Re: Oracle Certified Master

  • From: Charles Schultz <sacrophyte@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 07:40:05 -0500

Tim has hit it on the head. If Oracle University were to drop the price to
$200 and relabel it as the Oracle Certified Professional and get rid of the
so-called "hands-on" (aka, pay uber bucks for a mediocre OU class)
requirements, I think the certification would be a lot more credible,
practical and meaningful. As it stands now, it is an obvious pocket-lining

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 00:46, Tim Hall <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi.
> The OCM is a 2 day practical exam. You actually have to do things with the
> database. It's not a multiple choice exam like the other certifications. As
> a result, it actually proves you can use Oracle for the tested scenarios.
> The 2 day practical exam is very expensive. Added to this there is a
> requirement to attend two Oracle University courses, which means the the
> total cost is very high indeed. Of all the database certifications I think
> OCM is the most meaningful, but I refuse to pay that sort of money out of my
> own pocket. If an employer paid for me to do it that would be a different
> story.
> Cheers
> Tim...
> On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 9:39 PM, Guillermo Alan Bort <cicciuxdba@xxxxxxxxx
> > wrote:
>> Hi List,
>>   I know there is at least one OCM here so I think this question may be
>> answered. I certified OCA 10g back in 2007, OCP 10g in 2009 and am going to
>> certify OCP11g in February 2011. Other than going into other certification
>> paths, I understand that the next step would be OCM. The level of experience
>> and understanding required for OCA and OCP are fairly low (a couple of years
>> of experience and reading one of the certification guidebooks was more than
>> enough) My question goes now to Oracle Certified Master... what does this
>> certification entail? how is the exam? is it just a more complex version of
>> the OCA/OCP exam or are there actual questions to answer? Is there a
>> practical part of the exam? What are the focus points for OCM certification?
>> How has it affected your professional possibilities?
>> Thanks in advance
>> Alan.-

Charles Schultz

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