Tuesday Apr 30, 2013

Featured Certification: Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management 11g Sales Certified Implementation Specialist

The "Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management 11g Sales Certified Implementation Specialist" certification is designed for implementation consultants who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling and implementing Oracle Fusion Sales solutions. This certification covers topics on Common CRM Configuration, Lead Management, Opportunity Management, Forecasting, Territory Management, Quota Management, Data Import/Export, and Define Extensions for Sales. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

AVAILABILITY

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists, helping OPN partner companies qualify for their "Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management" 11g Specialization.

EARNING THE CERTIFICATION

Earning this certification requires passing a single exam - "Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management 11g Sales Essentials" (exam 1Z0-456). This exam has 75 questions, requires a passing score of 66%, has a time limit of 2 hours, and is available now for registration at Pearson VUE with its more than 3,100 testing centers available worldwide. 

RECOMMENDED TRAINING

Although training is not required for this certification, Oracle University offers the following courses to help ensure success on the certification exam:

Additionally, OPN members have access to further training resources in the Guided Learning Path for this certification (Oracle web account login required).

"This exam is known to be a challenging exam as it is meant to differentiate candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. In addition to the recommended up-to-date training and field experience, be sure and pay special attention to the Guided Learning Path and the Exam Study Guide." 

-Jenny Law, CRM Partner Enablement, Oracle Corp

To get started, download the study guide, and register for your certification exam appointment today.

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Monday Apr 29, 2013

Oracle to Retire Select Certification Exams on August 31

Oracle will retire several certification exams and certification tracks on August 31, 2013. Newer versions of many of these certifications are available. Existing certification holders should note that these retirements suspend the delivery of any further exams, but do not affect your certification. If you currently hold a certification earned by one of these exams, your credential remains fully valid.

Retiring Certification Paths
  • Hyperion BI+ 9.3 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Oracle EBS R12 Financials Certified Expert Consultant, Payables 
  • Oracle EBS R12 Financials Certified Expert Consultant, Receivables
  • Oracle EBS R12 Supply Chain Certified Expert Consultant, Purchasing 
  • Oracle EBS R12 Supply Chain Certified Expert Consultant, Order Management 
  • Oracle E-Business Suite R12 System Administrator Certified Expert
  • Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Advanced Supply Chain Planning Consultant Certified Expert

Retiring Exams

  • 1Z0-265 Hyperion BI+ 9.3 Administrator
  • 1Z0-204 Oracle EBS R12 Essentials for Implementers
  • 1Z0-215 Oracle EBS R12 General Ledger and Payables Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-216 Oracle EBS R12 General Ledger and Receivables Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-225 Oracle EBS R12: Inventory and Purchasing Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-226 Oracle EBS R12: Inventory and Order Management Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-206 Oracle EBS R12 System Administration
  • 1Z0-244 Oracle EBS R12: Advanced Supply Chain Planning

 These exams will continue to be offered through August 31, 2013. Candidates pursuing these certification paths must successfully complete the required certification exams by this date. Re-takes will not be available after this date. For more information, see Oracle Certification retirements.


Thursday Apr 18, 2013

Oracle Fusion Application Implementation Specialist Certifications Are Here!

Many of you in an implementation role are aware of Oracle Fusions Apps - designed from the ground up using the latest technology advances and incorporating input and and best practices from many Oracle customers. Oracle Fusion Apps are open-standards-based business applications that set a new standard for the way that we innovate, work and adopt technology. Oracle Fusion Apps are flexible and adaptable, enabling business to lower costs, streamline workflows and improve collaboration.

In conjunction with the release of Oracle Fusion Apps, a full set of Implementation Specialist Oracle certifications have been developed to help professional implementors receive recognition for their expert knowledge and skills. In the coming months we will be highlighting these new Oracle Fusion Apps certification offerings in a series of blog posts. We will explain what they are, how to earn them, and offer tips on how you can best prepare to become Oracle Fusion Apps certified.

