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    September 15, 2009

Oracle To Begin Certification Exam Delivery Through Pearson VUE

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Beginning September 25, 2009, Oracle certification exams will be offered through a new test delivery vendor – Pearson VUE -- and will no longer be available through Prometric.

Pearson VUE currently offers certification testing in more than 4,500 test centers worldwide, and we believe it will provide excellent service and global testing coverage for Oracle certification exams.

As of September 13th , candidates are no longer be able to register with Prometric (although candidates may still take their exam at Prometric through September 25th ). Registrations for Oracle exams through Pearson VUE began on September 14th, 2009. Candidates should visit pearsonvue.com/oracle to find more information, register for an exam or locate a testing center in their area. Existing Oracle exam vouchers will continue to be valid as long as they have not expired.


With the change from Prometric to Pearson VUE, we expect no disruption in availability of testing. However candidates should be aware of two system issues that may affect the shipment of your certificate and the timing of your certification. First, maintenance to Oracle’s certification database during the transition period may delay the shipment of your printed certificate up to two or three weeks. Second, our Hands On Course Requirement forms system will be down for maintenance from September 14 – September 28, 2009 while a new streamlined system is brought online. During the downtime, Oracle will work diligently to clear and validate all submitted forms, but no new submissions will be accepted. If you currently have an outstanding form that needs your attention, please respond to ocpreq_ww@oracle.com with the requested information as soon as possible to avoid a delay in receiving your success kit. After September 28, 2009 a new Course Submission Form will be live on the Pearson VUE website.

We have provided a series of FAQs for common questions related to the vendor change. For additional questions or further assistance, please contact Oracle Certification at ocpreq_ww@oracle.com.

We are excited about this transition, and are confident that this change will improve our service to you.


Date Milestone
September 13 Candidates may no longer register for exams at Prometric. (walk-in registrations will be allowed in India through September 25, 2009)
September 14

Candidates may begin registering for exams at Pearson VUE.

Hands On Course Requirement Forms are offline for maintenance.

September 25 Last day to test at a Prometric Testing Center.
September 28 Course Submission Forms available on the Pearson VUE website.



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Comments ( 55 )
  • bigdelboy Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    although Pearson VUE have 4500 (or perhaps 5200+ from other sources) Testing Centres not all appear to be offering Oracle Examinations. In fact the 4 Pearson VUE Centres nearest to me in the UK do not appear to be offering Oracle Examinations.
    It seems reaosnable to ask why this is and what are the actual number of Pearson VUE Testing Centres actually offering Oracle Examinations.
  • Paul Sorensen Monday, September 21, 2009
    Hi bigdelboy - which city/area are you referring to in the UK?
  • Sachin Wednesday, September 23, 2009
    I have read in Oracle Emagazine that in India we have walk-in registrations till 30th September.
    Can you please confirm on this ?
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, September 23, 2009
    Hi Sachin - thanks for the alert! We are updating it now to read the correct date of 25th of September.
  • sachin garg Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    Hi Appeared for an exam on 3 nov have not yet got certificate whom should i contactt
  • Vishal singh Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    Was browsing through site and found this
    Is this really through with the new vendor. I want to give sql soon. pls suggest some good centers as after reading this am not sure where to go
  • sachin Garg Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    are the question changing
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    HI Sachin - please check directly with our customer service team at ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    Hi Sachin - only the delivery vendor and test delivery processes and security have changed. We still offer the same exams that we did through Prometric.
  • Pearson VUE Test Center Security Monday, November 23, 2009
    Hello Vishal – Thank you for inquiry. Pearson VUE takes these allegations very seriously as I believe we have repeatedly demonstrated, including our recent successful investigation into improprieties by one of our testing centers that resulted in police action and a pending court case. If you know of, or have any direct evidence of improper behavior by a candidate or any of our test centers, please call our security team at PVTestSecurity@pearson.com. When candidates engage in improper behavior, with or without the assistance of a test center, it hurts everyone that has worked hard to earn their credentials. If you have specific knowledge, you should consider it your duty to help us put a stop to those that choose to operate outside of the law and to protect the integrity of these valuable industry certifications.
  • ruchikatushir Monday, December 7, 2009
    i am ruchika tushir. i have given my DBA exam in oracle 9i and i am not getting my final cetificate of OCA.
  • Froilan Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Does anyone ever tried taking an online exam using PearsonVue?
    I took an exam this morning, and I was so frustrated with the response time of the exam. I don't know if it had something to do with PearsonVue or with the Internet/VPN connection of the pearsonvue's partner ( MISnet Philippines).
    -On the average, it takes 10 seconds after clicking the "NEXT" button before the next item will be displayed.
    - Worst response time is 30 secs.
    - Re- Clicking the Next button skips questions.
    - I also encountered being redirected to a page, wherein I was unable to click the checkbox. I left clicked the mouse and clicked the refresh button, and it worked.
    - worst encountered I had is when "http connection error" in the middle of the exam. It really scares me and I really got frustrated during the exam.
    - Im just glad that the timer ( upper right corner of the screen ) doesnt seems to work properly, other wise I don't think that I do have enough time to review my answers given the situation.
    I plan to take another exam next year, hopefully, the connection will be a lot better by then.

