Professional Certification Resources

Differentiate and stand out with professional certifications

Educators: Empower your students to differentiate themselves from the competition when applying for college or university, internships and jobs with Oracle Academy or Oracle professional certifications. And students: Get ready for the next step in your education or career.

Oracle Foundations Associate certifications provide concrete evidence of hands-on Java programming and database knowledge and skills.

Courses + Certification = Skills + Careers

Who should earn Oracle Foundations Associate certifications? Students in secondary schools and two- and four- year colleges and universities who have taken Oracle Academy courses and/or have studied computer science, including relevant Java and database curriculum. And, if you’re an educator who would like to show your mastery of these subjects, you can become certified as well.

Pathways to Oracle Foundations Associate Certifications

Foundations Associate Certifications can be a helpful credential for students to have when applying for college or university, internships, summer jobs, and their first jobs after post-secondary education. Foundations Associate Certifications prepare students—and even educators—to progress to the Oracle Certified Associate level, and later to become an Oracle Certified Professional.

Certifications provide validation of specific technical knowledge and capabilities. They show students’ potential to continue to gain skills and build knowledge as they continue their education and career pathways.

Oracle Academy courses offer a pathway to Oracle Foundations Associate certification.

After successfully obtaining Oracle Foundations Associate certifications, students might consider studying for and taking exams to obtain Oracle professional certifications.

Oracle Academy courses and Foundations Associate certifications are excellent preparation for Oracle professional certifications. However, Oracle certifications show professional-level industry knowledge and skills, and achieving them requires additional comprehensive study, practice, and exam preparation.

Through Oracle certification, students can demonstrate a professional level of technical skills with a distinction recognized throughout the information technology industry. This gives them a competitive edge in their careers.

Java Certification

*The Java Foundations Certified Foundations Associate exam does not assume any hands-on professional experience with Java. However, to be successful, you will need a basic understanding of Java programming language and concepts and have mathematical, logical, and analytical problem-solving skills. In addition, you must know how to write and execute a Java program and work with the Java Development kit (JDK) and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

**Both Java Foundations and Java Programming must be completed to build toward the knowledge required for the Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer certification, but further study and practice is highly recommended for obtaining certification.

Database Certification

***The Oracle Database Foundations Certified Foundations Associate exam does not assume any hands-on experience with Oracle Database products. However, to be successful, you need a basic understanding of the different types of database models and components. In addition, you need to know how tables are designed and the types of relationships between tables to manipulate data via SQL queries as well as familiarity with mapping of ERD model into relations.

****This Oracle Certified Associate certification is awarded only to candidates who pass the Oracle Database SQL | 1Z0-071 exam. This exam tests on topics that better align with the job role, and passing it results in an Oracle Certified Associate credential.

Oracle Academy Institutional Member Discounts

Institutional members: Be sure to use your discounts!

To support educators in helping their students get certified, Oracle Academy offers Institutional members a 25% discount on select Oracle certification exams. Oracle Academy Institutional member educators must order and distribute Oracle certification exam voucher codes to their students.

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