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Oracle Linux OCA & OCP

Best Linux Certifications For 2017
By , Mary Kyle

When Oracle bought Sun Microsystems in 2010, it acquired a rich and deep Unix tradition. Oracle started phasing out Solaris pretty much immediately after finalizing the Sun acquisition.

Today, Oracle offers associate- and professional-level certifications based on Linux rather than harking back to any kind of Unix roots. These certifications retain enough of their Sun roots, however, so that courses are not mandatory preambles to taking the exams for the two Oracle Linux certifications currently available.

As with other vendor-specific Linux certifications, Oracle's are most appealing to those who work with or around that distribution, or who wish to work for employers who use those distributions.

OCA and OCP Facts & Figures

Certification Name:Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator
Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator
Prerequisites & Required CoursesOCA: No prerequisites. Recommended training: Oracle Linux System Administration
OCP: OCA Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator or Linux Administrator Certified Associate (now retired). Recommended training: Oracle Linux System Administration
Number of ExamsOCA: One exam, 1Z0-100 Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administration (150 minutes, 80 questions, 61 percent to pass)
OCP: One exam, 1Z0-105 Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administrator (150 minutes, 97 questions, 61 percent to pass)
Cost per ExamOCA: $245
OCP: $245
URLeducation.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=458&get_params=p_track_id:LIN6OCA
Self-Study MaterialsOracle offers online and in-class training for its credentials, with hit-or-miss coverage for them on the aftermarket. Start with Amazon searches — check exam IDs 1Z0-100 and 1Z0-105 to get a sense for what's available.