Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Stand Apart From Your Peers With Oracle Database Performance and Tuning 2015 Certified Implementation Specialist Certification

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Oracle Database Specialists, we invite you to be among the first to to obtain the new Oracle Database Performance and Tuning 2015 Certified Implementation Specialist certification.

The Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Essentials 2015 certification exam (1Z1-417) is now available in beta testing at the greatly discounted rate of $50 US. OPN members may be eligible to take this exam for free. Passing the beta exam results in certification just like passing the production version of the exam. Make your voucher request today.

Preparing for this certification will give candidates a solid foundation in Oracle Database Performance and Tuning solutions. Additionally for OPN members, this certification will count toward your company's specialization level. 

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Thursday Feb 20, 2014

Simplify Web Application Development With The New Java EE 6 JavaServer Faces Certification

The "Java EE 6 JavaServer Faces Developer Certified Expert Exam" Certification Exam (1Z1-896) is now available in beta testing at the greatly discounted rate of $50 USD. Passing this exam results in the new certification: Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 JavaServer Faces Developer.

Earning a JavaServer Faces certification can help you deliver lower cost and faster time to market by allowing the experienced Java developer to take the web page from conception to delivery, removing the need for multiple collaboration with web designers and developers. With the range of products built on JSF, developing an expertise through certification on this technology can open the door to a variety of opportunities and give you an edge over your peers.

While training is not required for certification, the Java EE 6: Develop Web Applications with JSF course from Oracle University, can expedite you towards your certification - giving you the skills to simplify web application development, and significantly reduce the time to develop and deploy user interfaces.

Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-896. 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 Expert (OCE) certification by registering for the beta exam today.

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Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

This is Your Last Chance to Take the Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials (1Z0-536) Exam

This is a reminder that the Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials Exam (1Z0-535) retires March 31, 2014. This exam and the resulting certification have been replaced with a newer version. Obtain the new Oracle Exadata Database Machine 2014 Certified Implementation Specialist certification by taking the Oracle Exadata Database Machine 2014 Implementation Essentials exam (1Z0-485), which is currently available in production.

If you plan to take the 1Z0-536 exam, register now to take this exam, or review the exam topics for exam 1Z0-485 and plan to adjust your preparation to take the new exam. Existing certification holders, note that this retirement suspends the delivery of any further exams, but does not affect your certification. If you currently hold the Oracle Exadata 11g Certified Implementation Specialist certification, your credential remains fully valid.

Retiring Exam Newer Version of Retiring Exam
Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials (1Z0-536) Oracle Exadata Database Machine 2014 Implementation Essentials (1Z0-485)
Retiring Certification Path Newer Version of Retiring Certification Path
Oracle Exadata 11g Certified Implementation Specialist Oracle Exadata Database Machine 2014 Certified Implementation Specialist

This exam continues to be offered through March 31, 2014. Candidates pursuing these certification paths must successfully complete the required certification exam by this date. Re-takes will not be available after this date. For more information, see Oracle Certification retirements. Act now before this opportunity is gone. 

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Monday Feb 17, 2014

Oracle Application Express 4: Developing Web Applications Exam (1Z1-450) Updated

A new version of the "Oracle Applications Express 4: Developing Web Applications" exam (1Z1-450) began beta testing on February 15, 2014. Passing this exam leads to the Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Expert (OCE) certification. 

This new version of the exam has been updated for Application Express 4.1 and 4.2. Although no new topics have been added, existing topics have been expanded to cover more breadth and depth. During this beta period, you can take the exam at a greatly discounted rate of $50USD.

The certification itself - Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Expert (OCE) - remains unchanged. If you currently hold the Oracle Application Express (APEX) Developer Certified Expert certification, no action is required. While training is not required for certification, the Oracle Application Express: Workshop I course from Oracle University can expedite you towards your certification - helping you discover how Oracle Application Express allows you to create database applications using desktop and mobile interfaces.

Visit pearsonvue.com/oracle and register for exam 1Z1-450. You can get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification Website.

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QUESTIONS

I already hold the Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Expert credential. Do I need to upgrade to the new version?

No. If you already hold the Oracle Application Express Developer Certified Expert credential, no action is required at this time.

I had registered for exam 1Z0-450 before the exam moved into beta. Should I expect this new beta exam when I go to the test center?

If you registered for the 1Z0-450 exam before February 15, you will be taking the existing production version of the exam. You will not be presented with the beta version of the new exam.

I paid full price for the production exam. Will I be presented with the beta exam when I go to the test center to take the exam?

If you registered for the 1Z0-450 exam before February 15, you will be taking the existing production version of the exam. You will not be presented with the beta version of the new exam. If you do wish to take the newer version of the exam in beta, cancel your existing exam appointment and schedule for the new beta exam.

How will I know whether I'm taking the existing production exam or the new version in beta?

If you registered for the 1Z0-450 exam before February 15, you will be taking the existing production version of the exam. If you registered for the 1Z1-450 exam (note the 1Z"1" designation) on or after February 15, you will be taking the new version of the exam in beta. NOTE: if you had paid full price for the exam, you will be taking the production exam. If you paid the discounted $50USD (or local equivalent), you will be taking the new version of the exam in beta.

Thursday Feb 13, 2014

Registration Open: Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration (1Z0-062)

Calling all Oracle Database Administrator Certification candidates! Take the next step in your path to Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate certification today. The Oracle Database 12c: Installation and Administration (1Z1-062) exam is now available in production. Get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification website.


With Oracle Database 12c, you 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.

While training is not required, Oracle has several training courses that will help you prepare for the exam, including:
Register now for exam 1Z0-062 at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle.

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Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Harness The Power Of Oracle Linux's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel With Oracle Linux Certification

Oracle Certification is pleased to announce the production release of the new Oracle Linux 5&6 Administrator Certified Associate Certification


The new OCA credential gives you a solid foundation of knowledge to implement and administer the Oracle Linux Operating System. Oracle Linux's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel allows certified individuals to deliver extreme performance, advanced scalability and reliability for enterprise applications. Oracle Linux combines the latest innovations in Linux with Oracle-specific capabilities such as dynamic tracing and performance optimization with Dtrace, and no-downtime patching with Ksplice. 

Becoming certified gives you a competitive edge through proven expertise on the only Linux distribution that's fully optimized for Oracle products. This Linux distribution is also optimized for running on Oracle's engineered systems including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle Database Appliance.

The Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administration (Exam 1Z1-100) exam is now available in production. Get all preparation details, including exam objectives, number of questions, time allotments, and pricing on the Oracle Certification website.

While training is not required, the Oracle Linux System Administration course is highly recommended, as it provides a strong foundation for an Oracle Linux System Administrator. It also teaches candidates how to install Oracle Linux and provides an understanding of the benefits of Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK).

Register now for exam 1Z0-060 at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle.

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Thursday Feb 06, 2014

Reminder - eCertificates Now Available For Oracle Certifications

We receive questions every day from candidates wanting to know where their certificates are. For these candidates, we have good news! You may remember that in October 2013, we announced that all certified individuals now have access to their certificates via CertView. As a candidate, you can now download and print your Certificate and begin displaying your earned credential right away.

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.

View the full blog post that was previously released. This post contains a few questions and answers that may be helpful.

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