Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

Discounted Exam Rate Ends Soon. Get Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration Certified Now!

Take the discounted Oracle Linux 6 Advanced System Administration exam (1Z1-105) before the beta period ends. Passing this exam results in the Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator certification.

This is your last opportunity to take the certification exam at the greatly discounted rate of $50 USD.

This certification allows you to differentiate yourself in the marketplace. Gain a competitive edge through developing proven expertise working with 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 pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-105. View all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification Website.

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Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

REMINDER: Action is Required to Keep Your Certification Active

If your most current Oracle Database Certification is on Oracle9i Database or earlier, keep your credential(s) active by upgrading to a current version of Oracle Database certification by November 1, 2015. 

Oracle Certification announced a new Recertification Policy in November 2014, requiring you to maintain a current version or certification in order to keep your Oracle Database credentials in an active status. This is a reminder that on November 1, 2015 your current Oracle7 - Oracle9i Database credentials will become inactive unless you upgrade to a current version of Oracle Database certification before that date.

Please take action as soon as possible if you are in this situation, in order to remain active and maintain access to current Oracle Certification benefits.

Oracle University provides several exam preparation tools to meet your exam prep needs:

You can also take advantage of discounted training packages that include OU training, Exam Preparation Seminar, Kaplan Practice Test and an Exam Voucher.

Upgrade Now

Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

Raise the Bar on Java Programming With the Java SE 8 OCP Certification - Beta Exam Available Now At Reduced Price

Java SE 8 revolutionizes the way you write code. 

Java SE 8 Certification gives you the tools to make the most of new features. 

Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmers, upgrade to Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer by passing Upgrade to Java SE 8 Programmer (1Z1-810) now. Beta testing is currently under way for this exam at the greatly discounted rate of USD$50.  

Preparing for this certification exam introduces you to the most significantly updated version of Java yet.  Learn to use lambdas in your day-to-day programming – thus reducing your development time and allowing for greater flexibility in your programming.

While training is not required for this certification, we strongly urge you to complete the recommended training course Java SE 8 New Features. This instructor-led training takes what you learn from reading the materials and teaches you to use the concepts effectively in real-world scenarios. 

Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-810. 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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Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

REMINDER: Complete Your Oracle Database 10g Certification Before it Retires in March 2015

The Oracle Database 10g exams and credentials, and the Oracle9i Database upgrade exams listed below retire on March 1, 2015.

If you have partially completed a 10g Database certification path, complete the remaining requirements before March 1, 2015 to avoid having to start over with a new certification path. Completing a certification path includes passing all required exams, taking any required training and submitting the course form. If your certification path (as noted on the track page) requires submission of a course form, certification will only be granted after you have submitted the form.

Schedule your 10g exams well before the retirement date to allow for an exam retake if one is needed. The 14-day retake policy will be enforced. Visit the Oracle Certification Website for more information on this retirement.

UPCOMING RETIREMENTS

Retiring Exams Newer Versions of Retiring Exams
1Z0-030 Oracle9i New Features for Administrators 1Z0-060 Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c
1Z0-035 Oracle9i DBA New Features for Oracle7.3 and Oracle8 OCPs 1Z0-060 Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c
1Z0-040 Oracle Database 10g: New Features for Administrators 1Z0-060 Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c
1Z0-042 Oracle Database 10g: Administration I

1Z0-052 Oracle Database 11g: Administration I or

1Z0-062 Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration 

1Z0-043 Oracle Database 10g: Administration II

1Z0-053 Oracle Database 11g: Administration II or

1Z0-063 Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration 

1Z0-041 Oracle Database 10g 2 Day DBA Assessment Exam None
1Z0-045 Oracle Database 10g DBA New Features for Oracle8i OCPs 1Z0-060 Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c
1Z0-046 Oracle Database 10g: Managing Oracle on Linux for DBAs None
1Z0-048 Oracle Database 10g R2: Real Application Clusters for Administrators 1Z0-058 Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2 and Grid Infrastructure Administration
10GOCM Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Master Exam Oracle Database 11g Certified Master Exam
Retiring Credentials Newer Versions of Retiring Credentials
Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate

Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate or

Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate

Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Professional

Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional or

Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional 

Oracle Database 10g Bronze

Bronze Oracle Database 11g

Bronze Oracle Database 12c 

Oracle Database 10g Managing Oracle on Linux Certified Expert None
Oracle Database 10g Real Applications Clusters Administrator Certified Expert Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g and Grid Infrastructure Administrator
Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Master Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Master


Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 11g Candidates Should Consider Newer Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Exam

Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 11g Essentials (Exam 1Z0-456) and the related certification Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 11g Certified Implementation Specialist retire on February 28, 2015.

