Tuesday May 19, 2015

Which Oracle Database 12c Upgrade Exam is Right for You?

With so many Oracle Database upgrade options available, you may be unsure which exam is right for you. Review this easy-to-use guide to help you determine which exam is best to help you upgrade your Oracle Database Administrator certification to Oracle Database 12c.

To make it simple, there are only two exams from which to choose.

Choose Exam

Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c |1Z0-060

if:

Choose Exam

Upgrade Oracle9i/10g/11g OCA or OCP to Oracle Database 12c OCP | 1Z0-067

if:

  • You hold an Oracle Database Administrator Certified PROFESSIONAL certification on any version: Oracle7.3, Oracle8, Oracle8i, Oracle9i, Oracle Database 10g or Oracle Database 11g.
  • You hold an Oracle Database Administrator ASSOCIATE certification on any version: Oracle9i, Oracle Database 10g or Oracle Database 11g.

Thursday May 07, 2015

Are You Ready for The Future of Oracle Database?

Oracle Database is now in the cloud. Make sure your skills are ready.

Take a streamlined path to a current credential now.

Build on your foundation as an Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) Database Administrator with a credential that demonstrates more advanced skills by becoming an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP).

With multitenant architecture and cloud computing, managing and administrating an Oracle Database 12c is easier and more automated than ever. Don't get left behind. There are two upgrade paths available; Oracle Database 11g or 12c Administrator Certified Professional. Each path is outlined below with the requirements.

Displaying an OCP logo is the highway to the next step in your career.

Upgrade to 11g DBA OCP

Upgrade from Oracle9i Database or Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate (9i or 10g DBA OCA) to Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional (11g DBA OCP) :
  1. Complete one of the Step 2 courses listed under "View Upgrade Path - Oracle Database 11g Administrator OCP - upgrade from Oracle9i or Oracle Database 10g DBA OCA."
  2. Pass Exam "Upgrade Oracle9i/10g OCA or OCP to Oracle Database 11g OCP" (1Z0-034).

Upgrade to 12c DBA OCP

Upgrade from Oracle9i Database, Oracle Database 10g or 11g Administrator Certified Associate (9i, 10g or 11g DBA OCA) to Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional (12c DBA OCP)

  1. Complete one of the Step 2 courses listed under "View Upgrade Path - Oracle Database 12c Administrator OCP - upgrade from Oracle9i, Oracle Database 10g or 11g DBA OCA."
  2. Pass Exam "Upgrade Oracle9i/10g/11g OCA or OCP to Oracle Database 12c OCP" (1Z0-067).

Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z0-034 or exam 1Z0-067. You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification website at the links below under the Quick Links section.

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

Java SE 8 OCP Certification Available Now At Reduced Price

Java SE 8 revolutionizes the way you write code.

Java SE 8 Certification gives you the tools to make the most of new features.

Java SE 8 OCA Programmers, move to Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer by passing Java SE 8 Programmer II (1Z1-809) now. Beta testing is currently under way for this exam at the greatly discounted rate of USD$50.

Preparing for this certification exam introduces you to the most significantly updated version of Java yet. Learn to use lambdas in your day-to-day programming – thus reducing your development time and allowing for greater flexibility in your programming.

While training is not required for this certification, we strongly urge you to complete the recommended training course Java SE 8 Programming. This instructor-led training takes what you learn from reading the materials and teaches you to use the concepts effectively in real-world scenarios.

Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-809. You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification Website.

QUICK LINKS:

Thursday Apr 09, 2015

Complete a Single Step to Enjoy The Benefits of Oracle Database 10g OCP Certification

Complete your Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Professional (10g DBA OCP) certification by September 1, 2015 and receive your certificate.

You have passed all the exams required for the 10g DBA OCP certification but you still need to provide verification of your completed training to earn your certification.

  • Login to the Pearson VUE website.
  • Select 'Submit Course Form'. 
  • Enter your course details.

After September 1, 2015 Oracle will no longer grant 10g DBA OCP credentials. If you have provided verification of your completed training and have not received your certification you may have completed your requirements under more than one Oracle Testing ID. Please contact Pearson VUE to request an Oracle Testing ID merge.

Important Message: Based on Oracle's Recertification Policy, once you complete the 10g DBA OCP requirements, you will need to upgrade to a current version of certification by March 1, 2016 to keep your credentials active. 

You can read the full Recertification Policy information on the Oracle Certification website.


Wednesday Apr 08, 2015

Prove Your Expertise on Oracle Database - Re-engineered for Cloud Computing

The Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration exam (1Z0-063) is now available.

You have the advanced knowledge and skills required of top-performing database administrators, including development and deployment of backup, recovery and Cloud computing strategies.

Demonstrate those skills and get noticed with the Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional certification.

With the 12c release, Oracle Database is re-engineered for Cloud computing. Multitenant architecture brings enterprises unprecedented hardware and software efficiencies, performance and manageability benefits, and fast and efficient Cloud provisioning. Oracle Database 12c certifications emphasize the full set of skills that DBAs need in today's competitive marketplace.

In addition to passing the exam, qualified candidates hold the Oracle Database 12c Database Administrator Certified Associate certification and have completed an Oracle Database 12c approved course. Mastering the advanced concepts delivered in Oracle Database 12c: Backup and Recovery Workshop and Oracle Database 12c: Managing Multitenant Architecture position you to approach this exam prepared for success.

Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z0-063. Get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification Website.

Quick Links

Wednesday Apr 01, 2015

You Earned it - Wear it Proudly

You worked hard for your Oracle certified credential. 

Oracle Certification shirts, bags, pens, caps and journals are a great way to be recognized as Oracle certified. 

Display your achievement proudly at work or during conferences such as Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne. 

It’s easy to access the store.

  • Login to your account in CertView
  • The access code provided in CertView is required to enter the site.

Shop now! Have your gear in time to wear proudly at 2015 conferences!

Thursday Mar 05, 2015

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Your Oracle Database 10g OCP Requirements May Not be Complete

If you have passed all the required Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Professional (OCP) exams, but have not submitted your required course details, you will need to do so by September 1, 2015 to complete your certification path and earn the credential.

Oracle Database 10g exams and certification paths retired on March 1, 2015. If you have not done so yet, you must provide verification of your completed training by September 1, 2015 to complete your Oracle Database 10g Administrator OCP certification. 

You will need to submit this form to earn your certification. 

To provide verification of your completed training:

  1. Log in to the Pearson VUE website.
  2. Select Submit Course Form.
  3. You will need your course details such as course title, date, city, and enrollment ID (enrollment ID is not required for Workforce Development (WDP), Oracle Academy (OA), Training on Demand (TOD), or Unlimited Learning Subscription (ULS) courses).

After September 1, 2015 Oracle will no longer grant Oracle 10g DBA OCP credentials.

SUBMIT THE COURSE FORM NOW

*If you have provided verification of your completed training and have not received your certification you may have completed your requirements under more than one Oracle Testing ID. Please contact Pearson VUE to request an Oracle Testing ID merge.

**Keep in mind that, based on Oracle's new Recertification Policy, once you complete the Oracle Database 10g DBA OCP requirements, you will need to upgrade to a current version of Oracle Database certification to keep your credentials active. This is important. You can read the full Recertification Policy information on the Oracle Certification website.

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