Wednesday Oct 31, 2012

NEW CERTIFICATION: Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 SQL Tuning

Oracle Certification announces the release of the new Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 SQL Tuning certification. This certification is designed for Developers, Database Administrators and SQL developers who are proficient at tuning efficient SQL statements. This certification covers topics on core elements such as: identifying and tuning inefficient SQL statements, using automatic SQL tuning, managing optimizer statistics on database objects, implementing partitioning and analyizing queries.

Beta testing for the Oracle Database 11g Release 2: SQL Tuning exam (1Z1-117) is now underway and thus is available at the greatly discounted rate of $50 USD. Visit and register for exam 1Z1-117.

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


Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

New EPS: Oracle RAC 11g & Grid Infrastructure Administration

I'm happy to announce the availability of a brand new Exam Prep Seminar titled Certification Exam Prep Seminar: Oracle RAC 11g and Grid Infrastructure Administration. This new Exam Prep Seminar is available standalone, or through a Certification Value Package, which includes (1) the Seminar, and (2) a certification exam voucher.

For those of you preparing for the Oracle Certified Expert (OCE) - Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g and Grid Infrastructure certification, this seminar is a great value and and an excellent way to gain valuable insight from one of Oracle University's top Database instructors. This Exam Prep Seminar will accelerate your preparation, make your prep time more efficient and give you insight to the breadth and depth of the certification exam.

This type of exam preparation has traditionally only been available at the Oracle OpenWorld conference, but is now available to anyone through this new format. Of course with online video, you can now start, stop, rewind, and review as needed! Also note that because this seminar is in the Oracle Training On Demand format, you can also watch it on your your iPad through Oracle University's new free iPad app.


Tuesday Oct 23, 2012

New Exam Score Report Process Coming Soon

Hi Everyone!

I want to give you a preview of a process change that will be coming in the next few weeks. We will soon announce a change in the way that Oracle certification candidates receive their exam scores and score reports (after they take an exam).

Once the change occurs you will need to have an Oracle Web Account (in order to access your exam score). This is the account that is used to log into the Oracle website for things such as OTN access, software downloads and other Oracle services.

If you already have an Oracle Web Account then you are already in good shape! If you do not have an Oracle Web Account the you should create one now (in preparation for this change)!

 Look for additional announcements and detailed information in the coming weeks.


Thursday Oct 18, 2012

Introducing Exam Preparation Seminars on iPad

Oracle University announced last week, the availability of the new Oracle Training On Demand app for iPad. This means that Oracle Certification's Exam Preparation Seminars, which are in the Training On Demand format are conveniently available for viewing on your iPad. The app is supplemental to the Web browser version.

Features include:
  • Access to your Oracle Training On Demand course titles
  • High-quality video playback
  • Video download and offline playback
  • Interactive Table of Contents
  • Course search
  • Ability to search and preview available courses
The app is available for free on the Apple App Store.

Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

Thank You For Visiting Us At Oracle OpenWorld And JavaOne

Thanks to everyone who visited us at the Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne conferences last week. We always enjoy putting faces with names and meeting those of you who are certified or are interested in Certification. Personally, I spent my week on sunny Taylor street at the Java Certification Zone in Taylor Street Cafe.  I talked to over 100 people last week about certification and handed out over 65 ribbons. The Oracle Certification Lounge at OpenWorld, at Moscone South enjoyed more than 200 visitors over the week.

Both locations offered scheduled speakers and available experts, in addition to answers to all of your certification questions and account help when needed. We look forward to this opportunity every year to connect with you face to face. If you didn't make it out this year, we hope to see you next year - perhaps we will be so lucky as to enjoy another unseasonably warm week in San Francisco!

Stay tuned to our blog for some customer success stories that we were able to record last week.

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