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  • August 16, 2019

Oracle Certification Highlights - November 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!

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Featured Oracle Certification Exam

Preparing for the Oracle Application Express (Oracle APEX) exam gives you the skills to use a simple-to-manage, highly scalable tool with rapid browser-based development and self-service provisioning. You will learn to share data and create web applications using only a web browser, even with limited programming experience.

Take this exam: Oracle Application Express 18: Developing Web Applications | 1Z0-750

To earn this certification: Oracle Application Express 18: Developer Certified Professional

See how Application Express fits with your Oracle Database developer career path.

New Oracle Certification Exams

Oracle Knowledge Management Cloud Service 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1037
Oracle Cross-Channel Contact Center Cloud Service 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1038
Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1045
Oracle Workforce Compensation Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1049
Oracle Talent Management Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1052
Oracle Financials Cloud: General Ledger 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1054
Oracle Accounting Hub Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1060
Oracle Sales Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1061
Oracle Engagement Cloud 2019 Implementations Essentials | 1Z0-1064
Oracle Procurement Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1065
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2019 Cloud Operations Associate | 1Z0-1067
Oracle Recruiting Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1069
Oracle Cost Management Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1074
Oracle Order Management Cloud Order to Cash 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1077
Oracle Product Lifecycle Management 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1078
Oracle Cloud Material Management & Logistics 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1079

Retiring Exams

Retiring: Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals | 1Z0-061

This online, non-proctored SQL exam has been replaced by Oracle Database SQL | 1Z0-071. Passing the 071 exam earns you the Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate certification.  The 061 exam, which does not result in certification on it's own, retires on November 30, 2019. That is the last date you will be able to take the exam. Vouchers are no longer being sold for this exam. If you already hold a voucher that hasn't yet expired, you will be able to use the voucher through it's expiration date or November 30, 2019, whichever comes first.

If you do not have a voucher, you can register for this exam and pay for it with a credit card on the Pearson VUE website.

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

View the worldwide schedule of Database Master Exams

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

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