2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 8:13 AM by Matthew Morris RSS

    Completed OCP 11g PL/SQL. What next?

    JamunaJawahar
      Hi Friends

      I earned my OCP in 11g PL/SQL 2 months ago. I'm looking for advice on how to get ahead from here i.e add to my certification arsenal.
      I understand there is no OCM for PL/SQL developers, for reasons which have been explained by Oracle in their [blog |https://blogs.oracle.com/certification/entry/0860_01]. And I suppose it will be a while before the PL/SQL exams for 12c are released, as I cannot find it in the exam list.
      Also I do not intend to change track to DBA, I would like to stay in the Applications/Development area.
      I would like some advice on what other certifications I can complete to help me in my career - prefer something which will be useful in current industry trends.

      Thanks!
      Jamuna
        • 1. Re: Completed OCP 11g PL/SQL. What next?
          bigdelboy
          990064 wrote:
          Hi Friends
          (( .... Hopefully the exception to any posts that begins 'Hi Friends' on this forum is a problem. ))

          >
          I earned my OCP in 11g PL/SQL 2 months ago. I'm looking for advice on how to get ahead from here i.e add to my certification arsenal.
          I understand there is no OCM for PL/SQL developers, for reasons which have been explained by Oracle in their [blog |https://blogs.oracle.com/certification/entry/0860_01]. And I suppose it will be a while before the PL/SQL exams for 12c are released, as I cannot find it in the exam list.
          Also I do not intend to change track to DBA, I would like to stay in the Applications/Development area.
          I would like some advice on what other certifications I can complete to help me in my career - prefer something which will be useful in current industry trends.

          Thanks!
          Jamuna
          Taking at look at the view all certifications page:

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

          .... Under the section:

          Database Application Development

          Note the certifications:

          * Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 SQL Tuning
          * Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert
          * Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5 Developer
          * Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Expert

          Also further down .. and arguably in decline (though seemingly refusing to die):
          * Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Forms Developer
          • 2. Re: Completed OCP 11g PL/SQL. What next?
            Matthew Morris
            Companies often look for people that have both Java and PL/SQL knowledge. These might be worth considering.

            Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 5/SE 6
            Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer
            Oracle Certified Expert, NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.1 Programmer
            Oracle Certified Master, Java SE 6 Developer
            Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer
            Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 5 Programmer
            Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer