Thursday Oct 22, 2015

Oracle Certification at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne, San Francisco

Just a few more days until Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne! We want you to make the most of your conference experience, and here is what you can plan for with Oracle Certification while you are here.
  • Preconference Training: It’s not too late to register for a Database Exam Cram or Java Exam Cram on Sunday, October 25th at Golden Gate University. View the session details and register here: Oracle University, or Java University. A Kaplan Selftest representative will be on-site. Ask about practice exams and conference offers.

  • Birds-of-a-Feather Session: Join Simon Roberts, President of Dancing Cloud Services for Java SE 8: Keeping Pace with the Technology on Tuesday, October 27th, 7:00p.m. @ Hilton—Continental Ballroom 4. [BOF10064].

  • Exclusive Offer: Add a $100 exam voucher to your registration package or purchase at the conference. See details on the Oracle OpenWorld  and JavaOne registration page.

  • Ask Oracle Certification experts about new exams, digital badging, conference offers, and more!
  • Kaplan Selftest will be on-site at the OTN Community Café in the Java Hub, Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th starting at 2:00pm.

  • Ask us about Oracle Press conference offers. Here are a few sample chapters to check out now!

      We will see you at Oracle OpenWorld in the DEMOgrounds Database with Oracle University and JavaOne in the Java Hub in the OTN Community Café.

      Tuesday Oct 13, 2015

      What's New With Oracle Certification - October 2015

      Are you waiting for a new Oracle Certification exam to be released? Interested in beta testing, or waiting for your beta exam score? 

      See what’s in beta now, view exams just released into production, get information on current promotions or learn about new certifications below.

      Coming Soon

      Friday Oct 09, 2015

      Join Oracle Certification to Talk About Exam Upgrades, New Exams, Special Offers, and More

      Oracle Certification will be at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne, San Francisco.

      Here is where you can find us.

      Start preparations for your next Oracle Certification exam during the conference. Here is how:

      • Attend a Preconference Session Exam Cram. Register for a Database Exam Cram or Java Exam Cram.
      • Have questions about Practice Exams? Ask Kaplan! A representative will be on-site at Golden Gate University on Sunday, October 25.
      • Take Advantage of an Exclusive Offer. Add a $100 exam voucher to your registration package or purchase at the conference. See details on the Oracle OpenWorld  and JavaOne registration page.

      Check back for more updates! We’ll see you soon.

      Thursday Oct 01, 2015

      Exam Retirement: Program With PL/SQL | 1Z0-147

      Are you preparing for the Program with PL/SQL | 1Z0-147 exam? If so, register now.

      Register by November 30, 2015 and take the exam by December 31, 2015.

      Passing this exam, in combination with passing a SQL exam (Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals | 1Z0-061Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I | 1Z0-051Oracle Database SQL Expert | 1Z0-047) earns you the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate certification.

      Schedule your exam well before the registration end date of November 30, 2015 to allow for an exam retake if one is needed. The 14-day retake policy will be enforced, and if you fail the exam after November 30, 2015, you will not be able to schedule a retake.

      Alternatively, consider changing your strategy and prepare for Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL | 1Z0-144, which replaces exam 1Z0-147 in the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate path. 

      Recommendations From Your IT Peers

      Your IT certified peers have good ideas about which top certifications to put on your to-do list.

      According to Certification Magazine, they asked the survey question, “Which IT certification(s) are you planning to pursue within the next 12 months? Many thousands of those surveyed responded, choosing from the more than 700 IT certs included in the survey."

      Here is what you'll want to know, the two certifications in the top 5:

      #2 Oracle Certified Professional
      #5 Oracle Certified Associate

      If you're deciding to pursue certification or upgrade your certification, put Oracle Certification at the top of your to-do list. Read more.

      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!

      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.


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