Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

Raise the Bar on Java Programming With the Java SE 8 OCP Certification - Beta Exam 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. 

Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmers, upgrade to Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer by passing Upgrade to Java SE 8 Programmer (1Z1-810) 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 New Features. 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 1Z1-810. 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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Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

REMINDER: Complete Your Oracle Database 10g Certification Before it Retires in March 2015

The Oracle Database 10g exams and credentials, and the Oracle9i Database upgrade exams listed below retire on March 1, 2015.

If you have partially completed a 10g Database certification path, complete the remaining requirements before March 1, 2015 to avoid having to start over with a new certification path. Completing a certification path includes passing all required exams, taking any required training and submitting the course form. If your certification path (as noted on the track page) requires submission of a course form, certification will only be granted after you have submitted the form.

Schedule your 10g exams well before the retirement date to allow for an exam retake if one is needed. The 14-day retake policy will be enforced. Visit the Oracle Certification Website for more information on this retirement.

UPCOMING RETIREMENTS

Retiring Exams Newer Versions of Retiring Exams
1Z0-030 Oracle9i New Features for Administrators 1Z0-060 Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c
1Z0-035 Oracle9i DBA New Features for Oracle7.3 and Oracle8 OCPs 1Z0-060 Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c
1Z0-040 Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Administrators 1Z0-060 Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c
1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g: Administration I

1Z0-052 Oracle Database 11g: Administration I or

1Z0-062 Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration 

1Z0-043 Oracle Database 10g: Administration II

1Z0-053 Oracle Database 11g: Administration II or

1Z0-063 Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration 

1Z0-041 Oracle Database 10g 2 Day DBA Assessment Exam None
1Z0-045 Oracle Database 10g DBA New Features for Oracle8i OCPs 1Z0-060 Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c
1Z0-046 Oracle Database 10g: Managing Oracle on Linux for DBAs None
1Z0-048 Oracle Database 10g R2: Real Application Clusters for Administrators 1Z0-058 Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2 and Grid Infrastructure Administration
10GOCM Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Master Exam Oracle Database 11g Certified Master Exam
Retiring Credentials Newer Versions of Retiring Credentials
Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate

Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate or

Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate

Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Professional

Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional or

Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional 

Oracle Database 10g Bronze

Bronze Oracle Database 11g

Bronze Oracle Database 12c 

Oracle Database 10g Managing Oracle on Linux Certified Expert None
Oracle Database 10g Real Applications Clusters Administrator Certified Expert Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g and Grid Infrastructure Administrator
Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Master Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Master


Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

Oracle WebCenter Portal 11g Essentials Exam to Retire

Oracle WebCenter Portal 11g Essentials (exam 1Z0-541) retires on April 29th, 2015.  

A new exam, Oracle WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 Essentials (1Z0-430) is available in production and is validated against Release 11.1.1.8.  This new exam is designed to recognize knowledge and implementation experience in the latest features of the Oracle WebCenter Portal 11g product. This exam leads to the Oracle WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 Certified Implementation Specialist certification.

During this transition, we recommend that candidates take the new exam 1Z0-430 Oracle WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 Essentials in order to stay current with the latest materials. You can get all the exam details on the Oracle Certification Website.

Register for exam 1Z0-430 at Pearson VUE.

Oracle Partners: Please note that as of April 28th, 2015, the 1Z0-541 Oracle WebCenter Portal 11g Essentials exam will no longer be available but will continue to qualify as criteria for the Oracle WebCenter Portal 11g Specialization. If you have already achieved certification by taking exam 1Z0-541, you will not need to take the new exam in order to meet the competency criteria for the WebCenter Portal 11g Specialization.

Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 11g Candidates Should Consider Newer Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Exam

Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 11g Essentials (Exam 1Z0-456) and the related certification Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 11g Certified Implementation Specialist retire on February 28, 2015.

The exam and certification have been replaced by Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Implementation Essentials (Exam 1Z0-425) and the related certification Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Certified Implementation Specialist. This new exam is validated against Release 8 of Oracle Sales Cloud and is designed to recognize knowledge and implementation experience in the latest features of the Oracle Sales Cloud product.

