Oracle certification tests are administered by Sylvan Prometric at local sites throughout the USA and overseas.
Each computer-delivered certification test challenges candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and experience by answering 60-70 multiple-choice questions in the space of 1.5 hours.
Most of the multiple-choice questions are straightforward and have been carefully screened to remove those that are superfluous or misleading.
Some questions even provide "what if?" scenarios, but these constitute a small portion of the exam and are often presented as multiple-correct multiple-choice questions.
By requiring a series of these tests for each job-related certification track, Oracle can verify that a candidate has both the knowledge and experience required to administer an Oracle database successfully
The next lesson describes some strategies you can employ to help you pass the tests.
Oracle Corporation Offers the following Oracle Certification Tracks:
- Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Enables one to act as a junior team member working with database administrators or application developers.
- Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)
OCP candidates have proven skills for managing a large scale database or developing robust applications that are deployed enterprise-wide.
- Oracle Certified Master (OCM)
The highest level credential you can earn in the Oracle Certification Program. These people are senior level members of IT departments and are responsible for handling mission critical database systems and applications.
- Internet Application Developer (Release 6 or 6i)
Oracle developers using Oracle iDS (Internet Developer Suite) Forms and Reports.
- Oracle Java Developer (JDEV)
Developers using the Java platform. Oracle participates in the multi-vendor jCert Initiative.
The Oracle Database Operator (DBO) track was discontinued on 31 March, 2002.