Monday Feb 17, 2014

Oracle Application Express 4: Developing Web Applications Exam (1Z1-450) Updated

A new version of the "Oracle Applications Express 4: Developing Web Applications" exam (1Z1-450) began beta testing on February 15, 2014. Passing this exam leads to the Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Expert (OCE) certification. 

This new version of the exam has been updated for Application Express 4.1 and 4.2. Although no new topics have been added, existing topics have been expanded to cover more breadth and depth. During this beta period, you can take the exam at a greatly discounted rate of $50USD.

The certification itself - Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Expert (OCE) - remains unchanged. If you currently hold the Oracle Application Express (APEX) Developer Certified Expert certification, no action is required. While training is not required for certification, the Oracle Application Express: Workshop I course from Oracle University can expedite you towards your certification - helping you discover how Oracle Application Express allows you to create database applications using desktop and mobile interfaces.

Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-450. 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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QUESTIONS

I already hold the Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Expert credential. Do I need to upgrade to the new version?

No. If you already hold the Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Expert credential, no action is required at this time.

I had registered for exam 1Z0-450 before the exam moved into beta. Should I expect this new beta exam when I go to the test center?

If you registered for the 1Z0-450 exam before February 15, you will be taking the existing production version of the exam. You will not be presented with the beta version of the new exam.

I paid full price for the production exam. Will I be presented with the beta exam when I go to the test center to take the exam?

If you registered for the 1Z0-450 exam before February 15, you will be taking the existing production version of the exam. You will not be presented with the beta version of the new exam. If you do wish to take the newer version of the exam in beta, cancel your existing exam appointment and schedule for the new beta exam.

How will I know whether I'm taking the existing production exam or the new version in beta?

If you registered for the 1Z0-450 exam before February 15, you will be taking the existing production version of the exam. If you registered for the 1Z1-450 exam (note the 1Z"1" designation) on or after February 15, you will be taking the new version of the exam in beta. NOTE: if you had paid full price for the exam, you will be taking the production exam. If you paid the discounted $50USD (or local equivalent), you will be taking the new version of the exam in beta.

Thursday Feb 13, 2014

Registration Open: Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration (1Z0-062)

Calling all Oracle Database Administrator Certification candidates! Take the next step in your path to Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate certification today. The Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration (1Z1-062) exam is now available in production. Get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification website.


With Oracle Database 12c, you experience the benefits of an Oracle Database that 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.

While training is not required, Oracle has several training courses that will help you prepare for the exam, including:
Register now for exam 1Z0-062 at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle.

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Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Harness The Power Of Oracle Linux's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel With Oracle Linux Certification

Oracle Certification is pleased to announce the production release of the new Oracle Linux 5&6 Administrator Certified Associate Certification


The new OCA credential gives you a solid foundation of knowledge to implement and administer the Oracle Linux Operating System. Oracle Linux's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel allows certified individuals to deliver extreme performance, advanced scalability and reliability for enterprise applications. Oracle Linux combines the latest innovations in Linux with Oracle-specific capabilities such as dynamic tracing and performance optimization with Dtrace, and no-downtime patching with Ksplice. 

Becoming certified gives you a competitive edge through proven expertise on the only Linux distribution that's fully optimized for Oracle products. This Linux distribution is also optimized for running on Oracle's engineered systems including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle Database Appliance.

The Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administration (Exam 1Z1-100) exam is now available in production. Get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification website.

While training is not required, the Oracle Linux System Administration course is highly recommended, as it provides a strong foundation for an Oracle Linux System Administrator. It also teaches candidates how to install Oracle Linux and provides an understanding of the benefits of Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK).

Register now for exam 1Z0-060 at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle.

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Thursday Feb 06, 2014

Reminder - eCertificates Now Available For Oracle Certifications

We receive questions every day from candidates wanting to know where their certificates are. For these candidates, we have good news! You may remember that in October 2013, we announced that all certified individuals now have access to their certificates via CertView. As a candidate, you can now download and print your Certificate and begin displaying your earned credential right away.

You may also request a printed copy of your certificate using the process outlined in your eCertificate notification email. Printed copies may be requested once per certification earned and will be sent via standard mail.  Allow up to 8 weeks for the printed certificate to arrive by mail.

View the full blog post that was previously released. This post contains a few questions and answers that may be helpful.

Wednesday Feb 05, 2014

Save 20% On Your 12c Certification Upgrade

Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professionals (OCP), upgrade to the ground-breaking new Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional certification by taking a single exam, "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" (1Z0-060). Upgrade to the latest version of DBA OCP certification with only one exam, regardless of the version of Oracle Database on which you are certified - Oracle7, Oracle8, Oracle8i, Oracle9i, Oracle Database 10g, or Oracle Database 11g . 

Save 20% on the training and exam when you purchase them together in a Certification Value Package (also available as a live virtual course, in-class, or training on demand). While training is not mandatory in order to upgrade your certification, the Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators training course that is included in these packages is highly recommended to help you prepare for the exam, as it highlights an array of advanced subjects and technologies, such as the new concept of multitenant architecture, its benefits and usage.

Experience the benefits of an Oracle Database that is re-engineered for Cloud computing. Get trained and upgrade your certification with this generous discount.

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Thursday Jan 23, 2014

FAQ: Why Can't I Authenticate My CertView Account?

We sometimes receive questions from some of you who have trouble authenticating your CertView accounts. You have entered what you believe to be the correct information and after 3 failed attempts, you are "locked out" of your account. Are you sure you are entering the correct information?

Some of the most common reasons we see for failed authentication are:
  • You entered the exam number instead of your personal Oracle Testing ID (this is the most common reason for authentication failure). Exam number = 1Z0-###; Oracle Testing ID is similar to OC#######. The Oracle Testing ID is the number that you need to enter.
  • You entered the Oracle Testing ID with spaces (this is another common reason for authentication failure). There are no spaces in the Oracle Testing ID - OC#######.
  • You entered an email address or name that is different from the name and email address in your Pearson VUE profile. Sign in to your Pearson VUE web account to obtain the correct information.
  • You have not yet created a Pearson VUE web account. Go to the Pearson VUE website to create your web account.
  • You created or updated your Pearson VUE web account fewer than 60 minutes ago. Allow one hour after you create or update your Pearson VUE web account to authenticate your CertView account.
If you have not yet authenticated your CertView account, watch this video to ensure you avoid the common mistakes.

Wednesday Jan 15, 2014

You Earned It - Oracle Certification Merchandise Portal Launched

Oracle recently launched a line of Oracle Certification branded merchandise so that you can display your Oracle credentials with pride. You are proud of your accomplishments and you should be. Show them off.

Based on an earlier survey, we have developed a line of Oracle Certification products to fit a variety of needs and budgets. Wear or carry your credentials with pride. Advertise your hard work and dedication to excellence at the office, at the gym, or anywhere in between with Oracle Certification branded shirts, journals and gym bags.

Oracle Certified individuals will access the store through CertView. The access code provided in CertView is required to enter the site.

Visit CertView now and begin advertising your accomplishments today!

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