Certification: Oracle Certified Professional, Database Cloud Administrator
Certification Full Name: Oracle Certified Professional, Database Cloud Administrator
Certification Provider: Oracle
Exam Code: 1z0-028
Exam Name: Oracle Database Cloud Administration
Oracle Database, with over 305,000 systems using this technology, is easily the best database in the world. With 97% of the Fortune 500 companies using Oracle's technology, an Oracle Certified Professional certification is definitely something that holds a lot of value in the industry and is a huge addition to a candidate's credibility. This is where the OCP Database Cloud Administrator comes in, which is among two of the certifications for the Database Administrator certification, the other being the OCM.
As the 12c released, the Oracle Database, in a way, was re-engineered for cloud computing. This certification is a validation which would assess the candidate's skills and capabilities using real world and scenario based questions. This certification assesses the most vital skills which Database Administrators need for daily maintenance and operations management.
Who can do this certification?
The Certified Professional DBA credentialis designed for those experienced candidates who have proficiency and skills which are needed in order to successfully implement and administer a Database Cloud especially in the enterprise.
Through this certification, a candidate will be able to gain the proficiency which may be required in connection with architecture of the Oracle DB as a service offering, along with resource utilization made possible by Oracle's DBA Cloud solutions. Those candidates who are Oracle Partner Network members would gain the OPN Certified Specialist upon completion of this certification.
As with all certifications, there is one exam that associates with this credential, known as the Oracle Database Cloud Administration exam.
The credential is designed especially for DBAs, who through the necessary skill and experience, can implement and manage in an enterprise, the Database Cloud. It is recommended that the candidate possesses relevant field experience and training before pursuing this certification.
There is a criteria eligibility criteria that the candidate needs to fulfil to appear for the exam in this certification. For the Oracle Certified Professional path, a candidate needs to satisfy the following criteria:
The Oracle Certified Professional DBA consists of a single exam, called the 1Z0-028 Oracle Database Cloud Administration exam, which can be taken by candidates worldwide. This exam is also associated with the Certified Associate path, the difference between these two being in the eligibility and prior certification criteria.
The 1Z0-028 Oracle Database Cloud Administration is composed of eighty-four questions, all which are of the multiple choice format. The maximum time allotted to the candidates for this exam is fixed at 2 hours or 120 minutes.To earn this credential, it is mandatory for the candidate to have a percentage score of sixty percent or more in the exam.
Broadly, these are the categories/topics over which the candidates are questioned on in the associated exam:
The candidates who fail to achieve the minimum score at the first attempt can appear for the exam again, but only after a waiting period of 14 days. Candidate can register after the 13th day only.
Validity of the Certification
As per Oracle's policy, their certifications do not have any specific validity period or expiration date. The Oracle Certified Professional Database Cloud Administrator has no expiry as such. As per the candidate's needs and requirements, he may need to gain a recertification if an upgraded version of this DBA certification is released.
As a Certified Professional DBA from Oracle, candidates can expect to get some of the best salaries in the IT industry. For a Database Administrator, the salaries easily can cross into the six figure range from $90,000 to$100,000 plus along with relevant experience. Further candidates can look to improve their qualifications through the OCM certification and obtain higher salaries.
Had it not been for the Oracle Certified Professional Database Cloud Administrator credential, I would never have gotten my due place in this highly competitive industry. For anyone looking to get a job as a DBA, Oracle's credentials serve as a tool of instant credibility and a proof of the necessary expertise, experience and knowledge.
Robert Straub, Arch Coal Inc
Daejeon, South Korea.
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