Oracle needs to fix their certification requirements

I have been spending a good bit of my spare time studying for the Oracle RAC certification, and am hoping to get certified by the end of summer. Once thing that annoys me is the fact that you have to attend a vendor training class in order to get certified. This is kinda silly, and I have yet to find a test that I couldn’t pass by studying the product on my own (I have 14 certifications, all of which I got by studying vendor documentation). While I can understand that Oracle wants to make money off the certification process, they should be a bit more flexible and allow people to acquire certifications through self-study (I think you learn more when you study material on your own). Since I don’t have $3,500 to spend on the class, I may have to stop once I get my OCA next month. Bummer!

3 thoughts on “Oracle needs to fix their certification requirements”

  1. Go to Oracle’s site and find the link for “Workforce Development”–they list alternate training providers who may charge less. Attendance at either an Oracle Academy or Workforce Development provider does count as class attendance.

    If you’re near Manhattan you can take classes at NYU.

  2. I understand what you’re talking about. I am OCP 11g and I spent thousand of dollars for my training even though i could have done it through self study. By the way your website is really well presented and organized. The information here is really well explained in a very simple manner. It really helped me understand Linux better. Thanks a lot.

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