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Oracle Certified Expert SQL certification

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonApril 24,  2015

Question:  I'm considering Oracle certification, and I was wondering about the value of the Oracle Certified Expert certifications?

Answer:  As of 2015, the Oracle Certified Expert program is quite new, and I've yet to meet an OCE, so I have no firsthand knowledge of the quality of the OCE holders, which speaks directly to your question about the value of purchasing an Oracle Certified Expert SQL certificate.

I think that the term "expert" implies expertise, and I don't know of any requirement for actual experience.  Of course, experience cannot be measured in the Oracle Certified Expert exam.

Can you be an Expert without experience?

The word "expert" shares its roots with the word "experience", and I don't think that the OCE exam requires evidence of work experience. Back in Oracle7 days, the Chauncey Oracle7 Certified DBA program required a signed statement from your employer, to warrant that the candidate had enough experience to be considered an "expert" in Oracle database administration.

See my notes on becoming an Oracle expert, you don't need the OCE to do it:



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