The certifications are available now and a full set of training courses are also available from Oracle University. Additionally, preparing for our certification has recently become even easier since many of our Fusion Applications courses are now available in our new Training on Demand format. This means you can access the training right away, view the lessons you need and view them when your schedule allows – whether from your home or on a plane with our iPad mobile app.

If you are certified on R12 (or 11i), or will be working to implement Oracle Fusion Apps - now is the time to start planning and preparing to obtain or upgrade your Oracle Fusion Apps certification

Paul

Paul Sorensen
Director, Oracle Certification 

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Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

Exam Retirement: Oracle Identity Analytics 11g Essentials (1Z0-545)

Oracle will retire "Oracle Identity Analytics 11g Essentials" (exam 1Z0-545) on July 1, 2013. A newer version of this exam and certification are available. Candidates may take "Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g Essentials" (exam 1Z0-459) to obtain the Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g Certified Implementation Specialist certification. 

While the Oracle Identity Analytics 11g Certified Implementation Specialist certification will no longer be available after July 1, 2013, existing certification holders should note that this retirement only suspends the delivery of any further exams, it does not affect your existing certification. If you currently hold this certification, your credential remains fully valid.

The retiring "Oracle Identity Analytics 11g Certified Implementation Specialist" and the new "Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g Certified Implementation Specialist" certifications count toward different Oracle Partner Network (OPN) specializations. Because the Oracle Identity Analytics 11g Essentials (1Z0-545) exam will continue to be offered only through July 1, 2013, candidates may consider preparing instead for the newer "Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g Essentials" (1Z0-459) exam to remain current.

Candidates are recommended to plan for and schedule the 1Z0-545 exam sufficiently in advance (to allow for the 14-day re-take waiting period) in the unfortunate event that they do not pass the exam on the first attempt. Re-takes of this exam will not be available after the retirement date.

Wednesday Apr 10, 2013

Beta Period Soon To Close: Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration (1Z0-822)


The beta period will soon be closing for the Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration Exam (1Z1-822). This is your last opportunity to take the certification exam at the greatly discounted rate of $50 USD, as well as be one of the first to hold this new certification.

The exam, combined with the Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator certification and a training requirement, leads to the Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator (OCP) certification. This certification is designed for Oracle Solaris System Administrators who have a strong foundation in the Oracle Solaris 11 Operating System and a fundamental understanding of the UNIX operating system, commands and utilities. This certification covers topics on core elements such as: configuring network interfaces, managing swap configurations, crash dumps, and core files.

The Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration training course is highly recommended, as it highlights an array of advanced subjects and technologies, such as installing Oracle Solaris 11 using the Automated Installer (AI) and the Image Packaging System (IPS) for package management. This course will also fulfill the training requirement for this certification path.

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

Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-822.

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Monday Apr 08, 2013

Beta Opportunity Soon to Close on Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Certified Master Exam (1Z0-807)


The beta period will be closing soon for the Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Certified Master exam. This exam, combined with the Java Enterprise Architect Certified Master Assignment, the Java Enterprise Architect Certified Master Essay and a training requirement, leads to the Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect certification.

You can take the beta test at the greatly discounted rate of $50 USD. Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-807. This exam is the first step toward expanding your skills, knowledge and career options with the Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect certification.

To move your career forward as a Java developer, you need the recognition that only advanced Java certifications can provide. This is the most prestigious Java credential, proving that you possess the skills and knowledge to work at an enterprise level. This certification prepares you to confidently architect systems, define requirements, and oversee execution within a large enterprise organization. The advanced skills demonstrated by the Java Enterprise Architect extend far beyond fundamental Java programming.

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

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Tuesday Apr 02, 2013

OPN Offers Free Test Fest at Collaborate 13

The Oracle Partner Network (OPN) has announced that it will be running a free OPN Specialist Test Fest at this year's Collaborate 13 Conference, beginning next Monday April 8.

Find out more now about which exams are available and to get registered, visit the OPN Specialist Test Fest @ Collaborate 13 Conference page. OPN has produced a short (0:37) video below, in which Oracle VP of Partner Enablement Nick Kritikos shares more:

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