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    August 24, 2018

The Secret to Getting a Free Exam Retake

Eva Chase
Global, Sr. Marketing Manager

Targeted exam preparation on Oracle's top exams with top instructors.

This is what you get with an Oracle Certification Exam Prep Seminar (EPS) package. Each seminar delivers a focused, fast-paced review of exam materials that you can move through at your own pace. Skip over concepts in which you feel strong, replay concepts that give you more trouble.

This is what else you'll get in your package:

  • Exam prep seminar access, 24/7 (6 month subscription)
  • Practice test access, 24/7 (6 month subscription)
  • One exam voucher and a free retake in case you need it
    (valid for 6 months)

Related:  Get Certification Ready!

Retake failed exams FREE!

One additional thing Exam Prep Seminars offer is assurance. Even with all the study and all the prep, you still may not pass the exam. In these cases, EPS package holders can revisit topics that gave them trouble during the exam and retake the exam at no additional cost. It's like a safety net. No one ever wants to have to use it, but everyone is glad it's there!

EPS Packages are currently available for our core exams - Database Administrator, Database Developer, and Java. 

Visit the Exam Prep Seminar page to preview the seminars and select the right package for you. 

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Comments ( 28 )
  • Bruno Tuesday, March 7, 2017


    I`m wait for voucher retake or promotion for Java SE 8 Programmer I.

    This is soon on?

    Sorry for my bad English.


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Hi Bruno,

    There is not currently a retake promo planned for Java SE 8 Programmer I. You can get information on new promotions when they're available on our website certification.oracle.com.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Friday, March 10, 2017

    Please let me know is there any free certification for java

  • Brandye Barrington Friday, March 10, 2017

    There is no option for a free certification. There are options for discounted certifications if you follow the paths through a university program. You could get more information at academy.oracle.com or workforce.oracle.com.

    Often times, a candidate's company will pay for their certification as well.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Karthi Friday, March 31, 2017


    How does this certification differ from existing one ? The URL link is broken.

    can you fix it /

  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    This post does not reference a certification, it is referring to the Exam Prep Seminar Package that helps you prepare for select Oracle Certification exams. You will receive a free exam retake if you purchase the package.

    The link is fixed.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Sandrazka Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Hi, this package is available now?Because I need to buy the voucher to take the test, but I want to buy it with the option retake
  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  • Amanuel Amdisa Bekele Monday, November 13, 2017

    I failed 1Z0-808 exam in my first attempt. :(
    I bought the exam directly from PearsonVUE.
    I want to retake the exam after 14 days. Do I have to pay again or I have a free retake?

    Thank you.
  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    I am sorry to hear that your first attempt was unsuccessful. You will need to pay for the 2nd attempt.

    Brandye Barrington
    Oracle Certification Program
  • Imrul Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    Is this promotional offer "One exam voucher and a free retake" and the seminar all inclusive in $245?
  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Hi Imrul,
    You can find the cost of each of the packages referenced above by clicking on the link in the post. $245 is the cost of the exam only.

    Brandye Barrington
  • Vickey Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    I want to know if there is any retake policy for OCP certification (1z0-067).
    If yes,how can I take that?

  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, July 3, 2018
    Hi Vickey,
    In order to get the free retake, you would need to purchase the exam prep seminar package.

    Outside of the package (http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=649&p_org_id=1001&get_params=pkgId:D96742,type:new), you'll need to pay for an exam retake. You can find our retake policy on our website here http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=138#2_2.
  • Ashique Sheikh Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    I recently gave the exam 1Z0-349 but unfortunately I was failed in that.
    Now I want to retake the exam, So do I need to repay for the exam ?
    Also is there any sites from which I can get the dumps for exam?
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, August 30, 2018
    Hi Ashique,
    Unfortunately, there are no free retakes outside of the exam prep seminar packages. I'm sorry you were unable to pass on the first attempt. We recommend that you go back to the exam topics with the feedback you received on your score report to prepare for your next attempt.

    I'm not sure that if you realize it or not, but using dumps is cheating. Please don't seek out dumps.

    All the best on your next attempt!

    Brandye Barrington
  • Sai Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    On purchase of Certification Exam Prep Seminar: Java SE 8 Programmer I voucher, if a person fail in first attempt, can that person retake the exam using same voucher?
    After how many days he can apply same voucher to retake exam?
    Is it mandatory to complete Prep Seminar videos before taking exam?
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, September 27, 2018
    If you purchased the Exam Prep Seminar Package, that contains an exam voucher, you can retake the exam if you fail. The retake policy states that you must wait 14 days before retaking a failed exam. You do not need to complete the videos before taking the exam, but not doing so would defeat the purpose of purchasing the package!

    Brandye Barrington
  • Oleg Thursday, September 27, 2018
    It`s all sounds good, but. What about same thing for Solaris?
  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, October 9, 2018
    Thanks for the feedback, Oleg! I'll pass this along to the Solaris product team!

    Brandye Barrington
  • jai Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    what is retake policy for 1z0-809 in india? If i write 1st failed attempt 15th when is the next earliest date i can appear?
  • Brandye Barrington Friday, December 21, 2018
    You may retake the exam on the 14th day after failing.

    Brandye Barrington
  • Gustavo de Araujo Lima Machado Tuesday, April 2, 2019
    I want to take OCA exam, where can i find Voucher/Promotion Code? R$ 500 it´s a bit expensive for who is unemployed :(
  • Gustavo de Araujo Lima Machado Saturday, April 6, 2019
    Is there a different certification or any bonus if i succeed with 100% on the certification?
  • Brandye Williams Barrington Monday, June 10, 2019
    Apologies for the late reply. You can get a discount on a certification exam through workforce.oracle.com. You can also get a free retake on the exam if you purchase an exam prep seminar package.

    Brandye Barrington
    Oracle Certification
  • Brandye Williams Barrington Monday, June 10, 2019
    Apologies for the late reply. If you make 100% on the exam and submit your certification success story, we'll post it on our blog! Other than that, you'll have your own satisfaction for clearing the exam with 100%.

    Link to Success Stories:

    Brandye Barrington
    Oracle Certification
  • someonethatdoesnotspeakjapanese Saturday, August 10, 2019
    This is a great idea, except oh,
    1) when I look at the pages and sample videos, they are in Japanese--unfortunately, I never learned it-- and

    2) you offer nothing that I am interested in (eg, ADF | OCP 12R2 upgrade)... So it's a hard 'oh well' for me.

    Comptia has the same model: sample tests you can do on your phone, and retake/insurance vouchers. Personally, I think the retake voucher is worth the cost of the worrying/stress over potentially having to do it again (haven't had to yet, but it's still a relief to have an insurance policy).

    Anyway, you should offer more paths, and check your links-- I'm in the East (US) but not the Far east...and everything is showing up in Japanese.
  • Brandye Barrington Friday, August 16, 2019
    There are some Japanese products listed on those pages (denoted with 'JP' in parenthesis at the end of the title). There are also English items available.

    Brandye Barrington
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