Friday Nov 30, 2012

How Do I Log Into CertView?

On November 15, 2012, Oracle Certification exam results became available directly from Oracle's certification portal, CertView. This change 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 new process. 

Check back often as we will be highlighting these videos over the coming weeks. 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.


Wednesday Nov 28, 2012

Accessing Exam Results on CertView

On November 15, Oracle Certification Exam results became available through Oracle's Certification portal CertView. The video above provides a more in depth look at one aspect of this new process. If you need more information this new process, you can view the full announcement on our website.

As always, if you need assistance with your CertView account, please contact Oracle Certification Support for additional assistance.


Friday Nov 16, 2012

New Process For Receiving Oracle Certification Exam Results

On November 15, 2012, Oracle Certification exam results will be available directly from Oracle's certification portal, CertView. After completing an exam at a testing center, you will login to CertView to access and print your exam scores by selecting the See My New Exam Results Now link or the Print My New Exam Results Now link from the homepage. This will provide access to all certification and exam history in one place through Oracle, providing tighter integration with other activities at Oracle. This change in policy will also increase security around data privacy.

One very important step you must take is to authenticate your CertView account BEFORE taking your exam. This way, if there are any issues with authorization, you have time to get these sorted out before testing. Keep in mind that it can take up to 3 business days for a CertView account to be manually authenticated, so completing this process before testing is key! You will need to create a web account at PearsonVUE prior to registering for your exam and you will need to create an Oracle Web Account prior to authenticating your CertView account. The CertView account will be available for authentication within 30 minutes of creating a Pearson VUE web account at

  • Before taking the scheduled exam, you should authenticate your account at using the email address and Oracle Testing ID in your Pearson VUE profile. You will be required to have an Oracle Web Account to authenticate your CertView account.
  • After taking the exam, you will receive an email from Oracle indicating that your exam results are available at
    • If you have previously authenticated your CertView account, you will simply click on the link in the email, which will take you to CertView, login and select See My New Exam Results Now.
    • If you have not authenticated your CertView account before receiving this notification email, you will be required to authenticate your CertView account before accessing your exam results. Authentication requires an Oracle Web Account user name and password and the following information from your Pearson VUE profile: email address and Oracle Testing ID.
      • Click on the link in the email to authenticate your CertView account
      • You will be given the option to create an Oracle Web Account if you do no already have one. 
After account authentication, you will be able to login to CertView and select See My New Exam Results Now to view your exam results or Print My New Exam Results Now to print your exam results.

Monday Nov 12, 2012

Oracle Certification on CIOs List of Tops For Career Advancement

It's no secret that we think Oracle Certifications are some of the top in the industry. We go the extra mile ensuring their validity and value, spending countless hours scoping, developing and supporting these credentials. So although it wasn't a surprise, it was indeed an honor to see Oracle DBA Certifications listed recently in's list of 12 IT Certifications That Deliver Career Advancement.

Read the article and then get started on your own Oracle Certification today!

Thursday Nov 08, 2012

"Meet The Author": Harry Foxwell

Author Harry Foxwell discusses his new book, "Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: The Complete Reference".

Monday Nov 05, 2012

The Real Value Of Certification

I read a quote recently by Rich Hein of "Certifications are, like most things in life: The more you put into them, the more you will get out." This is what we tell candidates all the time. The real value in obtaining a certification is the time spent preparing for the exam. All the hours spent reading books, practicing in hands-on environments, asking questions and searching for answers is valuable. It's valuable preparation for the exam, but it's also valuable preparation for your future job role and for your career. If your goal is just to pass an exam, you've missed a very important part of the value of certification.

We receive so many questions through different forms of social media on whether or not certification will help candidates get jobs or get better jobs. Surveys conducted by us and by independent entities all point to the job and salary benefits of certification. However, a key part of that equation is whether a candidate can actually perform successfully in a job role. If preparation time was used to practice and learn and master new skills rather than to memorize a brain dump, the candidate will probably perform successfully in their job role, and job opportunities and higher salary will likely follow. Candidates who do not show that initiative, will not likely reap the full benefits of certification.

Keep this in mind as you approach your next certification exam. You are preparing for a career, not an exam. This may help you to be more appreciative of the long hours spent studying!

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