What is Oracle certification? How many Oracle credentials are available? Which credential to choose in order to start the certification path? These are some of the questions that may be striking your mind.
This article will provide you sufficient insight to all the certification programs offered by Oracle on the 10g technology. We will also try to explain the various job roles and the strategies to be adopted while preparing for these certification exams.
Here’s a description of the three levels of certification paths:
Oracle 10g OCA: The Oracle 10g OCA is the first step in the Oracle database 10g certification track. It is the stepping-stone in the Oracle 10g certification path. The demand for a highly skilled DBA is on the rise, and OCA credential is a great way to get started. It is an entrance level credential and makes the foundational skills robust to manage important database administration and configuration functions. To become an OCA on Oracle 10g, you will have to pass the 1Z0-042 exam. Continue reading
Mischa Kroon is an independent IT Consultant based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has done numerous successful small and large web projects using ASP / ASP.Net and other relating web technologies. Mischa blogs about internet technologies and productivity tools for programmers ranging from Code Generation, Asp and Asp.Net to open source technologies such as MySql and Ruby on Rails.
In his free time he enjoys life through festivals, concerts and through hanging out with friends.
Mischa reviewed the uCertify 70-305 exam PrepKit, which can be used to prepare for the MCSD, MCAD and MCDBA certifications. Continue reading
Nitin Pai is a Software Engineer and has been working with Larsen and Toubro Infotech Limited since 2006. He is a certified Java Programmer (SCJP), Web Component (SCWCD) and Web Services Developer (SCDJWS) from Sun Microsystems.
He has a passion for blogging on the various areas surrounding web technology and regularly writes for his blog Techtracer. The blog mainly targets articles on Web Development, Java EE, and Ajax along with other exciting technical stuff for beginners. To get updates from his blog, subscribe to his feed. Continue reading
Anton Arhipov is a senior software developer in Hansabank Estonia, working with J2EE technologies and financial data integration projects. He has over 5 years of experience with Java technology and is SCJP certified.
He is also an open source enthusiast: Anton has contributed on JBoss Drools project and participated in Google Summer of Code 2007 event. Currently, he holds the researcher position at Tallinn University of Technology in the Department of Computer Engineering. Continue reading
Recently, we sent the uCertify 70-536-CSHSARP practice test to Partho Sarathi, a Software Engineering student, to use and send his opinions on it. This was in continuation of our efforts to get useful inputs on uCertify PrepKits from experts as well as students who are using them.
Partho Sarathi is a student at NIIT Shyambazar pursuing GNIIT (Software Engineering) along with a degree in Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) from Sikkim Manipal University. Continue reading
Debbie Campbell has over 12 years experience as a web designer and developer, and since 2005 has owned Red Kite Creative, a full-service web studio in Colorado. Debbie’s background is in graphic design and her specialty is front-end development, from Photoshop through valid and accessible XHTML/CSS. She has attained several certifications including CIW Professional.
Here’s what Debbie says:
“I used uCertify’s kits for taking the first two CIW exams and passed with scores that were much higher than I actually needed. These were reasonably priced, compared to what I paid for the book I bought prior to learning about uCertify. One thing I especially liked was the tracking page that displayed how well you were doing – it would show you when you were getting closer to obtaining that passing grade. Continue reading
Dave works as Chief Architect for .NET Development at Ridgian Limited, a privately owned software house based in Central Birmingham. Ridgian are a Microsoft Certified Partner and specialize in Business Intelligence Solutions and Custom Software Solutions.
Dave is very active in the Microsoft community speaking at DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper conferences, and at numerous User Group meetings around the country on such topics as SQL XML, SQL 2005 Security, Regular Expressions and his favorite technology XSLT and XPATH. He has recently published articles on SQL Server 2005 Security in International Developer Magazine and on Vista and Office 2007in the Microsoft Beta Newsletters.
Gregory A. Larsen is a DBA at Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Greg is responsible for maintaining SQL Server and other database management software. Greg works with customers and developers to design and implement database changes, and solve database/application related problems. Greg builds homegrown solutions to simplify and streamline common database management tasks, such as capacity management.
Greg has been working with computers since the late 1970’s and has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science, with a minor area of study in Mathematics. Greg’s background in DBA work goes back to the mid 1980’s. Gregory has been a DBA for a number of different organizations within the State of Washington. Continue reading
Vidya Vrat Agarwal is a Microsoft .NET Purist and an MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCSD.NET, MCAD.NET, and MCSD. He works with Lionbridge Technologies(NASDAQ: LIOX) and his business card reads Subject Matter Expert (SME). He is also a lifetime member of the Computer Society of India (CSI). He started working on Microsoft.NET with its beta release.
He has been involved in software development, evangelism, consultation, corporate training, and T3 programs on Microsoft .NET for various employers and corporate clients. His articles can be read at www.ProgrammersHeaven.com. Continue reading
Brian Wilson has over 13 years experience in IT starting with a tour in the United States Army. He has worked in and out of the US Government in many different organizations and technical roles including a stint as a Cisco Certified Instructor.
Currently Brian works for one of the largest US broadband providers (ISP) as a Senior Data/Voice Engineer (DOCSIS SME) supporting over 6 million High Speed Internet/ VoIP subscribers. He has attained a number of industry credentials covering many aspects of IT including https://www.ucertify.com/certifications/ISC2/cissp-associate.html”>CISSP, CCNA, CCSE, CAI, MCP, JNCIA, Network+, Security+, and many DoD Certifications. Continue reading