Oracle Education introduced the retirement of several certification tracks on March 13, together with each the OCA and OCP-stage 9i database administration certifications. Launch 9i has been proficiently out of date since the launch of Oracle 10g in 2003, so the retirement of these tracks is because of. With the retirement, none of the exams top to possibly of the 9i certifications will be readily available immediately after July 31, 2013. The unique examinations being retired are:
- 1Z0-007: Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL
- 1Z0-031: Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I
- 1Z0-032: Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals II
- 1Z0-033: Oracle9i Databases: General performance Tuning
Oracle professionals that are pursuing the Oracle 9i DBA monitor have been inquiring what outcome this retirement will have on the procedure of getting their certification. The affect of the announcement and what actions you should acquire depend on wherever you presently are in the certification method.
- If you have your 9i OCP Certification — For individuals who have by now passed all of the checks and submitted their arms-on schooling paperwork, the retirement of the 9i monitor indicates nothing at all. Oracle certifications and test results do not expire when an exam is retired.
- If you have completed all of the exams, but have not taken the training — Oracle will not grant the OCP certification until your coaching has been finished and the paperwork submitted. No training seller is probable to supply 9i classes immediately after the slash-off day, so you must plan and get the expected fingers-on education right before July 31st if you want to comprehensive your 9i OCP.
- If you have the 9i OCA — For candidates who have finished the OCA certification, there are two examinations (1Z0-032, and 1Z0-033), as well as a arms-on coaching program that will have to be taken to come to be an Oracle 9i OCP. The two exams must be taken before July 31st. As pointed out above, the teaching is not likely to be out there just after that day either. If you want to complete your 9i OCP, there is little time to waste.
- If you have not nonetheless begun functioning towards the OCP — If you have not but commenced to put together for your Oracle DBA certification observe, then I would advise pursuing a launch more recent than 9i. You are very likely to operate out of time prior to finishing the necessities for the 9i OCP. The 10G observe will be readily available for a few several years and the 11G track will very likely be obtainable for the subsequent 10.
For candidates that have their 9i Associate certification, upgrading to the Qualified-amount has price over and above just the increased prestige. There is no enhance path for OCA certifications. On the other hand, upgrading OCP certifications to the upcoming release requires a solitary check and has no education requirement. This signifies that if you come to be an Oracle 9i Databases Administrator Certified Qualified, then one examination (1Z0-040) will up grade your qualifications to include things like Oracle 10G. A 2nd test (1Z0-050) will up grade your qualifications to 11G. Later this 12 months, Oracle will be releasing 12C. At that time, a exam will be built available to upgrade to 12C (presumably 1Z0-060). Starting to be an Oracle Qualified Specialist administrator and maintaining your certifications existing is a powerful indicator that you are knowledgeable in the Oracle database and fully commited to trying to keep your abilities present-day.