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Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) - Oracle Database Administrator

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This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Oracle Corporation
Redwood Shores, CA USA
Phone: 800-672-2531

Skill Level: Foundation                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $370 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For individuals who install and maintain an Oracle Database. This is the entry-level Oracle DBA certification for Oracle Database Administrators.

Initial Requirements:
There are several options to choose from depending on which version of Oracle you wish to become certified on. Upgrade paths from one version to another are also available.

All tracks require passing two exams, as follows:

12c track:
You must pass the Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals ($245) exam (*exams 1Z0-007: Introduction to Oracle9i SQL ,1Z0-047: Oracle Database SQL Expert and 1Z0-051 Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I will also fulfill this exam requirement.). You must also pass Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration ($still in beta)

11g track:

You must pass the Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I ($125) (*exams 1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i SQL or 1Z0-047 Oracle Database SQL Expert, will also fulfill this exam requirement.). You must then pass the Oracle Database 11g: Administration 1 exam ($245).

10g track:

You must first pass one of the following exams: Introduction to Oracle9i SQL ($125/retires July 31, 2013), or Oracle Database SQL Expert ($245), or Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I ($125). You must then pass the Oracle Database 10g: Administration I exam ($245).

Continuing Requirements:
Oracle will periodically announce requirements for recertification based on the release of new products and upgrades.


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