Wednesday Jul 31, 2013

Certification Alternatives For Recently Retired Certification Paths

As you are probably aware, Oracle retired several certification exams and certification tracks on July 31, 2013. Existing certification holders should note that these retirements suspended the delivery of any further exams, but did not affect your certification. If you currently hold a certification earned by one of these exams, your credential remains fully valid.

Newer versions of many of these certifications are available. Please see below for details:

Retired Certification Path

Newer Version of Retired Certification Path

Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Associate Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified AssociateOracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate or Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Associate
Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Professional Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified ProfessionalOracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional or Oracle Database 10g Administrator Certified Professional
Hyperion Essbase 9.3 Developer Certified Expert Oracle Essbase 11 Certified Implementation Specialist
Hyperion Financial Management 9.3 Administrator Certified Expert Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11 Certified Implementation Specialist
Hyperion Planning 9.3 Administrator Certified Expert Oracle Hyperion Planning 11 Certified Implementation Specialist

Retired Certification Exam

 Newer Version of Retired Certification Path

1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL 1Z0-061 Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals or 1Z0-051 Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals
1Z0-031 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I 1Z0-062 Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration1Z0-052 Database 11g: Administration I or 1Z0-042 Database 10g: Administration I
1Z0-032 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals II 1Z0-063 Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration1Z0-053 Database 11g: Administration II or 1Z0-043 Database 10g: Administration II
1Z0-033 Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning 1Z0-063 Oracle Database 12c: Advanced Administration1Z0-053 Database 11g: Administration II or 1Z0-043 Database 10g: Administration II
1Z0-264 Hyperion Essbase 9.3 Developer 1Z0-531 Oracle Essbase 11 Essentials
1Z0-271 Hyperion Financial Management 9.3 Administrator I & II 1Z0-532 Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11 Essentials
1Z0-272 Hyperion Planning 9.3 Administrator I & II 1Z0-533 Oracle Hyperion Planning 11 Essentials

For more information, on replacement exams or certification paths, please visit the Oracle Certification Website.

Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

Beta Testing To Begin for "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" (1Z0-060) Certification Exam

Oracle Certification begins beta testing this week for the new Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional (OCP) certification.

Beta testing for the "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" certification exam (1Z1-060) is now underway and is available at the greatly discounted rate of $50 USD. Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-060. You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification Website.

Oracle9i Database as well as Oracle Database 10g and 11g Database Administrator Certified Professionals can be among the first to obtain this ground breaking new Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) certification by registering for this beta exam today.

QUICK LINKS

Thursday Jul 25, 2013

FAQ: Exam 1Z0-007 Retirement

Q) I passed exam 1Z0-007. If I do not complete my certification path before the exam retires on July 31, 2013, will I have to take another SQL exam?

A) The short answer is no - you will not be required to take another SQL exam to 'replace' these exam results. You can continue with your certification path as planned.

As long as you have passed an exam before the retirement date, the exam results remain valid even after the exam retires, and the exam will count toward your certification path. The 1Z0-007 exam will continue to fulfill the SQL requirement for 9i, 10g, 11g and 12c Database Administrator OCA paths as well as the PL/SQL Developer OCA path, though no new 007 exams will be delivered after July 31, 2013.

Tuesday Jul 23, 2013

ORACLE PARTNERNETWORK EXCHANGE SHANGHAI 2013 attendees get certified for free at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialist Test Fest

The first Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange conference to be hosted in Shanghai, China brings you the OPN Specialist Test Fest from Tuesday, July 23 through Thursday, July 25, 2013. This Test Fest is an exceptional opportunity for Oracle Partners to take OPN Certifications for FREE. Successfully passing these exams not only earns you the OPN Certified Specialist recognition, but also helps your company to upgrade its OPN Specialized Program level.

