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    June 18, 2010

Oracle Certification To Retire "SOA Foundations" Exam (1Z0-114)

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Effective October 1, 2010, the "SOA Foundations" exam (1Z0-114) will be retired.

Exam 1Z0-114 is a single exam required to earn the Oracle SOA Architect Certified Expert (OCE) certification. The exam will remain available for registration and testing at Pearson VUE Testing Centers through September 30, 2010.


Please note that that the credential remains valid indefinitely for those holding the Oracle SOA Architect Certified Expert certification. This retirement therefore has no effect on those who complete the certification requirements before October 1, 2010.


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Comments ( 21 )
  • Muhammad Kawu Friday, July 9, 2010
    i appreciate your services i want to begin as a beginner in oracle certificate thanks for your usual anticipation, please.
  • Del Simmons Thursday, July 29, 2010
    So I'm curious, Paul, what the replacement Certification is going to be. Surely Oracle will have some type of SOA Architect certification? Something that focusses on AIA and the SOA Suite products?
    Please let me know!
    Del Simmons
    del.simmons at gmail dot com
  • Paul Sorensen Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Hi Del - look for the Oracle SOA Infrastructure Implementation Certified Expert (OCE) certification at http://bit.ly/bsU3VE.
  • Lalit Mohan Saturday, July 31, 2010
    Oracle Certification To Retire "SOA Foundations" Exam (1Z0-114)
    means this will not be in use ??
    what is alternative for this??
    this certification/technology is obsolete??
  • Paul Sorensen Monday, August 2, 2010
    Hi Lalit - please see my response above (to Del).
  • Shankar Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Hi Paul,
    What about exam retake policy for this exam. If a person attend this exam in Sept' 10 but not able to pass. So he will never be able to take that exam again, right?
  • Paul Sorensen Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Right - the exam will not be available after September 30, 2010.
  • Santosh Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    I'm curious to know why certifications will be retired. Could you please explain?
  • Abhi Monday, October 4, 2010
    Hi Paul,
    I looked at the 451 - Oracle SOA Infrastructure Implementation Certified Expert (OCE) certification which you have mentioned above.
    This one earlier coexisted along with the 114 - Oracle SOA Architect Certified Expert (OCE) certification.
    While 451 was more specific to those involved in maintenance and administration of SOA architectures and 114 was leaning towards architects who define the architecture itself. So if 114 is retiring does it mean that the scope of 451 is being changed?
    The description of 451 does not concur with that(yet).
  • Amir Rafique Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    what is the the replacement of this exam
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, October 21, 2010
    Hi Amir,
    There is not a direct replacement for this certification. However, we do have another SOA certification "Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Infrastructure Implementation Specialist" http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=352.
    The difference between these two certifications is that Oracle SOA Infrastructure Implementation Specialist is more focused on the Oracle SOA Suite 11g product and validates a candidate's technical skills on Oracle SOA Suite 11g, its concepts and components. Whereas Oracle SOA Architect Certified Expert focused more on the high-level SOA Concepts, Methodology and Design Patterns and Principals, rather than on a specific product.
    I hope this helps.
  • Brandye Barrington Friday, October 22, 2010
    Hi Abhi,
    This is a good question. The scope of the 451 exam is not being changed. The retirment oft he 114 exam has no effect on the 451 exam.
  • Brandye Barrington Friday, October 22, 2010
    Hi Santosh,
    Let me clarify - certifications do not retire. If a candidate holds this certification, it remains a valid certification. However, exams and certifications paths retire. Certification paths retire for many reasons. Maybe the technology is out of date or has changed drastically, a certification exam may become irrelevant in the marketplace or an exam no longer generates enough volume to support its maintenance, which means that the field is no longer interested in this path. Many factors go into making a decision to retire an exam and/or a certification path.
  • Abhi Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    Hi Brnadye, Thanks for the answer. Although your comment to Santosh and Amir raises a follow up question.
    "Whereas Oracle SOA Architect Certified Expert focused more on the high-level SOA Concepts, Methodology and Design Patterns and Principals, rather than on a specific product.
    You gave various reasons to Santosh about the decision making process of retiring a certification/path.
    So is Oracle focussed only on Oracle SOA Suite specific learning paths and will not have any certification/path for the principles and coneptual learning of SOA?
    If that is true then in my opinion it will be a critical gap as the conceptual learning of SOA and practical learning(on Oracle SOA Suite) complement each other and a person developing SOA components on Oracle SOA Suite without the conceptual understanding might in fact create more problems than he solves.
    Thanks and Regards
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, October 28, 2010
    That is a good question. While I cannot speak for Oracle's focus, and the focus of Oracle University regarding learning paths. At this time, the only certification that will be offered is on Oracle SOA Suite. However, that does not mean that training and learning paths will not be available on high-level SOA concepts, methodology and design, there is just not a certification available in that area. Students who wish to have a higher-level view of SOA should check with Oracle University to determine what training and/or learning paths are available http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=402&p_nl=ORMS.
  • sai Monday, July 18, 2011

    hi all, can any one quide abt the centers in hyderabad

  • brandye barrington Monday, July 18, 2011


    You can find Pearson VUE testing centers on their website at pearsonvue.com/oracle/locate.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Tuesday, July 26, 2011


    I would like to clear SOA Administrator certification exam. Could someome please suggest whats the exam code.Please notice that I'm looking for SOA Administrator certification.

    Thanks in Advance!


  • guest Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Hi Sudheer,

    You can find a list of available Oracle Certifications on our website at certification.oracle.com. Under the 'Certifications' tab, select 'ALL CERTIFICATIONS.' The only SOA certification we have at this time is Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Infrastructure Implementation Certified Expert.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Sreenivas Friday, June 15, 2012

    Hi I want write soa11g administarion certification.Please give me details of how much fee and what is the code for soa administaion certificate.


    Sreenivs N

  • Brandye Barrington Friday, June 15, 2012

    Hi Sreenivs,

    Please visit our website at certification.oracle.com to see these details. In the tabs at the top of the page, you can select Exams>All Exams and you will be taken to a page that lists all exams. From there, you can search out the SOA exam to view the details you're searching for.


    Brandye Barrington

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