10g DBA certification stands for an IT professional’s expertise in administering Oracle Database 10g.
This certification from Oracle has lately become a global standard for many world renowned companies and that’s the reason why it is experiencing a huge demand in the IT industry. The 10g DBA certification’s importance has grown tremendously over the last few years. If you are an IT professional who deals with Oracle’s databases, then gaining this certification is a ‘must’ for you, for it would give your career a fast growth which you always wanted. Also, you get qualified to get far better salary packages with this certification in your profile.
Just like the previous 1Z0-046DBA certifications from Oracle, this one too has three levels of certification. The first one being the OCA or the Oracle certified associate, the second is OCP or Oracle certified professional and finally the OCM or Oracle certified master. To achieve OCA, you need to clear the exam: “”Oracle Database 10g: Administration I” which has around 75 questions to be completed in two hours. You must get at least 65 percent to get the certification. After clearing OCA you get eligible for OCP, which is considered as the most important DBA certification for Oracle DBAs. To become an OCP, you need to clear one exam “Oracle Database 10g: Administration II”. It is a 90 minutes exam with 70 questions and you must secure at least 66 percent to qualify.
The most advanced certification from Oracle is the Oracle certified master or OCM wherein an OCP has to two Oracle approved courses and clear a grueling practical exam give on site at Oracle corp. The people who have 9i DBA certifications can also upgrade to 10g DBA certifications. For that they just need to give an upgrade test every time a new database version gets released by Oracle.
The 10g DBA certification exams are considered to be very rigorous and thoroughly check ones knowledge of the Oracle databases. To succeed, you must read each of the question with its possible answers very carefully, it’s very critical. Elimination method is recommended for those questions which you’re unsure of. Also, there is no penalty for guessing here, so answer all of the questions.