Oracle Education and learning declared the retirement of many certification tracks on March 13, including both of those the OCA and OCP-degree 9i databases administration certifications. Launch 9i has been efficiently obsolete because the launch of Oracle 10g in 2003, so the retirement of these tracks is because of. With the retirement, none of the exams major to possibly of the 9i certifications will be out there following July 31, 2013. The certain exams staying retired are:

  • 1Z0-007: Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL
  • 1Z0-031: Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I
  • 1Z0-032: Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals II
  • 1Z0-033: Oracle9i Databases: Overall performance Tuning

Oracle pros that are pursuing the Oracle 9i DBA keep track of have been inquiring what influence this retirement will have on the process of acquiring their certification. The impression of the announcement and what actions you should take count on in which you at present are in the certification procedure.

  • If you have your 9i OCP Certification — For people who have by now handed all of the assessments and submitted their palms-on instruction paperwork, the retirement of the 9i monitor implies almost nothing at all. Oracle certifications and exam outcomes do not expire when an examination is retired.
  • If you have done all of the exams, but have not taken the teaching — Oracle will not grant the OCP certification until finally your schooling has been concluded and the paperwork submitted. No schooling vendor is likely to provide 9i classes following the reduce-off date, so you must routine and take the expected arms-on teaching before July 31st if you want to entire your 9i OCP.
  • If you have the 9i OCA — For candidates who have accomplished the OCA certification, there are two exams (1Z0-032, and 1Z0-033), plus a palms-on teaching program that need to be taken to grow to be an Oracle 9i OCP. Both equally examinations need to be taken before July 31st. As mentioned earlier mentioned, the teaching is not likely to be offered following that day both. If you want to entire your 9i OCP, there is very little time to squander.
  • If you have not still started functioning towards the OCP — If you have not yet started out to put together for your Oracle DBA certification keep track of, then I would advise pursuing a launch newer than 9i. You are possible to operate out of time prior to completing the prerequisites for the 9i OCP. The 10G observe will be accessible for a couple of yrs and the 11G observe will most likely be accessible for the following ten.

For candidates that have their 9i Affiliate certification, upgrading to the Expert-level has worth beyond just the amplified prestige. There is no up grade path for OCA certifications. Nevertheless, upgrading OCP certifications to the future launch calls for a single take a look at and has no schooling need. This suggests that if you develop into an Oracle 9i Database Administrator Qualified Expert, then one examination (1Z0-040) will up grade your qualifications to consist of Oracle 10G. A 2nd exam (1Z0-050) will enhance your credentials to 11G. Later this year, Oracle will be releasing 12C. At that time, a take a look at will be designed readily available to upgrade to 12C (presumably 1Z0-060). Becoming an Oracle Qualified Expert administrator and preserving your certifications current is a potent indicator that you are educated in the Oracle database and dedicated to holding your skills present.