This post discusses everything you must know if you planning to appear for the Oracle Database Cloud Service 1Z0-998 Certification.
What is the Oracle Database Cloud Service?
Oracle Database Cloud Service provides you with the ability to deploy Oracle databases in the Oracle Public Cloud (OCI) with each database deployment containing a single Oracle database or an Oracle Data Guard configuration consisting of a primary Oracle database and a standby Oracle database.
You have the full access to the features and operations available with Oracle Database, but with Oracle providing the computing power, physical storage and (optionally) tooling to simplify routine database maintenance, and management operations.
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Who is an Oracle Database Cloud Service Operations Certified Associate?
- An Oracle Database Cloud Service Operations Certified Associate is an individual who has the skills to build & manage Oracle Database Cloud Service on OCI platform, which includes configuring DB systems on OCI, Patching DB System, Configuring & Monitoring a Database on OCI, Backing Up and Recovering a Database on OCI.
- It is designed for DBAs, Apps DBAs, Dev Ops Admins, On-premise DBAs, Cloud Data Management Professionals, and Consultants who want to validate their knowledge and skills. The certification is available to all candidates.
General Information About Exam 1Z0-998
- Exam Title: Oracle Database Cloud Service 2019 Operations Certified Associate
- Exam Number: 1Z0-998
- Format: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
- Exam Price: $245
- Duration: 120 Minutes
- Number of Questions: 74
- Passing score: 67%
Oracle Database Cloud Service 1Z0-998 Certification Level
As of June 2019, there is only one level for Oracle Database On OCI Certification. Once you clear the exam, you will become an Oracle Database Cloud Service Operations Certified Associate.
What Topics You Should Learn?
If you are planning to appear or already preparing for the Oracle Database Cloud Service 1Z0-998 Certification exam, you have to be well prepared with the topics like Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Cloud Platform for Database in the Cloud, Creating and Managing Bare Metal and Virtual Machine DB Systems, Bare Metal, and Virtual Machine DB Systems, Configuring & Monitoring a Database on OCI, Patching a DB System on OCI, Backing Up and Recovering a Database on OCI, Migrating Oracle Databases to OCI & Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security.
1. Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
This topic has been covered in our Module 1: Getting Started with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure where we will be looking at the various Oracle Cloud Infrastructure components you will be using for deploying Database in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure which is, VCN, Storage, OCI DNS, etc.
2. Oracle Cloud Platform for Database in the Cloud
We have covered this topic in our Module 2: Oracle Cloud Platform for Database in the Cloud in which we will discuss Oracle Cloud Platform for Database, What & Why about the Autonomous Database & various capabilities of Database as service (DbaaS) in Cloud.
3. Creating and Managing Bare Metal and Virtual Machine DB Systems
This one of the most important topics in the aspect of certification, and we have covered this topic in our Module 3: Creating and Managing Bare Metal and Virtual Machine DB Systems, in which we will be looking into the supported Database editions & versions in the Cloud, various storage options available for Database in Oracle Cloud (OCI), Creating Virtual Cloud Network for Database, then you will be creating your first Database on OCI using Cloud Console & connecting to that DB System.
4. Configuring & Monitoring a Database on OCI
This has been covered in our Module 4: Configuring & Monitoring a Database on OCI, in which we will deep dive into how you can monitor your Database using EM Console, configuring security list which includes adding ingress and egress rule for incoming & outgoing traffic, opening database port 1521, updating DB System, and scaling up a DB System.
5. Patching a DB System on OCI
We have covered this in our Module 5: Patching a DB System on OCI where we will learn how to perform patching operations on bare metal and virtual machine DB systems and database homes by using Console, API, or the database CLI (DBCLI).
6.Backing Up and Recovering a Database on OCI
Backing up & Recovering your DB System is a key aspect of any Oracle database environment. You can store backups in the Cloud or in the local storage. Each backup destination has advantages, disadvantages, and requirements that you should consider. All these have been covered in detail in our Module 6: Backing Up and Recovering a Database on OCI.
7. Migrating Oracle Databases to OCI
You can migrate your on-premises Oracle Database to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database service database using a number of different methods that use several different tools. The method that applies to a given migration scenario depends on several factors, including the version, character set, and the platform endian format of the source and target databases. We have all the aspects of Migration & various migration methods covered in our Module 7: Migrating Oracle Databases to OCI.
8.Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security
As in Cloud, security is a shared responsibility, how you will be securing DB System using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity & Access Management service, looking into the various security features available for Oracle Database in Oracle Cloud (OCI), and all these have been covered in Module 8: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security.
In our 7 Weeks Certification Program, we cover the below Modules which will help you to clear the exam & become an Oracle Database Cloud Service Operations Certified Associate 1Z0-998.
Top Certification FAQs
Question: If I fail the exam, how soon can I retake it?
Answer: You need to wait for 14 days before re-taking an exam & only 4 attempts are allowed to pass the exam in a 12-month period.
Question: Who this certification is for?
Answer: DBAs, Cloud DBAs, Cloud Architect, Apps DBAs & any IT individual willing to upgrade their skills.
Question: Do I need any DBA knowledge?
Answer: You only need to have knowledge of building & managing Database on OCI.
Question: How this certification will help in Job?
- You will have more clear concepts.
- When an employee looks at 2 CVs, one without certification & another with certification, the one with certification has more chances of getting selected.
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