Hi Readers

Finally I’ve successfully passed 1Z0-338Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Cloud Service 2017 Implementation Essentials. It was almost more than 2 months that I’ve been preparing for this.

The Exam contains 71 questions related to Exadata and Cloud Services. To earn this certification you need to get 63% marks.

This was the result of the journey: Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Cloud Service 2017 Certified Implementation Specialist


In this post you will find:

  • ♣ Path to achieve it
  • ♣ Study Materials
  • ♣ Exam Detail & Score

How to Achieve this Certification?

Before appearing to this exam you must have vast knowledge on Exadata X-4, X-5 & X-6 and Oracle Cloud.

For following the path to develop expertise in Oracle Database Cloud, read here:

#7 Oracle Cloud (DBaaS): How to become OCP & OCM Cloud!!

Although it is not necessary to have knowledge on Oracle RAC but as per my point of view you must hands-on Oracle ASM RAC before attending.

List of exam topics

  • Oracle Database Software
  • Oracle Exadata Architecture
  • Administration and Configuration
  • Backup and Recovery
  • High Availability
  • Monitoring
  • Software Maintenance
  • Bulk Loading and Migration
  • Resource Management
  • Support
  • Exadata in the Cloud

For more detail, you can follow the below link.


How to prepare for exam?

There are 3 ways to study for this exam related to cloud part.

  1. Oracle Exadata Cloud Channel :  Click here for Cloud Channel
  2. Official Information & Documentation: Exadata Cloud Book
  3. Oracle Learning Subscription

To study Exadata for this exam, We recommend take the below course from Oracle University:

Exadata Database Machine: 12c Administration Workshop Ed 2


For practicing on Exadata Cloud services, you need to buy services from Oracle Corporation because  there is NO free trail available for Oracle Exadata Cloud.

For pricing information, please follow the below link


How to register the exam?

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

Exam Number: 1Z0-338

Exam Title: Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Cloud Service 2017 Implementation Essentials


Below are the Exam Details related to score.

Special Thanks

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

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  1. Naresh

    Thanks Skant for update . I have one query i found as of now AWS is most dominating in cloud market . and even we can practise our self on AWS . So why Oracle Cloud not AWS ? Pls Suggest .

  2. Skant Gupta Article Author

    You are talking about present , but I am sure that Oracle Cloud will come in competition. I want say on your second comment that we can learn AWS as well as Oracle Cloud, because in Today’s world market, we can’t sustain with one technology.

  3. Naresh

    Thanks Skant for rply … But i am eager to know how can we practise our self on Oracle Cloud and Exadata becoz for both we have to pay some amount whereas AWS is free for practise .

  4. Skant Gupta Article Author

    But Some countries Oracle Cloud giving free access still. Moreover if AWS is free then learn it because as per knowledge they provide some limited access for practicing.

  5. Dalia

    Hi Skant,

    i wonder if the exam have similar questions of exadata 2014 implementation specialist +exadata cloud service or it is totally different ?

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