Tag Archives: certification

Oracle Recertification Requirement

I saw this post about the policy change this morning. Oracle Certification Program Policy Change: Recertification Requirement There is also a comment about it here. Oracle to DBAs: your certification is about to become worthless paper You can be cynical about this and assume it’s a money thing, but I’m actually in favour of it. […]

Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) Database 12c…

I just noticed the Database 12c OCP beta exams have started to appear (see here). Not surprisingly, the multitenant option seems to be a big factor in the content of the both the Advanced Administration and Upgrade exam. There are a few things that seem a little odd (to me) though: Use Oracle Restart to […]

RHCE Certification Articles (continued)…

I mentioned in my previous post on this subject that I had 5 more objectives yet to cover. The articles for those objectives have now been added to the website. Routing IP Traffic on Linux Use iptables to Implement Packet Filtering and Configure Network Address Translation (NAT) Configure Linux to Authenticate Using Kerberos Build Simple […]

RHCE Certification Articles…

Just before I started my current job I was planning on doing the RHCSA and RHCE exams for a bit of fun. In preparation for that I started to write the revision notes for each of the exam objectives. I got to the end of the RHCSA exam objectives, then my plan kind-of stalled, what […]

Oracle Database Certified on OL6/RHEL6 (at last)…

I can hardly believe it. It’s finally happened!!! Check out the story here. The certification matrix on MOS is not updated yet, and those on RHEL kernel will have to wait a few more days (90), but at last we have some firm commitment. From now on, the Oracle Linux errata are available free from […]

A History of (my) Certifications…

I was chatting with the lady doing OCP Lounge registrations at OOW11. During this chat I mentioned I hadn’t received a certificate for the SQL Expert certification. It never crossed my mind to re-request it, since my certifications are visible on certview.oracle.com anyway. Yesterday, a DHL man delivered the missing certificate, which prompted me to look […]

Oracle Database SQL Expert (1Z0-047)…

I can see this post degenerating into a rant, so I would like to preemptively appologize to anyone involved in the production of this exam. I’m guessing it’s a real pain to develop these exams, especially when some ass like me starts moaning about them. Added to that, I’m guessing the word “Expert” means slightly […]