Sunday, 14 December 2008

New Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) Requirements

New candidates for Oracle's entry level DBA certification must now pass an exam on SQL, in addition to the existing requirement for passing the Database Administration I test. The Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) credential is the first rung in Oracle's 3-step DBA certification ladder. The change went into effect December 1st, 2008.

According to the Oracle University website, any of four exams will meet the requirement:

  • 1Z0-001: Introduction to SQL and PL/SQL

  • 1Z0-007: Introduction to 9i SQL

  • 1Z1-051: Oracle Database 11g SQL Fundamentals I

  • 1Z0-047: Oracle Database SQL Expert

Existing OCAs and OCPs do not have to fulfill the additional requirement. Their upgrade paths remain the same.


  1. Do those new candidates of OCA get any certificate of sql exam that they did?
    How much should the first exam before getting to sit for the OCA exam be?

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