Oracle 12c Certification Info - Oracle12c Study Guide

Exam information about the Oracle 12c Certification

The certification program of Oracle is conducted globally. Those who want to appear for the exam have to purchase the exam voucher. The prices of the voucher vary with the exam and the country. The voucher prices will be also affected by the currency conversions. The students have to find out which currency is accepted for the payment in the particular country. Those who visit the Oracle University Website can find out the price of exam voucher in a country. Some candidates from some of the countries may not be eligible to appear for the exam. The aspirants can also visit the website for all updated information regarding Oracle 12c Certification. The Oracle 12c Certification program is meant for assessing the technical skills and knowledge of the candidate with respect to Oracle products and technologies. Depending on the level of certification the credentials are granted and are based on getting through the exam, training and the various performance-based assignments.

There are five levels of Oracle 12c Certification:

  • OCA (Oracle Certified Associate)
  • OCP (Oracle Certified Professional)
  • OCM (Oracle Certified Master)
  • OCE (Oracle Certified Expert)
  • OCS (Oracle Certified Specialist)

The candidates for Oracle Certification exam can take the exam in any one of the Oracle Prometric Centres spread the world over.

OCA, OCP and OCM exams

Those who want to excel in their IT career and become eligible for better jobs may take the OCA, OCP and OCM exams. The major IT companies always recruit candidates who have OCA, OCP and OCM certification. These certifications help the IT professionals to be more professionally competent, more productive and more credible.

Oracle database SQL 1Z0-071

Exam Details:

  • Time: 100 minutes
  • Total number of questions: 73
  • Minimum percentage required for passing the exam: 63%
  • Question Format: multiple choice
  • Exam voucher: to be purchased from Oracle University
  • Registration: at any one of the Oracle Testing Centers

Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals 1Z0-061

Exam Details:

  • Time: 120 minutes
  • Total number of questions: 75
  • Minimum percentage required to pass: 65%
  • Format: multiple choice
  • Registration: at any one of the Oracle testing centers

Oracle database 12c: Installation and Administration 1Z0-062

Exam Details:

  • Time: 150 minutes
  • Total number of questions: 95
  • Minimum percentage for passing the exam: 67%
  • Format: multiple choice

Oracle database 12c: Administration 1Z0-075

Exam Details:

  • Time: to be decided
  • Number of questions: to be decided
  • Minimum percentage for passing the exam: to be decided
  • Format: multiple choice

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)

The OCA certification covers all the initially required skills for Oracle. This exam is taken for Developer as well as DBA requirements. For the OCA Certification, the candidate has to clear three examinations: 1Z0-051, 1Z0-147 and 1Z0-052

Exam Details

  • 1Z0-051: SQL Fundamentals - Duration: 2 hrs, Total Questions: 70, Pass percentage: 60%
  • 1Z0-147: Program with PL/SQL - Duration: 1 and half hr, Total Questions: 66, Pass Percentage: 77%
  • 1Z0-052: Oracle Database Fundamentals - Duration: 1 and half, Total Questions: 70, Pass Percentage: 66%

Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)

Those who want to get enrolled for OCP certification are required to pass the OCA exam since OCP is the second stage of Oracle database certification. OCP is an advanced certification course for Database Administrators. Those who want to pass the OCP certification exam in Oracle 9i are required to pass 1Z0-032 and 1Z0-033 exams. Those who opt for Oracle 10g OCP certification are required to pass 1Z0-043 exams and complete a hands-on course from Oracle.

Oracle Certified Master (OCM)

OCM certification is the last level exam and those want to take this exam should have experience, knowledge and working experience in installation, trouble shooting, tuning, recovery and backup. Those who want to enroll for OCM certification should have passed the OCP exam and got the certification. Prior to taking the OCM exam the candidates should complete two advanced hands-on coursework.