The Oracle EBS,
or E-Business suite ranks as the most comprehensive suite with
integrated global business applications, which help the organizations
to make decisions which are smarter, apart from playing a pivotal
role in cost reduction and optimizing performance. As an organization
grows, so does the need for a strong management of its cross industry
capabilities, and this is where the Oracle EBS helps its customers
manage the complexities of a growing and global enterprise.
something that simplifies a task as complex as EBS does also needs
someone to manage it- a team of trained administrators and
professions. The Oracle EBS R12 Applications Database Administrator
Certified Professional is a credential and a tag whose task it is to
identify such professionals.
Who can do this certification?
Not only does a
candidate need to have a prior Database Administration certification
in order to pursue this one, but he should also be an expert with a
strong foundation when it comes to the implementation of solutions
with Oracle E-Business Suite as their basis.
professionals are known for possessing the complete skill set which
makes them capable for working as an Applications Database
Administrator. Apart from being a database administrator, an
individual as such is also responsible for managing the components of
the Applications Release R12 by Oracle, including database versions
10g and 11g.
A preparation for
the exam that is in this credential makes the individual an effective
manager of the Oracle Applications. A thorough knowledge of the
architecture, its configuration, along with performance optimization
are some of the things that he'd learn, apart from standing out of
the crowd for potential employers.
Once a candidate
has fulfilled the criteria of eligibility with respect to this
credential, he or she is required to appear in an exam as a part of
this certification. The concerned exam is known as Oracle EBS R12:
Install, Patch and Maintain Applications (Exam Code: 1Z0-238).
Apart from being
experienced in Database Administration and EBS-based solutions
implementation, a candidate has to have the Oracle Database
Administrator Certified Professional credential, either for the
Database 10g version or for the Oracle Database 11g.
exam is a 90 minute exam of 75 questions in total, following the
multiple choice pattern. Validation of this exam is against the
Release 12. Following topics cover all of the questions asked in this
R12 Use Oracle Application AD Utilities
Patching & the AutoPatch Process
Oracle Application Components
How to perform an installation
Finishing the Installation
detailed description of these is available with the Oracle University
website. The R12 x Install/Patch/Maintain Oracle E-Business Suite is
a recommended training for the preparation of this exam and
In order to pass
this exam, scoring a percentage score of 63% or more is mandatory.
Any candidate scoring less than this is declared failed in the
examination, and has to retake in order to earn the credential.
Subsequent retaking of the exam is permitted, however, only after 14
days have passed after the prior attempt.
Validity of the certification
this credential, it remains to say valid, despite of any changes or
upgrade to the version or the product of the examination. A candidate
earning the certification can continue to use it indefinitely.
Recertification is solely upon the candidate himself, depending on
when the product and suite version of this credential is upgraded.
Steps involved in this certification
Once a candidate
has the prerequisite experience and expertise mandatory for this
certification, it is then a two-step process, as listed further:
Step I - A
candidate must possess one of these credentials
- The Oracle
10 Database Administrator Certified Professional
- The Oracle
11g Database Administrator Certified Professional
Step II - In this
step, a candidate has to pass the associated exam which is the Oracle
EBS R12: Install, Patch and Maintain Applications 1Z0-238 exam.
Oracle EBS has
been a boon for the already grown and growing organizations, for a
reliable software to manage a global enterprise is something that is
mandatory. EBS has done the same for that, making a smooth running
possible. Knowing how crucial this is to us, we only select Oracle
Certified individuals for managing a task and software as crucial as
the Oracle E-Business Suite for us.