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    Are Oracle certifications worth the effort anymore? I know during the buble that they were all the rage, but do they matter anymore? I am a Junior DBA that would like to eventually be a senior DBA, and wnat to know if I should work on that area.

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    Define "Worth It"
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    Re: Are Oracle certifications worth it

    Originally posted by kmuller
    Are Oracle certifications worth the effort anymore? I know during the buble that they were all the rage, but do they matter anymore? I am a Junior DBA that would like to eventually be a senior DBA, and wnat to know if I should work on that area.

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    Yes, they matter.
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    Re: Re: Are Oracle certifications worth it

    Originally posted by julian
    Yes, they matter.
    Depends on the context. Will you get that Sr. DBA position just because you have completed Oracle Certification? No, probably not.

    Will getting certified get you more money at your current job or even your next job? No, probably not.

    Will the knowlege you gain give you personal satisfaction and confidence so you can become that Sr. DBA and make the big bucks over time? Maybe, if you apply that knowlege.

    We all know of people who have become certified with no practical experience and have gotten promotions and raises. But you need to do it for the right reasons with reasonable expectations. OCPs are a dime a dozen. They give you practically no advantage during the job hunting process and even less leverage for raises/promotions.
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    Re: Re: Re: Are Oracle certifications worth it

    In 2 of the 3 questions you mention money :-) It's not all about $$$s...
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Are Oracle certifications worth it

    Originally posted by julian
    In 2 of the 3 questions you mention money :-) It's not all about $$$s...
    It's always about the $$$$.
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    Actually I think Jeff has a good point, this is a job and a career, for the most it is about $$$. The tests cost $$ to take, as does the study material, are you telling me that you would shell out that scratch, time and effort for personal satisfaction?

    In my experience perception has a LOT more to do with who gets promoted and who does not.
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    Believe it or not, fo some of us it is not just the money.
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    Originally posted by julian
    Believe it or not, fo some of us it is not just the money.
    So you would do it for free?
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    Originally posted by julian
    Believe it or not, fo some of us it is not just the money.
    Well then tell us again how you aquired your "Master" status oh charitable one.
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