The Oracle® Certification Program certifies candidates on skills and knowledge related to Oracle® products and technologies. Credentials are granted based on a combination of passing exams, training and performance-based assignments, depending on the level of certification.
An Oracle® Certification helps build a sense of trust with current and future employers that you can perform the job. Global companies are looking to hire experts they can trust.
All individuals interested in pursuing a career in Information Technology and in specific Database Administration.
There are 6 levels of Oracle Certification credentials: Oracle Certified Junior Associate (OCJA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), Oracle Certified Master (OCM), Oracle Certified Expert (OCE) and Oracle Certified Specialist (OCS). These credentials are spread across 9 technology pillars and further broken down into product family and product groupings. Certifications are also defined by job role on the Oracle Certification website.
Oracle Certified Junior Associate (OJA) – credential is a novice-level certification focused on students in secondary schools, two-year colleges and four-year colleges and universities and faculty members who teach foundational Java and computer science classes.
The Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) – credential is the first step toward achieving an Oracle Certified Professional certification. The OCA credential ensures a candidate is equipped with fundamental skills, providing a strong foundation for supporting Oracle products.
The Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) – credential builds upon the fundamental skills demonstrated by the OCA. The Oracle Certified Professional has a command of a specific area of Oracle technology and demonstrates a high level of knowledge and skills. IT managers often use the OCP credential to evaluate the qualifications of employees and job candidates.
Oracle Certified Master (OCM) – credential recognizes the highest level of demonstrated skills, knowledge and proven abilities. OCMs are equipped to answer the most difficult questions and solve the most complex problems. The certification typically builds upon the fundamental skills of the OCA and the more advanced skills of the OCP.
Oracle Certified Expert (OCE) – credentials recognize competency in specific, niche-oriented technologies, architectures or domains. Credentials are independent of the traditional OCA, OCP, OCM hierarchy, but often build upon skills proven as an OCA or OCP. Competencies falling under the umbrella of the Expert program range from foundational skills to mastery of advanced technologies.
Oracle Certified Specialist (OCS) – credentials are typically implementation-oriented certifications targeting employees of current Oracle partners, though the certifications are available to all candidates, partner or not.
Appointments are made at least two working days in advance, subject to availability.
- Contact the exams department (email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Make payment either via bank or Mpesa (We don’t accept cash)
- Fill the exam form and submit it to the exams department.
- Pick your receipt.
You are advised to bring at least 2 forms of acceptable ID each time you report to our exam center. With few exceptions, ID documents must meet all the following requirements:
- be government issued.
- be an original document; photocopied documents are not acceptable
- be valid; expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable
- include the test taker’s full name matching exactly the name used to register
- include a recent photograph that clearly matches the test taker
- include the test taker’s signature
If you do not bring valid and acceptable identification, or if the name on your ID does not exactly match the name on your registration, you will not be permitted to test, and you will forfeit your exam fee as its not refundable.
You will not be allowed to take any personal items with you into the testing room. This includes all bags, books or other materials not authorized for this exam, notes, phones, pagers, watches and wallets. You will, however, be provided a locker where you can keep your personal items. It is important that all electronic items, such as cellphones should be turned OFF.