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    April 29, 2013

Oracle to Retire Select Certification Exams on August 31

Brandye Barrington
Sr. Program Manager
Oracle will retire several certification exams and certification tracks on August 31, 2013. Newer versions of many of these certifications are available. Existing certification holders should note that these retirements suspend the delivery of any further exams, but do not affect your certification. If you currently hold a certification earned by one of these exams, your credential remains fully valid.

Retiring Certification Paths
  • Hyperion BI+ 9.3 Administrator Certified Expert
  • Oracle EBS R12 Financials Certified Expert Consultant, Payables 
  • Oracle EBS R12 Financials Certified Expert Consultant, Receivables
  • Oracle EBS R12 Supply Chain Certified Expert Consultant, Purchasing 
  • Oracle EBS R12 Supply Chain Certified Expert Consultant, Order Management 
  • Oracle E-Business Suite R12 System Administrator Certified Expert
  • Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Advanced Supply Chain Planning Consultant Certified Expert

Retiring Exams

  • 1Z0-265 Hyperion BI+ 9.3 Administrator
  • 1Z0-204 Oracle EBS R12 Essentials for Implementers
  • 1Z0-215 Oracle EBS R12 General Ledger and Payables Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-216 Oracle EBS R12 General Ledger and Receivables Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-225 Oracle EBS R12: Inventory and Purchasing Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-226 Oracle EBS R12: Inventory and Order Management Fundamentals
  • 1Z0-206 Oracle EBS R12 System Administration
  • 1Z0-244 Oracle EBS R12: Advanced Supply Chain Planning

 These exams will continue to be offered through August 31, 2013. Candidates pursuing these certification paths must successfully complete the required certification exams by this date. Re-takes will not be available after this date. For more information, see Oracle Certification retirements.

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Comments ( 22 )
  • guest Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    what will replace the exam 1Z0-206 Oracle EBS R12 System Administration

  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, July 18, 2013

    There is not a replacement for exam 1Z0-206. You can see more info on our website http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=206.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Friday, July 19, 2013

    What is 'Oracle EBS R12 Financials Certified Expert Consultant, Receivables' being replaced by?

  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    You can find the replacements on the web page http://bit.ly/Wzuatb.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Monday, July 29, 2013

    1. Does it means after 31-Aug-2013, below exams will be obselete.

    1Z0-215 Oracle EBS R12 General Ledger and Payables Fundamentals

    1Z0-216 Oracle EBS R12 General Ledger and Receivables Fundamentals

    and ONLY new version of below certificaton will be available.

    1Z0-516 - Oracle EBS R12.1 General Ledger Essentials

    1Z0-517 - Oracle EBS R12.1 Payables Essentials

    1Z0-518 - Oracle EBS R12.1 Receivables Essentials

    2. Can we give new version exams before 31-Aug-2013 ?



  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Hi Vijay,

    1) yes

    2) yes


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Monday, September 2, 2013

    is there any extra time for the exam 1Z0-206 Oracle EBS R12 System Administration

    i hope

  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, September 4, 2013

    Unfortunately, there is no extra time added for the 206 exam. It is now retired.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    Why did Oracle issue a voucher on this exam after it was already retired. And why was this not displayed as retired to begin with, as other are:


    Somebody has really dropped the ball on this!

  • Brandye Barrington Friday, September 13, 2013

    I'm not sure which exam you're talking about and I'm also not sure what your voucher situation is. If you need assistance with your voucher, you can contact Oracle Certification Support http://bit.ly/KMsuH3.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Monday, September 16, 2013

    The 1Z0-206 was retired but still the course can be scheduled, the 1Z0-204 does not cover all the full course 1Z0-206.

    How knowledge will be measured 1Z0-206 course?

    Will there be a new certification later?

    What is the name of the certification 1Z0-204 exam?

  • Brandye Barrington Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    First, I should point out that the numbers you use above refer only to the exams, not to the courses.

    - The 206 exam has retired, there is no longer a measure of knowledge for the R12.x Oracle Applications System Administrator Fundamentals course.

    - At this time, there is no replacement exam planned.

    - The name of the 204 exam is Oracle E-Business Suite R12: E-Business Essentials. However, please note that this exam will only lead to certification paired with another exam.


    Brandye Barrington

  • guest Thursday, October 17, 2013


    I have passed the 1Z0-204 exam, that certificate is obtained by passing the 1Z0-204 exam?

  • Brandye Barrington Thursday, October 17, 2013

    The 204 exam on its own does no result in a certification. You will not receive a certificate for passing only the 204 exam. Unfortunately, the EBS Expert certifications that you could go on to obtain after passing the 204 exam are all retired now, except Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Advanced Supply Chain Planning Consultant Certified Expert. If you are interested in this certification, its retirement has been delayed, so it is still available.



  • guest Thursday, October 24, 2013

    Is that only Validated Againts Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Advanced Supply Chain Planning Consultant Certified Expert? and what we can do who has already Pass IZ0-204 And Want to get Certified in Financial Modules ? Why Oracle Retired those Exams to boost Fusion ?

  • Brandye Barrington Friday, October 25, 2013

    These exams were retired for many reasons. Partly because they have been available for quite some time, there are newer versions available and volumes had dropped.

    You can check out these certifications for EBS Financials:




    Unfortunately, your 204 exam will not count toward those certifications. You will need to take the required exam.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Kirollos safwat Monday, November 4, 2013

    I have problem with exam (1z0-226) I found in it (Pearson Vue) by Japanese language Only and I need it In English.

    Thanks in advance .

  • Brandye Barrington Monday, November 4, 2013

    Hi Kirollos,

    This exam is no longer available in English. It will also retire soon in Japan. You can find the EBS R12 alternatives on our website at http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=632.


    Brandye Barrington

  • Shalini Wednesday, January 20, 2016


    I would like to take up certifications related to oracle SCM order management and inventory essentials.If 1z0-226 is not available then which is the alternate certification.Please let me know the valid certifications available so as to check the pricing and register for exam

  • guest Wednesday, February 3, 2016


    You can find a list of all available certifications on our website https://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=632&sc=WWOU15043965MPP001C002. There are a couple of certifications you may be interested in. Take a look and good luck.


    Brandye Barringotn

  • Ahmad Friday, June 29, 2018
    I have completed all the exams in 1Z0-225 Oracle EBS R12: Inventory and Purchasing Fundamentals, but I have not yet completed training. Once I complete training and submit the course form, will I be able to obtain the certification?
  • Brandye Barrington Tuesday, July 3, 2018
    Hi Ahmad,
    This exam retired 5 years ago. This certification can no longer be earned.

    If you're still interested in eBusiness Suite training and certification, have a look at what's available on our website http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/ou_product_category.getFamilyPage?p_family_id=14&p_mode=Certification.

    You can also contact our Oracle Training team if you'd like to speak with someone directly about the best option for you.


    Brandye Barrington
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