Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

Beta Opportunity Soon to Close on "Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration" (1Z0-062)

This is your last opportunity to take the "Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration" (1Z1-062) beta exam at the greatly discounted rate of $50 USD, as well as be one of the first to hold this new OCA certification.

Earning the Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate credential gives you the foundational knowledge and skills needed to administer the Oracle Database and sets the stage for your future progression to Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional. 

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 1Z1-062.

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Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

Reminder: Java EE 7 Job Task Analysis Survey – Participants Needed

[Editor's Note: This survey has ended.]

Java EE Developers/Practitioners, Recruiters, Managers Hiring Java EE Developers: Our Survey Continues. 

We're looking to you to directly help shape the scope and definition of two new Java EE 7 Certification exams. We'll soon begin certifying front-end and/or server-side enterprise developers who use Java. We're therefore interested in those of you who:

  •  are currently working with Java EE 7 technology or have plans to develop with Java EE 7 in the near future.
  • have 2-4 years experience with the previous Java EE technology versions.
  • are recruiting and/or hiring candidates to develop Java EE 7 applications.
  • are technically savvy and able to articulate the skills and knowledge required to successfully staff Java Enterprise Edition front-end and server-side projects.


Friday Oct 18, 2013

Beta Testing Begins for New MySQL 5.6 Developer and DBA Certification Exams

Be among the first to earn one of Oracle's new MySQL certifications.

Exams for the Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Developer (OCP) and Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator OCP) certifications are now in beta testing, are are thus available at a greatly discounted rate of $50 USD. Explore the Oracle Certification exam pages below, which share a wealth of details, including preparation steps, exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing. 

START TODAY
Exam appointments are available now. Easily register online by taking the following steps:

  • STEP 1: Go to pearsonvue.com/oracle.
  • STEP 2: Select exam 1Z1-882 (for developers) or exam 1Z1-883 (for DBAs).

These new OCP credentials raise the bar for MySQL Certified Developers and Database Administrators. Start today and be among the first to be awarded the new Oracle MySQL 5.6 certifications.

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Wednesday Oct 16, 2013

Reminder: Oracle Linux 5 Exams Soon To Retire

This is a reminder that Oracle will retire Oracle Linux System Administration (1Z0-403) and Oracle Linux Fundamentals (1Z0-402) on October 31, 2013. We will also re-release exam 1Z0-402 as Oracle Linux Fundamentals (1Z0-409) on November 1, 2013. New Oracle Linux 5 and 6 OCA and OCP certifications are now 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 Path
Retiring Exam
These exams will continue to be offered through October 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.

For more information on the new exams and certifications, see the Oracle Certification Blog.

Tuesday Oct 15, 2013

Oracle Database 11g: Oracle Certified Master Upgrade Exam Added in North America - Register Now!

The Oracle Certified Master (OCM) level is the pinnacle of Oracle Certification. On November 14, 2013, Oracle will be offering the "Oracle Database 11g: Oracle Certified Master Upgrade" exam in Denver, CO. This one-day exam allows existing 10g and 9i OCMs to upgrade to 11g.

If you are an Oracle Certified Master on one of these earlier versions, this is a great opportunity for you. Register for this upgrade exam to earn the latest version of this elite Oracle certification.

COMING FROM 10g?
If you already hold a 10g OCM certification, you only need to take this single one-day practicum exam to upgrade your certification to 11g.

COMING FROM 9i?
If you already hold a 9i OCM certification, you can jump from from 9i to version 11g by (1) passing this OCM upgrade exam, and (2) passing the 11g RAC (or 10g RAC) exam.

These upgrade exams are only scheduled periodically based on demand, so be sure and take advantage of this session.


Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

eCertificates Now Available For Oracle Certifications

Oracle is pleased to announce that all candidates will now receive access to an electronic version of their Oracle Certification credential - an Oracle eCertificate - upon completion of all certification requirements. As a candidate, you can now download and print your Certificate and begin displaying your earned credential right away.

You will be sent an email notification when your eCertificate is available for download from Oracle's candidate self-service tool, CertView. eCertificate notifications are sent to the email address you provided in your Pearson VUE profile.

You may also request a printed copy of your certificate using the process outlined in your eCertificate notification email. Printed copies may be requested once per certification earned and will be sent via standard mail.  Allow up to 8 weeks for the printed certificate to arrive by mail.

QUESTIONS:
Why has Oracle made this change?
This process change will allow you to receive and begin using your certificates several weeks faster as compared to the printed certificates process.

When will I receive the eCertificate?
Your eCertificate will be sent to the email address that you have provided in your Pearson VUE profile, within 3-4 days of completing all your certification requirements (including training and submission of the course submission form if training is required for your certification path).

What if I have not received the eCertificate and more than a week has passed since I completed all certification requirements?
There are several explanations for your eCertificate not arriving:

  •  Your certification has not yet been granted.
    • Check the Certifications Achieved page under the Certification Activity tab in CertView to ensure that you have completed all your requirements and the certification is showing on this page.
    • If the certification is not showing on this page, it's possible that you have not completed all of your requirements, or that your requirements were completed under different/multiple Oracle Testing IDs.
      • Go to the Oracle Certification Website and determine if you have completed all the required steps in your path.
      • Ensure that you only have ONE Oracle Testing ID. If you have multiple IDs, you will need to request to have the IDs merged so that all of your requirements show up under the same CertView account.
  • You are expecting the email to arrive at an address different from the one in your Pearson VUE Profile.
    • Please go to your Pearson VUE Profile and confirm that you are checking the email box for the email address listed in your profile.
    • If you have not received the email, you can go to CertView and go to the Certifications Achieved page under the Certification Activity. On this page, you will be able to download your eCertificate.
  • Your email client is blocking the email for some reason.
    • If you have not received the notification email within 3-4 days, simply go to CertView and go to the Certifications Achieved page under the Certification Activity. On this page, you will be able to download your eCertificate.

What should I do if I have not received the requested printed certificate?
First, you should allow up to 8 weeks for the printed certificate to arrive by mail. If you have not received it in the 8-week time frame, contact Oracle Certification Support to find out the status of the certificate or to request another shipment.

Tuesday Oct 08, 2013

Beta Period Closed: Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Administrator (1Z0-060)


If you are an Oracle Certified Professional on one of the earlier Oracle Databases, Oracle7.3, Oracle8, Oracle8i, Oracle9i, Oracle Database 10g or 11g, you can upgrade to the Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional (OCP) certification with this single exam.

With Oracle Database 12c, you will experience the benefits of an Oracle Database that is re-engineered for Cloud computing. Multitenant architecture brings enterprises unprecedented hardware and software efficiencies, performance and manageability benefits, and fast and efficient Cloud provisioning. Oracle Database 12c certifications emphasize the full set of skills that DBAs need in today's competitive marketplace.

Begin preparing for the exam now. It will be released in production soon. 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 select and exam date for exam 1Z0-060.

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