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New Oracle Certification being offered for Oracle Professionals

Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting
Don Burleson

 

A new oracle certification organization dubbed the ?International Technical Certification Consortium? (ITC2) is offering ?experienced-based? Oracle certification, with no testing requirements and a $1,750 fee.  Kimberly Floss, President of the International Oracle Users Group is working on the vetting for this new Oracle DBA and developer certification program.program.

ITC2 offers two Oracle certification programs:

  • ECOCD  - Oracle Certification Program ? OCP
     

  • ECODBA - Oracle DBA certification

Here is the ITC2 web site.  Check this out:

http://www.itc2.org/FAQ.htm

According to ITC2: ?Many people have several years of experience and are not able to achieve certification because they simply ?freeze up? at the mere thought of having to take a test.  They are not able to obtain certification, and all the while some sophomore in high school is walking around with several of them.?

While it is not clear what specific experience will be evaluated, ITC2 appears to offer an alternative to the OCP and suggests that the OCP certificate may be less valuable than their ECOCD and ECODBA Oracle certification: ? Some certifications are being ?cheapened? in the eyes of hiring authorities.  Why?  Because ?boot camps? and other ?fast-learn? methodologies help individuals cram for a test. ?

ITC2 says that they have representatives in all major cities and that ?Our representatives are among the top professional and executive recruiters in the country. ?  So, what is evaluated for the ECOCD and ECODBA certificates?  ITC2 notes the following examples from their ?Experience Certification? methodology? methodology for Oracle certification:

  • total years of experience
  • total years of related work experience
  • education
  • other certifications
  • documented and verified case histories of project roles in the area in which the candidate is seeking certification
  • online testing in which the candidate must score 90%-100%
  • subscription to a strict code of ethics
  • background check (where required, i.e. Information Security)
  • peer review of application
  • peer interview (vetting)

ITC2 lists many benefits of their new certification, including ?The chance to achieve the ultimate distinction of achieving a Master status in your certified area. ?.  They also claim that their Oracle certification provides ?International recognition of the Experience Certification by the top placement and hiring organizations in the world. ?

ITC notes that the cost of certification is $1,250 each.  It also appears that ITC2 is currently recruiting Oracle professionals to conduct the reviews and vetting of Oracle certificate applicants, and  ITC2 promises a high compensation for those who help to certify Oracle candidates.  According to the ITC2 site:  ?If we had 100 people certify and you did the reviews and vetting you would receive $21,000.  If 400 people certify, you will receive $84,000. ?

It remains to be seen how this new certification will be received by the Oracle community, but those who have complained about the high-expense and knowledge requirements of Oracle OCP certification now have an alternative.

There are other certification bodies, some more credible than others.

For more information about the Oracle OCP and the value of Oracle certifications to management, see Mike Ault's book "Conducting the Oracle Job Interview" by Rampant TechPress ($41.95):

http://www.rampant-books.com/book_2003_1_job_ora.htm

Regards,


 
   Don Burleson
   
www.dba-oracle.com
   
www.remote-dba.net



 

 

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