Exam 1Z0-425 is currently available for registration at Pearson VUE.

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members: effective July 1st, 2015, Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Implementation Essentials (Exam 1Z0-425) will be the only exam accepted as qualifying criteria for the Oracle Sales Cloud: Oracle Fusion CRM Cloud Service Solutions and Oracle Sales: Oracle Fusion CRM Solutions Partner Specializations. On July 1st, 2015, Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 11g Essentials (Exam 1Z0-456) will no longer qualify toward OPN specialization. Non-OPN members, this does not affect you.

During this transition phase, we recommend that you take the new exam Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Implementation Essentials (1Z0-425) in order to stay current with your Oracle certification and specialization. You can find exam preparation on the Oracle Certification Website. If you are a member of an OPN organization, you can access the Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Implementation Essentials Study Guide (PDF).

Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

Register Now: OCA to OCP Upgrade Exams Available

Are you ready to upgrade your ealier version Database Administrator OCA certification to a more current OCP, but hesitant to tackle a beta exam that covers several versions of product upgrades? If so, now is the time for you to register for your upgrade exam.

The beta period has closed for "Upgrade Oracle9i/10g OCA or OCP to Oracle Database 11g OCP" (1Z0-034) and "Upgrade Oracle9i/10g/11g OCA or OCP to Oracle Database 12c OCP" (1Z0-067). These exams are currently in post-beta analysis and will be realeased in production soon. Pre-register now for an exam appointment in a few weeks. Start enjoying the benefits of a current certification as soon as possible.

Oracle Database 12c has changed the game with multitenant architecture and cloud computing. Don't get left behind. Take advantage of this opportunity now. You have developed and proven your foundational database skills through obtaining your OCA certification. Update your skills and get the current Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professional certification now. There are two upgrade paths available. Candidates can upgrade to Oracle Database 11g or 12c Administrator Certified Professional. Each path is outlined below with the requirements.

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..


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Tuesday Dec 23, 2014

Optimize Database Performance With Oracle Database 12c Performance Management and Tuning Certification

Earn the much anticipated Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 12c: Performance Management and Tuning certification and take advantage of a significant exam discount.

Take the Oracle Database 12c: Performance Management and Tuning exam (1Z0-064) in beta today at the discounted rate of $50US.

In addition to passing the exam, qualified candidates must hold one of the following prior certifications, or complete one of the following Oracle University training courses.

Prior Certification Oracle University Training Course
Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators
Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning Certified Expert Oracle Database 12c: Backup and Recovery Workshop

Oracle Database 12c: Performance Management and Tuning

Learn to maintain optimal performance of your Oracle Database 12c environment with an Oracle Database 12c Performance Management and Tuning Certified Expert certification.

Register today for exam 1Z1-064 by visiting pearsonvue.com/oracle.

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 Dec 22, 2014

Time Is Running Out To Upgrade Your Oracle Database OCA Certitifcation To OCP At A Discount

Beta testing is almost over for the Upgrade Oracle9i/10g OCA or OCP to Oracle Database 11g OCP (Exam 1Z1-034) and Upgrade Oracle9i/10g/11g OCA or OCP to Oracle Database 12c OCP (Exam 1Z1-067) to upgrade your Oracle Database Administrator OCA certification to Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional or Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional.

  • Register for beta exam 1Z1-067 or beta exam 1Z1-034 at Pearson VUE.
  • Get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification Website.
  • Keep your certifications active based on Oracle's new Recertification Policy.
  • View direct links below under the Quick Links section.

Both OCA to OCP certification paths require training that can be taken either before or after the exam.

Additionally, Oracle Database Administrator OCPs who want to upgrade to 11g or 12c can upgrade the OCP certification by passing one of these betas. No additional training is required for upgrading OCPs. This allows Oracle Certified Professional upgrade candidates to enjoy a reduced upgrading cost of US$50.

Register now. This beta opportunity closed soon.

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