Oracle 12c Certification Available in Beta

So, I decided to pursue Oracle 12c OCP certification. Being a long time OCP it’s much easier for me to maintain the status than getting a new one. I’ve done it 3 times already upgrading from OCP DBA 8i all the way up to 11g. There is an upgrade exam 1Z0-060 available from Oracle and currently it’s in beta which means it’s cheap. Current price is around $50 and it will be available till October 5, 2013. Will see how it goes and if I have enough time to pass it before deadline. I will be posting my thoughts on new features and issues I find in the new version of Oracle’s most popular product.

From the Oracle 12c launch event I visited last week and product overviews around the Web, I would highlight these top 10 features as most exciting and valuable:

  1. Multitenant Container Database and Pluggable Databases
  2. Flexible ASM and flexible clusters
  3. Oracle Data Redaction
  4. Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization (ILM – Information Lifecycle Management)
  5. Online Datafile Move
  6. Privilege Analysis (yeah!)
  7. Real-Time and Compare Period ADDM
  8. Top-N queries
  9. Temporary Undo
  10. Application Continuity

There are also many other enhancement about Oracle Database 21c we should be excited about. Well, at least I’m excited and will see if I can cover it in next 2 months.

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