I am a 10g DBA OCA. I obtained my certification by passing only the 1Z0-042 exam. Will I need to recertify or pass one of the SQL exams to keep my certification current?
No. Any 10g DBA OCA candidate who already holds the certification will NOT have to recertify or take any additional exams to keep their 10g DBA OCA certification current.
I am a 10g DBA OCA. I obtained my certification by passing only the 1Z0-042 exam. Will I need to complete any requirements in addition to taking a hands on course and passing the 1Z0-043 exam in order to upgrade my OCA certification to 10g DBA OCP?
No. All 10g DBA OCAs, regardless of whether they took the 1-exam or 2-exam certification path are eligible to upgrade their certification to 10g DBA OCP by completing one of the required hands on courses and passing the 1Z0-043 exam.
Why did Oracle Certification Program make the decision to add this exam to the 10g DBA OCA path?
At Oracle, we conduct frequent thorough reviews of our certification program to ensure that we are delivering the best results to our candidates and customers. The integral role that SQL plays in the 10g DBA’s profession makes it a highly beneficial component to the certification.
If I have to take two exams to become certified, how can a 1-exam path be equivalent to my 2-exam path?
Oracle certifications are issued based upon the certification requirements in effect at the time of completing the final requirement. At Oracle, we may update certification requirements to ensure that we are best serving the needs of our certification community and customers.
Are there any exceptions to the 2-exam path?
No. There are no exceptions to the 2-exam path. If you registered for your 1Z0-042 exam prior to November 30, 2008 but did not take the exam until after November 30, you will still be required to pass both exams in order to become a 10g DBA OCA.
In order to have become certified with the single exam path, certification must have been COMPLETED by November 30, 2008.
I passed my 1Z0-042 exam on or before November 30, 2008 but I have not yet received my success kit. Will I need to pass one of the SQL exams in order to become 10g DBA OCA certified?
No. Anyone who passed the 1Z0-042 exam by November 30, 2008 will become certified with the single exam path, even though they may receive their success kit in the mail after November 30, 2008
I took the 1Z0-001 exam before it was retired. Will this still count toward the 10g OCA certification, or will I need to take one of the 3 remaining exams in addition to the 1Z0-042 exam?
If you passed the 1Z0-001 exam before it retired, it will still count toward the 10g OCA certification. If you have passed the 1Z0-001 exam, you only need to pass the 1Z0-042 exam to gain 10g DBA OCA certification.