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    September 17, 2016

Is Taking a Beta Exam Good For You?

Eva Chase
Global, Sr. Marketing Manager

Have you ever taken a beta exam? 
Or wondered why you even would? 
There are probably a few of us who would never even think of it.  But, there are some real benefits to taking a beta. 

  1. Did you know that  beta exams are offered at a deeply discounted price?
  2. That you are given extra time, usually 2.5 to 3.5
    hours to complete the exam?   
  3. And, when taking a beta exam you may see 70 -140 questions?

 Don’t be scared off of the number of questions!  That’s in your favor too, because data
collected from a beta exam helps ensure only the best (fair, clear) questions
are used in the final test form.  And,
you are only scored on these best questions – not the poorest performing
questions.

Interested?  Here’s
two beta exams to think about now.  

Exam Release Date Beta End Date (subject to change) Who Should Take This Exam
1Z1-070 Oracle Exadata X5 Administration June 30, 2016 October 31, 2016 DBA’s, O/S Admins with 12 to 18 months using
Grid Infrastructure with ASM, RAC database, Exadata Storage Servers, and Linux.
1Z1-148 Oracle Database 12c: Advanced PL/SQL August 15, 2016 October 31, 2016 PL/SQL Developers with 12 to 18 months in an
application development environment
utilizing the SQL and PL/SQL languages.

View all Beta
New Releases
here.

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