  • Paul Sorensen Monday, December 14, 2009
    Froilan, thanks for the alert! Am checking with Pearson VUE now.
  • Paul Sorensen Monday, December 14, 2009
    Hi ruchikatushir - please check directly with our customer service team at ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.
  • Brandye Barrington Monday, December 14, 2009
    Did you report this incident to the testing center where you took your exam? If you have issues with an exam, you should always report the issues to the testing center so that they can file an incident report. We have make Pearson VUE aware of this issue so that they can follow up with the testing center to ensure their connections are set properly to deliver online exams. Thank you for notifying us of this issue.
    Brandye Barrington
  • Waqas Mehmood Tuesday, December 29, 2009
    I had passed my exam through vue center (Al-Horizon Institute, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia). I was having same problem that connection was very slow. It was taking long time to switch on to next question. My exam was on 8th December, 2009.
    Waqas Mehmood
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, January 6, 2010
    Hi Waqas - please check directly with our customer service team at ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.
  • Sunil Wednesday, February 3, 2010
    i have received below mail from a email with name ravi when called it was some guy name yogesh and said he does all setting for gmat and ccna and now oracle below is the mail
    Pass GMAT, CCNA, MSCE and all exams service
    For all your exam needs call.
    [phone #'s omitted]
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, February 3, 2010
    Thanks for the heads-up Sunil - we have nothing to do with that group.
  • bhumi Saturday, February 6, 2010
    i have given my first exam for oracle,
    but now i dont remember my prometric id,
    so i can know now?
    plz help me.
  • Paul Sorensen Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    Hi - Thanks for engaging with us here on the Oracle Certification Blog. I encourage you to please see our recent blog post on customer service issues on the blog. For best response, please email Customer Service directly.
  • Anand Wednesday, February 17, 2010
    Hi Guys,
    Need some information to get my name changed on the Oracle Certificate. Actually i observed that my name was printed incorrectly on the certificate. Can someone please let me know how to get this changed?
    You can also send an email with this information to anandmaripalli@rediffmail.com
  • Paul Sorensen Thursday, February 18, 2010
    Hi Anand - Thanks for our inquiry here on the Oracle Certification Blog. I encourage you to please see our recent blog post on customer service issues on the blog. For best response, please email Customer Service directly.
  • Gehad Wednesday, March 10, 2010
    Dear sir,
    i'm certified 9i OCP DBA (exam through prometric) and planning to take exam 1z0-206 to be 11i OCE , how i can prove now that i'm certified OCP to gain the OCE.
    because if i created new account on VUE they will not recognize that i'm OCP through prometric.
    i think many freinds here faced this problem with their old certificates.
    please guide me to the solution provided from oracle
    best regards
  • Paul Sorensen Thursday, March 11, 2010
    Hi Gehad - no worries. Pearson VUE (like Prometric) simply deliver the exams for us, but we here at Oracle manage your certificate history directly; so it therefore does not matter whether you took your exams at one test provider or both.
  • Krishna Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    I completed my oracle 11g OCA recently with Pearson VUE and my question is from where should i download my OCA logo.When i tried oracle certview its asking for username and password and when i entered my username and password it says information you entered is incorrect am i not registered with oracle?
    thank you,
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, October 21, 2010
    Hi Krishna,
    Please contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com for assistance with logging in to CertView. They will be best able to assist with this.
  • San Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    HI I can't find the UK pearson vue centres offering 11g certifications.
    The only one's available are

    Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL


    Bronze SQL I

    Exam Details

    Bronze DBA 11g

    Exam Details

    Oracle9i: New Features for Administrators


    Oracle9i Database: Fundamentals I


    Oracle9i DBA Fundamentals

    Oracle9i Database: Performance Tuning


    Oracle9i New Features for Oracle 7.3 and 8
    Please let me know , which is the closest centre , near Edinburgh offering these services .
  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, October 28, 2010
    Hi Sandeep,
    When you select the option to schedule a test and login, I assume that you are taken to the screen to choose your exam. On this screen, only the exams that you mention above show up on the screen, but on the right side of the page (it is a little difficult to see) there is a scroll bar. This will allow you to scroll through all the exam listed.
    On the next screen, you will be able to search for a test center, There is one at: Pitman Training Centre - Edinburgh.
    Good luck on your exam!
  • Praveena Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    I have done my OCA exam with 2 diff IDs (prometric and pearson vue). Can any1 help me with the steps to merge the IDs so tht i can get the certificate asap. I have already contacted the exam team. But couldnt contact the customer service for India.
  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    You can find the information below in our FAQ http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=82#5Q1Ahead.
    "I have taken my tests under two different candidate IDs. How can I get these merged?
    If you have taken your exams (excluding Java, Oracle Solaris (Cluster), MySQL, NetBeans, OpenOffice.org) under two different Oracle Testing IDs you will need to contact Pearson VUE at www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/contact to request them to merge your two (or more) IDs. Please include in the email your full name and email address as well as all IDs that need to be merged, indicating which should be the surviving ID. Approximately 72 hours after you have received confirmation from Pearson VUE that your IDs have been merged, you can check your CertView account to ensure that all certifications and exams now show up under your account.
    If you have taken your Java, Oracle Solaris (Cluster), MySQL, NetBeans, or OpenOffice.org exams under two different IDs, you can contact Oracle at suncert_ww@oracle.com to request to have the IDs merged. Please provide your full name and email address as well as all IDs that need to be merged, indicating which should be the surviving ID. After you have received confirmation from Oracle that your IDs have been merged, you can check your account to ensure that all certifications and exams now show up under your account."
    Brandye Barrington
  • Kiran Hegde Tuesday, August 9, 2011


    My problem is I am not able to give Part 3 exam since it give me attached error stating that I cannot give part 3 until part 2 is graded.

    Please check the attached image for details.

    I am already done with Uploading the assignment on Pearson Vue Website for Part 2.

    The details is as below

    Name: Kiran R Hegde

    Candidate Id: SR5498658

    Test Registration ID 310-26720186

    Pearson Website History details is as below.

    Online Exam Details for Kiran Hegde


    1Z0-846: TRANSITION ASSIGNMENT Java Enterprise Edition 5 Enterprise Architect Certified Master


    $US 125.00


    English; 120 minutes

    Oracle Testing ID:

    Kiran Hegde



    Online Exam


    From : Wed, 22 Jun 2011 04:17 PM GMT

    To : Fri, 22 Jul 2011 04:17 PM GMT

    Appt. Number:


    Date/Time Exam purchased:

    Wed, 22 Jun 2011 04:17 PM GMT

    Order Number:




    Please suggest.

    Thanks and regards,

    Kiran Hegde

  • brandye barrington Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Hi Kiran,

    If you have submitted your assigment correctly, you should be able to register for the essay. Please contact suncert_ww@oracle.com for assistance with this issue. They will be able to help.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Monday, September 12, 2011

    I created an account but I've not received my username and password even after 3 days... What am I supposed to do? Pls help...

