I am really confused about taking the exams for Oracle certification. I am planning to take 1Z0-007. Is this exam for both Oracle 9i and 10g?
Also, I would like to take certification in Oracle 10g (certified PL/SQL Developer). Which exam should I take to acheive this? Could you please tell me the path I have to follow?
And aboutt the courses: do I have to take it before writing the exam? Is it necessary to attend the course to get the certificate?
This information is updated regularly and is available on Oracle Education's Web site. Here is a link to the full certification path you are looking for.
The test you are taking is for Intro to Oracle 9i: SQL and PL/SQL. Currently, there is only one path for the Oracle PL/SQL Developer OCA, and that includes taking either 1Z0-007 or 1Z0-001 first, then taking 1Z0-147. Once you pass these tests and become OCA, you can take one more test, 1Z0-141, to become OCP. So, I think to answer your questions, there is no differentiation between the developer path for 9i or 10g and you are indeed taking the right test.
This was first published in July 2007