I wrote two OCM exams back to back because I wanted to write 2-days OCM 12C exam but there was no schedule in India for 2-days OCM 12C exam, So first, I wrote 2-days OCM 11G on 9th & 10th April and then I wrote an exam of OCM 12C Upgrade on 23rd April in India, After 18 long days, the result was out. Now officially I’ve successfully passed 12C OCM, Oracle Database 12c Certified Master. It was almost more than 15 months that I’ve been preparing for this exam but actual preparation started almost 6 years back when I started my DBA career.

The Exam contains 4 skillsets which you have to complete in 1-Days. To earn this certification you need to get overall 59.17% marks.

  • Minimum Skill-set wise Passing Scores:
    • General Database and Network Administration, and Backup Strategy: 55.56%
    • Data and Performance Management: 31.74%
    • Data Guard: 43.39% 
    • Grid Infrastructure and RAC: 44.28%

This was the result of the journey: Oracle Certified Master 12c

After earning this certificate, I achieved all level of certification in Oracle.

  • Oracle Certified Master OCM
  • OCM Cloud & OCM MAA
  • Oracle Certified Professional OCP
  • Oracle Certified Expert OCE
  • Oracle Certified Specialist OCS
  • Oracle Certified Associate OCA

To earn OCM credentials, we need to complete following steps

Step 1: Candidate must be OCM 11g

Step 2: Candidate must pass the OCM exam

Step 3:  Submit Fulfillment Kit Request

As per Oracle OCM website below is the exam environment for 12c OCM

  • Oracle Linux Release 6.5 64 bit
  • Mozilla Browser, Text (emacs, gedit) and vi editors
  • Shell environment: bash, csh
  • Use either CLI or GUI environment and tools when available
  • Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release  64 bit
  • Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12Release 1 (
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Rel 4

How to prepare for the exam?

How to register the exam?

If you want to enroll exam, please click on below link.

Exam Number:12COCMU

Exam Title: Oracle Database 12c Certified Master Upgrade Exam


Note: This exam has not conducted by Pearson, so we need to check the OCM Schedule from the below link.

View A Worldwide OCM Schedule

Below are the Exam Details related to scoring and pricing ( which may vary as per country)?

Special Thanks

Joel Perez is an Oracle OCM and ACED who gave an opportunity to write with him and motivating me to learn new things.  I’m very thankful to him as this was the kick off for my studies.

I am also thankful OracleHelp Team.

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