Engineers capable of improving, operating and managing a large-scale database system
with consulting ability
About OSS-DB Gold
|Certification name||OSS-DB Gold|
|Exam name||OSS-DB Exam Gold|
|Advantage of being certified as OSS-DB Gold||
This proves that a certified engineer has the following skills and knowledge.
Work experience is not required to take the exam, but an "Active certification status(*) of OSS-DB Silver" is required as a prerequisite.
(*)Once a person is certified OSS-DB Silver or OSS-DB Gold, recertification within "5 years" is required to RETAIN an ACTIVE certification status.
Overview and Information for Taking the Exam
|Duration of learning||From two weeks to one month as a general guide|
|Exam cost||15,750 yen per exam (in Japan)
150 USD (w/o tax) per exam (outside Japan)
|Number of questions||30 per exam|
|Pass line||70 points|
Computer based testing (CBT). An examinee answers approximately 30 questions online using a computer. Most questions are multiple-choice answered by using a mouse; however, some questions require keyboard entry. There is no hands-on certification test or interview.
Select a desired date and location freely from various parts of the country when you apply for the exam. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes (*).
* The actual duration of the exam will be 80 minutes since you will be required to sign the "Non-Disclosure Agreement" and to answer a simple questionnaire after the exam, which takes about five minutes each.
Contact the following test center for details of exam date and place.
|Taking an exam||
Step 1: Register
You must register online to receive an LPI identification number (LPI-ID) first. Failure to complete this step may effect your eligibility for your desired time slot. Also you must provide your LPI-ID to the test centers when registering for an exam. Registration is free of charge and is completed here at the LPI web site.
Step 2: Schedule to Take an Exam
OSS-DB exams are delivered through a number of different methods; choose one that's most convenient:
You must provide your LPI-ID to the test centers when registering for an exam. If you do not provide your LPI-ID, your exam may not get loaded.
You can register for OSS-DB exams through one of the thousands of Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. Once you have located a convenient Pearson VUE center, you may schedule to take an OSS-DB exam either online or by phone.
Step 3: Take the Exam
|Exam result||You will receive your exam results immediately upon completion.|
- Detailed Objectives
- Learning Materials (Japanese)
- Educational Institutes (Japanese)
(LPI-Japan Approved Training Partners)
Once You Acquire Certification
When you pass "OSS-DB Exam Gold", it means you are certified as "OSS-DB Gold".
These will be sent to you three weeks after taking the exam.
This logo can only be used on a name card, etc. by the engineers certified as "OSS-DB Gold".
⋅ Use the following phrase when you indicate the certification with words.
⋅ Example of logo mark
|Active certification status
There is no validity period, but there is an "*) active certification status (recertification policy)".
*) About "Recertification Policy"
Once a person is certified by LPI and receives a certification designation (OSS-DB Silver, OSS-DB Gold), recertification is recommended after two years from the date of the certification designation to retain a current certification status. However, to RETAIN an ACTIVE certification status, a certification holder is REQUIRED to recertify within 5 years of the certification designation.
Recertification requires that the individual candidate passes all up-to-date exams that are only required for the highest earned certification designation. After successful recertification, the designation status will be updated to ACTIVE for a period of FIVE years.