Professional Certifications

Differentiate and stand out with professional certifications

Oracle Academy curriculum pathways align with Oracle Foundations Associate professional certifications, which provide concrete evidence of Java programming and database knowledge and skills as students look to differentiate themselves when applying for jobs.

Curriculum + Certification = Skills + Careers

Students in secondary schools and two- and four- year colleges and universities who have studied Oracle Academy curriculum with hands-on practice in Java or database may wish to explore earning Oracle professional certifications. Oracle Foundations Associate certifications can prepare students and 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 and show students' potential to continue to build knowledge and skills as they continue on their education and career pathways.

After successfully obtaining Oracle Foundations Associate certifications, students might consider studying for and taking exams to obtain Oracle professional certifications, which show industry knowledge and skills and require 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

Oracle Academy Course(s) Oracle Certification Exams Oracle Certification Achieved
Java Foundations 1Z0-811: Java Foundations* Foundations Associate, Java
Java Fundamentals and Java Programming** 1Z0-808 – Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer I Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer

*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

Oracle Academy Course(s) Oracle Certification Exams Oracle Certification Achieved
Database Foundations 1Z0-006: Oracle Database Foundations*** Foundations Associate, Database
Database Design & Programming with SQL 1Z0-071 Oracle Database SQL Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate****

***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.

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