Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the 1z0-043 exam?

A. The 1z0-042 exam is the pre-requisite for Oracle Database 10g OCP credential. Additionally, it also requires hands-on experience to obtain the credential. The 1z0-043 exam is meant for serious database professionals. Acquiring an OCP credential is a real professional accomplishment that requires training and hands-on experience.

Q. What credit it provides?

A. After passing the 1z0-043 exam, you will be Oracle 10g certified Professional (OCP) Also, you will be eligible

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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the 1z0-045 test?

A. 1z0-045 is an upgrade test for all Oracle 8i OCPs (1z0-020). Therefore, to give 1z0-045, you must be 8i OCP. 1z0-045 is titled as Oracle Database 10g DBA New Features for Oracle8i OCPs. The best way to study for any certification is self-studying and getting hands on the software.

Q. How can I register for the test?

A. You can register yourself through the Oracle registered testing centers. After getting yourself registered for the test, you can contact the testing center to know the schedule (date and time) of your test. Oracle certifications can be taken only at authorized Prometric testing centers worldwide. The test date may depend on your choice (and availability of slot) in your selected test center. You may choose to register yourself online at Prometric Website .
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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the 1Z0-040 test?

A. The prerequisite for the 1Z0-040 test is Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Administrators Release 2 (1z0-030). The 1Z0-040 (OCP) is a step that upgrades your 9i OCP credential to 10g credential. Generally, one test is required for OCPs to upgrade to each new release of an Oracle DBA track. The Oracle Database 10g certification track is a step towards a successful career as an Oracle professional. However, you must be well experienced with the SQL before you take the test. Self-studying and self-schooling can certainly help you prepare for the test. This will require a lot of dedication and practice managing a database and newly added features in 10g.

Q. How can you register for the test?

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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the 1z0-047 test?

A. There is no pre-requisite for the 1Z0-047 test. The 1z0-047 is a Beta test, known by the name Oracle Database SQL Expert. The production test of the same (1Z0-047) is available now. You can entirely waive your 1Z0-007 credential, which is for OCP by taking the 1z0-047 test. The Oracle database credential track is the most preferable to start a career as Oracle professional. Before taking the 1z0-047 test, you must be proficient with using SQL queries and statements.

Q. What exactly are Beta tests?

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Every business organization today uses Database Management Systems to effectively store, manage and manipulate data, which is crucial for the smooth functioning of business. So the role of a database administrator is important, as he designs, configures, and maintains databases. He is also responsible for the secure collection, transmission and storage of data, as any loophole may seriously affect the business operations of the organization. Taking into consideration the significance of the role of DBAs, it is no surprise that the demand for them has been rising over the years.

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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.

Certification paths

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