  • brandye barrington Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    Please contact Pearson VUE at pearsonvue.com/oracle/contact.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Jagdeep Friday, October 7, 2011

    Dear Sir,

    I am looking for information for JSE 5.0 but not able to load the website pearsonvue.com/oracle, are there any centers in Madhya Pradesh, India?

    I also spoke to one of the prometric center in my city and they said that you can register exam over oracle exam site and then select the specified prometric center and later can give online exam through there center. Is this possible? if yes will I get the certification copy over my postal address?



  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, October 11, 2011


    Exams are no longer available through Prometric testing centers. I'm not sure why you would not be able to access the Pearson VUE website. Try entering http://pearsonvue.com/oracle/ into your web browser. Otherwise, you can call Pearson VUE in your region at +91-120-4001600.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Monday, January 30, 2012

    Hello this is Pranab sharma. Sir, I gave OCA part 1(1zo-007 ) from everonn compass but now they are saying that they are closing that center. So the problem is Can I give my next exam that is 1zo-147 from another center ? Is this allowed ?

    Thanks in advance


  • Brandye Barrington Monday, January 30, 2012

    Hi Pranab,

    You do not have to take both exams at the same center. The thing that IS important though, is to ensure that you take both exams using the same account so that they are both under the same Oracle Candidate ID. Be sure that you use the same Pearson VUE login information to register for your second exam. You can also view your exam and certification history at certview.oracle.com.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Achin Monday, March 19, 2012

    Hello There,

    Could you pls suggest me auorized oracle patner in India, i want to do SCM fundamental.

    pls advise and thanks in Advnace

  • Robert Dominic Thursday, March 22, 2012


    Please I wrote my IZO-042 on 30th March 2010, and am yet to receive my certificate. Whereas I wrote my IZO-047 in September 2011, and I have received my certificate. Please who should I channel my complaints to? I need my certificate URGENTLY.

  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    @Achin, you can find training centers in your area at http://bit.ly/dspqdH. You can find testing centers at pearsonvue.com/oracle.

    @Robert please go to certview.oracle.com to be sure your tests were taken under the same account. You can look under the Certification Status>Certification History tab to see if the certification was granted. At the bottom of this page, you will find steps to follow up on your certificate. In CertView, you will also be able to email verification of your certification to someone else if you need to.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Saturday, September 8, 2012

    Hi Sir,

    I have passed Intro to SQL 9i last 2010, and took it on Pearson Vue, now I will take the IZ0-052 Exam, but I have forgotten my Pearson Vue web account, can I create a new account?

    If I created a new account, how will it be merged with my previous exam?

    Thank You.

  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    Please do not create a new account. Use the account retrieval tools on the Pearson VUE website - 'I forgot my user name' and 'I forgot my password.'

    If you create a new account, the accounts will not be merged automatically and your previous exams will not be recognized. If you need assistance with account retrieval, you can contact Pearson VUE at pearsonvue.com/oracle/contact.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Sravan Kumar Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Dear sir / madam,

    Sorry to say, in hyderabad so many persons are helping to candidate in exam center i have already complaint to PearsonVUE 2 month before but still that exam centers are doing same things.

    I was go to Appsmode Technologies & 21st Century Software they are asking RS 2,000 extra for helping oracle 10G exam.

    In 21st Century Software solution, there was contact person is Mr. shakeel

    in appsmode there are two persons was there Mr.Sohail & Afroz.


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Hi Sravan,

    Are you saying that these test centers are offering to help candidates cheat on exams for extra RS?

    Please send all of the details you have to our Oracle Certification Support team http://bit.ly/Lt5vhm. If this is truly going on, we can de-authorize those companies from providing exams. However, we'll need to investigate so that we will have proof to back up our decision. So, any information you can provide will be helpful.


    Brandye Barrington

  • vinay Friday, March 15, 2013


    I see comments ageing back from 2009 regarding very slow load and response time for pearson vue tests. I took a JAVA certification exam today.

    I had to wait for 1.5hrs from scheduled time due to network issue from pearson vue( internet at test center was fine). After I took 10 questions, the connection just went off. I couldnt continue the exam for some reason. Even the 10 questions I attempted took ages to load. Honestly, its 2013. Even after 4 years, pearson vue hasnt improved ??

    the test center person apologised and asked me to go back saying " we will reschedule your exam and contact you". The stupid Pearson vue customer care were not picking up the phone at all.

