Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

Get Ready to Receive Your Digital Badge!

In recent weeks you may have seen Oracle Certification credentials displayed as a digital badge that represents the qualifications earned. We issued these badges to a select group of Oracle Certified individuals for beta testing. Expect to receive your badges soon!

We have partnered with Acclaim to provide a new badging platform backed by Pearson VUE. An email will arrive from Oracle within approximately one week with more details. Expect an email from Acclaim in the following weeks. Follow the instructions, to claim your badge and begin displaying your verifiable credentials. 

Digital badges communicate your certification achievements.

  • a web-enabled version of your credential
  • easy-to-use digital badge images for displaying your qualifications on social media sites, networking sites and in email
  • easy, valid verification of your credentials
  • a place to manage your badges
  • a secure means of storing and publishing your credential
  • the ability to combine your credentials to form a complete overview of your skills

Things to remember:

  • You will receive a badge only for current/non-retired OCA, OCP, OCE and OCM certifications (with the exception of 10g).
    • Candidates will receive digital badges for their 10g credentials and will be able to enjoy the benefits of digital badging until the recertification deadline for upgrading to 11g or 12c. Read more about the Recertification Requirement.
  • Badge notifications are being sent to the email address available in your Pearson VUE profile.
  • Due to the number of historical badges being issued, they will be issued over a 10-day period. It is possible that you will not receive all of your certification badges at once. Please allow 10 business days from reciept of your first badge to receive badges for remaining certifications. 
  • You will be able to claim badges in CertView. If you have not received all badges within 10 business days of first receipt, visit the Certifiation Management page in CertView to access your badge from there. If you do not see a badge for a current OCA, OCP, OCE, or OCM certification, only then will you contact support.

Promote, verify, and communicate your credentials and achievements in an ever expanding digital marketplace.

We hope you enjoy the convenience and recognition this new offering brings.

Friday Sep 25, 2015

Do You Have One of the Best Database Certifications for 2015?

11g and 12c skills are in demand.

I just came across this article Best Database Certs for 2015 written by Ed Tiffel and posted January 22, 2015. The article was really interesting to me as Ed presented his data by opportunity; grouping certifications by job role and job postings.

It wasn’t all that surprising to me that Oracle made the list. We are the #1 Database platform. But I was pleasantly surprised to see Oracle Certified Professional listed first in his top 5!

I’m sure you’ve seen already the statistics for job growth, salary increases and overall market demand projected for Oracle DBA’s. This job market is hot. If you need some convincing check out the July blog post by Diana Gray https://blogs.oracle.com/oracleuniversity/entry/oracle_dbaas_market_expected_to1 or the May review of recent IT salaries at What’s Happening to Salaries for IT Professionals?

What’s stopping you from getting started, upgrading your certification to a newer version or proving your advanced skills with another credential?

Oracle Certification has something for everyone. See what’s available here

Friday Sep 11, 2015

Engage With Oracle Certification at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne, San Francisco 2015

We are excited to see you this year in San Francisco! Have you confirmed what you'll do and who you'll see? Make sure Oracle Certification is part of your plans while you’re here!

Here is what you can look forward to before and during the conference.

  • Exclusive Offer. Add on a $100 exam voucher to your conference package. See details on the Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne registration page.
  • Preconference Sessions. Get a full day of accelerated training from Oracle experts on Sunday, October 25. Register for a Database Exam Cram or Java Exam Cram. Add on a session to your conference package. Please note this session is a great tool to help get ready for your exam. It will not fulfill the training requirement for the Database Administrator OCP.
  • Certification Ribbon. Don’t forget to tell us you’re Oracle Certified when you register for your conference pass. You’ll receive your ribbon at registration.
  • BOF (Birds-of-a-Feather) Session at JavaOne. Join Simon Roberts, president of Dancing Cloud Services, and engage in the discussion on Java SE 8: Keeping Pace with the Technology. October 27, 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm | Hilton—Continental Ballroom 4

Check back for more updates in the coming weeks!

Friday Sep 04, 2015

How Are Your DBA Performance Analysis Skills?

5 Things You Need to Know Now:

  1. This Oracle Certification job market is hot! Check out  What’s Happening to Salaries for IT Professionals?
  2. We’ve released a new 12c Performance Management & Tuning Exam! Add this skill to your Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional arsenal. Demonstrate that you have the skills for Oracle Database performance analysis, management, and tuning for optimal performance in a complex environment.
  3. We are here to help to you! Training is available for performance analysis and tuning tasks.
  4. A quick search on a popular job search website for 'Oracle Database Performance Tuning' resulted in over 39,000 available positions.
  5. You receive access 90 days free access to Oracle Streams for every new OCP, OCE, OCS or OCM certification you earn!

Maximize your DBA skills to get the job!


Wednesday Sep 02, 2015

Technology Doesn’t Stand Still. Should You?

By distinguishing yourself from the rest, you prove your skills are up-to-date and keeping pace with emerging trends in technology. You're more productive and you increase your value overall.

Access the Infographic Library under Certification Resources on the Oracle Certification Home Page.

Imagine You - with Java SE8 Programmer Certification

With Java celebrating its 20th year  there is no doubt  about the world’s commitment to this technology.

Java skills are in demand more than ever and holding a certification definitely gets you noticed in the job market.

If you’re a Java SE7 OCP Programmer and looking to show the world your commitment to Java technology this exam is for you.

The Upgrade to Java SE8 OCP Programmer|1Z0-810 exam allows you 150 minutes to answer the 81 questions and you need a 65% to pass.

Act before December 31st, 2015 to receive a 20% discount on the price of this exam.

 Visit education.oracle.com/java20 to view discount details

Tuesday Sep 01, 2015

Earn an Elite New Database Certification - Maximum Availability

Show you have the ability to create a High Availability or Disaster Recovery solution for an Oracle Database ecosystem and gain knowledge of Workload offload capabilities available in Data Guard.

Demonstrate vital knowledge of Clusterware, ASM, ACFS, RAC Databases and Dataguard. Use these features in combination to provide a robust, highly available, high performance, platform.

Earn an elite new certification:



Each of these certifications challenges your knowledge and pushes the limits of your database skills. Together, they make you a Database powerhouse, earning you the distinct recognition of one of the Maximum Availability certifications.


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