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  • February 21, 2020

Oracle Certification Highlights - February 2020

Brandye Barrington
Sr. Program Manager

Oracle Certification Highlights gives you insight on new exams, exam preparation, exams that are retiring, program announcements, and all the great things that are happening in the certification program. 

Here is what's currently featured!

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Take the opportunity to learn and get certified in Oracle technology in 2020. Benefit from a 25% discount for any online order placed for digital learning subscriptions and exam vouchers until December 31, 2020. Expand your knowledge with access to skills development anytime, anywhere.

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Featured Oracle Certification Exams

MySQL 8.0 Database Administrator (1Z0-908)

Proven performance, reliability, and ease-of-use has helped to make MySQL the world's number one open source database. Preparing for the latest certification exam on MySQL gives you the skills to administer, backup, replicate, optimize, and secure your database. Current MySQL training and certification include InnoDB which makes MySQL a fully integrated, transaction-safe, ACID-compliant database. In addition, MySQL Replication allows you to deliver high performance and scalable applications.

Certification is essential to top-level performance in your MySQL career. Follow these steps to earn certification

Read about enhancements in MySQL 8.0.

Oracle Database Advanced Security Administration (1Z0-116)

Data Security is a top priority. From highly sensitive personal information to financial transactions to matters of national security, there is data involved. The new Oracle Database Security Administrator Certified Expert credential challenged Database Administrator Certified Professionals to continue their learning and demonstrate mastery of various security features such as Oracle users, passwords, roles, Oracle contexts, authorization, fine grain access control, Oracle Database Vault, Auditing, Network Security, data encryption, data redaction, data masking, security assessments and patching.

Protect your organization’s data from unauthorized internal or external access, hacking, denial of service (DOS) attacks and other vulnerabilities. 

Read why database security is so important.

Retiring Exams

Oracle Database 11g and 12c R2 Exams - RETIRED DECEMBER 31, 2019

These exams have been replaced by the current Oracle Database Administration 2019 exams. Earning the Oracle Database Administration 2019 Certified Professional credential, demonstrates that you posses of the full skill set required to perform day to day administration of the Oracle Database.

Other Upcoming Exam Retirements

Take a look at the Retirements page on our website to see replacement exams and more up-to-date certification paths.

  • Upgrade Java SE 7 to Java SE 8 OCP Programmer | 1Z0-810 retires February 28, 2020
  • Upgrade to Java SE 8 OCP ( Java SE 6 and all prior versions) | 1Z0-813 retires February 28, 2020
  • All 2018 and earlier Oracle Cloud Certification exams retire on March 31, 2020
    • If you have registered for a 2018 or earlier Cloud exam through an active learning subscription, cancel your exam appointment and schedule the 2019 exam through the learning subscription.
    • If you have registered for a 2018 or earlier Cloud exam with a voucher that has not yet expired
      • Cancel the exam appointment - which will release your voucher.
      • Schedule the 2019 exam appointment using the same voucher.
    • If you are in any other situation with 2018 or earlier Cloud exam scheduled appointments, contact the Oracle Certification Support team for assistance. 
  • All 2018 and earlier Cloud Certifications expire on June 1, 2020. Upgrade to the 2019 certification before that date to keep your certification active.

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Keep Your SaaS Skills Up-to-Date With Fast-Moving Cloud Technology

Applications in the cloud change rapidly. You could get left behind in the blink of an eye if you don't continue to learn and grow your skills. You may have noticed in September that a number of new Cloud Certification exams were released with the version 2019. If you recently earned the same certification versioned 2018, you may be wondering how these new releases affect you.

Reimagine Cloud For Your Most Important Enterprise Applications With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Certification

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure helps you build, migrate, operate, and enhance your applications and workloads. Experience with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services allow you to take advantage of Oracle Cloud's architectural focus on performance, security, and support of both existing and future workloads.

After 25 Years, Java Careers Are Still Hot

Java Developer Ranks 2nd in Glassdoor's 'Best Jobs in America' list for 2020.  Jobs were rated on three main factors - Salary, Job Openings, and Job Satisfaction. Java Developer beat out 48 other contenders for one of the top two positions. This revelation comes at an exciting time in the world of Java. 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Java and it is still going strong, continually taking the top spot in the Tiobe Index.

Featured Learning Subscriptions

Learning subscriptions are comprehensive packaged training + certification that give you access to continually updated learning 24/7/365. Affordably priced with the latest content, resources and lab environments, they are a great way to prepare for your Oracle certification exams, which are also included in the subscriptions.

Being all digital allows you to replay or skip modular training content to focus on what you need now. 

Learn, practice and prove your skills on your schedule, where ever you are.

Data Management Cloud Services Learning Subscription enables your business transformation to the cloud with training on cloud technologies including: Autonomous Database, Database Cloud Service, Exadata Cloud Service, Exadata Cloud at Customer, Big Data Cloud Service, Analytics Cloud, Essbase, MySQL Cloud Service, NoSQL Database, Data Integration, and Event Hub.

In the age of the Autonomous Database with capabilities such as machine learning, the role of the DBA is changing but not diminishing. The role of the Database Administrator is becoming more strategic, with DBAs working to extract more value from their data rather than spending their time on daily tasks involved with database management. Learn more about how Autonomous Database will affect the role of the DBA.

Three new PeopleTools 8.57 courses added to PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription. PeopleTools provides the underlying technology for PeopleSoft applications. All PeopleSoft applications are built, deployed, and maintained using PeopleTools, which comprises over 400 tools, utilities, and technologies.

From your developer to your system administrator to your implementer and business analyst, all of your team members can benefit from multiple training topic areas incorporated within the comprehensive PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription.

Oracle Certification Success

Spotlight on Success: Never Stop Investing in Yourself - Ivica Arsov

Read how this Principal Member of the Oracle Real-World Performance team improved his productivity and problem analysis skills. A different perspective of learning  Pursuing an Oracle Certification credential gave me insight to the needs and requirements in the Real-World in terms of professional skills and career development; it represented a great start and entrance into Oracle’s world. 

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