New On The Oracle Certification Website
By Brandye Barrington on May 18, 2012
Several recent improvements have been made to the Oracle Certification website to help make things easier for you to quickly find the information you need.
NEW TRACK PAGES
Track pages are the pages that describe the requirements to earn each Oracle certification. There is a track page for each certification path that shows you how to achieve your certification - step-by-step. Here you also find links to the courses that fulfill the training requirement (for those certification paths that require training) as well as a link to each exam required in your path, showing helpful exam information such as exam topics, cost in local currency, etc.
We have recently redesigned our track pages based on feedback from our customers to make them easier to follow and more comprehensive. At the top of each track page is a section that gives you an idea of what can be expected of a person who holds this certification, a broad idea of what is covered in the exam, and what types of skills will be covered in your exam preparation.
For certifications that have logical next steps (such as OCA to OCP, or add-on OCE certifications), our track pages now suggest which credentials would likely be most helpful to you in your technical field.
Our track pages now include any applicable upgrade paths directly within the track pages itself (i.e. no more hunting through the website for upgrade paths and exams). To upgrade from an earlier version of a certification to the current one, look for the path on the track page under the 'Upgrade An Existing Certification' tab.
Click on each of the images below for a larger version:
NEW CERTIFICATION FINDER
Have you ever had difficulty knowing exactly where to look on the Oracle Certification web pages to find the certification you are looking for, or to see what certifications are available in a certain area?
With the Oracle Certification Program's significant growth over the past few years, the number of certifications has expanded exponentially - sometimes making it challenging to find the certifications you are looking for. With this in mind, we're pleased to have released our new Certification Finder.
This powerful new tool will allow you to search for certifications either by Product Area (as was available in the past), or by Job Role (new). Users can then drill down further, narrowing their search by product group and by product. Users can also start with the product area or pillar rather than job role and drill down in the same fashion - narrowing their results to only those certifications in which they are interested.
Click on the image below for a larger version: