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Big Data, Security, Database Management: Oracle Offers IT All

Growing Into These Roles

 

Oracle dude and lady discussing dataDBAs have a lot of responsibility when managing, administering and securing an Oracle Database and the industry needs to ensure that a potential DBA is qualified to handle these tasks in support of business-critical operations. Oracle has developed a robust number of certifications from entry- to master-level credentials to help individuals both gain and verify the important skills required.

 

With a certification to back you up, any organization you work for will trust that you have demonstrated you can effectively use database technology to deliver high availability capabilities, backup and recovery features, bundled development tools, security mechanisms, and the overall performance needed to support growing enterprises. As newer roles come in to play, there may be additional requirements to grow your profession.

 

Getting ready for a career as an Oracle DBA is all about having a plan set so that you can confidently respond correctly to common questions and situations that a DBA may experience when keeping the Oracle Database running smoothly. Oracle can help you start to gain the confidence you need with a full set of recommended training courses that help you to build these skills.

 

With the Oracle Database 12c and 12c Release 2 certifications, database professionals have the opportunity to continually grow their careers as they gain more experience, knowledge and skills. You can choose to become an Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), then move up to the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) ranks.

 

From there, you can learn more specialized skills and become an Expert in specific areas, like Performance and Management Tuning, RAC and Grid Infrastructure, or a Certified Implementation Specialist in an Oracle solution. There is even an Oracle Certified Master (OCM) level where you perform hands-on tasks to solve real-world problems in a performance based environment.

 

By achieving your Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate credential you demonstrate important skills DBAs need to properly execute daily operational management and maintenance. The top hiring skills employers are looking for — 12c, DBA, Database, Database Maintenance, Database Management, Oracle 12c, Oracle Associate, and SQL — are represented through a digital certification badge that is easily verifiable and can bring you instant credibility.

 

Once acquired, your digital badge can be shared across all social media platforms, signatures and profiles and can also be used to search for current job openings. Within your profile, you can click on the Related Jobs icon to view real time job postings by job title, country, city, state and even by salary ranges. There you will find top employers looking for the skills an Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate brings.

 

Not only can you view who’s hiring, you can also apply for any of these jobs directly simply by clicking from within your badge. Country labor market data is available for Australia, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.

 

What you will need to do to earn this badge is to pass two exams: Oracle Database 12c SQL exam and Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate exam. Passing the Oracle Database 12c SQL exam earns a credential on its own giving you recognition as an Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate.

 

Why is passing an SQL exam required in your path to becoming a certified DBA? SQL is the standard language used to communicate with a relational database. SQL query allows us to update or retrieve data. SQL can also be embedded in other languages such as Java when your application (WebApp, Servlet or simply HTML) needs to query a backend database.

 

Passing your Oracle Database 12c SQL exam proves you have captured the depth of knowledge and comprehension of SQL needed for data modeling and in using SQL to create and manipulate tables in an Oracle Database. Being certified proves fluency and a solid understanding of SQL language and how it’s used with Oracle Database 12c.

 

When you take your Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate exam you will be tested on Creating Databases, Starting Up and Shutting Down, Managing Storage Structures, Managing Users and Security, Managing Schema Objects, Backup & Recovery and Monitoring and Tuning Performance. There are recommended training courses and exam prep tools available to help you along your path.

 

To find out more about how you can start to expand your career opportunities as a DBA by getting your Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 12c Release 2 certifications, visit Oracle Certification today.

 


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Diana H GrayDiana Gray is Senior Principal Curriculum Product Manager at Oracle.

Eva Chase is Senior Global Marketing Manager at Oracle.