTN (http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/big-data/index.html) ... and quite frankly its the first time I've been there as far as I remember, I see a lot of technologies brought togther ... some are (relatively) old , some seem relatively new. Some have associated certifications already ... some do not ... and I suspect some never will (not everything has to have a certication).
When a technology is in its infancy the developers, champions and first users will be getting to grips with it, learning it, developing it, learning how to appy it. When this has matured enough the expertise will also have developed enough to take stock and produce a certification.
I am also aware Oracle are aware of the ability of a certification to incentivise candiates (and oracle partners) to get onto evaluating or adopting a particular technology or new features (overall this probably benefits both sides ... but it can mean a certification may be slightly skewed towards new features or aspects Oracle wishes to promote ... especially for OCS).
. . . how about a NoSQL certification?I happened to notice in passing NoSQL has some coverage on this certication exam ... its mentioned in the preparation but not on the topics:
( The associated certication relates to M2M (machine 2 machine).
This may not be relevant to what you had in mind but perhaps worth a mention.