The exam and certification have been replaced by Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Implementation Essentials (Exam 1Z0-425) and the related certification Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Certified Implementation Specialist. This new exam is validated against Release 8 of Oracle Sales Cloud and is designed to recognize knowledge and implementation experience in the latest features of the Oracle Sales Cloud product.

Exam 1Z0-425 is currently available for registration at Pearson VUE.

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members: effective July 1st, 2015, Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Implementation Essentials (Exam 1Z0-425) will be the only exam accepted as qualifying criteria for the Oracle Sales Cloud: Oracle Fusion CRM Cloud Service Solutions and Oracle Sales: Oracle Fusion CRM Solutions Partner Specializations. On July 1st, 2015, Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 11g Essentials (Exam 1Z0-456) will no longer qualify toward OPN specialization. Non-OPN members, this does not affect you.

During this transition phase, we recommend that you take the new exam Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Implementation Essentials (1Z0-425) in order to stay current with your Oracle certification and specialization. You can find exam preparation on the Oracle Certification Website. If you are a member of an OPN organization, you can access the Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Implementation Essentials Study Guide (PDF).

Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

Register Now: OCA to OCP Upgrade Exams Available

Are you ready to upgrade your ealier version Database Administrator OCA certification to a more current OCP, but hesitant to tackle a beta exam that covers several versions of product upgrades? If so, now is the time for you to register for your upgrade exam.

The beta period has closed for "Upgrade Oracle9i/10g OCA or OCP to Oracle Database 11g OCP" (1Z0-034) and "Upgrade Oracle9i/10g/11g OCA or OCP to Oracle Database 12c OCP" (1Z0-067). These exams are currently in post-beta analysis and will be realeased in production soon. Pre-register now for an exam appointment in a few weeks. Start enjoying the benefits of a current certification as soon as possible.

Oracle Database 12c has changed the game with multitenant architecture and cloud computing. Don't get left behind. Take advantage of this opportunity now. You have developed and proven your foundational database skills through obtaining your OCA certification. Update your skills and get the current Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professional certification now. There are two upgrade paths available. Candidates can upgrade to Oracle Database 11g or 12c Administrator Certified Professional. Each path is outlined below with the requirements.

Upgrade to 11g DBA OCP

Upgrade from Oracle9i Database or Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate (9i or 10g DBA OCA) to Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional (11g DBA OCP) :
  1. Complete one of the Step 2 courses listed under "View Upgrade Path - Oracle Database 11g Administrator OCP - upgrade from Oracle9i or Oracle Database 10g DBA OCA."
  2. Pass Exam "Upgrade Oracle9i/10g OCA or OCP to Oracle Database 11g OCP" (1Z0-034).
Upgrade to 12c DBA OCP

Upgrade from Oracle9i Database, Oracle Database 10g or 11g Administrator Certified Associate (9i, 10g or 11g DBA OCA) to Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional (12c DBA OCP).
  1. Complete one of the Step 2 courses listed under "View Upgrade Path - Oracle Database 12c Administrator OCP - upgrade from Oracle9i, Oracle Database 10g or 11g DBA OCA."
  2. Pass Exam "Upgrade Oracle9i/10g/11g OCA or OCP to Oracle Database 12c OCP" (1Z0-067).

Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z0-034 or exam 1Z0-067. You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification website at the links below under the Quick Links section..


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Tuesday Dec 23, 2014

Optimize Database Performance With Oracle Database 12c Performance Management and Tuning Certification

Earn the much anticipated Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 12c: Performance Management and Tuning certification and take advantage of a significant exam discount.

Take the Oracle Database 12c: Performance Management and Tuning exam (1Z0-064) in beta today at the discounted rate of $50US.

In addition to passing the exam, qualified candidates must hold one of the following prior certifications, or complete one of the following Oracle University training courses.

Prior Certification Oracle University Training Course
Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Administrators
Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning Certified Expert Oracle Database 12c: Backup and Recovery Workshop

Oracle Database 12c: Performance Management and Tuning

Learn to maintain optimal performance of your Oracle Database 12c environment with an Oracle Database 12c Performance Management and Tuning Certified Expert certification.

Register today for exam 1Z1-064 by visiting pearsonvue.com/oracle.

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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