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Quality issues cited with Oracle University 10g training

April 14, 2004


According to the Certcities article Is it just a money grab?, the author notes quality issues with Oracle University training:


“Oracle University courseware is not always the best or most accurate, and while Oracle's internal trainers are indeed good, I have met third-party trainers teaching Oracle that are just as good or better.”


In fact, many competitors in Oracle training note that they offer Oracle instructors with extensive real-world experience:


“All Oracle Training instructors are seasoned Oracle professionals with more than 20 years experience.  All our instructors are Oracle Certified Professionals and are specially trained to offer a hands-on, pragmatic learning experience.”


It is a requirement of the Oracle9i Oracle Certified DBA (OCP) certificate that a candidate takes at least one class from Oracle University.  The author goes on to

Give his opinion about this requirement:


“By forcing OCP candidates to attend an Oracle University class Oracle is helping to ensure a revenue stream for its education division. Unfortunately, it may also have the effect of discouraging potential OCP candidates from pursuing their certification past the OCA stage.”



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