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SQL  PL/SQL

969181 Newbie
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Hi,

Currently I am perusing SQL PL/SQL, along with software testing, i wanted to know that the decision to take the testing with SQL will be helpful in future and also what needs to be done after completing the SQL PL/SQL.

Thanks in advance for your suggestion and advice.

Regards,

Arun
  • 1. Re: SQL  PL/SQL
    matthew_morris Expert
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    i wanted to know that the decision to take the testing with SQL will be helpful in future
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    ...and also what needs to be done after completing the SQL PL/SQL.
    Needs to be done for what? Without knowing the specific certification you are trying to get, no one can give specific advice. You are probably looking at the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate certification. You can find information on that track here:

    http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=458&get_params=p_track_id:PLSQL
  • 2. Re: SQL  PL/SQL
    MichaelMilligan,President,BiomedAnalytics Newbie
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    arun,

    Please specify what exact certification you are attempting to get, and what specific exams you're referring to. Then I'll be able to better help you, at least regarding the certifications I have myself (see below).

    Michael Milligan
    OCP DBA - OCP Advanced PL/SQL Developer - OCE SQL - OCA Solaris 10
  • 3. Re: SQL  PL/SQL
    bigdelboy Pro
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    966178 wrote:
    Hi,

    Currently I am perusing SQL PL/SQL, along with software testing, i wanted to know that the decision to take the testing with SQL will be helpful in future and also what needs to be done after completing the SQL PL/SQL.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestion and advice.

    Regards,

    Arun
    If I read your situation correctly you are currently pursuing SQL / PL/SQL and software testing.

    I believe there is a jobs marker for software testers who have sql (and possibly some pl/sql).

    ..........

    From the SQL / PL/SQL technical viewpoint you have arange of technical exams. The first step would normally to get your SQL to a level where you are able to pass the 1z0-051 exam.

    From the Software testing viewpoint you might want to look at the ISEB Software Testing Certifcation or some equivalent. This now seems to have become: (ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level) see http://certifications.bcs.org/category/15568. There may be equivalents.

    ..........

    I would actually assume there are more positions for a : (ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level) with a 1z0-051 exam pass than for factory output of DBA OCP's from the WDP institutions. And personally, though I may be unique in this, I would tend to be more interested in (ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level) with a 1z0-051 exam pass than a WDP trained OCP DBA with no experience; though I am open to wherever people may come from.

    ............

    I may have misunderstood your question; if it is not a relevant answer i apologise.
  • 4. Re: SQL  PL/SQL
    969181 Newbie
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    Thanks for your suggestion. Your suggestion was really helpful.
  • 5. Re: SQL  PL/SQL
    969181 Newbie
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    I am looking for OCP Advanced PL/SQL Developer along with Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I. I have done with SQL Training and started with PL/SQL Training. After completing of SQL & PL/SQL trainings will start with Software testing trainig, and also currently I am working in one of the company.

    Please let me know are you clear with my question.

    Thanks in Advance for suggestion and advice.

    Regards,

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