John Watson Oracle Certified Master DBA, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect
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John is SkillBuilders Oracle Database Administration guru; officially John is SkillBuilder’s Director of Oracle Database Services.
John is an Oracle Certified Master Database Administrator. He is a practitioner, scientist, lecturer and prolific author. John’s experience as a DBA is vast: Production DBA, Design and Deploy, Maintenance (including patches RUs and upgrades), Performance Tuning, SQL Tuning and Cloud Design and Deployments, both AWS and Oracle Cloud (OCI).
John has more than twenty years experience in the Oracle technology stack. He has many years of experience working with user communities, development and support staff, and senior management.
John is also an author of market leading books on Oracle technology including:
- OCA Oracle Database 12c Installation and Administration Exam Guide (Oracle Press)
- OCA 11g SQL Examination Guide (Oracle Press)
- OCA 11g Database Administration Examination Guide (Oracle Press)
- OCP 11g All-In-One Examination Guide (Oracle Press)
- OCP 10g All-In-One Examination Guide (Oracle Press)
- Pro-Oracle Collaboration Suite (Apress)
Before joining SkillBuilders, John was an Internal Technical Support Consultant for Oracle Corporation and lecturer throughout Europe and Africa.
John is an expert at evaluating clients’ needs against the capabilities of the Oracle product set, with the objective of minimizing cost and maximizing function through making innovative use of advanced capabilities. John is able to mentor and motivate development staff, and liaise with user communities.
Personally, John lives in a picture-postcard village in England with his wife and numerous cats and a dog. Sometimes he tries to play his electric guitar, so far not very successfully; He’s much better at Argentine Tango and Ballroom dancing.
RECENT SUCCESS STORIES
- Database Administration Case Studies
- APEX Administration Case Studies
- Oracle Cloud (OCI) and AWS Case Studies
- Oracle Database 12c Maximum Availability Certified Master
- Oracle 12c Database Certified Implementation Specialist
- Oracle 12c Database Administrator Certified Associate
- Oracle Exadata 11g Certified Implementation Specialist
- Oracle Certified Master DBA (12c, 11g, and 10g)
- Oracle Certified Professional Database Administrator (releases 12c, 11g, 10g, 9i, 8i, 8.0)
- Oracle Certified Expert: Performance Tuning; Real Application Clusters; Managing Oracle on Linux
- BSc Information Technology
Certification Status Report
Full Name: John Watson
Country Code: GBR
|Credential Title||Certification Date|
|Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Master||15-DEC-17|
|Oracle Database 12c Maximum Availability Certified Master||15-DEC-17|
|Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 12c: RAC and Grid Infrastructure Administrator||11-JUL-15|
|Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 12c Maximum Availability||11-JUL-15|
|Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 12c: Data Guard Administrator||11-JUL-15|
|Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 12c: Performance Management and Tuning||06-JAN-15|
|Oracle Database 11g Security Certified Implementation Specialist||18-AUG-10|