Monday Nov 24, 2014

Limited Time Discount - Upgrade Your Early Version DBA OCA Certification to 11g or 12c OCP

Beta testing continues for two Oracle Database Administrator upgrade exams: 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).

Take advantage of this streamlined opportunity - purchase a discounted beta exam for $50 USD.

  • 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.


Friday Nov 21, 2014

Be One of the First WebLogic Server OCPs. Take the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator II Beta Exam (1Z1-134)

Earn Oracle's first Professional-level certification on WebLogic Server - Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator. Preparing for this certification gives you the skills to perform advanced system administration tasks in a complex environment and proves fluency in and a solid understanding of Oracle WebLogic Server Administration. With Oracle WebLogic Server 12c being more cloud-ready than ever before, new features like Dynamic Clusters and Elastic JMS make it easier to deploy WLS in a private or public cloud, or both.

Beta testing is under way for the Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator II (1Z1-134) exam for the discounted rate of $50US.

In addition to passing the exam, qualified candidates must hold one of the following prior certifications: Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle WebLogic Server 11g System Administrator or Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator.

If you do not yet hold an OCA certification, but want to take advantage of the beta price, please register for exam 1Z1-134. You can earn the OCA certification after passing the OCP exam. Exams do not have to be taken in any order.

Register today for exam 1Z1-134 by visiting

You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification Website.

Quick Links

Thursday Nov 20, 2014

Tell Us What You Think! New Survey Launched for Oracle Certified Candidates

Tell us about your Oracle Certification experience as a newly certified candidate.

Once you have become certified, you will receive an email from Oracle Certification.

This is your chance to share your Oracle Certification experience with us. Follow the links in the email to complete the short, eleven question survey and give us your valuable feedback.

Our goal is to continue to deliver a program that fits your needs while implementing timely improvements.

Thanks for your time.

Tuesday Oct 21, 2014

There is Still Time To Take The Discounted Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration Exam (1Z1-105)

Beta testing continues for the Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration exam (1Z1-105) at the significantly discounted price of $50 USD. Passing this exam results in the Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator certification.

This certification allows you to differentiate yourself in the marketplace. Gain a competitive edge through proven expertise on the only Linux distribution that's fully optimized for Oracle products and 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.

Visit and register for exam 1Z1-105. You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification Website.


Thursday Oct 09, 2014

Free Oracle Learning Streams Access: New Certification Benefit

Get certified and receive 90-days free access to Oracle Learning Streams.

Oracle’s newest learning platform: Oracle Learning Streams provides access to fresh, continuously updated video learning direct from Oracle experts that you can view any time during your 90-days access. Plus benefit from live webinars on the hottest topics and meet with experts for live Q&A and ongoing learning support.

All candidates who earn an Oracle Certification at the Professional, Expert, Master or Specialist levels now receive this new Oracle Certification benefit. 

How to Access your 90-day Free Oracle Learning Streams

Your 90 days begin once you become certified and activate a Learning Stream account. You are required to login to CertView to activate this exclusive offer. Go to Certification Activities > Review My Certification History > Free Streams Access.

Once you activate your trial, you will begin your 90 days of unlimited access to any one of our Learning Streams.

Take advantage of your new benefit today!

Wednesday Oct 08, 2014

Approach Your Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration (1Z0-062) Exam With Confidence

Prepare for your Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration (1Z0-062) exam using the new "Certification Exam Prep Seminar: Oracle Database 12c: Install and Admin." Oracle Certified Master (OCM) and Oracle University training expert Gwen Lazenby takes you through each of the exam objectives, giving valuable insight on the exam. With over 7 hours of training across 29 videos, focus your preparation on the content you personally need most to pass the exam.

This new Exam Prep Seminar is available standalone. It will soon be available in the Exam Prep Seminar Value Package: Oracle Database 12c: Install and Admin which will include (1) the Seminar, (2) a certification exam voucher, and (3) a Kaplan SelfTest practice test.

The Exam Preparation Seminar includes the following video modules:

  • Course Introduction
  • Exploring the Oracle Database Architecture
  • Oracle Database Instance
  • Configuring the Oracle Network Environment
  • Monitoring and Managing Memory
  • Storage Management
  • Space Management
  • Resumable Space Allocation and Segment Shrinking
  • Managing Undo Data
  • Managing Data Concurrency
  • Privileges
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Storage Management 
  • Backup and Recovery Concepts (Part 1)
  • Configuring Recovery Manager
  • Basics of Using RMAN to Create Backups
  • Performing Recovery
  • Loading and Unloading Data 
  • Managing Resources 
  • Proactive Performance Management
  • Using the SQL Tuning and Access Advisors
  • Automating Tasks with the Scheduler
  • Installing Oracle Database 12c 
  • Upgrading Oracle Database Software
  • Preparing to Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c
  • Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c
  • Performing Post-Upgrade Tasks
  • Migrating Data by Using Oracle Data Pump
  • EM Express and Migration Assistant for Unicode

Accelerate your preparation, make the best use of your preparation time and gain insight into the breadth and depth of the certification exam and your role as a DBA with help from one of Oracle University's top instructors. 


Tuesday Oct 07, 2014

Oracle Certification Program Policy Change: Recertification Requirement

The Oracle Certification Program is implementing a recertification requirement for our Oracle Database Administration credentials. 

Earning an Oracle certification is a great achievement. Staying up to date in the expertise gained and proven by your certification is equally vital.

This new policy requires you as an Oracle Database credential holder to demonstrate your currency with the most recent trends, techniques and best practices in Oracle Database technology.

How does this affect me?

  • If you hold a retired Oracle Database Certification credential that requires recertification, you will be notified via email to the address associated with your CertView account and Pearson VUE profile.
  • Your CertView certification records will reflect that your account requires recertification.
  • You will have 12 months from the notification date to upgrade to a current (not retired) credential.
  • You must take action before the deadline to avoid your Oracle Database credential status changing to INACTIVE.

Oracle maintains a certification program that is committed to you. Requiring recertification for database administrators strengthens the program, which increases the value of your certification(s).

Visit the Oracle Certification Website for more information about this policy update.


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