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  • July 11, 2019

Oracle Certification Highlights - July 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 Exams

NEW Oracle Database Administration I | 1Z0-082 and Oracle Database Administration II | 1Z0-083
Welcome to the new generation of Oracle Database Certification! Preparing for these exams, you will gain the skills and knowledge to install, patch and upgrade Oracle Database and Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a standalone server, create and manage a backup and recovery strategy using Recovery Manager (RMAN), use RMAN for Database duplication and transportation, diagnose failures using RMAN, and manage all aspects of Multitenant container databases, pluggable databases and application containers including creation, cloning, security, transportation and backup and recovery. Pass these two exams to earn the Oracle Database Administration 2019 Certified Professional certification.

Prepare for Oracle Database Administration I | 1Z0-082 exam.

Prepare for Oracle Database Administration II | 1Z0-083 exam.

Stay tuned to the Oracle Certification Blog for more information on this new certification in the coming days!

New Exams

Oracle Absence Management Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1047

Oracle Benefits Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1053

Oracle Financials Cloud: Receivables 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1056

Oracle Global Human Resources Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1046

Oracle Marketing Cloud Data Management Platform 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1031

Oracle Payroll Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1050

Oracle Policy Automation Cloud 2019 Implmentation Essentials | 1Z0-1035

Oracle Responsys Marketing Platform 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1032

Oracle Revenue Management Cloud Service 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1059

Oracle Time and Labor Cloud 2019 Implementation Essentials | 1Z0-1048

Retiring Exams

Oracle Database 11g 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These exams have been replaced by the current Oracle Database Administration 2019 exams.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

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

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Your business needs to manage people, processes, and finances. Get the tools you need to address the most complex of these business requirements with PeopleSoft Applications. Earning one of Oracle's PeopleSoft Applications Certifications puts YOU in the driver's seat. Allowing you to make decisions and recommendations that allow your organization to increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and achieve a lower cost of ownership.

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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.

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PeopleSoft Applications Learning Subscription

PeopleSoft Applications are designed to address the most complex business requirements. By implementing an integrated suite of applications, PeopleSoft Applications provide a comprehensive business and industry solution, enabling organizations to increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and provide a lower cost of ownership.

NEW Oracle Database Administration Learning Subscription

Access Comprehensive Oracle Database Training – Explore New Features and Develop Advanced Oracle Database Administration Skills.

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Learn SQL, Application Express, and Other Core Database Developer Tools Used to Build Successful Applications.

Oracle Certification Success

“It is essential to demonstrate expertise with the products you are implementing”.  Alyssa Johnson – Keste, Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Financial Management Certified Implementation Specialist, Oracle Financials Cloud: General Ledger 2016 Certified Implementation Specialist
Brandye Barrington sat on a panel recently with Alyssa at OATUG’s annual Collaborate Conference, and subsequently participated with her in a webinar for the OATUG membership.
  • Alyssa has extensive experience in project management, finance, and computer systems. 
  • Served as the President of the OATUG in 2014 and 2017. 
  • Presents webinars and workshops on a variety of Oracle application topics. 
  • One of the primary authors of The Release 12 Primer. 
  • Oracle ACE.
2008: Release 12 Bootcamp Year 
2009: Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Financial Management Certified Implementation Specialist
2016: Oracle Financials Cloud: General Ledger 2017 Implementation Essentials
Value of Certification:
  • As a consultant, it is essential to demonstrate expertise with the products you are implementing.  
  • Passing Oracle certification exams, which are known throughout the industry as being difficult exams, is one way to demonstrate that expertise.  
  • In preparing for certification exams, you are able to deep dive into key functionality, expanding your breadth of knowledge

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