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Oracle9i PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate

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Oracle9i PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:09 pm

I have been using oracle as a developer for 6 years now and was looking to go through the certification process for the PL/SQL developer. My questions are 1. Is it worth it to go this course? Will it ever get to be a OCP Developer?. I really have no intention of becoming a dba or wanting to develop forms or reports since I mostly have been using VB, and Java. I know I will learn alot in the process of taking the exams though. Just wanted to get some opinions. Thanks
Jeff
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RE: Oracle9i PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate

Postby Tim... » Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:09 pm

Hi.

I don't think there will ever be a OCP in PL/SQL development. Oracle see the Certified Associate as a stepping stone to the OCP Developer. Unfortunately for people like us who have little interest in Forms and Reports there is no natural progression from OCA in development.

I think the value of OCA/OCP is in what you get out of it, not necessarily what employers think. If you think you will learn something by doing this exam then go for it. I wouldn't suggest the ILT course as you probably know enough after six years to prepare for the exam by yourself.

Good luck.

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RE: Oracle9i PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:09 pm

Thanks Tim
I think I will learn a bunch by going through it. My other question is once you have that certification how often do you need to take tests to keep it up to date?

Jeff

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RE: Oracle9i PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate

Postby Tim... » Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:09 pm

Hi.

Once you are certified that's it for that version. You only need to take nore tests if you wish to certify in a new version. If you get a full OCP this usually involves a single upgrade exam.

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