TO GET STARTED
There are 10 testing sessions to choose from, with more than 50 exam titles available - many of them translated to Chinese and/or Korean.
Check out the study materials, prepare for your exams, and join us in Shanghai at the Expo Center. We look forward to seeing you there!

- The Oracle Partner Enablement Team

Thursday Jul 18, 2013

Featured Certification: Oracle Fusion Procurement 11g Certified Implementation Specialist

The "Oracle Fusion Procurement 11g Certified Implementation Specialist" certification is designed for implementation consultants who possess a strong foundation and expertise implementing and configuring Oracle Fusion Procurement solutions. This certification measures key knowledge and skills in areas such as Fusion Functional Set Up Manager, Common Applications Configuration for Procurement, Configuration of Self Service Procurement, Registration of Supplier Portal, and Reporting and Business Intelligence for Procurement. This certification differentiates candidates in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended. 

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 Procurement 11g" Specialization


Earning this certification requires passing a single exam - "Oracle Fusion Procurement 11g Essentials" (exam 1Z0-470). This exam is currently available at Pearson VUE with its more than 3,100 testing centers available worldwide. 

Although training is not required for this certification, Oracle University offers the "Fusion Applications: Procurement Implementation" training course to help ensure success on the certification exam.

The exam contains two types of questions: Learner type questions(to test your knowledge/concepts) and Practitioner type questions (to test application of concepts in real-life scenarios). You need to answer the questions accordingly with the relevant approach. For the common topics of the exam (like Functional Setup manager), fundamental concepts will be tested but for the other topics i.e. Procurement-specific topics, more detailed questions will be asked. Please ensure that you’ve gone though the Exam Study Guide to quickly refer to the Scope (Objectives/topics)of the exam and other relevant details.
-Manish Sharma, Oracle Alliances Business Development Manager

To get started, register now for the certification exam.

QUICK LINKS


Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

Retirement Reminder: Oracle to Retire Select Certification Exams on July 31

This is a reminder that Oracle will retire several certification exams and certification tracks on July 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.

Certification paths to be retired July 31:

  • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Associate
  • Oracle9i Database Administrator Certified Professional
  • Hyperion Essbase 9.3 Developer Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Financial Management 9.3 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Hyperion Planning 9.3 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Oracle Application Server 10g Administrator: Certified Associate
  • Oracle Application Server 10g Administrator: Certified Professional
  • Oracle Certified Expert, NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.1 Programmer

Exams to be retired July 31:
  • 1Z0-007 Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL
  • 1Z0-031 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I
  • 1Z0-032 Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals II
  • 1Z0-033 Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning
  • 1Z0-264 Hyperion Essbase 9.3 Developer
  • 1Z0-271 Hyperion Financial Management 9.3 Administrator I & II
  • 1Z0-272 Hyperion Planning 9.3 Administrator I & II
  • 1Z0-311 Oracle Application Server 10g: Administration I
  • 1Z0-312 Oracle Application Server 10g: Administration II
  • 1Z0-889 NetBeans Integrated Development Environment 6.1 Programmer Certified Expert Exam
These exams will continue to be offered through July 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.

Wednesday Jul 03, 2013

ORACLE PARTNERNETWORK EXCHANGE SHANGHAI 2013: Attendees Get Certified For Free at OPN Specialist Test Fest

The first Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange conference to be hosted in Shanghai, China brings you the OPN Specialist Test Fest from Tuesday, July 23 through Thursday, July 25, 2013. This Test Fest is an exceptional opportunity for Oracle Partners to take OPN Certifications for FREE. Successfully passing these exams not only earns you the OPN Certified Specialist recognition, but also helps your company to upgrade its OPN Specialized Program level.

TO GET STARTED

There are 10 testing sessions to choose from, with more than 50 exam titles available - many of them translated to Chinese and/or Korean.

Check out the study materials, prepare for your exams, and join us in Shanghai at the Expo Center. We look forward to seeing you there!

- The Oracle Partner Enablement Team

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