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  • August 16, 2019

Oracle Certification Highlights - December 2019

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!

ACT NOW: 50% Off On Premise Digital Training and Certification Exam Vouchers

Through December 31, 2019 you can get a 50% discount on Oracle's On Premise digital training an certification exam vouchers, but you need to act fast!

Time is running out on this discount. Get the details. You will need to select your country in the header to view availability and prices by country.

Whether you're ready to train and test now, or you need a little time to prepare, there is an option for you. Learning Subscriptions are valid for 12 months. That is 12 months of 24/7 access to continually updated training and labs, including relevant certification exams at no additional charge. If you're ready to test, or you will be ready within the next few months, buy your exam voucher now to get the discount. Test after the new year. Vouchers are valid for 6 months. 

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Featured Oracle Certification Exam - Oracle Database Advanced Security Administration (1Z0-116) - NEW

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

These exams have been replaced by the current Oracle Database Administration 2019 exams.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.

Retiring Decemer 31, 2019:

Oracle Database 11g: Administration I | 1Z0-052
Oracle Database 11g Certified Master Exam | 11GOCM
Oracle Database 11g: Administration II | 1Z0-053
Upgrade Oracle9i/10g to Oracle Database 11g OCP | 1Z0-034

Oracle Database 12cR2 Administration | 1Z0-072
Oracle Database 12cR2 Advanced Administration | 1Z0-073
Upgrade Oracle DBA 11g or 12c to 12c R2 | 1Z0-074

Retiring: Oracle Database 11g Certified Master Exam

The Oracle Database 11g Certified Master exam retires December 31, 2019. This exam is no longer being delivered in North America, and has one remaining delivery in EMEA. It has been replaced by the newer Oracle Database 12c Certified Master exam

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.

Oracle Java Cloud Service Certified Associate | 1Z0-161
Oracle Cloud Platform Enterprise Mobile 2018 Associate Developer | 1Z0-927
Oracle Unified Method 5 Essentials | 1Z0-568
Oracle Unified Method with Cloud Application Services 2017 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-633
Upgrade Java SE 7 to Java SE 8 OCP Programmer | 1Z0-810
Upgrade to Java SE 8 OCP ( Java SE 6 and all prior versions) | 1Z0-813

Plan now to take one of these exams or use your expiring voucher to avoid missing the opportunity!

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How to Use Social Media to Highlight Your Professional Skills

Oracle certification verification is a powerful way to show future employers or even your current employer that you’re qualified for a job, a skilled candidate for a promotion, and that you’re willing to go the extra mile to continuously upskill yourself to keep current on new technology. Digital credentials are a great way to highlight and validate your skills, but if you aren’t sharing them on social media, you’re missing out.  

The Value of Oracle Certification

Industry research shows that certification is a benefit to the hiring manager and the individual. IDC conducted research of the Business Value of Oracle Training and Certification recently and found that: Oracle Database Trained and Certified experienced a 299% 3- year ROI  = 4 dollars of productivity improvement over three years for every dollar invested in training.

The Most Important Job Skills For The Future Are Not What You Think

According to a recent Forbes.com article The 5 Most Important Job Skills For the Future are skills that lay the foundation for whatever job-specific skill you'll need in your area of work. Topping the list are interpersonal skills, creativity, and adaptability. These soft skills are crucial to remaining relevant in the job market and thriving in today's fast-paced business climate where initiatives, priorities, and technologies can change on a dime.

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.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Learning Subscription enables your business transformation to the cloud  This learning subscription is an all-digital solution for administrators, architects, DevOps practitioners, and operations professionals, who are seeking training on OCI, Cloud at Customer, Cloud Security, Management Cloud and Ravello services.

Oracle Talent Management Cloud Learning Subscription allows you to enable the full power of your Oracle Talent Management Cloud applications. Access comprehensive, high quality training videos delivered by Oracle experts. Practice what you learn with hands-on labs using live cloud environments. This subscription includes one attempt at each Oracle Cloud implementation certification exam included in this subscription, enabling you to become Oracle certified.

Oracle Certification Success

Spotlight on Success: Ravi Kumar Y V “Real time experience along with certifications opened the door for a great Oracle Architect position!”

How Oracle Certification Helped Me “My technical certifications across the Oracle Core Technologies and Oracle Cloud Platform helped me to gain a deep understanding of solution components, architecting for maximum performance, availability, security and automation.  This allows me to bring value to my business by lower TCO and greater ROI across the solution stack” How it all started My training started back in 1999 on Oracle 8i Administration!

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