Even though I am not really happy about the new recertification requirements from Oracle, I took it to myself to refresh my OCP certificate. I completed the exam 1Z0-060 and can call myself now a “Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional”.
Although I am not allowed to disclose information about the exam, I must say that the I found this exam easier than previous exams. Since the exam is a multiple-choice exam, one can often answer the questions by just guessing or by exclusion principle…
So today I was disappointed to read that Oracle introduced a recertification requirement for the Oracle Database Administrator certificates:
The Oracle Certification Program is implementing a recertification requirement for our Oracle Database Administration credentials.
This new policy requires you as an Oracle Database credential holder to demonstrate your currency with the most recent trends, techniques and best practices in Oracle Database technology.
More details can be found on the new website for these new requirements.
Recertification, really? And probably you’ll then proceed to tell me that I need to attend an Oracle University course to upgrade my certification to a newer release, yeah? This is bullshit…
I am happy to report that I finished my Oracle Certified Professional certification this Monday by taking the “1Z0-053 Oracle Database 11g: Administration II” exam. So officially, I am now a “Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional”.
While this certificate is certainly nice to have, I still think that there are many topics of Oracle Database that I still have to explore. So stay tuned for more insights in this blog :).