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Will Obtaining An Oracle Certification Be Valuable To My Career?

Will Obtaining An Oracle Certification Be Valuable To My Career?

Before spending a great deal of time, effort, and cash to get ready to pass an Oracle certification test, it is necessary that you determine whether or not passing the test matters to you. If acquiring the certification will not have any positive impact on your career, then there are virtually assuredly higher things that you can be doing with your time and money than studying for an examination that may mean nothing to you in the end. I see folks submit questions asking if a certification will assist their career pretty usually on Oracle certification forums. Seldom do the folks asking the question provide ample details about themselves to answer the question. Just about any certification might be valuable to someone. Nonetheless, that someone is probably not you.

If you pursue an Oracle certification, you is perhaps doing so to add a new knowledge space to your skunwell set that you have not had before. Alternately, you might already have this knowledge and are taking the certification to validate it. Finally, you could be doing a mixture of the two -- taking a test on an area that you're acquainted with, but gaining new information throughout the research process. From the standpoint of aiding your career, the impact of a certification is in the notion of competence that it provides. If an employer perceives that you are more skilled because you could have a certification, then this has the potential to have an effect on your career in a positive fashion.

There are three major means by which this can probably affect your career:

Improve your job prospects.
Add to your job security.
Improve your chances of being given a raise or promotion.
With the above, it appears that I have answered the question. Certifications are great in your career. You need to exit and pick up or three, proper? Possibly. Nevertheless, the knowledge that you must make the decision is within the subsequent couple of paragraphs. What has been defined to date is the essential tenet of becoming certified. You become licensed in a particular space of expertise as a way to present yourself as competent in that area. It can only assist in your career if experience in that area is perceived to be valuable. It's good to ask yourself these questions:

What work are you doing currently?
What work have you achieved previously?
What work would you like to be doing sooner or later?
What certification are you considering?
The solutions to those 4 questions can help to determine if a given certification might be helpful to you. For instance, I work as a DBA and PL/SQL developer. On several events I've dabbled with Java. I may code in Java if I had to, however have never had a sufficient want in my work to grow to be really skilled at it. I've considered acquiring the Oracle Java certifications as a method of learning sufficient for it to change into a viable option in my development. However, I've been working with Oracle for higher than fifteen years and haven not needed to know Java yet. Improving my Java skills just for the certification wouldn't make sense. I'm a skilled PL/SQL developer, so that's how I present myself to employers (current and future). Adding a Java certification wouldn't add to their perception of my value. Putting that into the angle of the above four questions. I am a PL/SQL programmer now. I've been one for years. I plan to be one within the future. Adding a Java certification is not likely to aid my career at this time.

By contrast, if a certification is closely associated to work that you have performed up to now, or more importantly are doing now or wish to do in the future, then it virtually assuredly will help in your career. Human resources workers and hiring managers do look on certifications favorably. They are a search time period that recruiters use when mining LinkedIn. As long as you pick certifications that make sense for you, adding some to your credentials are likely to benefit your career.