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Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) - Oracle Database Administrator

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This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Oracle Corporation
Redwood Shores, CA USA
Phone: 800-672-2531

Skill Level: Intermediate                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $3125 (shortest track)                Training Required

Summary:
For individuals who install, maintain, troubleshoot, and fine-tune all aspects of an Oracle database. This is the second level Oracle DBA certification.

Initial Requirements:
There are several options to choose from to become an Oracle Certified Professional Database Administrator depending on the version of Oracle you wish to be certified on.

They all require that you first earn the associate-level credential on the same track, and they all also include a training requirement.

12c track (still being rolled out):

Prerequisite: You must hold Oracle Certified Associate - Database 12c Administrator
Required Training: Complete one approved training course
Required Exam: Pass the Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration exam ($ still in beta).
Last, you must submit the Course Requirement Confirmation Form.

11g track:

Prerequisite: You must hold Oracle Certified Associate - Database 11g Administrator
Required Training: Complete one approved training course
Required Exam: Oracle Database 11g: Administration II exam ($245).
Last, you must submit the Course Requirement Confirmation Form.

10g track:

Prerequisite: You must hold Oracle Certified Associate - Database 10g Administrator
Required Training: Complete one approved training course
Required Exam: Oracle Database 10g: Administration II exam ($245).
Last, you must submit the Course Requirement Confirmation Form.

Continuing Requirements:
Oracle will periodically announce requirements for recertification based on the release of new products and upgrades.

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