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Authorized Oracle Practice Exams from Self Test Software

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Once
you commit to the decision to become certified, a critical first step is to prepare your customized study plan. As you build your personalized plan, it is
important to evaluate high-quality, Oracle-authorized training and practice
materials.

The Oracle University team
continues to strive to make high-quality certification preparation tools
available to our students. In support of this effort, we are expanding 
Kaplan Self Test Software's relationship as an Oracle Authorized Practice Test Provider to bring candidates a new feature-rich and fully
authorized series of certification practice exams
.

Practice
tests are one of the most effective ways you can prepare for your Oracle
certification exam. Authorized practice
exams are an excellent tool to help assess your knowledge using realistic exam
simulations. These practice exams
utilize best-in-class practice exam tools including: Learning Mode (fully
customize your own practice exam preferences), Certification Mode (simulates a
real, timed testing situation) and Flash Cards (check yourself on key topical
concepts).

All
of the authorized Kaplan Self Test Software practice exams are based on the
same objectives as the actual Oracle certification exams. The team at Kaplan Self
Test Software does a great job creating high-quality practice exams and works
in close coordination with the Oracle certification program team.

You
can access the authorized practice exams through
SelfTestSoftware.com/Oracle. A number of new exams are available now and Kaplan Self Test
Software is working to expand the product set with additional offerings
(including additional Java practice exams). Product demos with sample questions are available for you to review.

We encourage to you evaluate Kaplan Self Test Software practice exams as
a trusted partner to help you prepare for the challenging task of an Oracle
certification.

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Comments ( 40 )
  • guest Monday, May 21, 2012

    the java exams are outdated


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    We have recently released Java SE 7 OCA and OCP exams http://bit.ly/z3tuxw.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Sunday, May 27, 2012

    i just took the 1z0-052 admin exam and the kaplan practise software did not do much at all for me. i was very dissapointed.


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, May 31, 2012

    We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with Kaplan's practice test. I encourage you to contact them with your comments/concerns.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Monday, June 4, 2012

    Hi,

    Is there an official practice test for the Java 7 OCA certification? Also do you have any package as such in which I could purchase the exam voucher + practice exam together?

    I'm aware there are the full training options, but Im more keen on just the exams.

    Thanks!


  • David Monday, June 4, 2012

    New Oracle 11g DBA exams are also included in self test software. STS is best for practicing OCP exams because it picturing exact examination with elapsed timing clock.


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, June 4, 2012

    There is not currently a Java SE 7 OCA practice exam available. I suggest that you have a look at the exam topics, see where your weaknesses are and maybe check out the books printed by Oracle Press community.oraclepressbooks.com.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • prasad Monday, June 18, 2012

    since i m doing job in oracle apps 10g.

    but no certification i have. plz tell me how to

    get online certification and how to process the application form for oracle apps.

    regards

    prasad


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, June 18, 2012

    Hi Prasad,

    I'm not exactly sure which certification you wish to pursue. You can find a all certifications and their requirements at certification.oracle.com.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Sudip Chakraborty Friday, July 20, 2012

    I am interested in taking the Certification Exam on Oracle Primavera EPPM Module (P6V8.2, Functional). Kindly inform me about the relevant Training Program on the same in India.

    Regards,

    Sudip Chakraborty


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    Sudip,

    I believe you are talking about this certification http://bit.ly/N24zQJ? You can click on the exam link on this page and you will be taken to an exam details page where you will be able to see the recommended training. It looks like the current list of training is available only to partners. If you are not an employee of a partner organization, you can search the Oracle University courses to see if you can find a relevant OU course. You can compare the exam topics with the course topics to get the closest match.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, August 3, 2012

    Does anyone know when Kaplan Self Test Software will release practice test for the Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2 and Grid Infrastructure Administration (1Z0-058) exam?


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    No word on this yet. Keep checking!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Amine Friday, August 10, 2012

    Hello,

    I'm interested in taking the Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate and I don't know where to begin, I wish if you can help me !!


  • Prafull Saturday, August 11, 2012

    I am unable get oracle certified professional logo


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, August 13, 2012

    @Amine, I suggest that you begin with our website at certification.oracle.com. In the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page, you can select Database in #2 and then have a look thru the available certifications. You'll see the certification you're looking for. Click on that certification and you'll be taken to a page that will tell you the steps to become certified.

    @Prafull, Have you visited certview.oracle.com? If you have completed your certification path, your logos will be available there.

    Regards

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Sunday, September 2, 2012

    Are there any practice tests for oracle financial modules?? especially AR , AP and GL!!!


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, September 4, 2012

    If there are valid practice tests available, they will be linked from the relevant exam pages. Check the exam pages for the required exams in your path.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Friday, January 11, 2013

    Will Kaplan Self Test Software release practice test for the Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2 and Grid Infrastructure Administration (1Z0-058) exam this year?


  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    I'm sorry, I can't answer that question. Kaplan http://www.selftestsoftware.com/contactus.asp may be able to give you more info on that.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Nilda Molero Huarca Thursday, August 15, 2013

    I need a practice exam ,for the Oracle User Productivity Kit 11 Implementation Consultant Essentials Certification exam or if there is available and Beta Program for this cerfication.

    Someone can tell me please ?

    Nilda


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, August 16, 2013

    Hi Nilda,

    There is not a practice exam available for this exam, and the exam is currently available in production, so the beta period for this exam has ended. You can find relevant training for this exam (1Z0-566) on our website at certification.oracle.com.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Lina Thursday, August 22, 2013

    I want to know, if you plan to have the Kaplan Self Test Software practice tests available in the future, for this oracle certification: 1Z0566

    Oracle User Productivity Kit 11 Implementation Consultant Essentials,

    besides the oracle training in competency center for this, Ive already take the exam and failed it. It can be great that you provide it at kaplan Selt Test.

