Thursday Mar 21, 2013

New Certification: Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 SQL Tuning

Oracle Certification announces the release of the new Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 SQL Tuning (OCE) certification.

This certification is designed for Developer, DBAs and SQL developers who are proficient at tuning SQL statements. This certification exam covers topics on core elements such as: identifying and tuning inefficient SQL statements, using automatic SQL tuning, managing optimizer statistics on database objects, implementing partitioning and analyzing queries. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

Earning this certification requires passing a single exam: "Oracle Database 11g Release 2: SQL Tuning" (1Z0-117). This exam recently completed beta testing and is now live for registration through Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide.

Although training is not required for this certification, Oracle University offers several courses to help ensure success on the certification exam:

You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification website.

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Monday Mar 18, 2013

Beta Testing Continues: Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration (1Z0-822)


Beta testing continues for the Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration Exam (1Z1-822)

This exam, combined with the Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator certification and a training requirement, leads to the Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator (OCP) certification. This certification is designed for Oracle Solaris System Administrators who have a strong foundation in the Oracle Solaris 11 Operating System and a fundamental understanding of the UNIX operating system, commands and utilities. This certification covers topics on core elements such as: configuring network interfaces, managing swap configurations, crash dumps, and core files.

The Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration training course is highly recommended, as it highlights an array of advanced subjects and technologies, such as installing Oracle Solaris 11 using the Automated Installer (AI) and the Image Packaging System (IPS) for package management. This course will also fulfill the training requirement for this certification path.

While in beta, the certification exam is currently available at the greatly discounted rate of $50 USD. Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-822.

You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification website.

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Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

Oracle to Retire Select Certification Exams on July 31

Oracle will retire several certification exams and certification tracks on July 31, 2013.   Newer versions of many of these certifications are available.  Existing certification holders should note that these retirements suspend the delivery of any further exams, but do not affect your certification.  If you currently hold a certification earned by one of these exams, your credential remains fully valid.

Certification paths to be retired July 31*:
  • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Associate
  • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • Hyperion Essbase 9.3 Developer Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Financial Management 9.3 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Planning 9.3 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Oracle Application Server 10g Administrator: Certified Associate
  • Oracle Application Server 10g Administrator: Certified Professional
  • Oracle Certified Expert, NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.1 Programmer
Exams to be retired July 31:
  • 1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL
  • 1Z0-031 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I
  • 1Z0-032 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals II
  • 1Z0-033 Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning
  • 1Z0-264 Hyperion Essbase 9.3 Developer
  • 1Z0-271 Hyperion Financial Management 9.3 Administrator I & II
  • 1Z0-272 Hyperion Planning 9.3 Administrator I & II
  • 1Z0-311 Oracle Application Server 10g: Administration I
  • 1Z0-312 Oracle Application Server 10g: Administration II
  • 1Z0-889 NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.1 Programmer Certified Expert Exam

 These exams will continue to be offered through July 31, 2013. Candidates pursuing these certification paths must successfully complete the required certification exams by this date. Re-takes will not be available after this date. For more information see Oracle Certification retirements.

*Exams 1Z0-141 and 1Z0-147 were originally on this retirement list, but have been removed. These exams currently have no retirement date and will continue to be delivered after July 31, 2013.

Monday Mar 11, 2013

New Certification: Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3 Administration

Oracle Certification announces the release of the new Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3 Administration Oracle Certified Expert (OCE) certification. 

This new certification is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation in Oracle Database 11g Database, and covers topics such as: Exadata Database Machine features and configurations, Exadata Storage Server, migrating to the Database Machine as well as maintaining, monitoring and optimizing the Database Machine after initial configuration. This certification differentiates candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended. 

Earning this certification requires passing a single exam: "Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3 Administration" (1Z0-027). This exam recently completed beta testing and is now live for registration through Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide.

Although there is no required training for this certification, the Exadata Database Machine Administration Workshop is highly recommended to help ensure success on the certification exam.

You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification website.

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Monday Mar 04, 2013

NEW Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect OCM Exam (1Z0-807)


Oracle Certification announces the release of the new Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Certified Master Exam. This exam, combined with the Java Enterprise Architect Certified Master Assignment, the Java Enterprise Architect Certified Master Essay and a training requirement, leads to the Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect certification.

To move your career forward as a Java developer, you need the recognition that only advanced Java certifications can provide. This is the most prestigious Java credential, proving that you possess the skills and knowledge to work at an enterprise level. This certification prepares you to confidently architect systems, define requirements, and oversee execution within a large enterprise organization. The advanced skills demonstrated by the Java Enterprise Architect extend far beyond fundamental Java programming.

Beta testing for the Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Certified Master Exam (1Z1-807) is now underway and thus is available at the greatly discounted rate of $50 USD. Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-807. This exam is the first step toward expanding your skills, knowledge and career options with the  Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect certification.

There are three training courses recommended to help you best prepare for this exam, as they highlight an array of advanced subjects and technologies, from developing pattern-based techniques in Java, with particular emphasis on Java EE 6 conventions to robust architectures for enterprise Java application. Recommended courses are, Architect Enterprise Applications with Java EE, Java Design Patterns, and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Using UML.

You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification website.

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