SQL Expert?

I have attended the sql certified expert beta exam this morning. There were a lot of errors in it, I added in the comment that they have to groundly review their regular expressions questions. There were a lot of rubbish question, but hardly any challenge, it is more like detecting the incorrect syntax. So I am deceived. I have to wait 3 months for the result, but I expect no more than 90% 😎

They even have an exhibit with a table containing many columns with the same name (!)

Well, I hope they will improve with the comments I made when the production release will come out.

The time to answer the question is sufficient. I had only 139 questions in 3 hours, and I needed only 2 hours actually with plenty of time to review.

By Laurent Schneider

Oracle Certified Master


  1. Oh yes, speaking from personal experience, examiners LOVE IT when you not only ace their exam, but make corrections!! 🙂

  2. Umm.. I need to consider rectifying their syntax and other errors when I write my SQL expert exam on 25th of this month.

    Thanks for sharing your experience Laurant.


  3. Hi Laurent,

    Well haven’t that experience with the other exams….

    So you enhanced the exam level, that’s nice. By the way did you show up for the other exams?


  4. hi!

    I am scheduled to take the same exam on sept 12. Can you give more tips? are there essay type of questions like: list the capabilities of sql select…etc., or are all questions can be answered from a multiple choices? (like a, b, c, d, e, up to what letter or number if it is 1, 2, 3..?)

    I hope you could answer my questions and give more tips. I’m really excited because this would be my very first certification exam in my life!!! I’m so nervous i even dreamed that I almost pass, which means, I failed! hahahaha!

    Your blog is so much of help!
    Thanks a lot!

  5. it is all multiple choice question, be sure to know all capabilities of the sql languages. If you know the syntax in the sql ref by heart, you will surely get 90%+

    Good luck for your exam

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