    Thanks!


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, August 23, 2013

    Hi Lina,

    We, at Oracle, do not actually decide which practice tests are developed at Kaplan. There is a good article here https://blogs.oracle.com/certification/entry/0862 on how they determine what practice tests to build.

    Good luck with your next attempt!

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Gary Thursday, December 5, 2013

    The Kaplan practice tests for 11g SQL Fundamentals do not even approach the difficulty level of the actual Oracle test. Additionally, once you've gone through all the practice questions two or three times the difficulty level naturally goes down, but 132 questions is not a large enough problem set to prepare for the exam.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, December 6, 2013

    Gary,

    I encourage you to provide your feedback to Kaplan. They are very receptive and would like to get this feedback from you.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Yash Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Hi,

    I`m planning for Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate (Z-051 &52). I was googling around if i can find out some worthy stuff like practice exams.

    I found Kaplan and Transcender but after seeing above feedback i`m not able to decide which one is better, how should i move forward.

    Thanks!!


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    From our FAQs (http://education-dev.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=82)

    What is the difference between Kaplan SelfTest and Transcender?

    The Oracle Authorized practice exams from Kaplan IT Learning (Kaplan SelfTest and Transcender) are variants of the same product and exam candidates should purchase only one. The products share some of the same content but are targeted toward different segments of Oracle certification candidates.

    Transcender practice exams are meant to cover all the information a candidate needs to know to become certified. There are more practice questions and the Transcender test engine offers multiple preset exams that prepare the candidate for the live exam.

    Kaplan SelfTest practice exams have the same quality content, but contain fewer practice questions and offer one certification-mode practice test. This is because not everyone who aspires to Oracle certification is new to the technology and many only want to know what they need to pass the exams.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Ahmed Monday, December 8, 2014

    Hi

    I had brought 1Z0-804PT which includes 1Z0-804 and Kaplan Practice Test from Pearson Vue website. I am not able to access that practice test.

    Could anyone suggest how should I access after purchasing it from this site.

    Regards,

    Ahmed.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Ahmed,

    I suggest that you contact Kaplan customer support. They should be able to assist.

    http://bit.ly/17CgfdR

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • guest Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Hi,

    I'm looking for a practice software preparation for the test 1Z0-054 Performance and Tuning. I did not find it on the transcender Kaplan web page. However I found a software preparation for this test on http://www.ucertify.com/

    I would like you can confirm that this site http://www.ucertify.com/ is an authorized Oracle Practice Exams.

    If not could you please send me the list of the authorized Oracle Practice Exams.

    Thank you.

    Regards,

    Omar


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, July 31, 2015

    Omar,

    The only Oracle Authorized Practice Test Provider is Kaplan SelfTest. However there are other practice test providers who sell legitimate practice exams.

    You can check out practice test providers with CertGuard - http://certguard.com/Search.asp, to see if they are legitimate or if they are brain dump providers.

    You can also search on our Oracle Certification Community https://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=459 to see what tools others have used. Matthew Morris of http://ocprep.blogspot.com/ has some practice tests available.


  • lakhan bankar Saturday, February 20, 2016

    May i know the how to prepare main OCA exam.


  • guest Monday, February 22, 2016

    Iakhan,

    Please visit our website to first determine the certification path you wish to follow. Once you have selected a certification, click on the link and you'll be taken to a page that provides certification requirements.

    http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=632&sc=WWOU15043965MPP001C002

    You may be referring to the Oracle Database 12c Certified Associate. This should get you started.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Kapil Kaushik Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Oracle site have two option for the OCA 7 certification exam vouchers -

    1. OCA 7 (Iz0-803) - 10100 INR approx.

    2. OCA 7 (Iz0-803) + Kalpan test simulator - 11000 INR approx.

    But I have purchased the 1.OCA 7 (Iz0-803) package. And now I want to purchase Kalpan test simulator also which is showing two much price like $99.

    can I have its discounted package ?

    Please help.


  • Brandye Barrington Friday, August 5, 2016

    Kapil,

    If you purchased from the Oracle Certification Marketplace, please use this contact information for support help@oraclecertificationmarketplace.co.in.

    They should be able to assist.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • deep Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Kaplan tests are really outdated. I have my OCA Java SE7 exam scheduled on 27th October and the oracle website clearly shows that format of exam is 70ques-120mins but kaplan tests are still giving you tests on old format that is 90ques-150mins.

    There was 78% cutoff on the earlier version and now the cutoff is 63%. So i think that questions should be much more difficult than the previous version of this exam. I am scoring very well on kaplan but since this test is outdated one, i fear i may not be able to score that well in real exam. Oracle should look into this issue if it calls KAPLAN the authorised practice test provider.

    This is ridiculous that an AUTHORISED practice test provider doesnt even know format of the exam.


  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    Deep,

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm sure that Kaplan is working on updating their practice test. It takes a little time once a revision of an exam is released for Kapaln's subject matter experts to evaluate and implement changes on their side. I will follow up with Kaplan on this.

    Regards,

    Brandye Barrington


  • Patrick McGuigan Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    I'm looking for a list of Authorized Practice Exam providers for the Oracle 1z0-071 exam. I refuse to send any more of my money to Kaplan as they have mistakes in there questions and they refuse to respond to me emails asking for a correction.
  • Brandye Barrington Friday, May 11, 2018
    Hi Patrick,
    Kaplan is our authorized practice test provider. I'm sorry you've had issues with them in the past. They've changed their format and updated their practice tests. I'm sure you'll find their products to be an improvement over past products.

    Regards,
    Brandye Barrington
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