    Now, I am really scared. I paid 8500rs for the exam. Will I get a reschedule for no extra money ?

    My oracle ID : OC1208153

  • guest Monday, March 18, 2013


    I am sorry for the issues you had with your exam. This is actually not an issue of Pearson VUE, it is more likely an issue at the testing center. That said - you don't care whose issue it is, you just want it fixed. I understand.

    It should not cost you any additional money to take the exam. I can check into this for you. I'll need:

    1) Your incident number

    2) The Pearson VUE number that you tried to call where they were not picking up


    Brandye Barrington

  • Asis Friday, April 5, 2013

    Hi All,

    Can we do SFTP from oracle Database like FTP. Can you help he on this.



  • Meenakshi kaur Tuesday, April 9, 2013


    I m taking my oca training in Hyderabad im from punjab one of my friend suggest me to take the training from hyderabad in that training center they are providing the OCA certification with help he is taking the amount of RS 22,000 for 1z0-051 and 1z0-052 for this two exams my 2 friends completed the exams and 1 friend is giving in this week.

    That person daily calling to me for certification i have his contac no

    1. 9885215720 Pradeep

    2. 9000123281 Amer

    This two guys daily calling to me for certification. My one friend give his oca exam in hydernagar exam center Slash Networks and second did his CCNA certification 21st Century Software Solutions location is Attapur.

    kindly suggest me what i have to do?


  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, April 11, 2013


    This is a good question for one of the Oracle Technical Forums http://bit.ly/MCuiCP.


    I'm not sure what your question is. You are taking the OCA training now. Are you asking where you should take your exams? You can find Pearson VUE testing centers by going to www.pearsonvue.com/oracle/locate.


    Brandye Barrington

  • sachin Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    hi my Self Sachin S Chavan.

    Testing id-OC1152331

    as per your request i have update and confirm my mailing address in Pearson VUE profile .

    and for reshipment of certificate my another address is given in pearson VUE profile is as follows

    C/O- Mr. Vishwanath Khandu Shinde .

    Sector no 45/4A Chandannagar,kharadi road house no -252 pune 14.

    Nearest post office is - Dunkirk Line Post Office, Chandan Nagar

    9 BRD, Pune - Nagar Road, Pune 411014.

    City : Pune

    State : Maharashtra

    Zip code / Postal code : 411014

    Country : India

    Phone No : 9028740539

    but yet i have not received success kit .

  • Brandye Barrington Friday, August 16, 2013


    Did you request a reshipment of your certificate from Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/KMsuH3? They will be able to assist. If you can modify your comment, I suggest that you take out all the personal info and contact OCP Support instead.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Sunday, January 19, 2014

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I have paid my fees of Rs.8200/- for oracle exam(1z0-851) at authorized Pearson test center on 16th-Dec-2013 and have few questions regarding that.

    I have paid my fees to authorized Pearson test center by cheque and i have been given receipt for that and my exam date was 30th December 2013.When i reached to the center on 30th December, i have been told that there are some problem going on at Pearson website so we can not schedule the exam today. So, he told me to rescheduled the exam on next Saturday i.e 4th January, 2014. Again on Saturday he gave me the same reason. Same thing happened on 17th January, 18th January.

    On 18th January, 2014 when he was unable to schedule i have asked him to either give me voucher code or give me my money back. So, he provided me a cheque and when i inquire in bank about the balance, i found that there is no balance in his bank account.

    I am really disappointed by the service and i am worried about the money that i have paid. I doubt because i haven't received any email from Pearson till now. Can you please help and let me know what to be done in that case?

    I am looking forward for your reply.

  • guest Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    I'm sure that this has been extremely frustrating for you. I suggest that you contact Pearson VUE customer service with the full details, including the name and address of the testing center and be sure that you get an incident number from Pearson. The incident number is how you will track the progress of your issue.

    I am sorry that you are experiencing this issue.


    Brandye Barrington

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