Oracle Certifications Training

When people think of Oracle, they think of Oracle Database, the remarkably popular relational database management system. But Oracle's product portfolio is actually much larger and more diversified than most people would assume. In 2013, Oracle was second only to Microsoft in the Forbes Global 2000 Software and Programming industry listings. Oracle software (and hardware, following its 2010 purchase of Sun Microsystems) can be found in a wide range of business and government environments.

Oracle Certification Training

Options for the first level of Oracle certification, the OCA, include paths for database administrators and developers. Oracle Certified Associate exams cover Oracle and MySQL databases, the Java programming language, Linux system administration, and more.

Oracle DBA Certification Training

Oracle's certifications like the DBA indicate that IT professionals have mastered its popular, powerful relational database systems, opening new paths to employment opportunities.

Oracle MySQL Certification Training

MySQL certification continues to grow in stature among IT hiring managers now that Oracle stands behind the popular open-source database platform. Learn more about earning this certification here.

Oracle OCP Certification Training

OCP certification helps database professionals make the leap from maintenance jobs to roles as project managers and administrators. Learn more about what it takes to earn the OCP accreditation here.

Oracle PeopleSoft Certification Training

Oracle's "other" ERP brand attracts clients and IT professionals with experience in supply chain management, financial forecasting, and human resources. Four certifications are available to help boost the careers of IT pros.

Oracle PL/SQL Certification Training

Oracle PL/SQL certification could prepare you for IT endeavors in database architecture, application development, developer and system analytics, and more. Oracle describes Procedural Language/Structured Query Language as a tool designed to process SQL commands seamlessly.

Oracle SQL Certification Training

Training for Oracle SQL certification gives you control over one of the most powerful tools in database administration today. Learn more about the certification process and Oracle SQL training coursework.

Oracle Sun Solaris Certification Training

Oracle's expansion into server solutions makes the OS formerly known as Sun Solaris even more essential for companies that want bulletproof data storage and security. Find out more about earning and maintaining this certification here.

Why should you become Oracle certified?

Oracle is the second largest software company in the world, with a market value of $185 billion as of May 2014. Its products and services are found in practically every major global industry, which makes Oracle knowledge and skills highly valuable in today's information technology and systems workplace.

Oracle's recent Salary & Satisfaction Survey results confirm the value of achieving an Oracle certification. Oracle certified respondents gave the following feedback:

  • 87 percent agreed that Oracle Certification enhances their professional credibility
  • 84 percent said that their job prospects improved after becoming certified
  • 70 percent reported that Oracle Certification improved their earning power

Put simply, Oracle certification is a great way to distinguish oneself in today's IT/IS job market.

Oracle certification types

Oracle's training and certification program is divided into the following top-level categories:

  • Applications
  • Database
  • Enterprise Management
  • Foundation
  • Industries
  • Java and Middleware
  • Operating Systems
  • Systems

Applications

This category has one or more certifications for each of the following Oracle applications:

  • ATG Web Commerce
  • Agile
  • CRM On Demand
  • Demantra
  • E-Business Suite
  • Eloqua
  • Endeca
  • Fusion
  • Hyperion
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle Financials
  • Oracle Global Trade Management
  • Oracle Policy Automation
  • Oracle Sales Cloud
  • Oracle Social Cloud
  • Oracle Transportation Management
  • Oracle Unified Method
  • PeopleSoft
  • Primavera
  • RightNow
  • Siebel
  • Taleo
  • User Productivity Kit (UPK)

Database

This category has multiple certifications for each of the following versions of Oracle Database:

  • Oracle 9i
  • Oracle 10g
  • Oracle 11g
  • Oracle 12c
  • Oracle Spatial 11g
  • Oracle Database Cloud

The other certifications in this category are:

  • Database Application Development
  • MySQL Database Administration
  • MySQL Developer

Enterprise Management

There are certifications available for Oracle Enterprise Manager versions 11g and 12c.

Foundation

Here are the certifications available in the Foundations category:

  • Oracle Technical Architecture
  • Lifecycle Management

Industries

This category sorts certain Oracle products by the industry they are most commonly associated with. Here are the industry sub-categories:

  • Oracle Communications
  • Oracle Health Sciences
  • Oracle Insurance
  • Oracle Retail
  • Oracle Tax Applications
  • Oracle Utilities

Java and Middleware

This category has one or more certifications for each of the following products and disciplines:

  • Application Server and Infrastructure
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Data Integration
  • Identity Management
  • Involver
  • Java
  • M2M Platform
  • Middleware Development Tools
  • SOA and BPM
  • WebCenter

Operating Systems

There are multiple certifications available for the following operating systems:

  • Oracle Linux 5 and 6
  • Solaris 10
  • Solaris 11

Systems

This category has one or more certifications for each of the following products and disciplines:

  • Engineered Systems
  • Servers
  • Storage

Virtualization

There are certifications available for Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3, and Oracle VM 2.0 and 3.0.

Oracle boot camps

Busy professionals can benefit from the accelerated training schedule at Oracle boot camps that offer preparation for certification exams. Oracle credentials were listed as strong earners on the 2011 IT Skills and Salary Report by GlobalKnowledge.com.

Training courses for certification exams cover the broad range of Oracle products, including databases, middleware, applications, server and storage systems, Java technology and more. Boot camps target certifications such as Oracle Certified Associate, or OCA, and Oracle Certified Professional, or OCP, for 11g database administration. These OCA and OCP boot camps are designed for aspiring database administrators, developers and analysts.

Other boot camps target database developers specifically, for example, emphasizing Oracle Database SQL. Oracle's own Enablement 2.0 Boot Camp Program is available for Oracle Partners only. Some third-party boot camps are aimed at multiple Oracle certifications, such as an Oracle 10g OCA, OCP and SQL package.

Training centers for Oracle boot camp courses can be found in the U.S. or internationally, with packages that include meals and accommodations. To build the skillsets of enterprise admins or employees of third-party companies that sell Oracle solutions, Oracle boot camps can deliver a comprehensive training experience for IT workers on a time budget.

 

Sources

“The World’s Biggest Public Companies,” Forbes, December 16, 2014, http://www.forbes.com/global2000/

“Oracle Salary & Satisfaction Survey,” Oracle, December 16, 2014, http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=658

 

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