Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
An Oracle Certification is a valuable, industry-recognized credential that signifies a proven level of knowledge and ability. Over 440,000 people so far have registered Oracle certifications worldwide and the certifications are in growing demand from employers. Even for experienced professionals in IT, the competition for jobs is intense and certification is very valuable to hiring managers who want to distinguish among candidates.
Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate (OCA), is Oracle’s entry-level certification and it’s a pre-requisite if you wish to go on to the Professional (OCP) or Master (OCM) certification levels. An OCA Certification demonstrates that you have solid understanding of a job role and Oracle products used in that role.
An Associate Certification validates Oracle knowledge and is a great starting point for anyone in the early stages of their Oracle career. More experienced professionals who have not previously gained certification may also need the OCA to advance in their career.
To gain OCA certification, you are expected to pass two exams, one of which is a supervised examination, and the other that you can do over the Internet. An OCA is expected to have sufficient knowledge that will allow them to support database administrators or application developers.
Professional Training's learning path to successfully complete the two required exams for OCA certification is:
Introduction to Oracle Database 11g SQL Fundamentals I
1Z0-051Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I
Oracle Database 11g: PL/SQL Fundamentals
Oracle Database 11g Administration 1
1Z0-052 Oracle Database 11g: Administration I