Oracle Certified Master Information
Oracle Certified Master Information
The Oracle Certified Master is the industry's most advanced certification
The Oracle Certified Master credential is for Oracle Certified Professionals with advanced training and at least 3 - 4 years of professional enterprise-level Oracle experience. To become an Oracle Certified Master a candidate must complete two required advanced DBA courses from Oracle University and pass an Oracle Certified Master exam.
Expert Advice about the OCM Exam from Senior OU Instructors
We recommend minimum Oracle experience of 3 - 4 years; more typical of the qualified candidate would be 5 years or more.
- Make sure you have all the skills described under Recommeded Minimum Skills and Experience.
- Be prepared to use the non-searchable documentation during the exam, to help you with correct syntax.
- Review command line solutions and be prepared to use them, even if you know how to do things in GUI. GUI is not available for every segment of the exam.
- Take the time to get hands-on practice with all the exam objectives, especially on skills that you do not use regularly.
- You must be able to translate high-level conceptual requirements into the specific commands and actions that are needed to execute them. This is where your years of experience and hands-on practice are especially vital to success on the exam.
3-4 years of professional enterprise-level Oracle experience
Extensive experience with backup, restore and recovery operations
Proficient with SQL
Working knowledge of LINUX command language that includes:
Formatting and executing basic OS commands
Creating and navigating through directory structures
File management using copy, move, and delete
Linux environment text editors
Setting environment variables
The ability to locate and launch Oracle executables that include:
Oracle Net Manager
Oracle Net Configuration Assistant
Oracle Password Utility
Database Creation Assistant
DGMGRL (for 11g OCM)
Proficient with Oracle Enterprise Manager
Proficient in using Oracle Net Manager and the Oracle Net Configuration Assistant to configure networking
Advanced knowledge and use of Oracle Enterprise Server technology and features
Familiarity navigating through online Oracle documentation
Proficient with using Mozilla 1.6 browser software
Exam Admission Requirements
All participants are required to provide valid photo identification with signature to be admitted to the exam. Valid photo identification includes passport, drivers' license, military ID or other government-issued ID.
Oracle Testing ID
Every candidate must provide their 9-character Oracle Testing ID to initiate the OCM exam. The Oracle Testing ID is the unique identifier associated with each candidate's Oracle exam history at Pearson Vue.
It is strongly recommended that OCM candidates locate their Oracle Testing ID at least one week prior to their exam date. Follow these instructions to obtain your Oracle ID.
The exam starts promptly at 9:00 AM. Plan on finishing no sooner than 6:00 PM. Late arrivals are not guaranteed entry but may be accommodated at the sole discretion of the proctor.
Plan your travel schedule accordingly to ensure enough time to work through each scenario. Participants are not permitted to enter or leave the classroom once a skillset has started; they must wait until the next skillset.
The exam is conducted in a dedicated Oracle University classroom environment and administered to ensure fairness and security.
An Oracle proctor facilitates the event by delivering skillset and adhering to specific skillset time frames.
The proctor does not score the exam and does not have access to scoring information.
Participants are randomly assigned a dedicated server that is their workstation for the event.
Servers are isolated from the Internet and Intranet in an effort to maintain security.
It is the responsibility of the participant to effectively manage the database and instance environment on their server to ensure performance
and be able to recover from failure skillsets. The inability to recover from a failure skillset may impact a participant's completion of subsequent
All skillsets have time limitations that require participants to employ best practices in order to successfully complete assigned tasks. Each skillset explicitly describes the required end state that participants must achieve. Participants are not allowed to use personal documentation or notes during the practicum, nor will they be permitted to collaborate with other participants. Cellular phones, pagers, and PDAs will not be allowed in the practicum classroom. Participants can use the notepad on their desktop to keep notes during the practicum. Participants must agree to the same guidelines that apply to all Oracle Certification exams and can be found in the Oracle Certification Program Candidate Agreement. Divulging OCM exam content is a violation of the Candidate Guidelines and may result in the revocation of an individual's OCP and OCM credentials.
Participants are scored on their ability to complete assigned tasks and to recover from various database failure scenarios. Data from each participant's environment is collected at the end of each scenario and used to determine the final score. In some scenarios, participants may receive partial credit, however the inability to recover from a failure scenario results in zero credit for an entire scenario. The proctor is not responsible for scoring the exam and will not have scoring information during the event.
Participants will be notified of their final score 4 - 5 weeks following the exam. Upon attaining a successful score, a participant is awarded the Oracle Certified Master credential. Participants who do not earn a passing score are required to retake the entire exam at a later date.
To view the scheduled Oracle Certified Master Exam events nearest you, follow the steps below.
- Choose the event you wish to attend
Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Master Exam Event
Oracle Database 11g Certified Master Exam Event (release TBD)
Oracle Database 11g Certified Master Upgrade Exam Event
- Select the "View Schedule" link.
- If the exam event is not running in your country, you may view the schedule in a neighboring country by selecting the "Change Country" link at the top right side of the page.
- Select another country from the drop down menu, and click the "Go" button.
- Contact your local Oracle University representative if you are unable to find an OCM event in your area.
- There is a 14-day waiting period to retake a failed exam. Passed exams may not be taken again.
Oracle Certified Master Exams are offered through Oracle University and are governed by the Oracle University Legal Terms & Policies.
The OCM credential represents a proven ability to perform in the challenging role of a senior enterprise DBA. OCM benefits can help leverage this high level of credibility and turn it into career and business opportunities; OCMs can take advantage of valuable endorsement tools to become more marketable and differentiate themselves from others when competing for job opportunities and projects. OCMs continue to enjoy the OCP member benefits and also receive these additional benefits:
- Distiguished industry-recognized credential, backed by Oracle’s brand equity.
- OCM professional profile hosted on Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website. Profiles are viewable by over 2.5 million members within the Oracle community.
- Exclusive use of the OCM logo for business cards, literature, etc.
- Complimentary OCM Logo embroidered apparel items.