How should I prepare for the Oracle SQL certification?

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How should I prepare for the Oracle SQL certification?

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Answer:

Oracle University offers the following SQL related certifications:

  • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP): MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator
  • OCP: MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator (upgrade)
  • OCP: MySQL 5.6 Developer
  • OCP: MySQL 5.6 Developer (upgrade)
  • OCP: MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator
  • OCP: MySQL 8.0 Database Administrator
  • MySQL 2019 Certified Implementation Specialist

In order to obtain the aforementioned certifications, the usual requirement is to take and pass an examination. Some certifications also require individuals to hold a previous or more basic version of the aforementioned certification. To help individuals prepare for the certification exam, Oracle University provides the following resources: learning subscriptions, training courses, and examination topic lists. The following are some examples of the available resources to prepare for some certification exams:

OCP: MySQL 5.6 Developer

  • MySQL Learning Subscription
  • Unlimited Learning Subscription - All Technology
  • MySQL for Developers
  • Exam Topics List

OCP: MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator

  • MySQL 5.6 Reference Manual
  • MySQL for Developers
  • MySQL Learning Subscription
  • Exam Topics List

OCP: MySQL 8.0 Database Administrator

  • MySQL for Database Administrators Ed 5
  • Exam Topics List

MySQL 2019 Certified Implementation Specialist

  • Exam Topics List

For more information about careers for oracle certification holders, check out this article: Career Information for an Oracle Certification

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