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.

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.

Thursday Nov 21, 2013

Update Your Acme Packet Network Engineer Certification to Oracle

The Oracle Communications Session Border Controller Certified Implementation Specialist certification is now available by passing exam Oracle Communications Session Border Controller Implementation Essentials (1Z0-400) that was released November 1, 2013. This exam and certification replace the Acme Packet Certified Professional Network Engineers (ACP-N) exam and certification. 

IF YOU HAVE A CURRENT CERTIFICATION
If you are an Acme Packet Certified Professional Network Engineer (ACP-N), your certification history is now available via Oracle Certification’s candidate self-service portal CertView. Access your CertView account by following the steps provided in an upcoming email from Oracle Certification.

IF YOU HAVE AN EXPIRED CERTIFICATION
If you have an expired Acme Packet Certified Professional Network Engineer (ACP-N) certification, update your certification today by passing the new Oracle Communications Session Border Controller Implementation Essentials (1Z0-400) exam. Follow the steps provided in an upcoming email from Oracle Certification, to create a Person VUE web account and register for your exam.

If you hold a current or expired ACP-N and do not receive the referenced email by December 7, contact Oracle Certification Support for next steps. 

If you are pursuing the Acme Packet Certified Professional Network Engineers (ACP-N) certification, you will now register for exam 1Z0-400 at Pearson VUE. You will take this exam at a testing center.

QUESTIONS
Will Partners still receive exams for free under the Oracle Certification Program?
Your Oracle Partner Agreement governs the exam and payment terms. Refer to your Partner Agreement.

Will employees still receive the Acme Packet exams for free under the Oracle Certification Program?
Go to Oracle's internal certification web pages for more information on Oracle Certification for employees.

Do I need a keycode to take the exams?
You will no longer need a keycode to take the exams. Exams are now delivered at Pearson VUE and Oracle Testing Centers (OTC). OTCs are not available in all regions. 

How much are the certification exams under the Oracle Certification Program?
Oracle Certification proctored exams are $245 USD. Find the cost in your local currency on the Oracle Certification Website.

How do I register for exams under the Oracle Certification Program?
You can take the exam either at a Pearson VUE Test Center (PVTC) or at an Oracle Testing Center (OTC).

Go to the Pearson VUE Website to register to take the exam at a Pearson VUE Test Center. During registration, you will select an appointment time, date and location that are convenient for you. You will first need to create a Pearson VUE web account. If you are an existing or expired ACP-N, you will need to create the web account using the details that will be emailed to you by mid-December. 

Go to the Oracle University Website to register to take the exam at an OTC. You will need an Oracle Web Account, which you will be prompted to create before registering. OTCs are not available in all regions.

Do I need to recertify under Oracle to receive an Oracle certificate?
You will not need to recertify with the Oracle Certification Program if your ACP-N certification had not expired before November 1, 2013. Your existing certification is recognized as valid and current. You will upgrade your certification to a new version once one is available.

You will need to recertify with the Oracle Certification Program if your ACP-N certification expired before November 1, 2013. You will take the exam "Oracle Communications Session Border Controller Implementation Essentials" (1Z0-400).

All other Acme Packet exams have retired and certifications are no longer available.

Can anyone take the Acme Packet exams now, or are they restricted to Acme Packet/Oracle customers?
Oracle Certification exams are available to all candidates (under Acme Packet, the exams were only available to Acme Packet employees, customers and partners). You do not have to be an employee of an Oracle customer or partner to take the certification exams and obtain the certifications. 

My certificate says that my Acme Packet certification expires in 3 years, and there is no equivalent certification. What do I do?
The Acme Packet Certification Program has retired. There are no updated Acme Packet Certifications available. 

If your ACP-N certification was current on November 1, 2013, no action is required at this time. You will upgrade your certification when a new version of the certification is released.

If your ACP-N certification expired before November 1, 2013, you will renew your certification by passing "Oracle Communications Session Border Controller Implementation Essentials" (1Z0-400), and obtaining Oracle Communications Session Border Controller Certified Implementation Specialist.

When will my ACP-N certification expire?
Your ACP-N certification will remain valid without expiration if it was current on November 1, 2013. In order to keep your certification current with the latest technology release, you will need to upgrade your certification as new versions are released.

When should I stop using the Acme Packet certification logo?
Your Acme Packet Certification logo may only be used until your certification expires. This does not apply to ACP-N Professionals, who held a current certification as of November 1, 2013, as those certifications will not expire.

Where do I take the exam?
Oracle Certification Exams are delivered by our test vendor, Pearson VUE, and at Oracle Testing Centers (not available in all regions). Take "Oracle Communications Session Border Controller Implementation Essentials" (1Z0-400) at one of these locations.

I failed my recent exam attempt, can I retake the Acme Packet Exam?
If you were pursuing Acme Packet Certified Professional Network Engineer (ACP-N), take "Oracle Communications Session Border Controller Implementation Essentials" (1Z0-400). This is the same exam that has been rebranded by Oracle. This exam will lead to Oracle Communications Session Border Controller Certified Implementation Specialist certification.

All other Acme Packet exams are no longer available - deliveries via of these exams terminated as of November 1, 2013.

Thursday Nov 07, 2013

What If I Don't Get An Exam Results Email Alert?

Exam results are available directly from Oracle's certification portal, CertView. This requires candidates to authenticate their CertView accounts before being able to access their exam results. The Oracle Certification team has developed a series of videos to help candidates through this process. 

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Thursday Oct 03, 2013

Beta Opportunity Continues for "Oracle Linux 5&6 System Administrator" (OCA) Certification Exam (1Z1-100)

Beta testing continues for the Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administration (1Z1-100) exam. Passing this exam leads to the Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator certification.

Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-100. You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification Website.

Be among the first to obtain this new Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) certification by registering for this beta exam today. Place yourself in a position to immediately pursue the Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator (OCP) when it is released.

QUICK LINKS

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

Beta Opportunity Continues: Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Administrator (1Z0-060)

Beta testing continues for the Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Administrator Exam (1Z0-060).

This exam allows Oracle Certified Professionals to upgrade from Oracle7 Database, Oracle8 Database, Oracle8i Database, Oracle9i Database, Oracle Database 10g or Oracle Database 11g Database Administrator Certified Professional, to Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional. The upgrade exam focuses on designing consolidation strategies to exploit Container and Pluggable databases, implementing Oracle 12c feature-rich ILM support, optimizing SQL execution using dynamic swapping of sub plans, implementing real-time data redaction within databases, as well as exploiting the many additional performance, backup and recovery, security and partitioning enhancements. The exam also includes a thorough review of core DBA skills.

With Oracle Database 12c, you will 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 in beta, the certification exam is currently available at the greatly discounted rate of $50 USD. Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-060.

The Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators training course is recommended, as it highlights an array of advanced subjects and technologies, such as the new concept of multitenant architecture, and its benefits and usage. 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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Thursday Aug 22, 2013

How To Download and Print Exam Score Reports

Oracle Certification exam results are available directly from Oracle's certification portal, CertView. This requires candidates to authenticate their CertView accounts before being able to access their exam results. The Oracle Certification team has developed a series of videos to help candidates through the process to more easily access their exam scores. 

Check back often as we will be highlighting these videos periodically. You can find all the information you will need on this new process along with relevant questions and answers on our website. As always, you can contact Oracle Certification Support if you need assistance.

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