How to Earn Oracle Database SQL (1Z0-071) Credential?

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1Z0-071 Exam Summary

The Oracle Database SQL is the stepping-stone for a candidate to build a successful career as an Oracle Professional. The OCA credential enables database professionals to prove competency in basic skills required to manage the industry’s most advanced database technology, using cutting edge tools. Earn a core OCA credential on your path to Database Administrator or PL/SQL Developer certifications, by passing exam 1Z0-071 Oracle Database SQL.

There are 5 levels of Oracle Certification Credentials 

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 

Released earlier this year, this certification fills a gap in the offerings that fulfill the SQL prerequisite in core Database Administrator and PL/SQL Developer paths. Until now, these offerings included two non-proctored SQL fundamentals exams (1Z0-051 and 1Z0-061) that do not result in certification by themselves and a more in depth SQL Expert exam (1Z0-047) that covers topic areas that may not show up very often in the day to day activities of a SQL Developer.

SQL knowledge is essential to the Database Administrator role as well as that of the PL/SQL Developer. The new Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate credential gives a broader, more comprehensive view of SQL without dipping into more difficult, seldom-used features.

Passing this exam is a win/win if you are pursuing a path that includes a SQL requirement. You earn two valuable certifications.

Even if your plans don't currently include an additional layer of certification, this credential proves fluency in and a solid understanding of SQL language, data modeling and using SQL to create and manipulate tables in an Oracle Database.

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Some certification levels build on each other, for example: an Associate certification is required for Professional, while a Professional certification is required for Master. The Expert and Specialist certification does not have any prerequisite certification like Associate. Oracle has recently introduced Junior Associate certifications for example (Java Foundations Junior Associate 1Z0-811 exam) that targets college students.

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