Oracle certification - Worth the hard work?

  • From: "Johnson, George" <GJohnson@xxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 16:22:06 +0100

        I have no wish to start a flame war, repeat old topics already
covered or take this way off-topic, but I am genuinely interested in taking
my certification (only 8 years after starting in Oracle!) and I wondered if
the certification is as useful as Oracle paint it to be? I was thinking
purely on the merits of being able to secure a job over someone who doesn't
have certification. I studied my 8i when they came out but ran out of cash
before I could afford the tests, since never bothered!

        I live and work in the UK and from my limited perspective have not
seen that many Oracle DBA jobs asking for it as a requirement and those that
do only state it would be advantageous. 

        All comments welcome.

-----Original Message-----
From: Juan Carlos Reyes Pacheco [mailto:juancarlosreyesp@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 12 Aug 2005 16:11
To: dba.orcl@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: oracle-l
Subject: Re: 10g Upgrade OCP sample questions

My position is the following, if you want to guarantee your certification
1) You read the manuals do all tests of new features, and then certifiy.
2) You go to selftest buy the test and take the exam.

I had read 3 books about new features, out than the documentation, but I
would not dare to take the certification exam, without buying selftest
software. Because I prefer to pay 230 U$ in total, and know I am going to
pass, and the additional benefit than using self test software you learn
some points you miss when reading the documentation. Than paying 260 U$,
because I miss the exam.

On 8/11/05, Sami Seerangan <dba.orcl@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi:
>  Does anybody have 10g upgrade sample questions? I just wanted to know 
> whether one should be more aware of the concepts or syntax (if it is 
> mix what would be the percentage) etc. Also more of a command 
> line/APIs or EM/GUI...
>  Thanks
>  Sami

Oracle Certified Profesional 9i 10g
Orace Certified Professional Developer 6i

8 years of experience in Oracle 7,8i,9i,10g and developer 6i

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