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database administrator vs. database developer

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Hi all, :)

I am aiming at a Java developer career down the lane. I was thinking if it will be a good idea to have a database certification along with.

I looked in oracle website, there are options like certifications for database administrator and developer separately.

Can someone please elaborate more on this? and suggest which one goes well with a java developer profile ...

thanks
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Oracle Application Developer

An application developer is more of a business analyst / software developer. The developer is concerned with planning and designing a database whose structure meets the users current and future needs for data storage and reporting. This is very similar to programming in that developmental languages are used to develop database applications.  Simply put, Application Developers develop applications on Oracle. This requires sound understanding and grasp of SQL, PL/SQL, and the ability to develop Internet applications using Form Builder and Report Builder. Most modern technologies including e-commerce rely on database systems. And today's application developer must be equipped with Internet skills because of database advancements and developments in this area, most especially in e-commerce.

In developing systems, application developers must have the skills and attributes of a programmer such as logical thinking, attention to detail, ability to focus for long periods. Common activities include: gathering and analyzing requirements, coding and testing.

Oracle Database Administrator

A Database administrator is more of a data facilitator – making sure data is secure, available and is used productively. This involves administrative, maintenance and routine activities such as installing database, user account maintenance, management of backups, performance tuning and data recovery. This requires good knowledge of the Oracle database architecture. Essentially the DBA is responsible for designing and maintaining an organization's database, and ensuring that data is only available only to authorized users.

If you are a Java Developer I would say Developer track should be easy for you. So go for it first and then join the database administrator community afterwords.
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Any other views are welcome too ..

thanks a lot leoahmad
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