3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2013 5:27 AM by dba88 RSS

    Certification Guidance

    dba88
      Hi

      I am a new Oracle Apps DBA. I want to be certified.
      Can you guide me about which certification I should begin with to be a certified APPS DBA.
      I checked oracle website but got confused with so many certification available.


      Regards,
      Charan
        • 1. Re: Certification Guidance
          dba88
          While searching myself I have found out 1Z0-051(Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I) to be the basic certification to be an APPS DBA, but one of my senior APPS DBA suggested me taking 1Z0-047 (Oracle Database SQL Expert)

          Still I m confused
          • 2. Re: Certification Guidance
            bigdelboy
            charanjaitu wrote:

            I am a new Oracle Apps DBA. I want to be certified.
            Can you guide me about which certification I should begin with to be a certified APPS DBA.
            I checked oracle website but got confused with so many certification available.

            ....

            While searching myself I have found out 1Z0-051(Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I) to be the basic certification to be an APPS DBA, but one of my senior APPS DBA suggested me taking 1Z0-047 (Oracle Database SQL Expert)

            Still I m confused
            Hopefully you've been checking http://certification.oracle.com which is the authorative information source:

            Looking at the view all certififcations page, currently:

            http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=632


            The following certifications are the primary targets of a core DBA:
            Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate
            Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional

            ( Very exceptionally Oracle Database 11g Certified Implementation Specialist could be argued as a lightweight alternative for the above .... but the term is lightweight and it might not be universally respected ... but it is a possible quick win).

            For an EBS apps dba the following certifcations seems directly relevant:
            Oracle E-Business Suite R12 System Administrator Certified Expert
            Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Applications Database Administrator Certified Professional ( But Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional is a pre-requisite!)
            ... Other certifcations in the Applications Section could also be relevant (check topics)


            You might also currently find the following certifcations also of interest, depending on your exact role:
            Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert ( This is achieved via the 1z0-047 arguably a distraction from another certification where 1z0-051 should be a quicker win).
            Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate ( This would almost certainly be a distraction for most people from other certifications)


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            Overall from this probably the first target certfication would be:
            - Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate.

            The two relevant SQL exam for this are, as you have found 1z0-051 or 1z0-047. These would normally be achieved first:

            The 1z0-047 vs 1z0-051 is recurrently debated on this forum: In general 1z0-051 should be quicker to achieve, 1z0-047 will be a harder and longer challenge and may distract and lengthen the time you take to get 11g DBA OCA.

            Refs:
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            http://www.gocertify.com/articles/oracle-sql-certification-1z0-051-or-1z0-047.html


            Please note that while a core dba I am not an applications DBA so my knowledge of that area should be far sketchier than yours.
            • 3. Re: Certification Guidance
              dba88
              Hi

              Thank you so much for your detailed response. I now got a clear idea what to do.
              Thank you again !

              Cheers
              Charan