Why gain Oracle certification?
The Oracle certification program offers a clear route to gaining recognition for your experience and your knowledge of particular Oracle products. You can choose to focus on:
- Oracle Cloud
- Operating Systems
- Enterprise management
- Business Intelligence
There are five levels of Oracle certification available, from junior associate to specialist. Every certification involves passing an exam, but some also involve taking a related training course. Junior associate, associate, professional or master certifications follow the core track, while expert and speciality certifications follow the speciality track.
If you choose a certification that requires IT training, you’ll find that there are plenty of flexible learning options on offer. The Oracle university portal provides access to classroom-based courses, live virtual classes and recorded classroom sessions that you can watch on-demand.
Alternatively, you could opt for a product learning subscription, which includes 24/7 access to training videos, practice exams and product demonstrations based on a particular technology area. Oracle Authorised Training Centres such as Learning People and London Training also offer a range of online and in-class learning opportunities.
Once you’ve passed your Oracle certification exams you’ll be able to access a secure, shareable digital badge that will validate your expertise and achievements. Potential employers who click on the badge will be able to view the specific skills you’ve gained, boosting your chances of being hired!
What professional certifications does Oracle offer?
Oracle Certified Junior Associate (OJA)
This entry-level associate certification is aimed at computer science students who are in school, college or at university. It’s also beneficial for teachers of computer science and basic Java.
Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
This intermediate certification will provide you with fundamental skills in your chosen area and a solid foundation of knowledge. You’ll need 1- 2 years of relevant experience to apply.
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
This advanced certification will develop your expertise in a particular area of Oracle technology so that you can demonstrate a high level of knowledge and skills. You’ll require 2-3 years of related experience to apply.
Oracle Certified Master (OCM)
To earn this certification you’ll require a very high level of skills, knowledge and experience. Oracle’s rigorous certification exams will demonstrate your ability to apply your skills in order to solve highly complex problems.
Oracle Certified Specialist (OCS)
Earning this certification validates specialised skills and knowledge related to particular products or technologies. It runs independently from the core track certifications and is particularly useful if you’re keen to certify your experience.
Oracle Certified Expert (OCE)
Building on skills you’ve gained while earning the OCA or OCP, this certification is highly focused on developing and validating specialist skills, knowledge and expertise.
What jobs can I do with Oracle certification?
Oracle training and its accompanying certification exams will give you the basic skills to access a range of careers in the IT industry. Here are just some of them.
- Oracle database administrator
- Database administrator
- Java SE developer
- Application developer
- Oracle database trainer
- SQL database administrator
- PL/SQL developer
- SQL DBA
- Java programmer
- Linux administrator