Thursday Aug 29, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013: Earn Your OPN Certified Specialist at the OPN Exchange Conference

If you're attending the OPN Exchange conference, register now for the OPN Specialist Test Fest, where you can take up to two OPN exams for free. Successful completion entitles you to be recognized as an OPN Certified Specialist! The offering is generous: 10 testing sessions that run from Monday, September, 23rd until Thursday, September 26th and more than 80 OPN exam titles to choose from!

All sessions are reserved for Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange attendees only and due to high demand, seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you haven't already registered for the OPN Exchange Conference, make sure you do so prior to registering for the OPN Specialist Test Fest!

Benefit now and register for the Test Fest! The Schedule along with more details on the event are available here.

Wednesday Aug 28, 2013

Beta Testing Begins for New "Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator" (OCA) Certification Exam (1Z1-100)

Oracle Certification begins beta testing this week for the new upcoming certification - Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator.

Beta testing for the Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administration (1Z1-100) exam is now underway and is available at the greatly discounted rate of $50 USD. Visit and register for exam 1Z1-100. You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification Website.

Be among the first to obtain this new Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) certification by registering for this beta exam today. Place yourself in a position to immediately pursue the Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator (OCP) when it is released.


Monday Aug 26, 2013

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration (1Z0-822)

Registration is now open for the new Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration (1Z0-822) exam.

This exam - combined with the Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator (OCA) certification and required training - leads to the Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator (OCP) certification.

The OCP certification for Oracle Solaris 11 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 to help you prepare for this exam, 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.

Thursday Aug 22, 2013

How To Download and Print Exam Score Reports

Oracle Certification exam results are available directly from Oracle's certification portal, CertView. This 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 the process to more easily access their exam scores. 

Check back often as we will be highlighting these videos periodically. 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.


Monday Aug 19, 2013

Oracle Certification Merchandise: Vote Now

As an added benefit to achieving your certification, we are preparing to make Oracle Certification merchandise - branded with "Oracle Certified" - available to certified individuals.

We want to hear from you! What items would you be interested in if we made them available?

Friday Aug 16, 2013

Prepare For Certification Exams at Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Conferences

The annual Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne conferences begin September 22, 2013 in San Franciso, with a full day of valuable training. Certification candidates will find great value in the exam cram sessions offered this year. 


The Oracle OpenWorld conference will offer "Certification Exam Cram: Upgrade Your DBA Certification to the Latest Release." This session will bring Oracle Certified Database Administrators up-to-date on some of the new features available in the latest release of Oracle Database, and will help prepare them for the "Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c" (1Z0-060) exam. The session will focus on Oracle Database 12c's multitenant’s architecture and management, understanding new security features, and discovering recovery enhancements.


JavaOne 2013 offers two exam cram options. "Certification Exam Cram: Java SE 7 Programmer I and II" provides a thorough review of the exam objectives and will help candidates understand the breadth of topics and skills required to pass two popular Java certification exams:


JavaOne attendees also have the option to attend the session "Certification Exam Cram: Java EE 5/6 Web Component Developer," which helps to accelerate preparation for the Java EE 5 or Java EE 6 Web Component Developer certification exams with a thorough review of exam objectives. Candidates will receive exclusive tips and strategies to boost confidence and increase their chances of passing the exam. Exams covered in the review are "Java EE 6 Web Component Developer Certified Expert Exam" (1Z0-899) and "Java EE 5 Web Component Developer Certified Professional Exam" (1Z0-858).


Wednesday Aug 14, 2013

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

This is a reminder that 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
Retiring Exams
  • 1Z0-265 Hyperion BI+ 9.3 Administrator
  • 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
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.


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