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Oracle Certification Benefits -
The Oracle certification scheme has been around for many years now, but is it just a means for Oracle to
sell more of their training courses or is there any benefit? Well, let's see.
Oracle's 2012 salary survey found that over 80% of Oracle Certified individuals reported a promotion,
salary/benefits increase or other career improvements as a result of becoming certified and Oracle’s own
survey of graduates of their Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) program reported that:-
over 90% said their job prospects had improved due to having Oracle certification
82% said their earning power had increased
89% said they gained more confidence in their Oracle expertise after becoming certified
This seems to be confirmed by independent studies:-
the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) DBA certification was ranked in the Top Ten most Valuable
Credentials by CRN.com in 2002
Certification magazine found that Oracle Certified Professionals had the highest average salary and
along with Compaq Certified Professionals headed the list for receiving the biggest increase in
salary as a result of obtaining certification
the “Robert Half Technology 2010 Salary Guide” found that having certification can increase
starting salary by up to 10 percent
There is also evidence that it benefits companies to use certified staff. Research by International Data
Corporation ("Benefits and Productivity Gains Realized Through IT Certification," International Data
Corporation) found that:
certified professionals handled 40% more support calls per person, per day, than uncertified staff
companies that advocated certification reported 49% less downtime than those that did not
the costs of certification were repaid in fewer than nine months by the savings from increased
effectiveness in the majority of companies surveyed
In summary, gaining Oracle Certification can be a real career boost as most Oracle Certified Professionals
have found that their investment in training and certification is quickly repaid by gains in salary, job
opportunities, or expanded roles.
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