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. You have to register yourself through the registered PearsonVUE testing center. 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 PearsonVUE centers world-wide. 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 http://www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/

Q. How should I start preparing for the test?

A. OCP is the second level of Oracle certification program. It is an advanced qualification for all OCAs. OCPs have the skills to setup and manage critical Oracle database and are able to run a database at its maximum efficiency. The OCP credential provides a candidate the recognition that will increase the opportunity for a more bright and rewarding career. Self-Study CD-ROMs (SSCDs) are an excellent tool to help you prepare for your test. SSCDs support the course material and allow you to focus on sections that you need to review.

Note: The SSCDs do not count towards your course requirements for certification and should be used as a study material only.

You can also start preparing for the test by reading the book from Sybex publication for 1z0-042 in addition to 1z0-043. You can even get Oracle authorized practice exam from Self Test Software at site.
You can even visit online learning at site.

Q. What are the test objectives?

A. The test objectives can be found at site.

Q. What credit it provides?

A. After passing the 1z0-045 test, you will be an Oracle 10g certified Professional. Also, you will be eligible for the next level of certification.

Q. Which certification does it cover?

A. 1z0-045 covers the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) certification for 10g certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?

A. There are approximately 78 questions in the test. To pass the exam, you need to score at least 73% (i.e. 57 questions on 78 questions).

Note: Oracle has the right to change the number of question with prior notice.

Q. What is the duration of the test?

A. 120 minutes (2 hours)

Q. What is the test fee?

A. The cost of the test is US$195 excluding the local taxes if applicable. You can get the details from your nearest PearsonVUE center. The list of VUE centers can be found at http://www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/

Note: The fee is subject to change by Oracle with notice.

Q. What preparation should I do before taking the test?

A. On the day of the test, you need to reach the examination center at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time. When you contact the PearsonVUE testing center-in-charge, he will take you to a room with a computer that you will use for the exam. He will also provide you with a pen-paper/white board-marker for rough work. He will guide you on the instructions to take the exam. Once you are ready, you can ask him to start the exam.

You are not allowed to take anything with you in the test center. Not even your water bottle or any food. You need to carry two identity proofs, of which, at least one should have a photo affixed.

After you have finished taking the test there will be an online survey in which you will be asked some general questions such as rate yourself on the level of expertise. This will not make any difference in your score. The survey time is excluded from your test duration. Now, you can ask the center-in-charge for the result.

The center-in-charge will give a printed report of your score. The sheet will tell you whether you passed or not. The result sheet also contains the objectives or the areas on which you need to be more focused (diagnostic feedback), as you got the answers of those objectives incorrect.

Any attempt for unfair means will not be tolerated and can lead to zero score, disallowance of credential, and even prosecution by law.

Q. Which type of the test is it?

A. 1z0-045 is a linear type of test.

Q. Where to take the test?

A. The test can be taken at any PearsonVUE testing center world-wide. Search for your nearest PearsonVUE center. The list of PearsonVUE testing centers can be found at PearsonVUE website.

Q. What is the exam retake policy?

A. If you fail in the 1z0-045 test, Oracle encourages for retest. However, you will have to wait for 14 days before you take the test again. However, a passed test can never be reattempted.

Q. What is the test retirement policy?

A. Oracle provides 90 days notice before any certification test retires. Oracle posts announcements on the Certification Web site. They also notify exam candidates by email, so please be sure that you always have your most current contact information on file with PearsonVUE.

Q. How will I get my certification welcome kit?

A. After successfully completing the test, you will receive your OCP certificate by postal mail from PearsonVUE within a month (30 days). When you pass the test, you can log on to the site. Here, you will provide your mailing address, phone number, and email address. The certification kit will contain an Oracle certified certificate with your name and certification title. However, it will not have any report on your score. You will also receive a letter of congratulations from Oracle, which also include the access login and password. This login and password is used in the Oracle online community.

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