6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2013 11:57 AM by rukbat RSS

    OCA certification exam

    pawii
      what exam should i prefer for sql

      iz 007 or some other??
      i told my teacher that its obsolete now and there is a new exam 051
      he told me that if i opt 051 then i m not going to recieve any certificates from oracle because oracle itself train
      for 11g then only it gives u certificate after clearing the exam otherwise u may pass the xam but u will not recieve any certificate as u had taken
      training from some one other than oracle
      so it is true??

      and he told me that paper code doesnot matter in case of sql the admin1 paper will matter whether it was of 10g or 11l or 9i
      so he is insisting me for giving 007 for sql
      and 11g admin1

      is he doing the right things??
      and if your opinions are different then plz let me know so that i can tell him like i told him about 007 obsoleteness
        • 1. Re: OCA certification exam
          matthew_morris
          i told my teacher that its obsolete now and there is a new exam 051
          Corrrect -- 1Z0-051 is the preferred exam to take.
          so it is true??
          You will not receive a certificate for the 1Z0-051 exam alone or the 1Z0-007 exam alone. However, this has nothing to do with training. Oracle does not require training for either exam. Both are used to fulfil the SQL requirements of multi-test certification tracks.
          and he told me that paper code doesnot matter in case of sql the admin1 paper will matter whether it was of 10g or 11l or 9i
          Either 1Z0-007 or 1Z0-051 will be acceptable for the 11G DBA OCA certification track. 1Z0-051 is still the better test to take.
          is he doing the right things??
          I don't really know the specific things he is saying. My opinion is that everyone should switch to the newer exam, so I disagree with his opinion. I discuss my reasoning about this in an article here:

          http://ezinearticles.com/?id=7103921
          • 2. Re: OCA certification exam
            bigdelboy
            >

            I agree totally with Matthew's answer above.

            what exam should i prefer for sql

            iz 007 or some other??
            I would normally recommend 1z0-051. But as you have been preparing for 1z0-007 ... and as your teacher is familar and comfortable with that it is probably better to go for that now.
            i told my teacher that its obsolete now and there is a new exam 051
            he told me that if i opt 051 then i m not going to recieve any certificates from oracle because oracle itself train
            for 11g then only it gives u certificate after clearing the exam otherwise u may pass the xam but u will not recieve any certificate as u had taken
            training from some one other than oracle
            so it is true??
            As you have put it here it is not true. But it is very close to an important problem you could face. I will try and explain it simply below:
            >
            and he told me that paper code doesnot matter in case of sql the admin1 paper will matter whether it was of 10g or 11l or 9i
            so he is insisting me for giving 007 for sql
            and 11g admin1

            is he doing the right things??
            * In terms of receiving a DBA OCA certification it does not matter which of 1z0-007/1z0-047/1z0-051 you present as a pass.
            - This is the case for a 9i DBA OCA; a 10g DBA OCA or an 11g DBA OCA
            - For any of these it mere matters you have passed an SQL exam
            and if your opinions are different then plz let me know so that i can tell him like i told him about 007 obsoleteness
            It is likely that you are being taught under the Oracle Workforce Development Programme (OWDP/WDP).

            This training needs to be completed as it is a pre-requisite for DBA OCP certification.

            After some thought I believe it is possilble Oracle are authorizing him to train you for 1z0-007 using that material but they are not authorising him to train you for 1z0-051.

            .... This simple answer is IMHO you should train and and take 1z0-007 given your current circumstances.

            ~~~~~~~~~~~

            In terms of "admin (1)" corresponding to training for 1z0-031 (9i) or 1z0-052 (11g)

            The following are probably the main possibilities that exist (there are in fact others):

            [1] Your teacher/institute is not an authorised OWDP provider and you are not get Oracle approved training from an authorized source
            [2] Your teacher/institute is an authorised OWDP provider who has registered for you for 9i DBA OWDP and is giving you training that is authorized for 9i DBA OCP (but not 11g DBA OCP) purposes
            [3] Your teacher/institute is an authorised OWDP provider who has registered for you for 11g DBA OWDP and is giving you training that is authorized for 11g DBA OCP

            ~~~~~~~~~~~~

            References:
            https://workforce.oracle.com/pls/wdp/new_home.main
            https://workforce.oracle.com/pdf/html_rd/wdp_stu_reg.html?wdp6
            http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=112
            http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=152
            http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=198#OCP
            https://workforce.oracle.com/pls/wdp_ekit/new_home.main
            https://workforce.oracle.com/pls/wdp_ekit/rd_psp_contact1

            The following Links gave some friendly descriptions of the WDP programme. It is through things like this I learn about OWDP >>> NOT THROUGH OWDP direct
            I cannot voucher for the standards of the institutes below, I give them only because the pages give some insight into new OWDP at the time of post.
            I cannot say the description on this pages are accurate or authorative. However They do seem credible.

            http://carsandcode.com/2012/06/05/delivering-oracle-education-through-the-workforce-development-program/
            http://www.nybi.org/oracledba.html


            It is now past my bedtime so I must goto bed.
            • 3. Re: OCA certification exam
              991758
              Hi ,

              I have to start preparing for IZ0-007 exam. Can any one guide me about the books to refer ?
              Currently I am working on PL/SQL , so I have basic idea about SQL .

              Is Oracle Press good?


              Your help will be highly appreciated :)



              --Munmun                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
              • 4. Re: OCA certification exam
                bigdelboy
                988755 wrote:
                Hi ,

                I have to start preparing for IZ0-007 exam. Can any one guide me about the books to refer ?
                Currently I am working on PL/SQL , so I have basic idea about SQL .

                Is Oracle Press good?


                Your help will be highly appreciated :)



                --Munmun
                Have you noticed the recent thread {thread:id=2499580} ?
                • 5. Re: OCA certification exam
                  pawii
                  share ur email id i had few dumps which covered most of the question i faced in my 007 exam
                  • 6. Re: OCA certification exam
                    rukbat
                    987018 wrote:
                    share ur email id i had few dumps which covered most of the question i faced in my 007 exam
                    That is illegal.

                    Thread locked so that the proper people in Oracle can notice the thread and take whatever action onto you they may choose to take (including possible revocation of any certifications you may have acquired).