Wednesday Mar 30, 2016

Prepare for Success – Ace Your Next Oracle Certification Exam


Prepare yourself to upgrade to the next level of Java SE 8. Learn more about recommended training and practice exams for upgrading Java SE 7 and prior versions to Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Professional.

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Tuesday Mar 29, 2016

Exam Retirement: Pursue Current Alternatives to Retiring Certification Exams


Are you preparing for an Oracle Certified Specialst exam that is scheduled to retire on April 30, 2016? If so, consider a more current alternative.

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Friday Mar 11, 2016

How Does Your Career and Paycheck Compare?

See How Oracle Certifications placed in the 2015 Annual Salary Survey

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Thursday Mar 10, 2016

What's New With Oracle Certification - March 2016

See what’s in beta now, view exams released into production, get information on current promotions or learn about new program announcements below.

Beta Exams Available Now

Oracle Database 12c SQL | 1Z1-071 NEW!

Oracle Database As A Service (DBaaS) Cloud Certified Expert | 1Z1-160 Ends March 26, 2016

Oracle Java Cloud Service | 1Z1-161 Ends March 26, 2016


Oracle Database 10g Recertification Deadline March 1, 2016

Candidates who did not upgrade have had their 10g Database certifications marked as inactive. This means that they no longer have access to digital badge, eCertificates, logos or the ability to publish their credentials to a third party through CertView. 

Candidates can regain all the benefits associated with certification by upgrading their credentials. Upgrade paths remain available.

The deadline for candidates to upgrade 10g Database certifications was March 1, 2016 to comply with Oracle Certification's Recertification Policy.


Oracle Certified Master (OCM) Profiles Moving to Oracle Communities


OCM candidates were recently sent an email letting them know that all OCM profiles will now be published in the OTN Oracle Communities, OCM Profile Space. Steps were provided to allow OCMs to update their OTN profiles and have the profiles published. The current OCM Profile Space will be decommissioned April 1, 2016.

We have received nearly 200 requests. We hope to have most requests processed in the next few weeks.


New Practice Exam

Upgrade to Java SE 8 OCP | 1Z0-813


Upcoming Retirement

Sun Storage 6000 Arrays Essentials | 1Z0-563


Recently Retired

Oracle Certified Professional, Java ME 1 Mobile Application Developer
Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 5 Programmer
Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 5 Business Component Developer
Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 5 Web Services Developer
Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 5 Web Component Developer
Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect


Tuesday Mar 08, 2016

Be First with a New Oracle Database 12c SQL Certified Associate Badge!

Beta testing is happening now for Oracle Database 12c SQL (1Z1-071) at a discount rate of $50US.


Get ready to make this your best year ever. Become an Oracle Certified Associate in Oracle Database 12c SQL with only one exam. See exam topics and more details at Oracle Database 12c SQL.

Take the next step. Register for the (1Z1-071) exam before the beta ends.

Need more persuasion? Certification gets you noticed in any job market. Display your solid understanding of fundamental SQL concepts to employers with a new Digital Badge.

In the 2015 Annual Certification Magazine Salary Survey published last month, Oracle Certified Associate is in the top 75 certifications.

Get Oracle Certified and start building your career today.

Tuesday Feb 16, 2016

Oracle Linux Administration Certification with One Exam

Recent reports such as the “Linux Career IT Skills Watch Update January 2016” are showing how the demand for Linux professionals continues.

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Monday Feb 08, 2016

Java SE 8 Certification: Answers to Your Most Common Questions

We are sharing the most asked questions and answers about Java SE 8 certification.

Q: I’ve been a Java Developer for years. Why should I get Java Certified?

You’re a perfect candidate to get Java certified. Your experience together with certification is a valuable combination. You’re demonstrating commitment and motivation to keeping your skills current which leads to more opportunities in your professional career. You’re recognized and verify to management that you're effectively validating your skills. Find out how to become Java SE certified.

Q: How different are the Java SE 8 certifications compared to the Java SE 7 certifications?

Java SE 8 contains several long-awaited new features such as 'Lambda expressions' and 'Date and Time API'. Since Java Language Specification has been updated for these new features, the experienced Java developers also need to learn the new style of coding. Learn more about Java SE 8 new features and enhancements. Oracle University supports the Java Developer’s further success by this Certification Program that will prove the skill of Java SE 8.

Q: For the Java SE 8 Certifications, why is Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) now a prerequisite for Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)?

Skills learned while preparing for an Oracle Certified Associate are critical fundamental skills, providing a strong foundation. The Oracle Certified Associate is a prerequisite certification for those pursuing a more advanced level, Oracle Certified Professional. This level measures a deeper more specific possession of skill, proving enhanced abilities and knowledge in the industry.

Q: Do I need to buy training classes from Oracle University in order to earn my Java certification?

Training is not requirement for the Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Certified Professional or Oracle Certified Expert level of Java certifications. The Oracle Certified Master level certification Java SE 6 Developer and Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect certifications require training. Master certifications are the most advanced credentials and training is required to prepare candidates for the hands on nature of the exam and to ensure candidates have an in-depth expertise of the technology area.

What other questions do you have? Let us know in the comments section below.

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